Hawaii is a very diverse place, and the people that call this magical island home come from all over the world. There are many hilarious stereotypes out there that some individuals might believe, but there is so much more to the state and its people than meets the eye. Here are Culture Trip’s 11 stereotypes about Hawaiians that you shouldn’t believe.
Hawaiians live in grass huts on the beach
Hawaiians live in real houses, not grass huts on the beach. Although some people might spend the majority of their time at the beach, they know what houses with walls, AC, windows, doors, etc. are like. You can, however, find historic Hawaiian hale (houses) at various cultural sites around the islands.
They ride dolphins to school or work
This stereotype is hilarious, and while it’s hard to believe, some tourists have asked about this. Besides driving your own car, the most favored mode of transportation is taking the bus. There is a public bus system on the island of Oahu called “Da Bus,” and it will take you to any corner of the island that your heart desires. However, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can swim with dolphins in the wild.