Dos and Don’ts in Hawaii?

When you’re in Hawaii, it’s important to respect the local culture and traditions.

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Here are some dos and don’ts to help you do that:


Don’t Wear Revealing Clothing

It’s because of the local culture. The reason why you shouldn’t wear revealing clothing when you’re in Hawaii is because it’s considered to be disrespectful to the local culture.

It’s also important to remember that you’re in a public place and that there are other people around who may not appreciate your choice of clothing. So, while you may feel comfortable in your own skin, it’s important to be considerate of others and to dress appropriately.

Hawaiian people have their way of living and too revealing a style goes against their culture and values. It’s considered a form of disrespect if you don’t dress modestly in Hawaii.

So, if you don’t want to cause any offense or make anyone feel uncomfortable, make sure to cover up when you’re in Hawaii.

Lastly, it’s also worth noting that the weather in Hawaii can be quite warm and humid. Wearing revealing clothing will not only make you feel uncomfortable, but it will also make you more susceptible to heat rash and other skin problems. It’s better to play it safe.


Don’t Swim after Sunset

There are a few reasons why you might not want to swim after sunset in Hawaii.

First, the water can be much colder at night, so you could end up getting hypothermia. Second, there are often more dangerous creatures out at night, so you could end up getting hurt. And third, it’s just generally not as safe to be out swimming after dark.


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So if you’re looking to stay safe and warm, you might want to stick to swimming during the daytime.

This “custom” applies to the beaches, and if you’re staying in a place with a swimming pool,  you can generally swim whenever you want. But if you’re planning on swimming in the ocean, it’s best to check with a lifeguard or other authority figure to find out if it’s safe to do so before you take the plunge.


Take Your Shoes Off!

It’s considered rude to keep your shoes on when you enter someone’s home in Hawaii. Shoes are seen as dirty and full of germs, so it’s considered respectful to take them off before entering someone else’s space.


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This custom is especially important to follow if you’re entering a home where someone is sick or has a newborn baby.

The reasons for this date back to ancient Hawaii, when it was considered disrespectful to bring the dirt and pollution of the outside world into someone’s home.

Shoes were also seen as a symbol of the outside world and taking them off was a way to leave your troubles at the door. In modern times, this tradition is still alive and well in Hawaii, so it’s best to err on the side of caution and take your shoes off when you enter someone’s home.


Respect Wildlife

Respecting wildlife means not only understanding and admiring them from a safe distance, but also taking steps to protect them. That’s why it’s important to never approach or touch wild animals when you’re in Hawaii.

By doing so, you’ll help ensure that these amazing creatures can continue to thrive in their natural habitat for years to come.


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There are a number of reasons why approaching or touching wild animals is dangerous. For one, it can disturb their natural behavior and cause them to become stressed or even aggressive.

Many animals in Hawaii are carriers of diseases that can be harmful to humans, such as rabies. Finally, some animals may simply be too weak or injured to withstand the added stress of human interaction.

If you do find yourself in close proximity to a wild animal, resist the urge to approach it. Instead, enjoy the experience from a safe distance and take care not to disturb the animal’s natural habitat.

By respecting wildlife, we can all help ensure that these amazing creatures can continue to thrive in Hawaii for years to come.


The Best “Dos” When Visiting Hawaii

Those were all the don’ts, the restrictions, and now more about the “dos”. The first thing is, pack things up neatly right before you go on this journey, maximize your time on the islands with Maui tours that highlight the best experiences, and take care to have a lot of money with you. Things are cheap but not for free and our spending abilities skyrocket when we have fun!

Here are the dos and we’ve compiled 50 of them:


  1. Do: get a shave ice
  2. Do: visit the Honolulu Zoo
  3. Do: go to Hanauma Bay
  4. Do: take a surfing lesson
  5. Do: drive up to the North Shore
  6. Do: watch the sunrise at Haleakala National Park
  7. Do: eat at Ono Hawaiian Foods
  8. Do: visit the Polynesian Cultural Center
  9. Do: take a hula lesson
  10. Do: go to a luau
  11. Do: see the Waimea Canyon
  12. Do: take a helicopter tour
  13. Do: go whale watching
  14. Do: visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  15. Do: take a dip in Rainbow Falls
  16. Do: drive on the Road to Hana
  17. Do: explore the lava tubes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  18. Do: take a tour of the Kilauea Iki Crater
  19. Do: stargaze at the Mauna Kea Observatories
  20. Do: go snorkeling at Molokini Crater
  21. Do: visit the lava fields at Kalapana
  22. Do: take a drive down the Pali Highway
  23. Do: explore the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  24. Do: go on a dolphin or whale watching tour
  25. Do: hike to Waimoku Falls
  26. Do: visit the Naked Island
  27. Do: take a tour of the Kilauea Lighthouse
  28. Do: go ziplining
  29. Do: visit the Maui Ocean Center
  30. Do: take a drive on the Hana Highway
  31. Do: see the Seven Sacred Pools
  32. Do: hike the Haleakala Crater
  33. Do: visit the Mendenhall Glacier
  34. Do: take a floatplane tour
  35. Do: go kayaking in Tongass National Forest
  36. Do: visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  37. Do: see the Northern Lights
  38. Do: go dog sledding
  39. Do: visit the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Museum
  40. Do: go skiing or snowboarding
  41. Do: take a helicopter tour
  42. Do: visit the SeaLife Alaska Center
  43. Do: go ice climbing
  44. Do: see the Matanuska Glacier
  45. Do: go whitewater rafting
  46. Do: visit the Kenai Fjords National Park
  47. Do: take a cruise through Prince William Sound
  48. Do: visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center
  49. Do: see the totem poles at Potlatch State Park
  50. Do: go fishing in Kodiak


Now, that’s too many do’s! We’ll extract 5 of the best for you – Here’s the top 5 dos for when visiting Hawaii:

Do get a shave ice – it’s a Hawaiian specialty and you’ll find the best ones on the North Shore!

Do visit the Honolulu Zoo – it’s one of the only zoos in the US that is open on Sundays!

Do go to Hanauma Bay – an amazing place for snorkeling with beautiful fish and coral.

Do take a surfing lesson – even if you don’t know how, it’s worth a try while you’re in Hawaii.

Do drive up to the North Shore – one of the most scenic drives on the island with amazing views of the ocean.

Knowing the list of dos and don’ts for a Hawaiian adventure, you’re good to go! Have fun and enjoy your trip. Aloha!

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