How to stay on Oahu on a budget!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Hawaii and budget; not two words you would think could go together, but I promise it is possible. The Hawaiian dream can be for anyone and here’s how you can make it happen without breaking the bank.

Believe it or not you can actually stay near the beach for a fraction of the cost of the four and five star hotels you just need to know who to talk to! When I tried to find cheap, comfortable, convenient location and highly rated in Honolulu, I kept coming across the same result: The Surftide. After speaking with the owner and manager I found out that they also have other properties if you are looking for something bigger or more in a mid-range. We decided to spend a few nights at The Surftide and a couple at a neighboring property The Pacific Monarch.

The Surftide is a fully renovated building with new furnishings that opened on May 15, 2017. The Surftide offers spacious rooms, balconies and a kitchenette for any cooking you might want to do which will save you even more! The rooms are well lit and the property is just minutes away from the beach and easily walkable. There are many stores within walking distance as well. If you are looking to keep your food budget under control I highly recommend using the kitchenette and buy foods that the locals eat.

This is always my recommendation for any new place you visit. If you eat like the locals you will save more money. For Hawaii this includes rice, chicken and Spam Musubi and a few other options.

The Pacific Monarch is a property I would highly suggest for budget family travelers. The property has a rooftop pool, amazing 360 views and can accommodate up to 4 people.

This property comes with a full kitchen ready for any cooking you might need to do. This apartment is very spacious and has a dining area as well as a small living room. One of the more impressive features is the large balcony that extends across one side of the apartment.

Both of these options are very affordable and can be booked over here. You can also view the other properties available to find a great fit for you! If you are on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice comfort and fun be sure to check out The Surftide!

We received hosting to facilitate this review, all opinions and information are my own.

Rooftop pool, lounge area and rooftop city views!!


About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!