• ATMs are all over the place and credit cards are accepted just about everywhere.


Very common.

Credit Cards

Required for vehicle rentals; widely accepted all over the island.

Exchange Rates

New ZealandNZ$1$0.71

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com


In Hawaii, tipping practices are the same as on the US mainland, roughly as follows:

Airport and hotel porters $2 per bag, minimum of $5 per cart.

Bartenders 15% to 20% per round, minimum of $1 per drink.

Hotel maids $2 to $4 per night, left under the card provided; more if you’re messy.

Parking valets At least $2 when your keys are returned.

Restaurant servers 18% to 20%, unless a service charge is already on the bill.

Taxi drivers 15% of the metered fare, rounded up to the next dollar.

More Information

  • Major banks, such as the Bank of Hawaii (www.boh.com) and First Hawaiian Bank (www.fhb.com), have extensive ATM networks throughout Oʻahu.
  • Hawaii has a 4.17% state sales tax tacked onto virtually everything, including meals, groceries and car rentals. Accommodations taxes total nearly 14%.