The Best Kept Secret of COVID-19

COVID-19 is causing terrible amounts of suffering globally and of course it should not be taken lightly.  However, there is one aspect of this pandemic that seems to be escaping all but a few very savvy adventurers. Hawaii. Yep, Hawaii one of the most tourist friendly places on earth has become something of a ghost town.

Why, you ask? Well, first it is difficult to get to, sure. And few want to deal with airports right now. Oh, and there is the fact that almost every major hotel is literally shut down, no staff, parking lots closed, doors locked in Hawaii. On top of all that, there is this mandatory 14 day quarantine for anyone arriving to Hawaii from out of state faces.

Sure, that’s a lot of reasons not to visit, but think about the other side of that. The airports are virtually empty. Everyone is working from home, so if you could work from home, wouldn’t a Hawaii home be a better place to work from? Airbnbs are operating at the cheapest rates ever (take it from me, I have four of them here on Maui… In fact if you’d like to book one, click here). Now imagine that two weeks goes by relatively quickly with you working from your seaside condo. What happens after those two weeks? Well, if you were a savvy adventurer and booked an Airbnb for a month or so you’d be treated to empty beaches, empty trails, the best snorkeling, diving and the closest thing to experiencing a Robinson Crusoe Hawaii that you’ll probably ever get the chance to be a part of.

I’ve lived in Hawaii for almost 20 years and have never seen it like this. I’m 100% confident neither myself nor my wife nor my son will ever see it like this again. The beaches are vacant, comparative to how they were before COVID-19 hit. And I for one, love experiencing this new raw Hawaii. In fact, my wife, son and myself have booked travel to Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island all for this month, where we’ve been enjoying empty beaches, open attractions, great pricing on everything and the true spirit of Aloha.

So, if you decide to come to Hawaii during this pandemic, you won’t have to look me up, I’ll be the only guy on the beach at sunset with a camera and tripod. Come say aloha!