A vacation to Hawaii is usually something that is well planned out and much anticipated. We understand that couples, families, and travelers are excited about their trip to the tropics, and the build-up for the big day is just as thrilling as the trip itself. A huge factor that many people are concerned about is their hotel. We’re the first to tell you that your hotel accommodations are an important part of your vacation, but it doesn’t need to be the all-deciding satisfaction factor. Your hotel will have an impact on your experience, but it won’t necessarily control it. What we’re trying to say is, you don’t need to be overly picky when it comes to booking your Hawaii hotel.
Some people think a hotel can either make or break the vacation, which is rarely true. The time spent outside of the hotel room is what Hawaii is all about; the swimming, snorkeling, hiking, dining, sailing, shopping, golfing, you get the idea. So why be picky on something that will minimally affect all this? True, you want a comfortable environment, where you can feel relaxed, safe, and content. But do you really need your Hawaii hotel to be directly along the water? Or have a covered parking garage? Or include welcome baskets or free shuttle service? Or offer luxury services such as hair dryers, wifi, or bathrobes? Probably not. And if it means saving money, we’re sure you’ll listen to us a little more closely.
If you are flexible with your hotel accommodations, chances are, the price will be much more affordable. Being picky means that you want little details, and little details usually have price tags attached to them. Hawaii hotels are already expensive, so why tack on anything extra? A good idea is to create a priority list for yourself. For example, if you are bringing small children, it might be a good idea to make sure the hotel has babysitting services. Or, if you’re really looking to get major relaxation in, make sure your hotel has a spa and/or pool to lounge beside. If eating at the hotel is important to you (in order to save money), then double check that they offer continental breakfasts. Once you’ve created a list of priorities, the rest of the details are simply frivolous.
Depending on how much you are willing to spend on your Hawaii hotel, the frivolous things can go as above and beyond as you’d like. But we’re trying to tell you that less is just as good, and you’re not compromising quality, but you’re definitely saving yourself money. Not being picky is a great way to reduce your hotel costs, so make sure you are easy-going when it comes to the little things. Trust us, it’ll probably help you feel more relaxed and carefree, and that’s what this Hawaii vacation is
all about anyways.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on Aug 3, 2012