20 Things That Are Actually Really Frustrating About Living In Hawaii
By Megan Shute|Updated on February 04, 2024(Originally published April 06, 2020)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
With countless captivating beaches, near-perfect weather year-round, and panoramic views everywhere you look, it’s hard to argue that Hawaii is anything other than a tropical island oasis, but that doesn’t mean everything about life in Hawaii is ideal. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely fallen in love with the islands over the years, but every once in a while, even those who live in paradise need to complain a little.
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What is it like to live in Hawaii?
Like anywhere, there are certainly pros and cons to living in Hawaii. If you're new to island living, you might find yourself experiencing a bit of culture shock — after all, as the most isolated population center on the planet, the Hawaiian Islands are unlike anywhere else in the world. From the islands' culture and history to our traditions, favorite foods, and strange habits, everything about living in Hawaii is a little bit, well, different.
Is Hawaii a great place to live?
Despite this list about all of the frustrating aspects of life in Hawaii, there's nowhere else we'd rather call home than the beautiful Aloha State. Across the Hawaiian Islands, life is a little slower, and we choose to embody the Aloha Spirit in everything we do. When thought of in conjunction with our incredible natural beauty and world-class beaches, it’s no wonder why so many mainlanders dream of moving to — or at least vacationing in — Hawaii.