Hawaii Weather April Averages, USA
What's the weather like in Hawaii in April
April is the last month considered to be part of the wet season in Hawaii, which means less rain and a warmer climate within this Polynesian group of tropical islands.
Though average temperatures will reach the same 24°C as they do in the previous month of March, record temperatures did hit 31°C in April 1986, offering plenty of opportunity for some early summer sun.
On average, daily highs will reach up to 26°C during the peak time of the day. But as the average lows are still a very warm 21°C, it never gets cold in Hawaii.
And while the air temperature climbs, so does the sea temperature, offering conditions of approximately 25°C throughout the month. This does mean that the swells may not be as high as they are in the months of February and March. But for those that like the waves, there are certainly plenty to be had.
The reduction of rain in April paves the way for an increased level of sunshine across the archipelago. And while the entire month of April only offers an average of nine hours of daily sun, as it moves closer to May, those long days start to come through when up to 11 hours of sunshine will be on offer.
April is considered a drier month in Hawaii, but there will always be some rain in this tropical resort. Most of the precipitation is expected to fall in the higher areas, on the north and east coast, so that there will still be an average of 52mm of rain over approximately 19 days. However, even if it does rain where you are, the rain is likely to fall mostly at night, which means any day time precipitation is usually light and short lived, paving the way for another beautiful day in Hawaii.
Hawaii Hotels for April
What a Wonderful World
For a unique bed and breakfast on Maui, book a room and say, What a Wonderful World. Aptly named to reflect the feelings of everyone that stays there, this beautiful B&B is a true hidden gem on the island. Offering outstanding value and a delicious breakfast on the terrace, What a Wonderful World may be a little removed from the main central area, but with everything just a 15 minute drive away, access is easy. The rooms are maintained to the highest standard, and the local knowledge of hosts Jim and Eva, ensures you can get the most out of every day. The décor reflects the quirky nature of the area, providing something a little different for all their visitors. No one should leave this B&B without thinking, what a wonderful world it is.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai
For a touch of paradise on the main island of Hawaii, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers all you would expect from this luxury brand and a little bit more. An outstanding location means you are based in your own little world of tropical paradise with views that you have only ever dreamed of before. Overlooking Hulopoe Bay, enjoy the Pool Oasis with adults only area, the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course or the international tennis facilities. There are no less than eight bars and restaurants within the complex and a fully equipped fitness centre and spa. The hotel also offers a full range of activities from horse riding and hiking to Polaris UTV's. When you want every aspect of your vacation swathed in complete luxury, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai is the place to go.
The Maui Sunseeker is a different way to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. Primarily focussed on the gay community, many heterosexual couples do choose to stay at the Maui Sunseeker to take advantage of the clean facilities and great prices. Just a short walk to the beach, the staff will even let you take sun chairs and parasols with you to protect from the hot April sun. The entire resort is also a 'clothes optional' area, offering freedom for those that would rather relax au naturel. Close to many different restaurants and shops, the staff are welcoming and the rooms are well equipped. For those that want to see Maui on a budget, the Sunseeker offers a very attractive option.
Hawaii Beaches in April
When it comes to the best places to surf in Hawaii, the Jaws Beach is right up there. Located on the north face of the surfer's paradise island of Maui, the waves here are second to none. Known as Pe'ahi locally, it has been rumoured that tubes have reached up to 120 feet, so it is definitely an area left to the more advanced surfer. But don't be expecting to sit on the sand and watch the experts at work, viewing is strictly from the top of the cliff. If you want to see some of the world's highest waves, go to Jaws. But if you want to sit and sunbathe and enjoy the sand, there are plenty of better places to do it.
To feel soft sand under your feet and views of paradise, head to Hapuna Beach on the big island of Hawaii. This picture perfect beach area has all the facilities you could possible require. Ample parking and a wealth of eating options ensure no one ever has to leave. The clear blue waters mean you shouldn't be surprised if a turtle pops up while you are swimming. And because the beach is south facing, the waves are mild and very manageable. The life guards are friendly and very attentive. And though there is a small charge for parking next to the beach, it certainly doesn't stop the wealth of people that visit this magnificent spot.
Bars and Restaurants
Don's Mai Tai Bar
Think you've had it all when it comes to Mai Tai's? Spend an evening at Don's Mai Tai Bar within the Royal Kona resort on the big island, and you will have drinks like you've never tasted before. 10 different types of Mai Tai are on offer. And you will want to taste them all. Even if you don't want to try the exotic flavours there are even more draft beers to enjoy. Great food, a great atmosphere and incredible 180° views over the sea, make you wonder why anyone would ever want to drink anywhere else. With regular live free shows within the bar, there is always something to entertain. And though prices may mean you can stay all night, you will always leave Don's wanting more.
Lahaina Pizza Co
For those enjoying the delights of a trip to Maui with family or friends, a meal at the Lahaina Pizza Co is always going to satisfy. With great views over the beach, whether you need to fill up on carbs after a hard day on the surf or just want to treat the kids, the range of deep crust and pasta specials is sure to please. The food is well cooked and full of flavour, and the prices are very competitive. In the evening the atmosphere is lively and there's always some great music to keep you entertained. Just make sure you save some room for desert, the deep dish cookies are not to be missed.
Uahi Island Grill
Savour the flavour of traditional Hawaiian cuisine at Uahi Island Grill. Located on the island of Oahu, the ingredients are fresh, the flavours are original and the overall effect is an experience not to be missed. The seating area is small and there are no reservations, which means you may need to wait for a table in April. However, this is a dining experience that is worth waiting for, no matter how long it takes. Asian spices meet Hawaiian delicacies for a true taste sensation. And with a mixture of locals and tourists enjoying very generous portions at even more generous prices, it won't be long before you are back for more.
Things to do in Hawaii in April
Volcanoes National Park
Wherever you stay within the islands of Hawaii, the Volcanoes National Park on the big island is a must for all visitors. This is the only place in the entire United States which still has active volcanoes and offers a sight like nothing else. Sit in the comfort of one of the fine dining areas and watch the constant rising of steam coming out of the summit. Or take your own picnic and enjoy a more economical trip. When the volcanoes are calm, there is even the opportunity to climb to the top, or more challenging hikes for those that want to see even more. As the sun goes down, the glow from the volcanoes becomes even more apparent offering an incredible experience for all. See the swathes of magma that have devastated the islands, and appreciate the power that these natural phenomenons provide.
On the cooler days in Hawaii, many of the locals and visitors will take to their bikes to explore the islands. It's a great form of exercise and a brilliant way to get around. On many of the islands it is possible to hire a bike from a local store, or some of the hotels will offer to lend their visitors their own personal bikes. But on Kauai, the best place to go is to the Kauai Path. This community led project will not only rent the bikes to you but also offer guidance on how to get around the path and the things you can see or do on the way. Stop for lunch, feed the chickens, take in the views and meet new friends. When the April sun gets too hot, take a dip in the sea at one of the many beaches along the way, ready to start back on your bike again.