When tourists think Hawaii, they imagine pristine beaches, lush jungles and an air of relaxation. When they arrive, they can't help but cringe when taking out their wallet. After all, it is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and living in paradise comes at a cost. Of course, it's entirely possible to vacation without breaking the bank. We take a look at how you can shave costs on your next Hawaiian vacation.
Even during peak tourist season, it's possible to find affordable air fare. The key is to know when they happen. Hawaiian Airlines commonly runs specials, with round-trip flights from parts of California for less than $400. (I myself snagged tickets close to the Memorial Day holiday for $350, all fees included.) To keep your finger on the pulse of travel deals, sign up for fare alerts either directly from an airline or from a booking website, such as Kayak.
OK, so you have your cheap flights, but hotels are still pricey. To which we present a few great options: