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Going to Hawaii in 3 days. Any suggestions?


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Question by sisao_tresed: Going to Hawaii in 3 days. Any suggestions?
It’s a family trip, (me, sis #1, sis #2, mom, and dad) and this is how it’s going:
Arrive in Honolulu and stay about 3 days. One day will be Pearl Harbor. Our hotel is the Celebrity Resort, so we are right next to Waikiki Beach.
We are then going to Kauai and staying Pono Kai for a week. I love snorkeling (more than scuba even) so I am seeking any good dive spots on the island (ideal spots are with many fish and coral and is about 10 to 25 feet deep). We really have nothing planned and we will play it by ear, but does anyone know of any sights or events worth seeing? Even restaurants, hikes, tours, “mom and pop” places, and anything to really experience it?
Oh, and is it alright to splurge in Hawaii or should I limit my spending?
It’s my first time there and I want to really remember it! Please tell me about your experiences!

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Answer by jared_padalecki<333
take sunscreen πŸ™‚

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14 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

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Am confused about dress codes?

Question by hesperias_witch: Am confused about dress codes?
Going on Vacation to Kauai, one of the restaurants say “Dress, Casual” and “Resort Wear” W hats the difference, and what is dress casual?

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Answer by RebelAir
Casual = slacks and a collared shirt.
Resort wear = shorts and a t-shirt.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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Hawaiian vacation: Kauai vs. Maui?

Question by Hello there.: Hawaiian vacation: Kauai vs. Maui?
Hi, my family is planning to go to Hawaii in August, and we are trying to decide which island to visit. We’re basically debating between Kauai and Maui (but if you think another island is better for us, let me know :D)

In general, I know that Kauai is more peaceful, less commercialized (but not at an uncomfortable level), more tropical/scenic/lush… whereas Maui is also very nice and scenic but more crowded.

This is the first time we’ll be going to Hawaii. It’ll just be me and my parents; I’ll be 16.

Top priorities:
Really nice beaches (preferably not crowded)
Beautiful scenery (maybe with some nice easy hikes)
Real “Hawaiian” feel

Do not care for:
Shopping
Big resorts
Surfing
Nightlife

It’d be nice if we could go to a Luau and see something cultural, but that isn’t a must. We just want to have some good family fun and see some really nice scenery πŸ™‚

Thanks πŸ™‚

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Answer by aloha.girl59
Based on what you’ve said, either Kauai or Maui would work for you. I have lived on two different Hawaiian islands (the Big Island and Kauai) and I have visited Maui and Oahu several times. I am probably biased because I live on Kauai, but I like it much better than Maui. It’s just personal preference though, because I know several people who think Maui is THE island to visit! Both Maui and Kauai have great beaches and beautiful scenery. Maui has more people — both residents AND tourists — and feels more crowded to me even though it’s a bigger island than Kauai. I don’t get that “real Hawaiian feel” on Maui, either. (But that’s just me.) Though Maui is pretty, I don’t find it to be as spectacularly pretty as Kauai.

In case you do decide on Kauai, here are some highlights:
Beaches — Poipu, Hanalei Bay, Tunnels, Polihale, Secrets, Donkey, Ke’e.
Sights — Na Pali coastline (do a boat tour), Hanalei Bay, Kilauea Lighthouse, Spouting Horn, Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Lookout.
Hikes (fairly easy) — Secret Lava Pools, Ho’opi’i Falls, Sleeping Giant (Nounou).

Since you’re not into big resorts, check out www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner) for a condo rental. It’ll give you a little more of the ‘local’ feel (as opposed to staying at a resort or hotel) and can be a little less expensive.

Aloha!

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Could you help me find a house or cottage on Kauai for rent this summer near the beach for our honeymoon?

Question by ☼ lovethesun11: Could you help me find a house or cottage on Kauai for rent this summer near the beach for our honeymoon?
I’ve searched and searched and SEARCHED online with not much luck, but I’m sure there’s one out there that’s perfect for our honeymoon πŸ™‚ on July 8-15 or possibly July 8-22 if we find one that’s cheap enough.

We’re looking for a cottage or house (NO CONDOS OR RESORTS WHERE THERE’S A TON OF PEOPLE AROUND) that is on the beach or very near the beach (no more than a 10 minute walk from the house). If it is not on the beach, we would like to at least have an ocean view.

A 1 bedroom, 1 bath would be fine since it will only be the 2 of us. Not a shack, but not super fancy either. ***Beachfront or ocean view. We would like to keep it under $ 1,500 a week (or $ 215 a night). Less than that would be better, but we know beachfront homes aren’t cheap!

Know of anything in particular or know who I could contact? We have already checked VRBO, searched web for “Kauai beachfront rental”, “house for rent on Kauai” and tons of other variations of those words. Any other suggestions? πŸ™‚

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Answer by heavenlli_61
you need to go on line and find out all about Kauai and pick the best places you come up with that is in your price range.

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Q&A: Could you help me find a house or cottage on Kauai for rent this summer near the beach?

Question by ☼ lovethesun11: Could you help me find a house or cottage on Kauai for rent this summer near the beach?
I’ve searched and searched and SEARCHED online with not much luck, but I’m sure there’s one out there that’s perfect for our honeymoon πŸ™‚ on July 8-15 or possibly July 8-22 if we find one that’s cheap enough.

We’re looking for a cottage or house (NO CONDOS OR RESORTS WHERE THERE’S A TON OF PEOPLE AROUND) that is on the beach or very near the beach (no more than a 10 minute walk from the house). If it is not on the beach, we would like to at least have an ocean view.

A 1 bedroom, 1 bath would be fine since it will only be the 2 of us. Not a shack, but not super fancy either. ***Beachfront or ocean view. We would like to keep it under $ 1,500 a week (or $ 215 a night). Less than that would be better, but we know beachfront homes aren’t cheap!

Know of anything in particular or know who I could contact? We have already checked VRBO, searched web for “Kauai beachfront rental”, “house for rent on Kauai” and tons of other variations of those words. Any other suggestions? πŸ™‚

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Answer by bpl
Try Craigslist.com, and click on Hawaii. You will see some good stuff on there.

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Suggestions for a “Mommy & Daddy Only” Caribbean Vacation?

Question by : Suggestions for a “Mommy & Daddy Only” Caribbean Vacation?
First a little background: Wife and I have been married for 8 years and have 14 month old twin girls! We haven’t been on an actual vacation in about 2 years since before we had the girls. We’re looking to cash in some airline points and go someplace fun for a week this summer. We REALLY like islands, and want to go someplace where we can relax while still having the option of going out at night and doing a little partying! Not interested in “lifestyle” type resorts like Hedonism, but we still want an adults only resort with no kids. Any suggestions based on personal experience?

FYI: Past vacations have two western caribbean cruises on Princess & Carnival, Sandals Jamaica Ocho Rios, St. Maarten, St. Barts, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Oahu, Kauai, Cabo, and Grand Caymens. Thinking of St. Lucia but airline miles rules would have us making 4 stops before arriving late in the evening!

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Answer by stop_makin_cents
Lord have mercy! Ya’ll DO go “island-hopping”! (lol)

Sounds like you’ve never been to the FLA Keys?

If you want Sun, Fun, Beauty, & a touch of “old FLA” charm, try Big Pine Key or Key West.

It’s in the US, (no custom’s “hassle’s” if you are a citizen), has the “island” comfort you are striving for, & should be less expensive than any of the vaca’s you mention above.
As I’m sure your aware, Key West has plenty of “adult-pleasures” to explore, and can be very “laid-back” as well.

Me & my Wife vaca at Little Torch Key every other year, (just wish we didn’t have to bring our kids!! lol). Little Torch is far enough away from Key West so we can enjoy the solitude and “pristine beauty” of an island-style vaca; then we drive IN to Key West for a “cocktail”.

We either rent a house on a canal/with a boat, (around $ 1500-1700 a week), or just stay at Parmour’s Place.

This vaca may be a bit “mundane” for your taste.
Anyway, have a happy holiday!

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