Finally, just a quick note on health care access on Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.
Even though US News rated Hawaii #1 in terms of health care access, you’ll have access to the widest variety of facilities, providers, specialists, and specialty equipment on Oahu. For example, the state has a single hyperbaric chamber, located in Honolulu. If you need a PET scan, you’re also headed for Honolulu.
If you have a specific medical condition that requires specialized care or facilities, make sure to do your research before choosing an island in Hawaii. Of course, frequent interisland flights are available through Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines, and, to some extent, Southwest Airlines. If you don’t mind flying to Honolulu for treatment, it’s pretty quick and easy to get there.