Honolulu operates on Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST or HST). There is no daylight savings time.
English is the primary language in Hawaii. You may also hear Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and Samoan.
The resort area of Waikiki offers pleasant weather year round. There are generally two seasons on Oahu; Winter (November–April), when temperatures typically range in the low-70s to mid-80s; and Summer (May–October), when temperatures range in low 80’s to mid 90’s.
If you plan to travel through the Islands, be prepared — Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems and weather characteristics.
The official currency in Hawaii is the U.S. dollar (USD). Banking hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The international access code for the United States is +1. The area code for all of Hawaii is (808). Cell phone coverage is readily available in most places if you’re coming from the continental United States.
The most common way of getting around Hawaii is via car or moped. Hawaii also has a public transportation system built around an award-winning bus service. Learn more at www.thebus.org.