Hawaii Vs Maldives: Which One to Choose for Your next Vacay?

Why be sad when nature has given you beaches to rejoice?

Hawaii and the Maldives are two of the most mesmerising island nations known for an overwhelming number of beaches. In addition to the beaches, the beauty of the landscapes of these two destinations are sure to leave you gobsmacked. Where the Hawaiian islands take pride in their green, gold, black, and red sandy beaches, the Maldives take no step back in out showing its extensive reefs and blue lagoons.

We all have our travel preferences, and hence we plan trips accordingly. Therefore, to provide more clarity on the matter, below is a detailed comparison of the two fairylands, so that you can choose one according to your travel expectations.

Cost

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Cost is the first and foremost aspect which one looks after while planning a trip to some any place. Regarding airfare, flights to the Maldives are cheaper than they are to Hawaii. A one-way flight for the former starts from INR 15,000 and for the latter, starts from INR 35,000.  However, Maldives offer more luxury accommodations, and Hawaii is far more backpacker-friendly. Therefore, the price of your stay will be higher when in the Maldives. It is always the best option to travel during the offseason so that you can work on cost saving.

Best Time

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Whether the time during which you plan to go out for a vacation is suitable for the place you wish to go to, is yet another factor. At times a destination is on our mind, but unfortunately, we aren't able to visit there due to unfavourable weather conditions. June, July and December are considered the best months for visiting Hawaii. On the other hand, December to March mark the high season in the Maldives.

Safety

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The only risk in visiting Hawaii is surprise volcanic eruptions. Though they are located away from the city, and forecasts run continuously on television, being a tourist it becomes difficult for one to not to panic in such a situation. Early in 2018, Maldives was prone to political protests, but the Government made it sure that no harm is caused to the tourism sector. Hence, the atolls were safe. Apart from this, you can take a sigh of relief as both the counties have relatively low crime rates when compared to other countries. Also, no matter how safe or unsafe is any place, your presence of mind is the key to your well-being. Be it in the waters or on the roads, keep a wide eye on your belongings and travel partners. Your common sense and knowledge can help you solve most of the problems that might occur during travelling.

Purpose of Travel

Do you wish to relax or do you want to go all wild and give yourself an adrenaline rush? Are you travelling Solo, with Family, or for a Romantic Honeymoon? All these factors do affect your decision about visiting a particular place. Coming to Hawaii vs Maldives, which one to choose?

1. Adventure and Entertainment

Both of these nations boast of their sporty spirits. Be in underwater or the sky, the island states leave no stone unturned in making your trip full of exciting adventures.

Hawaii

Water Adventures-
Hawaii, known as the birthplace of surfing, is full of water sports activities. Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Surfing, Whale Watching, Submarine tours and whatnot, name any water sport and you'll find it here.

Land Adventures-
How about riding an RTV, ziplining, going on an eco-tour or climbing hills via trekking trails? Amazing no? Hawaii gives you every chance to explore its depths.

Sky Adventures-
Let alone water and land, Hawaii lets you explore its skies too. Skydiving, Parasailing and Hang Gliding tours are worth your time and money.

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Maldives
The archipelago is known for its water sports activities. Kayaking, Kite-Surfing, Glass Boat Riding, Snorkelling, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Catamaran Sailing, Jet Skiing, Underwater Walking, and Banana Rides are thus, a few activities that can cause you a great adrenaline rush.
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In conclusion, Hawaii gives you more adventure options in comparison to what the Maldives has in store for you.

2. Solo Traveling

When it comes to solo travelling, Hawaii seems to be a better choice for you can live an excellent road life. You can have all those hippie and backpacking feels on the island of volcanoes. Moreover, you'll meet many more solo travellers during your 'me-time', hence, making your visit to Hawaii more memorable and exciting. Go on hiking, stay with locals, spend nights at shacks, do some adventure sports all by yourself.
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3. Honeymoon

When it comes to having a romantic honeymoon, nothing better than the Maldives as a destination pops up.  The dreamy island land has the best of the best luxury and non-luxury water resorts making honeymooning in Maldives an unforgetting experience. Moreover, the blue lagoons have their own magic. You can lie into the waters, sipping juice or wine under the night sky and have the best time of your life with your special one. It offers a more intimate and private experience than what the Hawaiian islands offer. The enigmatic beauty of the Maldives leaves you speechless and thus, makes a great choice for the honeymooners.
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4. Family Holiday

Children tend to enjoy more at a place where they can spread their wings freely. And, Hawaii gives your children a chance to do so. With more adventure options and safety, the island nation is perfect for family travellers. Moreover, you can have a staycation at comparatively fewer prices in Hawaii than in the Maldives. Also, the place is more developed providing you with everything you would need. Another plus point is travelling within the cities, which again is more comfortable than it is in the Maldives.
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Lastly, there is no denying that both nations are magnificent vacation destinations. What makes a difference is your choice and preference. No matter where you choose to travel, you are going to have a wonderful time.

This post was published by Nidhi Khurana

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