What type of transport is there around from Wailea to Maalaea
Our cruise is stopping in these two locations and as yet we haven't booked any excursions. I'm looking for advice on things to do or see/ beaches to visit that are not too far from where the cruise ship docks. We will be there end of September.
Last year we had a pleasure to hike Captan's Cook trail in the Big Island. It is a difficult long trail that takes you down to an incredible swimmable lagoon. Any recommendations for great hikes in Oahu?
Hello! We are strong swimmers looking for deep-flat-water beaches in Oahu. We are going to stay in Waikiki, but we're renting a car and will travel throughout the island. Waikiki is a little too shallow to our taste. Any recommendations? Thank you!!!
Does anyone know of any restaurant walking tours that are $30? When looking around for Maui attractions one was noticed, but, for some reason, I can't find it now.
Hubby and me are planning our first trip sometime in Nov or Dec and are trying to decide what's better in terms of getting a good feel for the islands. Option 1 is a 7 day cruise on Pride of America (first time cruisers also), option 2 is picking 1 island and exploring in depth.
A little background on us, we're in our 40's/early 50's and not big on a lot of physical activities such as hiking, surfing, biking, etc. We like doing sightseeing tours, cultural events, and hanging out at the beach/pool. A cruise sounded great until I realized how small the cabins are and considering hubby snores so bad that I don't think I'd get much sleep. The ship does have the single suites so that might be an option or we just pick one island.
Question is Which one??? Oahu seems like the best pick as it doesn't seem like the other islands have enough of the type of activities we like to keep us active/interested for a whole week. And I really don't want to spend too much of my vacation on planes island hopping. Is it feasable to fly to say, Kona, for the day, do some sightseeing and be back to Oahu that night without being totally exhausted the next day? Help!! Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.
are there any places to do a manta ray snorkel without involving a tour company?
If so, what does one bring to such event? Underwater flashlight? Is a camera with flash ok?
I'm an experienced day time snorkeler but have no clue what to bring to this party and expect so your advice and tiips would be appreciated.
Are there any trains or buses
Are there any trains or buses
What time on Sunday do people start gathering for the festivities on Little Beach?
I'm planning to take a domestic flight from Honolulu to Big Island after I reach Honolulu airport.
My arrival at Honolulu is 10am. I'm planning to take the next flight to Big Island at 1pm.
Would there be sufficient time to collect my luggage, check in my luggage and clear the customs?
Thank you. :)
How much does it cost to get to Oahu from Honolulu? I'm trying to figure out how much I have to save for this trip!
My wife and me want to spend 8-9 days in Hawaii during the second half of february. We like to move around, but not to walk long time (we are around 70 y.o.) or to sunbath in a beach. We will arrive to HLN from Barcelona.
Please, which are the more interesting islands or places to visit during this time?. Which is the best way to go around? Always the aeroplane or also some ferry? Do you advice some local address to organize this trip?
Thanks a lot for your advice!!!
Dr. Romà Massot, Barcelona
Two senior citizens traveling in June- which shore is best to visit? We have 6 days or should we visit both?
My wife and me want to spend a week in Hawaii during the second half of february. We like to move around, but not to walk long time (we are around 70 y.o.) or to sunbath in a beach.
Please, which are the more interesting places to visit during a week?. Which is the best way to go around? Do you advice some local address to organize this trip?
Thanks a lot for your advice!!!
Dr. Romà Massot, Barcelona
I've done a fair bit of research on different areas and hotels for a 7-night stay in Maui (17-24 April). For now, the only decision I've been able to make is to spend the first 2 nights at the Travaasa Hana.
I did also provisionally book The Mauian for the following 5 nights to stay in an OK property at a cheaper price, but looking back at the photos on Tripadvisor, I'm actually not sure of how nice the rooms are.
So, back on the drawing board, I've narrowed my choice between Kaanapali and Wailea. I know they are very different, but both attractive for different reasons. Kaanapali offers cheaper accommodation and easy access to more things to do, but Wailea properties tend to be more luxurious and offer better opportunities to relax, away from the hustle and bustle.
Mind that the 7 days in Maui will be after 6 nights in Honolulu/Waikiki.
Looking at rooms at prices, I've set my eyes on the following properties:
1) Westin Maui Resort & Spa (simple looking rooms and nice bathrooms, good 5th night free and free breakfast rate, adult only pool)
2) The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas (same reasons as above, nice reviews)
3) Hotel Wailea (secluded, good value for money, but far from the beach)
4) Andaz by Hyatt (fantastic design)
Considering that it's not school holidays time, will Maui be fairly busy with families with kids? I was going to book either of the Westin properties, but I am now a bit weary about the scale of the developments, how busy they may be and the scarcity of opportunities to unwind and relax.
I am looking forward to receiving some advice!
This will be our first trip to the Big Island. We do not enjoy typical tourist things, prefer to shop at farmer's and fish markets where the locals go. Prefer outdoor activities like botanical gardens and natural attractions, serious historical places of all kinds, and learning the real local cuisine and cooking. Suggestions?
We (parents of 2 young children) have one week in Kauai (Dec 29-Jan 5). I'm looking for some half day activities for my wife and I to enjoy while we leave the kids at the hotel with a babysitter. I'm thinking of the following - but would like suggestions for other things:
Dec 30: hike Kalalau Trail for the 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai Beach (only). Note my wife is adverse to heavy sun exposure. Is this hike a bad idea on that account?
Jan 1: 60 minute helicopter tour
Jan 3: Kipu Ranch ATV tour
The other days would be spent with the kids and/or be rain dates!
what resorts have rooms closest to beach/pool and do any have outdoor showers?
Is Hawaiian Air my only choice for flying from Kuaui to Oahu?
What is a good one way rate?
We will be visiting Honolulu on a Saturday via Cruise and would like to explore the island. What would be our best way to go, Uber, rental car, taxi, etc., We just want to be on our own and cruise around?? Thanks for any help :))
Hello! My friends and I we were suppose to go on a bacholerette party for 6 days but they cancelled 3 days before our trip. I have a friend and family that I can stay for accommodations but they are not able to take me places for the whole 6 days. I will be renting a car.... Would any locals show me around?! I dislike going places by myself. Or any suggestions??? Help me :)
I have never travelled to Hawaii before. I intend to spend at least 5 nights in Waikiki, would 3 nights in Maui be enough and 3 nights in Hawaii Island be enough. How do you travel between each island? Is air travel the only way?
We will be spending a week in Honolulu in January. We will be staying at the Hilton Grand Hawaiian. There will be 4 adults in our party. I have already researched places we would like to see/visit. I have several questions I am hoping someone can answer.
Do we book tours before we arrive or wait until we get there. Can we book through hotel.
Am considering purchasing Go Oahu card. Purchase before or when we get there.
Are there coupon books available
2 people in our party will be golfing. Any recommendations for golf courses. Are average golfers.
We are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary so we want this to be a memorable trip. Any suggestions/ideas will be greatly appreciated.
what are the best months of the year to visit Hawaii?
is it possible to hire a guide for the road to hana? my grandaughter and boyfriend and visiting maui in november and i would like to rent a hummer for them and insure there safety. i have been to hana and i know it is a very beautiful place but i would like them to meet some local people also.
Hi, we have hired a car which we will be picking up on our arrival into Honolulu airport. We will be travelling to Kailua. Is the best route the H3 or 63? I hope that makes sense! Is one more scenic although after an overnight flight from Australia we might be better to leave the 'scenic' until the next day! Will we need a gps or will a map and my print out of google maps and maps in general suffice? We will be travelling around the coast, using Kailua as our base for a week. We will use the car to get to Waikiki and will return the car the next day.
Aloha-just got a last-minute chance to go to Lana'i in the AM...Excited but am assuming there won't be any Jeeps for rent tomorrow. Sounds like we can explore some of the beaches within walking distance of the ferry dock, but I'd also like the kids to see the cats at the LARC. Does anyone know whether there is shuttle service from the dock to Lana'i City?
When we were at the Big Island
years ago... the terrain was very
different. A lot more lava fields
All around. When we went this year
The lava was broke up and scrub plants
Growing there. When it was solid lava
it was prettier and people used white
Rocks to write messages or make designs.
I was looking forward to seeing this
And was wondering if this breaking up the
lava and plants happened naturally
Or if it's sometime they did to accelerate
The ground being usable???
we go to Maui this September. We are trying to figure out what shoes would be best for some hikes we plan to do.
The shoes we plan to bring are Brooks Running shoes, Keens H2 Newport Hiking Sandals, and flip flops
The hikes we are planning are:
Twin Falls: we plan to wear the Keens, as we will be walking thru water and plan to go into the water falls. It doesn't make much sense, to wear tennis shoes to take them off and put on flip flops.
Waihee Ridge Trail: Here is where i am not certain. A lot of post saying Hiking boots are best on this trail for traction. we are not bring hiking boots during travel. It doesn't seem worth it for a 2 hour hike. So I am left with the tennis shoes or my keens. My keens probably have more traction, but the tennis shoe probably has more surrounding support.