While most of us think of Hawaii as blue sky and beaches, because they are tropical islands they do weather their fair share of storms. Whether it’s hurricanes hanging out in the Pacific or just tropical storms passing through, I’ve had a lot of days in Hawaii in rainy, stormy weather. So if you’re headed to the Islands and you end up being there during lots of rain, here’s my tips for surviving Hawaii during Storm Season!
Enjoy all your hotel has to offer… indoors.
The great thing about vacationing in the Hawaii is that the hotels are much more than just a bunch of rooms. They are entire resorts within themselves with lots of activities. So take advantage of the things they offer that don’t make you go outside to enjoy.
Look for alternative activities that you might not consider.
There are lots of activities in Hawaii that you might not consider if you are looking to lay on the beach the whole time. But things like afternoon tea (I love the one at the Kahala Resort) or seeing a movie can be great ways to pass the time when it’s stormy outside.
Try not to get stuck outside in a downpour, but if you do wear open shoes.
This past trip to Hawaii a hurricane nearby was throwing major rain into Honolulu. I was meeting someone downtown and had to walk a few blocks from where I parked my car and by the time I got there, I legs were soaked from my feet to my knees because of flooding. So wear shorts and sandals like you normally would, not closed shoes, otherwise, they’ll be soaking wet!
Take an umbrella with you everywhere if it looks like it might rain.
Always take an umbrella with you everywhere if you’re headed out in the rain. When it rains in Hawaii, it really rains! So be prepared!
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