7 Things Everyone In Hawaii Should Avoid At All Costs

Is there really any question of whether or not Hawaii is the best state in America? (The answer is no, because Hawaii is obviously the best.) Still, even paradise can’t be perfect all the time, and to prove it, here are seven things to avoid in Hawaii if you want to keep your sanity, and appreciate the Hawaiian Islands to the fullest.

What do you think are some things to avoid in Hawaii? If you could give someone who wants to visit advice, what would you tell them are some things to be aware of in Hawaii? Let us know in the comments!

Despite some of the more annoying occurrences and dangers of living in Hawaii, we wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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Things To Avoid In Hawaii

May 11, 2022

Should I avoid Hawaii?

Hawaii’s a dream destination for many travelers, but if you’re asking yourself, “should I avoid Hawaii?” that answer would be a resounding “no.” Just like any other state, there are some things to be aware of in Hawaii – like Hawaii’s most dangerous beaches (for swimming). Hanakapiai Beach, for example, is considered the most dangerous beach in Hawaii. The water might look calm one minute, and a dangerous rip current suddenly rushes in. Sandy’s Beach near Oahu is a surfer’s paradise. However, if you’re not a skilled surfer, you may well walk away with injuries if you attempt to ride the waves. Makena Beach is known for its incredibly dangerous surf breaks and for being the world’s most deadly beach when it comes to shark attacks. Just steer clear.

Waterfalls are gorgeous, but you’ll definitely want to avoid Kipu Falls. Closed due to deaths, the waterfall is extremely dangerous and just one of the things to avoid in Hawaii. Sacred Falls, also a breathtaking waterfall, is another dangerous spot to avoid in Hawaii.

What are some fun things to do in Hawaii?

While there are some things to be aware of in Hawaii, you’ll still find a TON of fun things to do in Hawaii, no matter your interests. Some are even free – like a leisurely drive on Maui’s Road to Hana. You’ll be treated to some of the most gorgeous views along the way. For a one-of-a-kind beach experience, head to the Big Island, where you’ll get to stroll on black sand. Plan a visit, too, to Kauai, where you’ll find Waimea Canyon, a spellbinding natural wonder. You definitely don’t want to forget your camera (anywhere you go in Hawaii). If you’re a history buff, make time for a visit to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu. To experience more of the beauty of Hawaii, embark on one of its many hiking trails or sign up for a guided tour.