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      First time Hawaii visit

      Kauai Dec 1, 2016 at 11:32 AM

      Hello! We are visiting Hawaii for the first time and I am having some logistics problems !
      I have booked 5 nights at Disney's Aulani Resort on O'ahu... had too do that part first,
      rooms were disappearing. My question is:

      • Kauai before or after O'ahu?
      • Can we fly into Honolulu...then jump over to Kauai ( Hawaiin Air?) then fly directly

      back home from there, Kauai - Chicago? Is there a better/cheaper way to do this?

      • Most popular area of Kauai to stay in? East , West, North, or South? for walkability,

      restaurants, beaches, etc?

      Any other tips?

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    • Local eateries

      Kailua-Kona Nov 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM

      Where do locals like to eat in this area

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    • Lodging near Volcano, HI

      Hawaii (Big Island) Nov 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM

      Good places to stay for two nights at about $100.00?

      Thanks

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    • New Years Eve - Maui

      Maui Aug 1, 2016 at 3:44 PM

      Hi All,
      Has anyone as a solo traveller spent NYE in Maui. Im going there solo for a trip over Christmas and New Year, part Hostel and part Air BnB. Any suggestions, please let me know. I also know that it's Maui and just watching the sunset will be special enough. Cheers Guys. Alison

      3 Answers Aug 4, 2016 at 1:29 PM
    • Transport

      Wailea Jul 9, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      What type of transport is there around from Wailea to Maalaea

      2 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM
    • Walking Restaurant tour question

      Maui Jun 4, 2016 at 10:34 PM

      Hello,

      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.

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2016 at 10:52 PM
    • Sunday, Little Beach

      Maui Apr 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM

      What time on Sunday do people start gathering for the festivities on Little Beach?

      1 Answer Apr 25, 2016 at 12:04 PM
    • Dilemma for 7-night stay in Maui after Waikiki

      Maui Jan 4, 2016 at 5:09 AM

      Hi,

      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!

      3 Answers Jan 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM
    • Closest rooms to beach/pool

      Maui Nov 12, 2015 at 4:51 PM

      what resorts have rooms closest to beach/pool and do any have outdoor showers?

      1 Answer Nov 12, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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      local hana guide

      Hana Sep 12, 2015 at 7:42 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM
    • Shoes for hiking

      Maui Aug 5, 2015 at 9:13 AM

      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.

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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      Walks in Kahului

      Kahului Jul 21, 2015 at 5:43 PM

      Hi, I am doing the Pride of America cruise and looking for some beautiful walks in Kahului, Hilo, Kona and Nawiliwili. Recommendations would be great. Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2015 at 8:55 AM
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      Lodging Inquiry - Lahaina, Kihei vs. Paia; pros & cons?

      Maui Jul 7, 2015 at 7:11 AM

      Hi everyone, I'm searching for affordable, quaint lodging on Maui and have found several condos in Lahaina, Kihei and Paia within our price point (under $200 per night); however, I can't decide on which part of Maui we want to base ourselves for 4 days/3 nights.

      Besides lounging on the beach, our plan is to mingle with our friends staying in Wailea, attend a traditional luau, drive the road to Hana and visit Haleakalā National Park.

      Can you give me specific pros/cons for each city I'm considering? I read that Paia would be a great place for the road to Hana drive (as well as Mama's Fish House - yum!).

      Thanks so much, in advance! :)

      1 Answer Jul 7, 2015 at 9:22 AM
    • best tour to pearl harbor

      Maui May 21, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      In November, our family is going to be in Maui for the first time. I want to treat my husband who is a history buff to a trip to oahu and pearl harbor. Anyone experience this, probably looking for a tour.

       

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2015 at 6:19 PM
    • Wailea or Kaanapali?

      Maui Apr 15, 2015 at 4:42 PM

      Traveling to Maui this August, narrowed it down to the Marriott in Wailea or the Sheraton in Kaanapali. In my early 30s traveling with a 13 yr old, interested in snorkeling, swimming, hiking, etc. Any recommendations? Thank you!!

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2015 at 6:23 PM
    • Easy walks/hikes to sights?

      Maui Apr 10, 2015 at 8:42 AM

      Hi everyone. Traveling in May - our first time in Hawaii. Staying on Maui 10 days and hope to fill some of the time exploring island's natural sights. Question is- Are the hikes to sights on Road to Hana too difficult for beginners or those with mobility concerns? We're larger folks, but we are relatively active so distance isn't an issue. (We just go slow.) However, I'm concerned about climbing. Can anyone suggest the best stops (on the RTH or other locations) that might be suitable for us? Thanks in Advance!

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2015 at 6:27 PM
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      Road to Hana or road from Napili to Kahului?

      Maui Mar 5, 2015 at 9:16 AM

      We are staying north of Lahaina and are wondering which of these routes would serve us best for sight seeing. We are allowing a full day for this journey. Other friends have recommended the Napili to Kahului route, although most seem to talk about the Hana trip. Thoughts?

      4 Answers Jul 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM
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      transport from airport to Hotel

      Maui Feb 20, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      Well i have booked my trip and am happy with where i have but i have a question as i don't drive what is the best and cheapest way to get to my hotel I have booked the kaanapali Beach hotel do i use a shuttle bus or taxi.
      all information is much appreciated.

      5 Answers Jul 23, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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      Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

      Maui Feb 1, 2015 at 2:42 PM

      I would like to know if anyone has stayed at the Ka'anapali Beach Resort lately in say the last 12 months or so i have been researching hotels on Maui to stay this looks like a nice place but the reviews are about 6 years old .
      I am traveling in September or can anyone recommend a 3 star hotel that is not to expensive around $200 a night i only want to stay 2 nights.
      all help is appreciated.
      Thanks

      5 Answers Mar 21, 2015 at 3:51 PM
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      Reasonably priced hotel

      Maui Jan 24, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Hi Everyone I am travelling to Maui in September and its my first time so have been looking at hotels to stay in i will only be there for 3 days and don't drive so need a nice hotel that is easy to get to and from. Any advice is much appreciated Shauna

       

      7 Answers Jul 24, 2015 at 3:27 PM
    • Where to stay in Kihei?

      Kihei Jan 18, 2015 at 2:19 PM

      we are travelling to Maul from April 17 to 25th. We thought Kihei would be a good location as far as being fairly accessible to other points on Maui. Can anyone give us recommendations on either a hotel or Condo location. It is overwhelming looking at all the choices on VRBO. There are many that look good but you never know. We are in our fifties and it is just the 2 of us. Any advice?

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2015 at 6:53 AM
    • Whale watching

      Maui Dec 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM

      I'm going to Maui with my family (5 adults) next week. Someone had suggested going whale watching with the Pacific Whale Foundation. I've looked on their website, and they seem to offer a multitude of packages to do the same thing (so it seems).

      Any suggestions or experiences with these whale watching tours? They seem like a fun family activity for a reasonable price.

      I think the rafting option is a no-go, as my mom can't swim and will be scared to death. She'll want the stability of a boat.

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2015 at 1:44 PM
    • Stay close to Haleakala or drive from Lahaina? Jan weather?

      Maui Nov 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Hello, We are touring Maui for 8 days. Here is our plan until now:

      December 28th: Landing in Kahului at 10:30 AM

      December 28th: Drive around West Maui

      December 29th: Drive to Hana

      December 29th and 30th: Stay in Hana

      December 31st: Drive beyond Hana, and the back side of Haleakala

      Dec 31st night: Stay near Haleakala or Lahaina?

      Rest: Stay in Lahaina.

      On the drive back from Hana on 31st, our plan is to stop overnight somewhere close to Haleakala National Park to catch the sunset on 31st or sunrise on Jan 1st. One advantage of staying close is that we don't have to wake up early and drive for 3 hours to catch the sunrise. But on the flip side if the weather is bad on 1st morning, we will have no choice to pick a different day. How is the weather generally in early January? Do you think its better to stay in Lahaina and pick a day to drive up Haleakala depending on the weather?

      Thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM
    • Accommodations in Maui

      Maui Oct 22, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      Looking at traveling to Maui in January. Are we taking too great a risk if we didn't have a reservation for accommodation?

      3 Answers Oct 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM
    • How to find cheap flights

      Maui Oct 10, 2014 at 9:16 PM

      First just want to say hi I am new to the site my question is I always hear about these cheap flights but seems like they are either not out of Minnesota or to Maui can you please tell me what sites or how to go about getting the cheaper flights thank you very much.

      4 Answers Oct 11, 2014 at 8:16 PM
    • Road To Hana

      Maui Sep 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      If I leave from Ka'anapali and return there is the entire road to Hana do able in one day, it gets dark at 6:00pm? What time would I have to leave in the morning and how many hours would it take. Is it better to do the Road to Hana on Saturday, Sunday or during the week because of local traffic? How many miles of unpaved roads are on the Road to Hana and what will the conditions be like in October?

      11 Answers Feb 1, 2015 at 1:33 AM
    • How Long Does it take to drive the Road to Hana

      Maui Aug 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      How long does it take to drive the entire Road To Hana from Ka'anapali and back using the long route. They say it takes 12-13 hours. We would like to do some hikes, do some snorkeling see the red and black sand beaches. Will the trip be better splitting it into two days? Also, if I decide to get a a place to sleep for a night so I can split it into two days, what is a great location and a "reasonable place to stay. Guest houses, B&Bs and small notes with Island flair would be great. Please send rates if you can.

      13 Answers Aug 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM
    • Driving the Road to Hana

      Maui Aug 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      Do I need a 4 wheel drive to do the whole Road?

      How Bad is it between Kaupo and Ulupalakua Ranch?

      Is there a road between Ulupalakua Ranch and Makena?

      6 Answers Aug 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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      Where to stay on Maui

      Maui Aug 17, 2014 at 1:49 AM

      If we loved Hanalei on Kauai, does anyone have suggestions on where to stay on Maui? Upcountry, Paia, Lahaina or possibly Hana (but not sure about the road to get there :-/)? Other suggestions? It's just the two of us, staying for 5 days. We like paddle boarding, hiking/nature and local restaurants, and would prefer to avoid big, busy resorts.
      Any advice much appreciated

      Mahalo : )

      6 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 11:57 PM
    • Pali Walker

      Maui Aug 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      where do I find the coors light commercial about the Pali Walker

      7 Answers Aug 12, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    • kona, big Island or Maui

      Maui Jul 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      I have been to Maui and loved it , I have never been to Kona but it sounds so layed back. 4-6 people are going and most have never been to either island. Which one do I focus on. Do not want to split trip, going for 9 days, all women so which one should we choose. Half excursions and half laying by pool or beach

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2014 at 11:40 PM
    • Questions About Hana

      Hana Jul 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

      Hello,

      I am planning on moving to Hawaii sometime next year, and I am considering residing in the city of Hana. But I have a few questions about it.

      Is housing affordable in Hana? What is the estimated price range for renting a home? I was hoping to rent a small and detached/private 2 bedroom house when I moved there, and I was looking to spend in the ballpark of $800-$850 a month.

      Are there any job opportunities there?

      Finally, are there stores within the vicinity of Hana, or would you have to go out of your way to find them?

      Thanks in advance for any responses.

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2014 at 4:06 AM
    • Help with luau

      Maui Jul 3, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      What is the best luau in Maui?

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM