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For many, a vacation in Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime luxury. But it can also be an affordable experience if you travel off-season, stay in affordable but nice hotels, and enjoy it like a local. And by saving, you can come back more often.

Some of the best parts of Hawaii -- our fine sand beaches, spectacular views and interesting trails—are absolutely free. But you don’t have to stay on the beach all day to save. From affordable transportation to unique art, food and great classes, being on a budget in Hawaii does not mean being bored.

In fact, you may end up having a more interesting experience as you stray off the beaten path to save a bit of money.

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Where to get the most for your bucks

Affordable ways to have epic adventures

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    Snorkeling

    Rent snorkeling gear for as little as $7 a day. Then snorkel above coral reefs in Hanauma Bay, swim with friendly turtles at Maui’s Turtle Town or take pics of schools of fishes at Anini Beach on Kauai.

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    Food

    Find inexpensive classic dishes such as fresh poke, lomi lomi salmon, and poi (pounded taro) at local markets like Yama’s Fish Market in Honolulu.

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    Art

    See a diverse collection of contemporary art, 3D installations, and traditional Hawaiian art and crafts exhibitions, all for free at the Hawaii State Art Museum in Honolulu. During Friday Art Night in Hanapepe (Kauai), meet local artists, view curated collections in 16 galleries, and listen to music performed by local musicians.

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    Farmers Markets

    Eat like a local. Try a rainbow of tropical fruits like sweet and tart poha berry, juicy cherimoya, and crunchy strawberry guava at local farmers markets. Purchase inexpensive, locally-crafted gifts, like hand-dyed silks and wood carvings at KCC Farmers Market in Honolulu. Or stop by Upcountry Farmers Market in Maui for organic cheeses, fresh bread and fruity smoothies.

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Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Waikiki • Hotel
  • good value
  • urban
  • boutique
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Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki Waikiki • Hotel
  • budget
  • chill
  • fun
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The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club Waikiki • Hotel
  • urban
  • hip
  • lively
  $187 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aqua Oasis Waikiki • Hotel
  • good value
  • urban
  • contemporary
  $130 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aqua Palms Waikiki Waikiki • Hotel
  • boutique
  • good location
  • laidback
  $119 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aqua Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites Waikiki • Hotel
  • good value
  • urban
  • contemporary
  $129 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aqua Pacific Monarch Waikiki • Hotel
  • good value
  • good location
  • laidback
  $159 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel Waikiki • Hotel
  • good value
  • oceanfront
  • good location
  $170 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aston Waikiki Beach Tower Waikiki • Condominium • Hotel
  • attentive
  • oceanfront
  • family-friendly
  $539 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel Honolulu • Condominium
  • good value
  • urban
  • business
  $229 per night $142 per night not available for selected dates

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