Expert Travel Advice to Hawaii

Top Answers To Hawaii Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Maui is a wonderful Island but is also the most expensive. The resorts vary from outrageous to simple. But expect to spend at least 40% more for a resort in Maui over Oahu. The Mahanna in Kaanapali is a oceanfront Condo ..Amazing views. And The Maui Kai and Kaanapali Beach Club all next to each other and nice resorts. Mahanna is more for adults then children because not many activities but the best oceanfront condo property in Maui. Now the big resorts Mauna Kai, Westin, Shearton etc are all beautiful but very pricy. I suggest renting from a owner through VRBO.com and you get better rates even at the big resorts. But Hawaii is so diverse and each Island has diffrent advantages. What are you looking for in a vacation ? Do you have children ? etc etc. More input and we can assist you better.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I spent 3 weeks in Hawaii in May. My time was split between Kauai and the Big Island. Kauai is definitely less crowded and touristy, although there are some bigger resorts/areas where you'll find a lot of people (especially the Poipu beach area -- beautiful but lots of condos, hotels, and restaurants). Still, with some research you'll find there are several isolated beaches and quieter resorts. The purpose of my vacation was more for active travel than for romance, but I don't think you'll go wrong with Kauai. Plus I found everyone to be very friendly and helpful. Definitely plan to rent a car to get around the island.
  • Alistair answered:
    It's not the continental U.S., but in my opinion Hawaii is the best all-round destination given your interests. I think somewhere like Molokai would tick all the boxes. There's good year-round snorkeling at Murphy Beach Park, or you could go on a charter snorkel trip with someone like Molokai Fish and Dive for snorkeling above a 30-mile offshore reef. Sailing charters also take snorkelers and beach lovers across to Lanai. Molokai is also highly regarded for its mountain biking, with some calling it "Mini-Moab" for its network of over 50 rugged off-road trails. There's also stellar road biking along quiet roads with killer vistas. Maui is another spot with some great snorkeling and impeccable romantic bonafides. Biking here ain't bad, either, including a rip-roaring descent down the side of a volcano in Haleakala National Park! On the U.S. mainland, there's some decent snorkeling in Florida in places around Caladesi State Park near Clearwater or John Pennekamp Reef State Park and Key Biscayne National Park over on the east coast -- but these places have got nothing on Hawaii, or some of the Caribbean Isles and Belize!
  • Kim answered:
    HI Kathy, Summertime, when families descend on Hawai‘i, constitutes high season. So does wintertime (from mid-December through March), when a blanket of brrrr covers most of the mainland. Holiday periods like Thanksgiving and Easter also draw throngs. Be careful about coming in late April: There are three simultaneous holidays in Japan at that time, which means the Japanese are traveling in greater numbers than usual. In general, the north and eastward facing coasts tend to get more rain. But even when it's raining on the north or eastern shore, it's often not on the south or westerly shores. And rain showers don't tend to last that long, like they do on the mainland. Check this out ==>http://www.govisithawaii.com/hawaii-weather/ And you might also want to pick up a copy of my Hawaii: An Explorer's Guide :-) ==> http://www.amazon.com/Explorers-Guide-Hawaii-Complete/dp/0881508098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308801035&sr=8-1 Kim Grant

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