Hawaii Inter-Island Travel Tips | Island Hopping Maui to Kauai During Coronavirus, July 2020

We packed up our toddler and our dog for a vacation to #Kauai! But since Hawaii inter-island travel opened on June 16th, island hopping hasn’t been the same with the coronavirus health requirements.

We show you our experience flying from Maui’s Kahului Airport to Kauai’s Lihue Airport on Southwest Airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. We had a layover at Honolulu Airport because there are just not a lot of direct flights (low-demand) right now.

We hope you can book your Hawaii inter-island ticket with more confidence knowing what to expect when you do some Hawaii island hopping with kids or your partner or maybe just yourself because a solo trip is great. We felt very safe traveling through the Hawaii airports and on Southwest Airlines.

As we mentioned in the video (07:40 mins), we recommend booking your Hawaii vacation rental car with Discount Hawaii Car Rental. They have saved us hundreds of dollars and provide trustworthy service via all the big rental car brands. You can use our link below which helps pay for making these videos but don’t think we use them to make money, we book with them to save money and have peace of mind that our car is waiting for us.

09:45 mins What to pack for Kauai!

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  1. I have used Discount Car Rentals Hawaii multiple times and I agree with you, they beat everybody else and usually by a fair margin!!

    Hopefully you were able to get plate lunch at Marks Place or Pono Market, those are two of our favorites!

  2. Love watching your videos! Great tips and recommendations! Any advice for quickest Covid testing results on Maui? We are spending several days in Maui and hoping to island hop to Kauai. Any thoughts would be amazing!

  3. Such a great family trip. Thanks for taking us along with your videos. I enjoyed it very much.
    The jeep was so nice, I can only imagine myself in a jeep in Hawaii, it's weird lol.
    Hopefully down the road sooner than later you guys get your own jeep for Maui.

  4. Awesome tip on car rentals. Hopefully that too will open back up when Hawaii does. Kauai is our favorite island so far…pretty that may change if we ever get to come to Maui though. Can’t wait to see your adventures there! With our kids possibly doing a school online, our options of coming to Hawaii this fall are opened back up. 🤞🏻for Hawaii to open! 🌴🌺☀️

  5. Thanks so much for the tip on Discounts Hawaii website!!! I just checked out their site and they have a sister site that also does condo rentals. It's worth checking it out for best rental rates.

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