There is perhaps no more exciting dream vacation than a trip to beautiful Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are the 50th state in the United States and although they are not physically connected to the US, they have every amenity that you would expect in this first world country. This means first class hospitals, an active and responsive police force, US currency as its local money, and a transportation system that is top notch. For these reasons, you can expect your trip to Hawaii to be first rate and uncompromising.

In addition to this Hawaii is known as one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. Whether you choose the main island of Oahu, the beautiful islands of Lanai and Kauai, or even the Big Island which is currently experiencing a volcanic incident, you will find gentle breezes, beautiful tropical forests, the finest white sand beaches, crystal clear oceans, and the most inviting locals in the world.

The best way to make the most out of your Hawaiian dream vacation is to make sure that you are prepared for when you arrive on the island. Here is a list of things to do, to be best prepared to have an unforgettable vacation.

Get Hawaiian Travel Insurance

Hawaii is a safe and secure destination. The island is part of the greatest country in the world, the US, but even with these accolades, sometimes bad things can happen. Perhaps you or one of your party gets injured, or robbed, or there’s some type of health crisis that occurs. Most importantly travel insurance can save you money. For these reasons it is important that you get travel insurance.

Travel insurance for Hawaii covers nearly every health and accident issue that might arise while you’re vacationing. Whether you are injured in a rented car accident or even if you slip and fall at a luau, your insurer will make sure that you are treated at a top hospital on the islands. You will receive the best care for as long as you need it, and then you can continue on with your vacation, or get home safely. Travel insurance is one of the best investments one can make when traveling.

Map Out Your Vacation

Before you go on your Hawaiian vacation you want to map out what you will do there. This is particularly important if you’re traveling in a larger group or if you’re bringing kids. Kids need to be entertained so you need to make sure that there are things for them to do allowing them to leave you alone to enjoy yourself.

Each island has activities for every visitor, but some islands are certainly more focused on specific types of visitor. For instance if you are bringing children, Oahu and Maui are certainly the best choices in terms of activities for kids. If you are celebrating an anniversary with your significant other, you might choose a more romantic Island like Lanai or Kawaii. Doing a plan in advance, that includes researching each island and determining what activities are there, will allow you to create an itinerary that will make sure your days are full and rewarding.

Leave Room to Make New Adventures

Hawaii is a place of many natural wonders and incredible activities, many of which you cannot fully appreciate until you are there and see them in person. What this likely means that when you arrive on the island, you will find things that are not part of your plan, but that you definitely want to experience. This might be a museum or cultural event with the kids, or a romantic excursion with your significant other.

For this reason you should leave some free time in your itinerary to do some unplanned things on the islands. Many people get to Hawaii and decide that they want to do some island hopping. You can modify your itinerary to include a night or two on another Hawaiian island and create a whole different and exciting set of memorable experiences for you and your loved ones.

With a little planning, your trip to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands can be your best vacation ever.