Hawaii Weather July Averages, USA
What's the weather like in July in Hawaii
The summer weather continues in Hawaii in July, offering plenty of sun for everyone.
As July is also the month of the American July 4th celebrations and the end of the school year in America, this is a very popular time to visit the region, but there's still ample space for everyone.
Average temperatures in July are a very warm 26°C, with daily highs usually reaching up to 28°C. This is just one degree lower than the hottest months of August and September, which usually achieve daily peak temperatures of approximately 29°C.
In 2004, the climate reached the highest temperature recorded in July at 33°C. And while sun protection is always required during such periods, the very common Trade Winds will ensure the climate remains tolerable.
When the Trade Winds do decline, the Hawaiian Islands can be considerably more humid, lending the area to the risk of a hurricane. However it has been over 14 years since the last significant hurricane was registered in the region, ensuring no visit should be spoilt by the weather.
During the dry season, rain is never really an issue in Hawaii. Any rain that does fall will usually come down at night. And it is far more common for the precipitation to fall in the rain forest areas on the islands or on the north or east side.
On average, only 57mm of rain will fall at this time of the year, over approximately 22 days, so that any rain that does fall is likely to be only in the form of a short shower. Conversely, July is the brightest month of the year in Hawaii, offering more daily sunshine hours than at any other time of the year.
Hawaii Hotels for July
For those that wish to stay in Hotel Wailea in July, early booking is always recommended. The quality and range of facilities, idyllic location and welcoming atmosphere ensure this luxury holiday resort is always popular. Though the resort is by no means one of the biggest on Maui, it offers a very personal service which is second to none. The pool area is a beautiful feature day and night, with original cabanas offering the perfect location to have a drink and watch the sunset. Though the hotel is a little set back from the central area, complimentary shuttle services are always available. But the views from the boutique rooms will ensure that when people stay at Hotel Wailea, they never want to be anywhere else.
The Waipio Rim on the Big Island of Hawaii offers outstanding B&B services with staggering sights over the valley. See the sun rise from the comfort of your own terrace with egrets darting to and fro. Or use this out of the way location to take respite from the main busy towns during the popular month of July. The hosts live just next door to ensure they can be of service day or night, which includes a freshly made breakfast for every one of their guests. This is the perfect location for those that want some peace and quiet to enjoy the natural side of Hawaii. Or for the avid walker that wants a touch of home at the end of the day.
The two cottages that make up the 17 Palms Kauai offer the perfect combination of well-maintained accommodation and a touch of home. Each unit has its own little unique markers to ensure everyone has their own individual impression. But what no one will disagree about is the quality of the overall site. Set in their own private garden, these beautiful cottages are just a few steps from the stunning Wailua Bay and one block from the coconut marketplace and Kinipopo Shopping Village. With three different swimming areas, including one for children, within a short walk, anyone who stays at 17 Palms Kauai agrees, it is a little piece of paradise.
Hawaii Beaches in July
For a quieter destination on Maui, Napali Beach is always worth a try. Though no beach is likely to be completely empty in July in Hawaii, the softer waves and more subtle amenities mean Napali always seems to have room for a few more visitors. The reefs are closer to the shore here which means there is always the chance of seeing some turtles. And for those that like to snorkel, it is a beautiful spot. As the beach is small and in a cove, there are no lifeguard patrols here. But for those that want their days a little more laid back, it could be the perfect place to be.
When on Oahu and looking for a nice, clean beach, take a trip to Lanikai Beach in Kailua. This residential beach doesn't have all the facilities of the more popular locations, but that also means there is always plenty of space on the sand. In July the ocean should be very calm offering a picture perfect view both above and below the water. But be sure to take everything you need with you. With no shops or toilets in the local vicinity, you will have to take care of yourself.
Bars and Restaurants
For a fabulous night time experience in Honolulu, head to Rock-A-Hula at Waikiki. Suitable for all ages, this live show offers entertainment for everyone with everything from Hula dancers to fire eaters to amuse. This is the place to go to enjoy some real Hawaiian culture and have a truly fun night out. Opt for the VIP option and you will even be treated to a three course meal as part of the event. It is the perfect way to end another perfect day in Oahu, and make sure you get to experience every aspect of what Hawaii has to offer.
For the best fish and chips on Kauai, and possibly in Hawaii, head down to the Pau Hana Bar & Grill. Or opt for the fish tacos for a touch of spice. Even the décor in this unique restaurant is going to catch the eye. We don't want to give it away, but it looks like it is raining money! With a rustic feel that compliments the atmosphere perfectly, whether you want to pop in for a drink and enjoy the location, or sit down for a full meal. The staff are always welcoming and the prices are really good.
Though you may have trouble finding 808 Grindz Café in Maui, the search is definitely worth it. This small restaurant is quaint and original, but the food inside is mouth-wateringly good. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, there will always be a queue coming out of the door, especially in July. But whether you taste the pancakes, the pork Loco Moco or opt for something sweet, the portions are huge, the flavours are incredible and every meal here is a treat to behold.
Things to do in Hawaii in July
July on Lanai is the time for the annual Pineapple festival. This unique event offers a variety of entertainment, food, crafts and exhibits to celebrate one of the most profitable exports from the islands. Frequented by locals and visitors alike, there are a variety of games, competitions and live bands to keep everyone entertained, which culminates in an eye-catching firework display at the end of the night. There are even late night ferries put on to take all the party goers back to their respective islands. It's a fabulous event and everyone is invited to join in.
For those that want to take the pace of life a little slower, take a visit to Wai'anapanapa State Park on Maui. The views from the top of the cliffs are simply spectacular, or enjoy a walk down to the black sandy beaches to explore. There are some wonderful walking paths that will take you on a journey through freshwater caves that have their own little swimming pools. Or use the picnic tables and facilities for a truly enjoyable lunch. You may even see a few mongoose on your trip around the park, even they find the beauty of this area too hard to resist.