What Type of Traveler are you? – Hawaii Edition

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When thinking about a Hawaii vacation, it’s important to consider the type of traveler you are. Do you want to have an adventure? Are you looking just to chill out? Is this a special occasion, a once-in-a-lifetime experience? 

Or maybe you don’t know! 

These are some of the questions I ask clients when planning their Hawaii vacations, and I am sometimes very surprised that some people have no idea or haven’t traveled much, so they need guidance.

The good news is that when you’re traveling to Hawaii, chances are that any travel style or preference can be accommodated. Here are some of the most common travel styles and categories I typically encounter when helping people plan their Hawaii vacations.

The Touristy Traveler

Let’s start by discussing traditional or tourist-oriented travelers. Demographics often play a significant role in this type of traveler. Typically, this type of travel wants to stay in their comfort zone. They may be older, less active, or first-time travelers new to the experience. If this description fits you, Hawaii is the ideal destination. You will likely enjoy typical tourist activities such as group bus tours, luaus, farmers’ markets, sunset cruises, and easy hikes.

The Adventure Traveler

Next up are the adventure enthusiasts. In general, they gravitate towards off-the-beaten-path experiences and have a strong passion for exploring and nature. These individuals often seek out moderate to challenging hikes and extreme adventures such as waterfall rappelling, bungee jumping, cliff diving, or skydiving.

The Pampering Traveler

Another category of travelers includes those seeking pampering and restful relaxation. Typically, these travelers prefer resort properties with a plethora of amenities. They often indulge in spa treatments and tend to have more disposable income than the average traveler. These individuals may be celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime trip, honeymoon, or wedding, and they relish private tours, solitary beach time, cooking classes, or fine dining experiences.

The Budget Traveler

Now, let’s turn our attention to the budget-conscious traveler. Let’s face it: Who isn’t looking for the best deal?

I’m primarily referring to individuals who aim to maximize their Hawaii vacation experience without exceeding their budget. This type of traveler may require assistance in exploring independently. They are usually open to flexible travel dates and comfortable with modest accommodations. They often rely on public transportation to get around and participate in group tours and free festivals across the islands.

The Family Travelers

Last but not least, we have family travelers. Families usually have fixed vacation periods, often involving multiple generations. Considering this, itineraries must be adaptable and inclusive for all age groups. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, as family vacation styles can encompass any of the aforementioned traveler types in our list. Typically, we’ll plan some activities that the whole family can enjoy together, as well as individual options for members who may not share the same interests or abilities as others in the group.