I am looking at going to Hawaii next yr (2021) and have read numerous answers on here from various travelers. Have never been there but want to know if it is worth the long flight from the south (Ala) as I have been told there are closer places to go as far as beautiful beaches.. Would like to know if there are cheaper months to go as far as the crowds or is it crowded year round. My main reason to go is to snorkel and see some beautiful scenery. Have read Kauai seems to be the prettiest as far as nature but does it have good snorkeling? Would like to see another island while there. Also would like to see some whales if possible. Enjoy hiking too. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance to all you travelers.
Maui has great snokeling; Kapalua Bay is sheltered and often not too much wave action.
The Fall is good; less crowded and the rainy season usually starts around early December.
Kauai is my favorite (I'm a Travel Consultant specializing in Hawaii for 30 years) It's not as commerialized, very lush green and tropical, however, many beaches are not safe for snorkeling due to currents/under currents. So be sure to check the beach forcast before diving in.
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