There are inevitably several different types of people you’ll meet anywhere – but nowhere is that more true than in Hawaii. Because the islands are such a melting pot of cultures, lifestyles, and personalities, you are sure to meet one of these individuals during your time in Hawaii – whether you’ve lived her forever, have recently moved, or are merely on vacation.
1) The surfer.
The surfer is laid-back, rises early to catch the best waves, and is in perfect shape.
2) The adrenaline junkie.
They are always on the lookout for their next great adrenaline fix – whether it is hang gliding, zip lining, or skydiving.
3) The bronze angel.
This individual is always sporting a ridiculously flawless tan. Seriously, how do they get such a perfectly even tan? They must just live in that one swimsuit. It's the only explanation.
4) And then there are the vampires.
These are the individuals who who walk around with an umbrella and floppy hat – even occasionally long pants, and a long shirt – just to protect themselves from the sun… Are they vampires? Can you actually shield yourself from the sun in Hawaii?
5) The hiker.
They are constantly discovering new hikes, going on weekend-long treks around the islands – and they always have a killer Instagram feed of them posing – somehow looking flawless – on the top of a mountain. (I secretly aspire to be this person.)
6) The military member.
They were all super excited when they received orders to paradise; and some are still stoked. Others just don’t understand the appeal and want to be back on the mainland.
7) The tourists.
These tourists have saved every penny to afford a trip to the islands, wear Hawaiian shirts with a camera around their neck, and are perpetually lost or confused.
8) …and the honeymooners.
Most of the honeymooners in Hawaii could be classified as tourists, but these lovebirds tend to just make out constantly – at dinner, on the beach, etc. Oh, and they will take a lot of kissing selfies, as pictured above.
9) The intense hippie.
Individuals who preach the importance of a vegan, organic, gluten-free diet and the importance of respecting mother earth. They are often spotted driving an old VW Van or Bug – most likely painted with vibrant colors and crazy designs.
10) The yogi.
These individuals are way too dedicated to yoga… and you will often find them at yoga retreats, or even doing yoga in the middle of the ocean atop a paddleboard. Someone please tell me how this is possible.
11) The moped rider.
Many of these individuals appear to be daredevils, and clearly must have nine lives if they are able to survive Hawaii drivers.
12) The always-on-vacation folk.
These individuals are essentially on a permanent vacation. Where does their income even come from? Because I totally want in on the secret.
13) The haole who just doesn’t get it.
These individuals recently moved to the islands, embrace all things Hawaiian, and like to pretend they are different from every other person who has visited Hawaii. They will typically throw a shaka any chance they can get, and start every conversation with “Aloha.”
14) The "stay out of Hawaii" guy.
This guy (or gal) was born in Hawaii – or even worse, moved to the Aloha State years ago – and now takes every opportunity he can to argue about how the islands are overpopulated, and no one should move here.