Hawaii is a year-round travel destination, but if you’re a shutterbug, the best month to visit the islands is April.
It’s all to do with the seasons. January to March is our winter here, and that means it’s our rainy season. In the middle of February it rains almost every day, with no blue skies in sight. As a professional photographer, I can tell you it’s very difficult to produce photo shoots during our winter season. Half the day is spent waiting for an opening in the weather, and most days are canceled outright Maui photographers.
April is ideal because the weather starts clearing up for sunny weather. However, the real benefit is that our mountains are full of lush green foliage from 3 months of rain. Our winter season in Hawaii isn’t very cold. In fact, average temperatures during winter is about 76 degrees. Late in summer it averages 81. The real difference it that during winter, it can rain every day for weeks on end.
Most people tend to visit Hawaii during summer. And, while it’s still beautiful from May to September, the landscape starts to “lose it’s freshness”. It’s not spring anymore. Our trees and grassy areas are start to dry out and won’t be green again until winter. By the time our fall season rolls even our most iconic attractions, Diamond Head at the base of Waikiki beach will have lost all tints of green. The mountain is dry and barren with wheat colored grass. You won’t see patches of green again until January.