The island of Hawaii experiences some of the hottest temperatures of any place in the world. However, when it rains, it really rains!
Rainy seasons are often accompanied by cool mornings. Ferals roosters crow before the sun rises. Clouds gather throughout the day, and showers come along.
Afternoon showers are short and refreshing and usually, the weather clears and returns to its usual state.
Although the weather is a great advantage in Hawaii, remember that rainy season showers shouldn’t deter you from your dreams of visiting Hawaii.
Similar weather patterns strike Florida in the summer, yet people still flock to the Sunshine state in droves.
So what can you do if you are on the island during a downpour?
Whale watching is a wonderful experience. Whales migrate from cold waters to warm waters to breed, and this breeding often takes place in Hawaii.
Whale watching tours are a great way to see whales in their natural environment.
You can also enjoy the playful nature of these friendly creatures from the safety of a beach. Dolphins are also lovely to watch.
They are such friendly creatures that they sometimes play together when they meet other species.
A historic vacation home for Hawaiian royalty. This area of Kailua town has great historical significance.
Hulihee Palace is an ancient church built-in 1820. There are public tours of the palace every day. Tours start at 10 am and 1 pm.
The palace was built by King David Kalakaua who wanted to create an elegant place to entertain guests.
It looks more like a castle than a traditional Hawaiian house. The band plays every Sunday at 2 pm and the gift shop sells local arts and crafts.
It is breathtaking to see the former home of important people in society.
The Octopus Farm is great for children and adults alike. There are many different kinds of octopuses to see. The farm produces sustainable octopuses for aquariums. It also offers tours to visitors.
The goal of Kanaloa is to create a sustainable alternative to wild-caught octopuses. Their main focus is on researching ways to increase octopus larvae survival.
This process takes time, but if it works, this may lead to an increase in octopus growth and thus more profit.
Aquaculture Research at Kanaloa Octopus farm is funded by tours offered to the public. Tourists are encouraged to explore the facilities, learn about the octopuses, and meet them up close and personal.
Tours are offered twice daily. Locals and tourists alike can book a tour online. The tours cost $20 per person. It’s well worth a visit and very educational.
Big Island Candies
For families that love food, especially the sweet kind, Big Island candies are a working chocolate factory and a classy candy shop in Hilo bay is not to be missed.
Visitors are encouraged to use the view room to watch the magic happen on the factory floor.
The staff hand out samples the minute you walk in the door. Visitors are also encouraged to try the tasty roasted macadamia nuts batched in kona chocolate.
Kailua Candy Co. is an excellent alternative for those who prefer the west side of the big island.
Seahorses are part of a group of fish called Syngnathids. Seahorses are unique because they’re the only fish where it’s the male that carries the eggs.
At Ocean Rider, children will be able to see baby seahorses, and learn interesting facts about this curious creature.
A coffee shop located near Hawaii’s Big Island serves great coffee drinks and the shop opens daily from 10am to 2pm.
Greenwell Store Museum
A blast from the past in an old-fashioned general store. Families. Photo. History! Head to the H. N. Greenwell Store Museum to learn about Hawaii’s past.
This historic building was founded in 1875 by an enterprising Englishman. Today, it serves as a regional history center.
Costumed staff greet visitors and share interesting facts about Hawaii’s past. Hands-on workshops take place for more detailed insights into the past.
There are many interesting museums in Hawaii and perfect for a rainy day.
Wine Market (Kona)
This place has a huge selection of food and wine. Kona Wine Market sells wine from all over the world.
Their wines are shipped directly from Hawaii. There are many different types of wine on sale here.
Hawaiian wines are very popular. You can also buy liquor, cigars, and beer. They have a lot of fun events.
The restaurant serves delicious Hawaiian dishes such as poke (raw fish salad), lomi salmon (salmon marinated in coconut milk) and kalua pork (pork cooked underground). Try the fresh fruit smoothies or the famous Volcano Pie.
The Blaisdell Center is an indoor sports and entertainment facility located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It opened in 1980 and was designed by architect Eero Saarinen.
The complex consists of the main arena (capacity 8,500), the Waikiki Shell (capacity 3,000) and the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (capacity 2,200).
For a relaxing option on a rainy day, why not head to the spa. There are many spas around Hawaii.
You can choose from different types of treatments such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures or waxing.
You can also try out different spa packages. For example, if you want to get a massage, then you can ask for a package that includes a facial and a mani/pedi.
Or, if you’re looking for something specific, you can go for a couple’s treatment.
Embrace The Music
Waikiki’s number one evening show, “Rock-A-Hula”, takes show goers on a magical musical journey from the 1920s to the present day.
Experience Hawaii’s dances and music throughout the ages, including fire dances and traditional hula dances.
Rock-a-hula keeps a collection of Cover Performers such as Michael Jackson, Elvis, and Katy Perry.
Guests can choose from a simple Show Only Ticket, a Luau Dinner Combo, or an Entire VIP Experience.
Seating begins at 7:30 pm each night, so shows can easily be combined with daytime activities.
So, as we’ve seen, you don’t need to let a rainy day stop you from enjoying all the things Hawaii has to offer.
With good planning, Hawaii could be a wonderful experience with priceless memories.