With the change of seasons, you get to say aloha to the winter rain and their chilly nighttime temperatures (by local standards) and then gratefully welcome spring’s warmer waters, blooming flora and scenic mountain views.
Spring is a season for rebirth and renewal, and, after the winter thaw, there’s no better place to enjoy it. For those of you considering a much-needed vacation to the islands, here's the“Top 3 Reasons Why Tourist Love Springtime in Hawaii.” Hope it will encourage you to rediscover your bathing suit, dust off your hiking shoes and start fresh with a springtime adventure to the Islands.
Spring flowers take on a new meaning in Hawaii. The rainforests and gardens bloom with a variety of indigenous and non-native plants -- from the fragrant, white pikake to the colorful yellow hibiscus, Hawaii’s official state flower. To experience the colors of spring, visit one of the many botanical gardens throughout the islands. Foster Botanical Garden on Oahu is one of the oldest in the state and features trees planted in the 1850s.
From December through April, a different kind of visitor frequents Hawaii’s shores. Humpback whales, called kohala in Hawaiian, migrate 3,000 miles from Alaska to breed and nurse their young in Hawaii’s warm waters. Kohala are culturally significant to Native Hawaiians and are considered kama‘aina, or native-born.These gentle giants range from 40-50 feet and weigh up to 45 tons. It’s not unusual to see them breach out of the water just offshore from your blanket on the beach. Boat tours are an exhilarating way to see these kohala up close. While the shallow waters between Maui, Molokai and Lanai are some of the best whale-watching spots in the world.
Of course, the top reason to visit Hawaii in the springtime is the weather. April is typically the end of the wet season, and temperatures range from roughly 70ºF to 79º. If you plan your trip right, you can book your vacation right before the heat and crowds that inevitably arrive each summer. And since you’re avoiding peak travel season, you may even save on airfare, hotel and activities as well.
HA flight schedule from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Japan (NRT) and Korea (ICN)
|KUL-NRT||HA 5375||22:50||07:05+1||2, 4, 6|
|NH 816||0710||1525||1, 3, 6|
|MH 70||0950||1805||4, 6, 7|
|NRT-HNL||HA 822||19:55||08:40||2, 4, 6|
|HNL-NRT||HA 821||12:40||16:00+1||2, 4, 7|
|NRT-KUL||HA 5374||11:20||17:45||2, 4, 6|
|NH 815||17:30||23:55||2, 5, 7|
|MH71||10:55||17:20||1, 5, 7|
|KUL-ICN||KE672||21:40||05:20+1||3, 5, 7|
|ICN-HNL||HA460||21:25||11:30||3, 5, 7|
|HNL-ICN||HA459||13:50||19:00+1||1, 3, 5|
|ICN-KUL||KE671||14:35||20:10||3, 5, 7|