Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Hawaii’s New B&B Laws

From luxury beachfront resorts, heavenly hotels, and enchanting inns to charming bed and breakfasts, rustic cabins, and vacation rentals, the Hawaiian Islands are home to more accommodations than we could ever hope to count. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to choose where you want to stay. As of August 1, 2019, there will be fewer options for those looking to stay on the island of Oahu.

The regulation of unhosted, transient short-term vacation rentals in the Hawaiian Islands has long been a hot-button issue, and now, the City and County of Honolulu has taken a stance on the issue, promising to crack down on these illegal bed and breakfasts. Signed into law by Mayor Kirk Caldwell on June 25, 2019, and going into effect this week visitors need to know how this law will affect them. Here are 8 things you should know about these new laws.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

So, tell us, what do you think about these new laws? Do you believe the government will actually crack down on Oahu’s illegal B&Bs? Sound off in the comments below.