Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Hawaii Island Travel Planner 2016-2017
58 gohawaii.com/hawaii-island @hawaiibigisland Check-in Check-in Baggage Claim GATES 6-10 GATES 1-5 Baggage Claim KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KOA) Time Zone Hawai'i Standard Time is GMT-10 (Pacific Standard Time-2, Eastern Standard Time-5). Since Hawai'i doesn't observe daylight savings time, add one hour to the time difference when in effect (March through November). Climate The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In winter months, the average temperature is 78 degrees Fahrenheit at sea level and 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit at higher elevations, however, mountaintop elevations can be below freezing. Rainfall varies widely from the west/dry side to the east/wet side. The Kohala Coast averages 10" per year. Hilo averages 132", though much of the rain on the Hilo Side falls at night. Sun Sense You'll want to show off a nice tan when you go home, but please use common sense when sunbathing in the tropics. Remember, it's usually hottest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the sun is stronger here than you're probably used to. Dress Code Dress is resort casual. Because of the numerous Hawai'i Island microclimates, pack a sweater or light jacket. For a visit to the summit of Maunakea you'll need something much warmer. Safety The ocean is Hawai'i's playground, but there are precautions to observe. Offshore winds and currents can be powerful and change suddenly. That means don't stray far from shore or head out to kayak, windsurf or sail if warning signs are posted or if conditions warrant caution. If you're unsure about conditions, ask a lifeguard. For information about beach safety conditions, visit hawaiibeachsafety.com. If you're hiking into a wilderness or remote area, be sure someone knows where you are going and your expected return date/time and observe all warning signs. In the national parks, sign out with park rangers. Few places are as safe as Hawai'i, but that doesn't mean you should abandon all care as you travel about. Lock your car doors and don't leave any personal belongings in your unattended vehicle. Area Code 808 The area code for the entire state is 808. For long distance calls between islands, dial 1-808 and then the number. When placing calls to the U.S. Mainland from Hawai'i, dial 1, the area code and the number. All on-island calls are local. Hawai'i Island's cell phone law requires the use of a hands-free device when using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Many of Hawai'i's larger hotels and condominium resorts have high-speed Check-in Check-in Hawaiian TERMINAL Baggage Claim Baggage Claim HILO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ITO) Essential Hawai'i Island Direct U.S. & Canada flights to Kona International Airport (KOA) from: ANCHORAGE, AK Alaska Airlines (seasonal) DENVER, CO United Airlines LOS ANGELES, CA American Airlines Delta Airlines Hawaiian Airlines (seasonal) United Airlines OAKLAND, CA Alaska Airlines Hawaiian Airlines (seasonal) PHOENIX, AZ American Airlines PORTLAND, OR Alaska Airlines (seasonal) SAN DIEGO, CA Alaska Airlines SAN FRANCISCO, CA United Airlines SAN JOSE, CA Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, WA Alaska Airlines Delta Airlines VANCOUVER, CANADA (seasonal) Air Canada rouge WestJet Direct U.S. flights to Hilo International Airport (ITO) from: LOS ANGELES, CA United Airlines *Flight schedules subject to change Flights Direct flights to Kona International Airport are available from several carriers, and most major airlines serve Honolulu International Airport (HNL). From there it's a quick 45-minute "island hop" on Hawaiian Airlines to Kona (KOA) and Hilo (ITO) International Airports, or on Mokulele Airlines to Kona (KOA) or Waimea (MUE).
Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2017-2018