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Mike in St. Louis : 6/15/2017 12:46 pm
OK, JB and Paul Blake, and others...gidie sent me the original threads (including the Joe Pesci meme), both of which I have cut and pasted here...let the Maui discussion resume...


Maui for Honeymoon- Anyone with Tips/Advice?

JB_GMEN : 6/14/2017 12:59 pm

So I'm getting hitched in a a few months and we are looking to go to Hawaii for the honeymoon for about 10 days (I preferred to go to Europe, as if my opinion mattered). We are using a travel agent who is a friend of the family but I wanted to hear what some of you guys have to say.

She recommends the Andaz Maui since she believes it's a beautiful 5 start resort but all I see is the $530 a night price tag. I was looking at the Hyatt Regency as well which is still a 4 star place at about $100 a night less. She mentioned that she may be able to get me in at a more favorable rate at the Andaz so maybe the difference could be closer to $50-$60 a night.

Now, she also mentions that breakfast is not included at the Hyatt and you just cannot compare the level of service and amenities. I'm fine paying up for a great trip but my fiance and I aren't high maintenance people and can't imagine we would be displeased with a 4 star resort on Maui. I'd be happy sleeping face down on the beach as long as I'm 10 drinks deep, which I plan to be.

Has anyone stayed at either of these places or anywhere else on Maui? We are heading over to the big island after 7 days on Maui to go on some volcano hikes and whatnot. Should be a great trip but interested to hear people's thoughts.


Went to Maui for our honeymoon
nygfaninorlando : 6/14/2017 1:09 pm : link : Delete

You won't be disappointed. Been lucky enough to have been back to Maui several times over the years. Andaz is a newer property in the Wailea area and very nice. Wailea is a great area with many hotel options. My personal favorite is the Four Seasons. Just an unbelievable experience. Depending on when you're going, the rates may not be much more than the Andaz. If you're okay going to a 4 star, I would recommend the Marriott Wailea. It's next door to the Andaz and a great facility. I believe it was recently remodeled as I've been looking into booking a stay there later this year.


Please delete and repost
gidiefor : Mod : 6/14/2017 1:11 pm : link : Delete

On non football thread page


I did my weddingmoon on Maui
YAJ2112 : 6/14/2017 1:11 pm : link : Delete

we did 7 days there and then 3 on Oahu.

Stayed at the Sheraton at Kaana'paali. Got 3 nights free when we booked. Breakfast wasn't included in my deal and I recall it being pretty expensive at the resort.

We did a helicopter tour, a whale watching trip out of Lahaina (it was Feb so the middle of whale season). Otherwise we just hung out at the beach/pool or drove around sight seeing.



Buy "Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook"...
Gmaniac1 : 6/14/2017 1:24 pm : link : Delete

... by Andrew Doughty. It was a fantastic resource for my wife and I on our honeymoon. It's helpful beyond belief and also a genuine pleasure to read/peruse.

Congrat's.


Appreciate the help!
JB_GMEN : 6/14/2017 1:28 pm : link : Delete

Sorry for the non NFT post. Was distracted


If you want to do Air b n' b
RAIN : 6/14/2017 1:30 pm : link : Delete

I can give you some great spots to scout. Been there 4 times.. and spent some decent time on island.

You can get Apartments with their own private beach access for those prices. If you want more of an all inclusive though, I'm not the best guide for that. I stayed at the Marriot on Kaanapali, but haven't done anything else and the experience with the exception of the beach wasn't anything compared to the more local feel. I'd go the Air b n' b route on either Lahaina-side or Kihei-side.




I love Kaanapli Beach
PatersonPlank : 6/14/2017 1:43 pm : link : Delete

Last time I went to AirBnB (or the other site which I forget now) and rented a 3 bedroom in the Kaanapali Alii condo. It was great, right on the beach newar Whalers Village, and ended up cheaper than the neighboring hotels (like Marriott). If you want a hotel I prefer the Hyatt Regency. The lobby is like a tropical forest, and they have some excellent facilities such as the Swan Court dining room on the pool, grotto bar in the pool, and numerous other beach and poolside restaurants.


Did my honeymoon there
Giantophile : 6/14/2017 1:54 pm : link : Delete

it was the greatest trip of life, you won't be disappointed. I can't recommend the four seasons enough, it's all you need in life.

Rent a car (wrangler, open top), do the road to hana, go snorkeling if that's up your alley. All the outdoorsy stuff is fun; but so is sitting by the pool/beach, getting drunk and consummating those nuptials early and often. Enjoy.


Something like this...
Dan in the Springs : 6/14/2017 1:57 pm : link : Delete

it would be nice if the mods had a "NFT" button they could click after the fact. Don't like that gidiefor might have to delete the thread, should be able to modify it so it can stay.


"Sea turtle fucking season dude"`
Enugu : 6/14/2017 2:03 pm : link : Delete

they fuck for four hours dude....that's MAGICAL


went for my honeymoon
PaulBlakeTSU : 6/14/2017 2:04 pm : link : Delete

and stayed at the Four Seasons and it was beyond anything I have ever experienced. I have friends who stayed at the Andaz and the pictures looked beautiful as well.

My only regret was that we were so active on Maui, that we almost didn't get a chance to take advantage of the pampering at the Four Seasons as much as we could have.

So keep that in mind-- if your plan is to spend most days exploring all that Maui has to offer, driving around the island, you won't be at the hotel as much as you think.

Whatever you do, make a reservation NOW for dinner at Mama's Fish House for sunset and mention it's your honeymoon and see if you can get a table with the best view. It was absolutely breathtaking.


I was there the first week of May...
outeiroj : 6/14/2017 2:11 pm : link : Delete

... I won an all expense trip through work and spent the week at the grand Wailea resort... place was amazing... the only part of the trip that wasn't pleasant was the flights there... if your flying in from the east coast I would advise a layover in Denver or cali... I went from Hartford to Dallas and the flight from Dallas was a total bear and that alone would make me not want to go again.


Booking excursions
Spider56 : 6/14/2017 2:27 pm : link : Delete

Its been several years since we were there last but consider 2 points (updates welcome)

1. Do NOT book excursions days in advance ... go to Lahaina early the day of and most prices should be at least 50% lower than normal.

2. Do NOT take the 'road' around the northwest side of the island ... (which looks like a shortcut from the airport to Kaanapali) it's 1 lane at times and fairly treacherous ... for us, it was white knuckle the whole way.

You also might consider the 7 day 5 island round trip cruise from Maui. ENJOY


great coincidence...
Mike in St. Louis : 6/14/2017 2:38 pm : link : Delete

I was getting ready to post some Maui questions...

first, though, for the OP...definitely get a reservation for dinner at Mama's Fish House...expensive but well worth the ambience, food and view...perfect for a honeymoon trip....my wife and I were there about 5 years ago...

I disagree with the negative comment about the Road to Hana...I agree it is a narrow road and all but I thought it was worth the effort to do it...our problem was the lack of parking at some of the places we wanted to stop along the road...

now for my questions...we are going back for two weeks later this year...thought about doing one in Maui and one in Kauai but decided not to...I am thinking about dividing our time on Maui between two resorts, one in the north and one in the south...

north would be the Honua Kai in the north and the other would be the Grand Wailea in the south...anyone have any experiences at either one?


sheraton time share presentation
MissBibbasDaddy : 6/14/2017 2:39 pm : link : Delete

Sit thru one for an hour and they will give u a villa (studio) probably for around 2.5k for the week (or less)
Never found it to be any high pressure annoying sales pitch either
of course road to hana long day but pretty cool if u have a guidebook
luau in lahaina
The volcano is tough unless u like getting up 3:30 in the morning
I just cant do it
town of paia on the way to rAOD TO HANA
ziplining


Mike
PaulBlakeTSU : 6/14/2017 2:46 pm : link : Delete

did you go to Kauai the last time you were there? I split my honeymoon between Maui and Kauai and I'm very glad I did. Kauai was absolutely beautiful and a nice change of pace.


Second the Maui Revealed book rec
simbapenn : 6/14/2017 2:48 pm : link : Delete

Also, if you want to get away from it all, I'd rec staying at the Hotel Hana Maui, which is at the end of the famous "road to Hana." It's beautiful and completely removed from everything, at least it was nearly 10 years ago.


RE: great coincidence...
YAJ2112 : 6/14/2017 2:54 pm : link : Delete

In comment 13500017 Mike in St. Louis said:

Quote:
I was getting ready to post some Maui questions...

first, though, for the OP...definitely get a reservation for dinner at Mama's Fish House...expensive but well worth the ambience, food and view...perfect for a honeymoon trip....my wife and I were there about 5 years ago...

I disagree with the negative comment about the Road to Hana...I agree it is a narrow road and all but I thought it was worth the effort to do it...our problem was the lack of parking at some of the places we wanted to stop along the road...

now for my questions...we are going back for two weeks later this year...thought about doing one in Maui and one in Kauai but decided not to...I am thinking about dividing our time on Maui between two resorts, one in the north and one in the south...

north would be the Honua Kai in the north and the other would be the Grand Wailea in the south...anyone have any experiences at either one?


Spider wasn't talking about the road to Hana, he was talking about the other road from the airport to Kaanapaali that hits the NW corner of the island.

PaulBlake...
Mike in St. Louis : 6/14/2017 3:04 pm : link : Delete

no, we spent a week in Oahu and a week in Maui the first time...won't go back to Oahu...


went for my honeymoon
pjcas18 : 6/14/2017 3:06 pm : link : Delete

too.

stayed at kaanapali, Sheraton, right on black rock - great snorkeling.

agree with most of the comments.

We did the road to Hana, but we did that on a small tour van. It was great because the guide was extremely knowledgeable and described everything really well, some people used to buy a CD they'd put in their car and it would narrate the drive as you went. Glad I did it wouldn't do it again.

We did haleakula (the volcano for sunrise). it was freezing, but worth it. Glad I did it, wouldn't do it again.

Spent a lot of time in Lahaina, did one snorkel cruise out to Molokini. Great snorkeling tons of fish, some barracudas, even a shark and some giant sea tutrles. I'd do it again. Booked morning of - as someone else suggested and it was much cheaper, nice barbecue lunch with all you can drink mai tai's and rum punch plus beers.

went parasailing out of lahaina. Fun, thought it would be more exhilarating, once you get up in the air it's eerily peaceful, but no thrill rush. Glad I did it, wouldn't do it again unless it was cheap.

I also recommend the Hula Grill, in lahaina (I believe), great food, great views, they make this hula grill sauce I brought home with me and put it on everything. like a sriracha but sweeter.

On the big island I recommend the Hawaiian Style Cafe. I think there is one in Kona and one in Hilo. I got some kind of barbecue beef that was incredible and for some reason they serve pancakes with everything.



Andaz is pretty spectacular
regulator : 6/14/2017 3:19 pm : link : Delete

as is the Four Seasons. Wailea is the 'latest and greatest' development in Maui, just as Kaanapali was in the 80s and Kapalua in the 90s. Kaanapali is more family-oriented so it might not be exactly what you're looking for in terms of a sumptuous honeymoon experience. I love the Hyatt Regency Maui, though, for sentimental reasons. One of my favorite hotels in the world.

Consider the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, too.


Kimo or Hulu PIE for sure
MissBibbasDaddy : 6/14/2017 3:25 pm : link : Delete

thing can be split for 2 and still fills u up
MMMM!!


The Hyatt is awesome
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 3:25 pm : link : Delete

we did our first 5 nights there then did the next 5 nights at the Four Seasons in South Maui (Wailea). Whatever you do, stay in the more expensive place last if you split your trip up. The Hyatt was awesome but the Four Seasons was spectacular.











Maui - with an NFT...

Mike in St. Louis : 6/14/2017 3:41 pm

as we were saying...PaulBlake, don't know if you responded regarding Kauia before the Maui thread was deleted...


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GiantFilthy : 6/14/2017 3:45 pm : link : Delete



"Are you sure about that NFT?!"


I'm all troo wit dis
YAJ2112 : 6/14/2017 3:54 pm : link : Delete

thread


It was actually deleted??
JB_GMEN : 6/14/2017 3:57 pm : link : Delete

I started that thread and it had some great discussion going. I was about to check back and now it's gone. I get it, you need an NFT on a football. But wow what a way to discourage conversation on this site. I'm sorry my honeymoon talk was clogging up the threads on OBJ's cleats


JB...
Mike in St. Louis : 6/14/2017 4:12 pm : link : Delete

Road to Hana

Mama's Fish House

Kaanapali beach and boardwalk

Luau


Frustrating to have to type this again...
outeiroj : 6/14/2017 4:44 pm : link : Delete

...but the first week of May I was at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui and it was amazing. In case you missed my first post though if you are going to have a layover avoid Dallas. Having a layover in cali or Denver is much better


You do realize that this will show up in the football threads
Post Time : 6/14/2017 4:47 pm : link : Delete

and not the non-football threads, right? Of course you do. So don't be surprised when it gets deleted...


RE: It was actually deleted??
Ron Johnson 30 : 6/14/2017 4:59 pm : link : Delete

In comment 13500134 JB_GMEN said:

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I started that thread and it had some great discussion going. I was about to check back and now it's gone. I get it, you need an NFT on a football. But wow what a way to discourage conversation on this site. I'm sorry my honeymoon talk was clogging up the threads on OBJ's cleats


It's silly, isn't it? It's June, FCOL. They think the board is better by deleting good threads????


NGT
Giantology : 6/14/2017 5:02 pm : link : Delete

Just trying to help!


Why is it so hard to post a thread as an NFT?
mfsd : 6/14/2017 5:06 pm : link : Delete

It involved clicking one box. And some of you complain about millennials being babies.


Posted this on other thread...
Gmaniac1 : 6/14/2017 5:23 pm : link : Delete

Whatever else you do... make sure you invest in purchasing "Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook" by Andrew Doughty.

Filled with excellent information and a joy to read. Made my wife and I's honeymoon as good as it could be.

Congrat's


Going to Disagree
Samiam : 6/14/2017 5:46 pm : link : Delete

When we were in Maui about 5 years ago, I asked tons of locals about Mamas Fish House. Not one recommended it. From what I know from talking to people back home or reading here,it is very good with a great view and very expensive which is what locals told me. I'm always looking for something different so we went where the locals went and there are all over the place.

The 2nd place I would take issue is the Road to Hana. It's a whole day affair. If you have time to kill, that's one thing. It's a long slow winding drive. At many of the stops that you'd want to make, you will either not find parking or you'll have to wait for parking and this happened way too happen. If I had to do it again, I'd pass on the drive. The passenger will get to see stuff but the driver will have a nerve racking day. There are so many nice things to do in Maui.

As an aside, and this may not apply to you in any way, we visited 4 islands. Kauai was my favorite followed by Maui. My wife had Maui first and then Kauai


PS Mike
Samiam : 6/14/2017 5:46 pm : link : Delete

Have a great trip


RE: Why is it so hard to post a thread as an NFT?
Ron Johnson 30 : 6/14/2017 6:07 pm : link : Delete

In comment 13500196 mfsd said:

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It involved clicking one box. And some of you complain about millennials being babies.


It's not but why delete a good thread if someone forgets? That's not good moderation. The bigger problem is shitty thread titles.

What someone said on the other thread
Stan in LA : 6/14/2017 7:03 pm : link : Delete

Wouldn't it be easy for a mod to re-title a thread to NFT after it's posted? Maybe that's not an option currently, but it would seem to be an easy thing to program into the system. Gary?


GreatVacation
sober297 : 6/14/2017 7:44 pm : link : Delete

I went 4 years ago. Newark to San Fran, 45 min layover, Maui 4.5 hours later.
Mama's, Gannon's, and Maui Executive Chef table were my favorites.
Mill House is also good food.
Road to Hana, meh
great advice from locals.
Uncle Charley's in Paia, real good breakfast.


We were there
Pete in MD : 6/14/2017 8:37 pm : link : Delete

during whale season, it was pretty amazing just sitting and watching them breach over and over. It's like the Pacific Life logo. We also went scuba diving and saw some pretty amazing stuff like giant sea turtles. I had never gone scuba diving before (or since actually) but there was a free lesson offered in the hotel pool and afterward you could pay to go out for real.


Go to AirBnB and get a condo at the Kaanapali Alii
PatersonPlank : 6/14/2017 8:40 pm : link : Delete

Its a condo building on Kaanapali Beach right in the middle of things. Great location and condo's. Same price or less than the neighboring hotels and you get a condo, not a room. Plus you can still go to any hotel restaurant if you want.
Samiam...  
Mike in St. Louis : 6/15/2017 12:50 pm : link
with respect to Mama's Fish House, we heard the exact opposite form the locals...but actually I would expect some of the locals to dis the place since it is not your everyday kind of restaurant and very pricey...it's mainly for visitors...did you ever actually go?

I do agree with your comments about going where the locals do but -

JB, I would definitely say give Mama's a shot, especially since you will be on your honeymoon...
the view from Mama's is unbeatable  
PaulBlakeTSU : 6/15/2017 12:57 pm : link
on an island with impeccable views everywhere.


Food wise, I would also recommend Coconuts for Fish Tacos. Despite its location in a strip mall, it might be the best fish tacos and coconut slaw I've ever had. Star Noodle near Lehaina was also phenomenal.

As far as poke goes-- it's everywhere and I would eat it everywhere and often. Foodland is a run-of-the-mill supermarket, yet they have an extensive selection of fresh poke. It was also great at Tamura's, which is a wine shop that has a poke counter.
Did our honeymoon on Maui  
Boatie Warrant : 6/15/2017 1:08 pm : link
years ago. We rented an apartment for the week, it was great! We had extra money to do the helicopter ride and the sunset dinning on one of the small boats. We also did snorkeling at Molokini crater, was awesome! But we are low maintenance and private so hotels where not worth the extra money for us. We had more fun spending it on activities and Mai Tai's

Good Luck
Foodwise try  
PatersonPlank : 6/15/2017 1:19 pm : link
Lahainaluna Cafe - cool little place on the water. Pretty cheap, local food, with a fun vibe. Lots of locals eat here and the food is good. Not fancy.

Swan Court - in the Hyatt Kaanapali. Very expensive for breakfast, but good.

Leilani's on the Beach - Whalers Village, Kaanapali

If its football season, you can see the games starting at 6am (yes 6am). Whalers Village shopping mall on Kaanapali Beach has a few places, as does downtown Lahaina.

Awesome!  
JB_GMEN : 6/15/2017 1:41 pm : link
I think we are going to go with the Andaz. It's got more amenities, complimentary activities, and breakfast included. I'm sure the Hyatt is great but I'm ok with getting pampered a little
If you're  
Pete in MD : 6/15/2017 2:19 pm : link
there for a weekend in August through October, you can check out some great high school football. The full schedule was just released today.

Oh shit, now you have to reclassify the thread again.
Maui Interscholastic League football schedule released - ( New Window )
I know..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/15/2017 2:34 pm : link
it was already mentioned, but the Maui Revealed Guidebook is awesome. I actually recommend it for any of the Hawaiian Islands. We've used it for each of our trips and have never been disappointed. It is written by locals and the info is spot on.

Download the latest edition and it will be up-to-date.
It was our go to guide  
Ron Johnson 30 : 6/15/2017 2:45 pm : link
The only other point I would add. Pearl Harbor is a must see. I'm glad we stopped at Honolulu and the way home.

Beyond that, I love Maui but the trip from east coast is too long for my liking. I much prefer the Caribbean because of the travel.
We went to Maui last year...  
Amtoft : 6/15/2017 3:26 pm : link
I actually jacked my back 2 days before my wedding and we had to cancel a lot of activities planned for our honeymoon. We basically relaxed at the beach, late night drinking and swimming at the pool, and went to easy low keys sites. Near the end of the trip my back was feeling a little better so we went out to Hana. We tried to keep it light and skipped most of the Road to Hana stops, but we bought an phone app for the drive and it told of this off road water fall. It has no trespassing, but the app said ehhhh they don't really care. A beautiful 3 tier waterfall was a perfect stop for us. Only about a mile hike in where we had lunch we got from Paia Fish market. The water was super cold coming off the mountain, but was an amazing swim for me and my bad back. We showed up as people were leaving and pretty much had the place to ourselves! We also finished the drive all the way around Hana which, while not wide or good paved roads, was no issues at all. Much quicker than trying to go all the way back and some great views and places to stop that most people don't go to.

Because my back was messed up and we cancelled some activities we went to a lot of amazing restaurants. While I completely agree Mama's Fish House is set in a great location and is an experience... the parking is horrible and you have to valet which was fine, but the line for the valet took 20mins so show up early. The food is just average IMO. Oh and expensive, but most places can be there. The best restraurant IMO was Lahaina Grill... Oh man it was sooo good. We went through looking at every food place and saw pictures of a beautiful RibEye plate... It wasn't on the menu, but they did have it and it was amazing! Of course the off menu item was $78, but I didn't care.

Maui is beautiful. My advice is don't go to pack your day full of stuff to do. It is just relaxing and meant to be taken in slowly. Enjoy each spot and the beauty it brings. As you land and drive most likely up the west coast hold off to eating until you get to Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop. A small place with good food and great pies as you are about to enter in the town of Lahaina.. we ate there twice and got pie's 3 times including on the way to the airport.
Oh and we stayed at  
Amtoft : 6/15/2017 4:02 pm : link
the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua. They service you get is amazing at high end hotels in Maui. Love it here.
We are going to Hawaii  
buford : 6/15/2017 4:27 pm : link
for our 25th anniversary next February. 2 days in Oahu, 3 in Hawaii, 5 in Maui. We plan to stay at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria. Hubby's miles and hotel points are paying for all of it.

Has anyone got any tips for the Big Island? With the Hilton points, I was only able to get a room at the Doubletree in Hilo. Not that I mind, but we want to do the Volcano and Observatory tour and there is only one vendor that operates out of Hilo, otherwise we would have to drive to the parks and we don't want to do that.
Maui  
EliIsEliteX2 : 6/15/2017 4:34 pm : link
Went to Maui with the wife for our honeymoon last summer. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua which I highly recommend. I can send you our full itinerary but our main activities were Road to Hana using the GyPSy tour guide app, sunrise bike tour down Haleakala and a round at the Plantation Course in Kapalua. We were there for four nights before we went to Kauai and the Big Island. Enjoy!
buford...  
Mike in St. Louis : 6/15/2017 4:41 pm : link
I'll probably be spending a week with my wife at the Grand Wailea later this year (still trying to firm our trip up)...I'll try to remember to let you know how it is...have you been there before?
No, I was in Hawaii  
buford : 6/15/2017 6:36 pm : link
But it was a long time ago and we didn't go to Maui. We intend on just relaxing on Maui so it seemed like a good spot to do it in. I was lucky that the points per room dropped and we were able to get two free night vouchers (from using the Hilton Card) so we could swing the 5 days.
We are going in August  
jimvinct : 6/16/2017 7:26 am : link
For our honeymoon. 5 days at the Hyatt in Kaanapali and then 5 days at the Fairmont in Wailea. Considered the Andaz, but value didn't seem as great. I'm sure it's gorgeous and you'll love it either way. We are excited.
If you are in Hilo..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/16/2017 8:21 am : link
you're only 20 minutes from Volcano. We rented a cottage two miles away for a night and drove to the Volcano National Park and I'd recommend that.

Quote:
We are going to Hawaii
buford : 6/15/2017 4:27 pm : link : reply
for our 25th anniversary next February. 2 days in Oahu, 3 in Hawaii, 5 in Maui. We plan to stay at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria. Hubby's miles and hotel points are paying for all of it.

Has anyone got any tips for the Big Island? With the Hilton points, I was only able to get a room at the Doubletree in Hilo. Not that I mind, but we want to do the Volcano and Observatory tour and there is only one vendor that operates out of Hilo, otherwise we would have to drive to the parks and we don't want to do that.


Seemed like the people on the tour were rushed along in groups, and you really can spend an entire day seeing the park, because to appreciate it, you really should take the road all the way down to the ocean and then go to the crater to view the lava at night.

For the Observatory, being in a group seemed like a better option. Don't wear shorts and bring a warm jacket! Trust me.
I would also concur on spending 2-3 days in Oahu - Waikiki  
PatersonPlank : 6/16/2017 8:24 am : link
Drink Mai Tais on the beach at Dukes, visit Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head crater, go to the North Shore, then go home.
In Maui  
bigblue1124 : 6/16/2017 8:43 am : link
Nakalele point is pretty cool area. The blowhole was cool and at least when I was there you could hike down near it.
Kimos in Lahaina we really enjoyed the food and views.

The big Island do the helicopter tour for the volcano it was awesome…
RE: If you are in Hilo..  
buford : 6/16/2017 12:35 pm : link
In comment 13501633 FatMan in Charlotte said:
Quote:
you're only 20 minutes from Volcano. We rented a cottage two miles away for a night and drove to the Volcano National Park and I'd recommend that.



Quote:


We are going to Hawaii
buford : 6/15/2017 4:27 pm : link : reply
for our 25th anniversary next February. 2 days in Oahu, 3 in Hawaii, 5 in Maui. We plan to stay at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria. Hubby's miles and hotel points are paying for all of it.

Has anyone got any tips for the Big Island? With the Hilton points, I was only able to get a room at the Doubletree in Hilo. Not that I mind, but we want to do the Volcano and Observatory tour and there is only one vendor that operates out of Hilo, otherwise we would have to drive to the parks and we don't want to do that.



Seemed like the people on the tour were rushed along in groups, and you really can spend an entire day seeing the park, because to appreciate it, you really should take the road all the way down to the ocean and then go to the crater to view the lava at night.

For the Observatory, being in a group seemed like a better option. Don't wear shorts and bring a warm jacket! Trust me.


The tour supplies parkas and hats and gloves. We just have to wear warm clothes and closed shoes. Thanks for the tip on the volcano tour.
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