|Travel Agent's Joe Pike tells readers why September is a great month for couples to vacation to Hawaii.|
Hawaii is currently in the midst of its typically busy summer months when it seems as though the entire multigenerational travel market congregates in the Aloha State.
But for couples, especially those from the Northeast, the thought of taking an overpriced, long-haul flight in the middle of the summer and then checking in at a full-capacity hotel with no shortage of children on a sugar rush splashing their way from one end of the pool to the next may not be the relaxing vacation they've been saving up for.
But hang in there, couples, because one of the best months for you to visit Hawaii is right around the corner. With school back in session usually just after Labor Day weekend, the families in Hawaii seem to vanish in early September and don't return until December.
But here are some other reasons why September is a very underrated month to visit the Hawaiian Islands.
September offers the best of both worlds in Hawaii in that the weather is still very nice and it also signifies the beginning of Hawaii's off-season, so there will be plenty of discounted packages, airfares and hotel rates. Because most of the condos and villas in Hawaii cater to the multigenerational market, they will most likely be desperate for business in September, increasing a client's chance of getting some really good value adds.
Now, September is right smack in the middle of Hawaii's hurricane season, so this may seem like a bit of a risky time to travel there. But hurricanes rarely make landfall in Hawaii. The northernmost islands tend to get the most rain in September but the islands in general tend to stay warm and dry.
Also, if hurricane season scares enough people away from the islands, couples are more likely to get free room upgrades from the hotels or even special VIP treatment at the local restaurants.
The closer to winter we get, the more popular surfing becomes in Hawaii, with December known for having some of the biggest swells of the year. But the surf in September is relatively mild. The swells are still large enough for avid surfers to enjoy, but are really ideal for beginners. This is basically the best time for someone to learn to surf simply because the swells are low and the ocean isn't overcrowded with professional surfers.
Now, we should note that Labor Day weekend tends to be a bit more crowded than the rest of September but there are still far less children then there are during the other summer months.
The bottom line is September offers great surfing conditions for beginner surfers, cheaper airfares, less people and more desperate hotels looking to give rooms away.