What's the weather like in Hawaii in October
October is considered the last month of the dry season in Hawaii. And while the weather does get wetter than the previous months, there are still lots of good days to be had.
October is a great time to visit Hawaii for those that like to enjoy the heat of a tropical climate, but don't want to suffer from the sweltering conditions and humidity of the peak summer months. And though November will see the start of the wet season in Hawaii, October still offers a beautiful climate.
Temperature and sunshine hours
Expect average temperatures of 27°C throughout the month of October, which are equal to those usually seen in August and September in this part of the world. And with an average of nine hours of sunshine every day, there is plenty of time to enjoy it.
Peak temperatures in October will also reach the same levels as August and September, offering highs that will usually average 29°C. Even night time temperatures will remain constantly high, with average lows usually no colder than 24°C. However an increase in the Trade Winds at this time of the year should ensure there is plenty of cool air to make most nights very comfortable.
The level of rainfall is expected to rise during October, especially as we move towards the wettest month of the year in November. But there are still only likely to be 80mm of rainfall during October in Hawaii. And much of that will be concentrated on the higher altitudes in the north and east of the islands.
If there is a period of heavy rain in October then sea temperatures may fall. However for most of the islands, peak temperatures averaging 27°C are likely to continue across the coast. And with some beautiful clear water in many areas, Hawaii offers the perfect location for some October sun.
Hawaii Hotels for October
Kalaekilohana is a fabulous place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii. From the first impressions of this luxury boutique guest house to the warmness of the welcome, everyone who stays at Kalaekilohana feels at home. Kenny and Kilohana make all their guests feel like long lost friends, offering a delicious breakfast in the mornings created from locally sourced produce. And there's always time for a drink and a chat as the sun sets. For those that would rather be independent 'Rusty' the refrigerator is regularly stocked with complimentary water, wine and beer, while rooms are individually decorated to provide that personal touch. There is always the option to take dinner in house which can be specially modified to take into consideration any dietary need. This is the epitome of personal service, in an environment of outstanding beauty.
The Maui Tradewinds hotel is the ideal location to capture the cool breeze that spreads through Maui during October. Suitable for families, couples or even honeymooners, the beauty of this resort is hard to miss. Set into the side of a hill and surrounded by natural vegetation, choose between a suite in the main hotel or your own private cottage. Every room is finished to the highest standard to offer a truly luxurious feel. Sit in your own private spa pool on the veranda looking out over the world. It's like living in your own private paradise in a place you will never want to leave.
Beach Waikiki Hostel
The Beach Waikiki Hostel is a boutique hostel, which means it is a cut above the standard youth hostel in Oahu. The rooms are large and spacious and even enjoy air conditioning. While the communal areas are always very well kept. Enjoy pizza night and BBQ nights on the roof top veranda which are free to all guests. But because it is a hostel, the overall price is still incredibly affordable. The hostel offers easy access via the local bus to all amenities. But with the beach just across the street and plenty of nearby facilities, there is plenty to do close by. This is the perfect budget accommodation in Waikiki, with that little bit extra.
Hawaii Beaches in October
With its jet black sand, Punalu'u on the Big Island of Hawaii offers a very unique beach experience. Not only is the sand coloured by its very volcanic surroundings, but this is also the home to the endangered Green Sea Turtles that choose to lay their eggs on its shores. For snorkelling, having a picnic or just enjoying the warm October waters, this is a wonderful place to spend time. And the photos that you can take home are simply out of this world.
On any trip to Kauai, don't miss a visit to the wonderful Kalapaki Beach. Situated on the east coast of the island, this beach is prone to more volatile wave conditions, but that just makes it even more enticing for the many surfers that hit the water. For the swimmer, the moon shaped bay is protected by a jetty, to ensure safe swimming almost all year round. But as there are no real facilities or lifeguards on the beach, you pretty much have to take care of yourself. Never too busy but always worth a visit, Kalapaki Beach is a must for any visitor to Kauai.
Bars and Restaurants
For a unique way to have some fun in Honolulu book a trip on Paradise Pedals. Book seats with friends or hire the entire bike for a private party. This 15 passenger bike will take you on a trip to three of the best pubs on the island, with plenty of time to enjoy the refreshments along the way. The music is loud and the host will keep you entertained throughout your journey. So hop aboard and have the time of your life. It's a night you won't want to miss.
Huggo's on the Rocks
On the Big Island of Hawaii, Huggo's on the Rocks is a great place to sample the local nightlife. In October, the atmosphere is fun and lively but totally laid back, giving everyone from surfers to party goers a great place to mix. The food is far more casual than their sister restaurant next door, but it is still of the same high quality. Live music and a sandy floor provide the setting for an authentic Hawaiian feeling, just watch out for Happy Hour. Killer drinks at killer prices, can always make a mess.
Whenever you are hungry on Kauai look out for Porky's Cart. This food truck offers some of the best meals on the island, all at rock bottom prices. Usually located on Waimea beach, Portuguese sausage infused with pineapple provides the basis for an incredible hot dog, while the pork grilled cheese will have your taste buds watering even before the first bite. Everything is well cooked, the flavours are exceptional and the portion sizes will never leave you hungry. Just make sure you don't miss out.
Things to do in Hawaii in October
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Farm
On the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kona Blue Sky Coffee Farm is a great place of interest. See how the coffee is grown on the plantation. And if you are lucky to be there on roasting day, the smell will carry for miles. This farm provides a fabulous insight into the process of coffee making, with some delicious free samples to pick up along the way. Take a trip through the orchards, some of which are over 100 years old. The staff are very friendly and keen to share their local knowledge. And when you have been convinced of the quality of their product, there is a farm shop so that you can take a few souvenirs home.
For a unique and really fun way to experience all the different aspects of Honolulu, take a tour with Aloha Trikke. These three wheeled motorised trikes are more comfortable and easier to ride than a Segway, but still let you feel the wind in your hair while you appreciate the surroundings. Your guide will take you on a trip all over the town, offering you the opportunity to see sights that would otherwise go undiscovered. Choose from a tour up to the Diamond Head during the day or the sunset tour offers a completely different perspective. Alternatively succumb to the Magic Island or Cultural Tour. When you have had one trip on a trike, it won't be long before you are back for more.