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Helpful Articles - Living in Hawaii

21 Honest Pros and Cons of Living in Hawaii—from a Resident

So, you want to know what living in Hawaii is really like? The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between? You’ve come to the right place! Below, you’ll find an honest run-down of the pros and the cons of living in Hawaii. You’ll get a resident’s perspective on the best parts and the worst parts about making your home in the Aloha State. At the end of the day, we love Hawaii. (We wouldn’t live here otherwise!) And we love welcoming new residents into the Royal Hawaiian Movers ohana. However, we’re also not blind to the fact that paradise comes at a cost. […]

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Snorkel Your Heart Out at These 7 Top Spots on Kauai

Nature is the real star on Kauai. Whether you’re hiking the Na Pali coast, gazing at Waimea Canyon, lounging along the shores of one of Kauai’s postcard-perfect beaches, or exploring one of Kauai’s many other natural wonders, there’s plenty on Kauai to take your breath away. But don’t let your adventures on Kauai be confined to land! Grab a snorkel mask and a set of fins to experience a whole new world of breathtaking sights, including tropical fish of almost every shape and color, plus other fascinating sea creatures, like octopus, turtles, rays, even dolphins—many of which you won’t be able to see anywhere else. […]

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8 Tips for Renting the Perfect Home in Hawaii

So, you’re ready to move to Hawaii, but you’re not quite ready to buy a home yet? We completely understand! Moving to Hawaii is a big change, and jumping right into homeownership in the Aloha State might be a bigger commitment than you’re ready for. Finding your first rental in Hawaii can be tricky—especially if you’re new to the state and don’t know anybody out here. However, the tips we’ll share with you below will make it a lot easier. Keep reading to discover how to locate the right spot, how to get landlords interested in renting to you, what makes renting in Hawaii different […]

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Get Your Own Personal Slice of Paradise: How to Buy a Home in Hawaii

Have you ever found yourself at the airport in Hawaii, heart-sick about getting on the plane that will take you away from these beautiful tropical islands? If so, you’ve probably daydreamed about staying. Ready to take that dream further—and buy a home in Hawaii? Becoming a homeowner in Hawaii can be a little different than other places, including the mainland. In this article, we’ll walk you through exactly what you need to know. We’ll also show you how to make your dollar go a little further in Hawaii, offer you some help choosing the right island for you, and help you set yourself up for […]

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Under the Sea and Only in Hawaii: Fascinating Sea Species in Hawaii’s Surrounding Waters

Hawaii is an isolated place, with thousands of miles of open ocean surrounding the island chain. However, Hawaii’s solitary position has created an incredible number of endemic species in the archipelago—ones you won’t find anywhere else in the world. endemic: an organism that is restricted or peculiar to a locality or region (Source: Merriam-Webster) Nowhere is this more evident than in the waters around Hawaii. Whether you’re snorkeling or diving, you’ll find tons of incredible fish, coral, and invertebrates that are unique to the area. In fact, NOAA researchers estimate that 43% of species on deeper coral reefs are endemic to Hawaii. On the shallower […]

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