What's Open, Closed, and Reopening Soon in Hawaii

List of which accommodations, parks, and attractions are open or closed

What is Open or Closed or Reopening Soon

Hawaii - What's Open, Closed, or Reopening Soon

Accommodations, Entertainment, & Attractions Updates

Last Updated: January 3, 2022, at 1:30 pm HST

Aloha, this page is designed to cover details about what's currently open, closed, or reopening in the near future in Hawaii. As you may know, there has been a 5-day (number of required days changed on January 3, 2022) Hawaii quarantine with several Hawaii travel restrictions since late March 2020. Undoubtedly, many travelers have eagerly been monitoring Hawaii and its process of reopening and now Hawaii is relaxing the mandatory 5-day quarantine policy, allowing travelers to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to bypass quarantine instead. Please also remember that currently, this test MUST come from a trusted partner. As noted, Vaccine exemptions are also now available to select travelers, we've outlined more details on our Hawaii 'Vaccine Passports' page.

Now that visitors can once again enjoy Hawaii's remarkable natural beauty, great open spaces, unique experiences, and signature hospitality, we'll cover everything you need to know about what's open, closed, and reopening below. We've compiled a list of all the major Hawaii resorts, hotels, b&b's, inns, and attractions that have already reopened or plan too soon, and their reopening dates when applicable.

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Editor's Note...

Hawaii's re-opening has honestly been an evolving process with numerous changes and ongoing updates. We recognize that this, unfortunately, causes confusion to potential travelers, and we are continuing to monitor this situation closely. We will provide additional pertinent updates here regularly, from official sources, on this page as additional information becomes available to us. We also encourage our readers to sign up for our 'Hawaii Travel Update' emails to receive pertinent information on all of the recent developments regarding travel to Hawaii.

Additionally, we've created a new page dedicated to the day-by-day updates that are occurring with Hawaii's reopening process: Hawaii COVID-19 Travel News & Headlines →

Attractions, Dining, and Entertainment

Parks, Restaurants, & more status & updates

What’s the current status of Hawaii attractions, tours, dining, etc.?

Hawaii Restaurants & Dining

Masks must be worn at all times when dining indoors at restaurants*, except when you are actively eating and/or drinking.

*In mid-September 2021, a 'vaccination pass' has now become operational for indoor establishments on Maui ('Safer Outside' program) and on Oahu ('Safe Access Oahu' program). The full details, social gathering limits, etc can be found on our Hawaii Vaccine Passport page.

Hawaii State & National Parks

Attractions Updates

Hawaii's parks, beaches, and trails are open for outdoor groups at this time; however, please check with the current county rules to ensure you do not exceed the gathering limits. Please also practice physical distancing, but facemasks are not required outdoors any longer. All Hawaii county parks and beaches are open on all islands with some restrictions.

Generally speaking, most state and national parks are open at this time. Select Hawaii state parks and monuments statewide are open, though emphasizing social distancing. Please visit the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) website for more information.

Hawaii's national parks on each island are also at different levels of reopening. National Park Service-managed parks, historic sites, and memorials in Hawaii are gradually increasing access and services to their sites and facilities utilizing a phased approach. Please visit the National Park Service (NPS) website for more information.

Island-Specific Notices & Alerts

Maui required Contact Tracing

Effective mid-January 2021, a mandatory contact tracing requirement went into effect for all travelers from both the mainland and interisland to Maui. All travelers to Maui must now download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phones before departing for Maui. If a traveler attempts to do so on arrival, it will too late and quarantine will be required. See our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page and the Maui Special Notice section for additional information.

Hawaii Shopping & Entertainment

Hawaiian retailers, bowling alleys, and movie theaters are allowed to open.

Hawaii Outdoor Activities

Tours & Activities Updates

Different Hawaii counties have different restrictions in place. However, outdoor activities are beginning to re-open. Before booking, please check individual tour/activity company websites on status, hours, and guidelines.

Be sure to also check our Hawaii Adventures section below for a list of sustainable tour companies opening for business in Hawaii.

Hawaii Indoor Activities

Hawaii's Museums, attractions, and zoos are allowed to open.

*In mid-September 2021, a 'vaccination pass' for indoor establishments has now become operational on Maui ('Safer Outside' program) and on Oahu ('Safe Access Oahu' program). The full details, social gathering limits, etc can be found on our Hawaii Vaccine Passport page.

Hawaii Quicklink Resources

Hotels, B&B's, and Inn's

Accommodations Open, Closed, and Re-opening Soon

Accommodations Status & Updates

What’s the current status of Hawaii Accommodations?

The following is a list of open and closed accommodations in Hawaii and is current, to the best of our knowledge, as of the date found atop this entry. Please contact the property directly for more information. We will continue to update these lists as we learn more about each property's plans for re-opening.

See something we've missed or need to update the status on? Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we'll make sure to update or add it to the lists below. Mahalo!

Kauai Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Kauai

Oahu Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Oahu

Maui Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Maui; including Molokai & Lanai

Big Island Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Hawaii Island

Current Hawaii Rental Car Rates and Demand

Hawaii Car Rental Notice

Rates and rental demand are currently high

In the Summer of 2021, the Hawaii Tourism Authority's (HTA) President and CEO, John De Fries, notified travel publishers of additional information regarding the rental car shortages in Hawaii, currently caused by increasing demand as tourism rebounds in Hawaii post-pandemic. These shortages may persist into 2022. The following information is some of the information they shared with us...

  • Hawaii's rental car fleet decreased by more than 40% during the pandemic, which is understandable as travel to the islands effectively ground to a halt for an entire year. The car rental shortage is not limited to the Hawaiian Islands; it is also happening at major vacation destinations nationwide.
  • Please do not rent moving trucks and/or vans for leisure purposes if you are traveling to Hawaii. Hawaii residents and businesses frequently use these work vehicles to move their belongings to new homes and offices and other essential personal tasks. 

We will continue to monitor the situation with rentals cars in Hawaii closely and update this section accordingly.

Alternate Transportation Options in Hawaii

Instead of renting a vehicle, please see the following list of alternate transportation options below, provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, that you may want to consider while in Hawaii. Please keep in mind that your wait time may be longer than expected in some instances.

In addition, some hotels and resorts provide transportation to major points of interest. There are also many reputable tour operators that offer designated hotel pick-up and drop-off options. Please check with your accommodations and activity providers for details.

Kauai Transportation Options

Public Transportation
Shuttles/Taxi Services
Rideshare
Bikeshare/Bicycle Rentals

*Please refer to the rules, including what you can bring, while riding 'The Kauai Bus.'

Big Island of Hawaii Transportation Options

Public Transportation
Shuttles/Taxi Services
Rideshare

*Please refer to the rules, including what you can bring, while riding 'Hele-On Bus.'

Hawaii Cruise Status

Hawaii Cruiselines Status

Can I take a cruise around or to Hawaii?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the extension of a No Sail Order for cruise ships. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with the capacity to carry at least 250 passengers in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

We'll post additional details as they become available.

Here's a link to each cruise line in Hawaii so you can check their individual plans:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines - Their website scheduler displays several other cruises beginning again in 2022.
  • Celebrity Cruises - Their website information displays cruises beginning again in 2022.
  • Holland America - Their website displays cruises beginning again in early 2022.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines - The all-Hawaii cruise operator should be offering cruises again in early 2022, their website states sometime in early 2022.
  • Princess Cruises - Their website shows cruises postponed until at least early 2022.
  • Royal Caribbean - based on their schedule at this time, all cruises look begin again in April 2022.

Have a Cruiseline update we should know about? Please email us and let us know the details. Mahalo!

Status of Attractions and Tours in Hawaii

What to expect if you travel to Hawaii now...

Across much of the Hawaiian islands, normal life has resumed with physical distancing rules in place, some capacity restrictions, and mask-wearing is currently still required indoors by a statewide mandate. Beaches, outdoor attractions, and restaurants across the state have opened for business in this fashion*.

At this time, large-scale events and festivals are still not permitted and have mostly been canceled throughout mid-2021.

*The four Hawaii counties have different and varying guidelines, details by island:

Hawaii Adventures

Certified Sustainable Companies

View Full List of Sustainable Tour Operators in Hawaii

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Additional Hawaii Resources

COVID-19 Information & Links

The following resources have been compiled by GoUS Hawaii to better assist travelers in navigating the various restrictions and state-approved test requirements for visiting Hawaii during the COVID pandemic. If you have questions, we are always happy to assist, and you can contact us anytime. You may also want to direct your questions to an official state resource, and we've compiled an updated list of Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts for travelers, including phone numbers and email addresses when applicable.

Information Disclaimer: Details and information on this page, including dates, may change on a day-by-day basis. While we will be making every effort to keep these pages relevant and up to date, the decision to travel is ultimately your own responsibility. Please travel safely and keep an eye on our Hawaii Travel Requirements page for more information regarding COVID-19 and re-opening in Hawaii.

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