An independent affiliate of Virtuoso.

Where to Go in Hawaii in 2020 (and How to Get There)

Hawaii: a tropical lush oasis full of enchanting waterfalls, breathtaking sunsets, vibrant culture and all the fresh tropical fruit you could desire. You can unplug and escape from the rest of the world and immerse yourself into nature or you can unwind and treat yourself to luxury spa treatments at any one of the fabulous resorts. From a “just because” trip to a romantic honeymoon, Hawaii is the perfect place to make as your next vacation destination.


It’s no surprise to anyone that 2020 has thrown a curve ball in many peoples travel plans. Trying to keep up with where you can go and the regulations upon arrival can be overwhelming and, frankly, a little discouraging. After months of pretty strict rules, Hawaii has slowly eased up their restrictions making it possible for people to come back to the Aloha State. Here’s a quick summary on some of the new Covid-19 procedures, but definitely check the Hawaii Covid website for the most accurate and up-to-date information before you travel.

  • If travelers participate in FDA-approved NNAT pre-travel testing, they will not have to mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

  • To participate in pre-travel testing all adults 18+ in age must create an online account and register with the state of Hawaii. Then, each traveler will be required to get tested no more than 72 hours before the flight’s departure time. Once the results are back, they must then upload the negative test results to their online account.

  • Once you’ve landed in Hawaii, plan for extra time for additional screening including temperature checks and filling out mandatory health forms.

  • Not all islands follow the same regulations, and the image below can assist in outlining where you can go, as well as what you need in order to access the island.



When you’re planning a trip these days it’s difficult to figure out where to go, what’s open, and what the experience will be like. Here are a list of some amazing and luxurious resorts that await you in Hawaii that will welcome you back with open arms.


Prince Waikiki

Waikiki is definitely one of the most popular places for people to visit in Hawaii. You just can’t beat the magnificent ocean views and majestic scenery that is Waikiki. Prince Waikiki specifically is a fantastic oasis for you and your love to experience. The location is unbeatable, the design is modern and artistic, and the finishes and attention to detail are superb. Slip into the infinity pool overlooking the marina and all the sailboats that bob in the water and let your worries just melt away.


Turtle Bay

Located on the north shore of Oahu, Turtle Bay is a fabulous alternative for a couple who wants something a little different than the popularity and hustle and bustle of Waikiki. There are so many exciting amenities to partake in during your stay. Enjoy horseback riding, golfing, waterslides, and ATV off-roading adventures just to name of the few exciting things to experience. Or take to the skies in a unique perspective to see the beautiful islands in a soar over Oahu helicopter experience. You will definitely not forgets an once-in-a-lifetime experience like that on your Hawaiian holiday!



Escape to paradise at Andaz Maui, a beautifully designed modern and chic resort in Maui. Relax in one of the multiple infinity pools on property. Rent your own private cabana and sip on tropical drinks all afternoon. Dip your toes in the water and enjoy the beautiful beach. No matter what you want your vacation to be like: fun and playful, romantic and cozy, or tropical and refreshing, you’ll find your oasis here at Andaz Maui.


The Timbers Ocean Club

Timbers Ocean Club in Kauai wants you to experience a little taste of the laidback authentic Hawaiian lifestyle during your stay in Hawaii. The Ocean Club is full of private vacation homes that come complete with your own private lanais, breathtaking ocean views, and luxurious resort-style amenities. If you’ve ever wanted to live in Hawaii, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for… even if it’s only for a week! Timbers Ocean Club is a bit remote and removed from the other popular tourist destinations, giving you every opportunity to soak in the beautiful scenery of the ‘Garden Isle’ and feeling truly spoiled in this tropical luxury resort.


Four Seasons Resort

The Four Seasons Resort in Lanai is a secluded, oceanfront resort on the island of Lanai that is a true oasis. Located on the southeastern side of the island, this five-diamond resort is sure to give you all the private oasis vibes you’ve been looking for on your Hawaiian holiday. Lounge by the multiple pools on property while sipping a handcrafted cocktail, distress in the peaceful and rejuvenating spa, or get adventures with a little off-roading adventure. If you’re looking for an even more remote, quiet and private stay on the island, book one of their fabulous private villas and feel like you own a little piece of Hawaii during your stay.

Even though things aren’t back to normal, Hawaii is slowly opening and allowing those who are ready to travel again to get out there and explore. While it may seem daunting and confusing to know where you can go and how you can visit, we hope this helped break it down to allow you to travel safely and happily to your next great adventure… Hawaii!

NOTE: COVID-19 is a fluid and ever-evolving situation. Protocols, requirements, and openings are subject to change without notice.

Follow the adventure!