Hawaii general information for tourists.

Below we offer you important information to know before traveling to Hawaii. You will find a summary of the documentation needed to travel to Hawaii and how to get it (valid for nationals of Spain). You will also find information related to life in Hawaiian society, so that when visiting this archipelago you can easily accommodate the schedules and customs of the natives.

At the end you will also find a summary of the holidays, electricity (plugs) and the language.

The time in Hawaii

The time difference in Hawaii is 10 hours compared to London. On the other hand, it is important to bear in mind that in Hawaii there is no time change, therefore, in summer you have to add another hour from Europe. This great time difference can produce the so-called "Jet Lag".

Business hours in Hawaii

Banks in Hawaii usually open Monday through Friday from 09.00-15.00, and stores usually do from Monday to Saturday from 09.00-18.00, although it is common to find a store open until 9.00pm.

Health in Hawaii

One of the questions that you will surely ask, while preparing the trip, is whether it is necessary to get vaccinated to travel to Hawaii. The answer is no; so you can go by removing the fear of needles. On the other hand in Hawaii you will find pharmacies with everything you need if a health emergency arises.

The currency of Hawaii

Taking into account that Hawaii is a state belonging to the United States of America, its official currency is the dollar. As you already know (or if you do not know), this currency is characterized by dividing it into many bills (more than the euro). So you can find $ 1, $ 2, $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50, and $ 100 bills. In turn, there are the dollar cents that are materialized in coins of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents.

Tips in Hawaii

Tips in Hawaii work the same as in the US. And, unlike what happens in other countries, customers are expected to be respectful of this rule. In bars and restaurants what is left is calculated in proportion to what is spent, and represents 15-20% of what has been consumed.

As for the tip for taxi drivers, tour guides, baggage carriers and parking attendants is not completely standardized, although they are always expected to give them something for the service offered. So we recommend that guided by the criterion of courtesy, you leave something.

Holidays in Hawaii

  • New Year 1st of January
  • Birth of Martin Luther King Third Monday of January
  • Birth of George Washington Third Monday of February
  • Memorial Day for the Fatherland Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day July 4
  • Labor Day First Monday of September
  • Discovery Day of America Second Monday of October
  • Veterans Day November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday of November
  • Christmas is on the 25th of December

Language in Hawaii

In Hawaii the official language is English, although some indigenous languages ​​still survive on the island. Anyway, everyone can speak English, so it will be the language with which you can communicate with them.

Where to eat in Maui?

Cheap restaurants in Maui

Choice Health bar

In this restaurant you can eat delicious fruits at 1087 Limahana Place, Ste 1A, Lahaina. It is really an excellent place for those who want to make a light, fast and cheap meal.

Location: 1087 Limahana Pl - Lahaina

Da Kitchen

It is a restaurant where you can eat dishes of Polynesian and Hawaiian origin at a great price. It is located in Kahului and for many it is one of the best places on the island where you can eat cheaply. Among the most recommended dishes is the seafood tower to share.

Location: 425 Koloa St - Kahului

Good restaurants in Maui

Cuatro Restaurant

If you want to eat typical Hawaiian food at 1881 S. Kihei Road, Suite 3, (Kihei) you will find this fantastic restaurant that will allow you to enjoy this delicious meal. This is a good place to try good Hawaiian food and to enjoy a nice time with your loved ones.

Location: Kihei Town Center Shopping Center, 1881 S Kihei Rd # 111 - Kihei

808 Bistro
This is another place to eat well on Maui, it is located in Kihei and offers fusion dishes. The wines are delicious and there are different geographical sites. Among the most recommended dishes is pasta with gorgonzola cheese; What is a good opportunity to try this delicious dish?

Location: 2511 S Kihei Rd - Kihei

Luxury restaurants in Maui

Mama's Fish House
In Paia, you will find this fascinating place, ideal for lovers of fish and seafood. If you want to try the best seafood in Hawaii without a doubt this will be your reference restaurant.

Location: 799 Poho Pl - Paia

A Saigon Cafe
In the street 1792 Main St of Wailuku is this beautiful place that, at first sight results from informal treatment but in the end it offers an attention and some exquisite dishes. His specialty is Vietnamese food, although there are also American and Hawaiian dishes.

Location: 1792 Main St - Wailuku