What is Open or Closed or Reopening Soon

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

Accommodations, Entertainment, & Attractions Updates

Last Updated: January 21, 2021, at 11:30 am 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 10-day 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 10-day quarantine policy, allowing travelers to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine instead. Please also remember that currently, this test MUST come from a trusted partner.

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, inn's, 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 →

John Derrick
Published on: 01-22-2021
Published by: John C. Derrick
Editor / Founder

Attractions, Dining, and Entertainment

Parks, Restaurants, & more status & updates

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

Hawaii Restaurants & Dining

All Hawaii restaurants are allowed to open for takeout, pick-up, and delivery service only. Hawaii restaurants are also allowed to open for indoor dining at 50% capacity, with tables positioned 5-feet apart. Reservations are required for indoor dining and limited to parties of no more than five (5) people per table. Masks must be worn at all times when dining indoors at restaurants, except when you are actively eating and/or drinking.

Hawaii State & National Parks

Attractions Updates

Hawaii's parks, beaches, and trails are open for groups of no more than five (5) people. Please practice physical distancing and always wear a mask or face covering. All Hawaii county parks and beaches are open on all islands with some restrictions.

Please refer to the following island county websites for the most current information:

County of Kauai  City and County of Honolulu  |  County of Maui  |  County of Hawai‘i

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

Kauai Opts-Out of Testing Program

Kauai currently has specific rules for visiting and may require quarantine at this time. A 'resort bubble' program begins on January 5, 2021. More information can be found on our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page.

Maui required Contact Tracing

Effective January 19, 2021, a mandatory contact tracing requirement goes into effect for all travelers from both the mainland and interisland to Maui. All travelers to Maui, beginning January 19th, must download the AlohaSafe Alert App on their mobile phone 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 at 50% capacity, with no more than five (5) people per party.

Hawaii Outdoor Activities

Tours & Activities Updates

Different Hawaii counties have different restrictions in place. However, outdoor activities are beginning to re-open. 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.

Some tour operators we work closely with have already informed us they are waiting until spring 2021 to re-open.

Hawaii Indoor Activities

Hawaii's Museums, attractions, and zoos are allowed to open at 50% capacity for indoor areas, with groups limited to no more than five (5) people.

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 info@guideofus.com and we'll make sure to update or add it to the lists below. Mahalo!

Oahu Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Oahu

Hotels Reopening Soon in 2020 on Oahu

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Reopening in 2021 on Oahu

Hotels Closed without a reopening date on Oahu

Hotels on Oahu we're awaiting status updates from...

Maui Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Maui; including Molokai & Lanai

Hotels Reopening Soon in 2020 on Maui

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Reopening in 2021 on Maui

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Closed without a reopening date on Maui

  • None reported at this time

Hotels on Maui we're awaiting status updates from...

Big Island Accommodations

Hotels Currently Open on Hawaii Island

Hotels Reopening Soon in 2020 on the Big Island

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Reopening in 2021 on the Big Island

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Closed without a reopening date on Hawaii Island

  • Palms Cliff House Inn: Is not taking reservations at this time

Hotels on the Big Island we're awaiting status updates from...

Kauai Accommodations

The status of many Kauai accommodations is currently in flux. Due to the Mayor of Kauai requesting that Kauai reinstate the 10-day quarantine beginning December 2, 2020, many of these properties are likely to reclose and open again at a later date; most likely sometime in 2021. This list was current as of 12/1/20 but we highly advise proceeding with caution before booking with any of the following properties at this time.

  • On December 30, 2020, Governor Ige approved Kauai Mayor Kawakami's request to implement a pre-and-post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in "resort bubble" hotels, effective January 5, 2021. It will allow travelers who participate in the program to enjoy the resort amenities for the first three days of their vacation until they are eligible to take their post-travel test. Once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they will be released from quarantine and can leave the "resort bubble."
  • See our Hawaii Travel Restrictions page for additional information, including which resorts are participating in the program.

Hotels Currently Open on Kauai

Hotels Reopening Soon in 2020 on Kauai

  • None reported at this time

Hotels Reopening in 2021 on Kauai

Hotels Closed without a reopening date on Kauai

  • Hanalei Inn
  • Whalers Cove in Poipu

Hotels on Kauai we're awaiting status updates from...

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.

As of early 2021, now that the COVID-19 vaccination process has begun for the U.S. mainland and around the world, we expect the Cruiseline industry to slowly restart. We'll post more 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 - had previously canceled its Hawaii cruises through the end of 2020.
  • Celebrity Cruises - had previously canceled all Hawaii sailings until at least December 2020.
  • Holland America - has canceled Hawaii sailings through early 2021.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines - The all-Hawaii cruise operator should be offering cruises again in 2021.
  • Princess Cruises - previously had planned to resume cruising sometime in late December 2020.
  • Royal Caribbean - based on their schedule at this time, all cruises look to be canceled until sometime in early 2021.

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 encouraged. 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 the remainder of 2020.

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

Hawaii Adventures

Certified Sustainable Companies

Oahu Sustainable Companies

Oahu Sustainable Companies

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Big Island Sustainable Companies

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Kauai Sustainable Companies

Kauai Sustainable Companies

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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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