The Cheapest Hawaiian Island to Visit | Plus 4 Tips to Save Money on Your Hawaii Vacation

To determine which Hawaiian island is the cheapest to visit we looked at three costs: airfare, lodging (hotels and vacation rentals), and rental car hire. We were surprised by what we found.

Using these averages, we calculated the cost for a trip for two to each island for a week. We found the cheapest island for each cost category and discovered some great ways to save money on your trip to Hawaii.

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The Cheapest Hawaiian Island to Vacation Chapters:
00:00 Intro
01:05 The cheapest Hawaiian island to visit is…
01:35 Cost of hotels by Hawaiian island
02:25 Cost of vacation rentals by Hawaiian island
02:51 Cost of rental car hire by island
03:00 Overall cost to Hawaii for a couple
03:22 The most expensive Hawaiian island to visit is…

Ways to Save Money When Visiting Hawaii
03:45 Tip 1: Book a vacation rental
04:29 Tip 2: Save on your car rental with Discount Hawaii Car Rental
05:07 Tip 3: Shop around for activities
05:46 Tip 4: Look for flash sales on flights

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