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November 10

Hawaii Hotels with Zero Entry Pools

We are looking to stay in Kauai (or possibly another Hawaiian island) for a week in the spring and am having the hardest time finding a place to stay that has a zero-entry pool, a separate sleeping area, a/c, and is priced under $300/night. Are these criteria unreasonable or is there hope? [more inside]
posted by mouse noises around Kauai, HI at 2:28 PM - 6 answers

October 20

Nice dinner with vegetables on Oahu

I'm on vacation with my husband and his family on Oahu, and I swear I've eaten more animal protein this week than I usually eat in a month. Where can my husband and I go for a nice, sit-down meal tonight that will hopefully include lots of vegetables? We're staying in Kailua, so preferably somewhere nearby, and I don't want to spend more than about $25 per entree. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown around O‘ahu, HI at 12:39 PM - 3 answers

October 12

Oahu for a long weekend- what should we do?

We are staying in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village this weekend . Do we need to rent a car? What is awesome on Oahu? What should we do to maximize our 3-day trip? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure around O‘ahu, HI at 5:53 PM - 11 answers has best

August 16

Lei My Burdens Down on O'ahu

Mr. 26.2 and I will be on O'ahu for a bike race in September and we'd like to extend it be a vacation. What can we do and where can we stay on O'ahu that will be incredibly relaxing? [more inside]
posted by 26.2 around O‘ahu, HI at 9:30 PM - 8 answers has best

August 4

My partner and I just won a free trip to Oahu. What should we see or do?

No, it's not a time-share scam. Yes, it's legitimate. I've been to Hawaii once as pre-teen and my partner has never been. Assume for the sake of this question that you have 4-5 days in Hawaii and want to see/do all the best things. What would you recommend?
posted by Xavier Xavier around Hawaii at 6:09 PM - 27 answers

June 16

Venturing out on a Honolulu layover--should I risk it?

In a couple of weeks I'll have a layover on a flight to DFW via Sydney. Given the amount of time available and having to go through immigration/customs on arrival, is it feasible for me to do a little sightseeing in Honolulu? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg around Honolulu, HI at 5:22 PM - 9 answers

March 31

Intermediate level multi-day guided hiking/camping in Hawaii?

I'm a fairly experienced hiker who would like to explore Hawaii on foot. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake around Hawaii at 1:46 PM - 5 answers has best

September 14, 2014

Aloha! (except for you, puppy)

We're looking for recommendations for a hotel, resort or villa on the beach at Ka'anapali or near Lahaina that will not just tolerate a service dog but will welcome one. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow around Lahaina, HI at 3:10 PM - 1 answer has best

August 17, 2014

Help me have a great trip to the Big Island!

My husband and I will be traveling with two friends of ours to Big Island of Hawai'i the first week of October. We went around the same time with the same couple in 2012 and spent most of our time on the Kona side. Now we're planning to spend most of our time on the Hilo side, and I'm looking for all the advice/tips/recommendations you have to offer! Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Island of Hawai'I, HI at 10:01 PM - 8 answers

August 11, 2014

Honolulu indoor play space for toddlers?

Anyone know any indoor play spaces for toddlers in the Honolulu area? [more inside]
posted by inflatablekiwi around Honolulu, HI at 12:21 PM - 6 answers has best

August 7, 2014

Post-hurricane Hawaii vacation?

I'm headed to Maui, Maalaea Bay to be precise, next week on Wednesday, and am a little freaked out about this Hurricane situation. I'm looking for recommendations on solid news sources beyond just the weather updates for Maui. Will the grocery stores be re-stocked by Wednesday? Having never been in the vicinity of a hurricane before, are there any post-storm things I should be expecting or is it likely to just be a regular beach vacation?
posted by nerdcore around Maui, HI at 9:55 PM - 6 answers has best

July 23, 2014

How does Hawaii work?

My family and I are planning a trip to Hawaii, but we don't know where to even start. Family of four; two adults, two kids who will be 4 and 1.5. We're total Hawaii newbies. We don't even know which island to visit. [more inside]
posted by linettasky around Hawaii at 2:09 PM - 21 answers has best

July 21, 2014

Can't miss on Oahu? (Kailua, specifically)

Flying out to Oahu, staying in Kailua tomorrow and would love absolute can't miss places in Kailua town or anywhere else on the island. Looking for great food, beautiful (not greater than "intermediate" difficulty) hikes, where to go to rent jet skis, and any other literally-we-have-to-see-this off-the-beaten-path sort of suggestions. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned around Kailua, HI at 12:43 AM - 10 answers has best

April 26, 2014

Looking for (not so) big adventures on Kauai

My girlfriend and I are going to Kauai for vacation in May, we're spending the first two days South of Lihue on our own, and then meeting up with a big bunch of family in Princeville for a whole week. As two late twenties, gay, slightly geeky, not super hardcore outdoorsy types, what should we absolutely not miss during our trip? [more inside]
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum around Kauai, HI at 3:42 PM - 13 answers has best

March 31, 2014

Advice for hotel/resort booking with AmEx rewards?

I have a zillion AmEx rewards points on a card I use for work, and my wife and I would like to use them to stay in a resort/hotel in Hawaii this summer (Kona/Waikoloa area), also booking a (possibly adjoining, but that's not a big deal) room for my mother to join us. I've never done that before (the points part - I totally know how to go on vacation), and I'm looking for advice on getting it right. [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly around Kailua-Kona, HI at 8:45 AM - 8 answers

March 2, 2014

Tips for a Hawaii vacation on a budget

Looking for tips on how to do Hawaii affordably. My GF and I would like to go for about 5-7 days and if we can keep air, lodging and car rental to $1000 each we'd be happy. We realize that may not be possible. Since many aspects of a trip to Hawaii seem to be more expensive than other sunny getaways we're researching any ways to keep costs lower. [more inside]
posted by fx3000 around Hawaii at 11:03 AM - 19 answers has best

January 21, 2014

Kauai for first-timers, in March

Help two Alaskans make great travel decisions in Kauai. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure around Kauai, HI at 12:36 PM - 10 answers

October 4, 2013

How will the government shutdown affect a trip to Maui?

I'll be traveling to Maui next week and just realized that there will be some closures due to the government shutdown. It looks like Haleakala will be closed - does that just cover visitor centers and bathrooms and such, or will the entire park be physically inaccessible? Any portions of the Road to Hana affected? What else should I be aware of, either on Maui or about air travel in general during this time? Thanks!
posted by mshrike around Maui, HI at 10:14 AM - 4 answers has best

October 2, 2013

Where to stay in Hawaii in November?

We are two busy guys who need to blow off a bit of steam, but mostly relax in the sun, and want to go to Hawaii (or somewhere) but have never been and need advice! So, in November, where is it best for two (straight-ish) dudes to go in Hawaii who like to dance, drink, swim, meet new people and also really want to take photographs of beautiful things? Thanks team!
posted by ouchitburns around Hawaii at 7:30 PM - 6 answers

September 2, 2013

Last thing I want is to end up in is the middle of a flash mob

I grew up in Honolulu/Hawaii, so know where to shop, eat, and head out to find more secluded beaches, but am totally clueless on where to STAY while visiting! I've been going back to visit family each year for at least ten years now, and have progressively gone from sticking it out in my childhood bedroom at parent's house, to hippie hostels, mega multi-generation family resorts, and am now at a point in my life where I just want to visit "home" and relax, without feeling like a tourist shoved in an elevator with 40 other people on the way to breakfast every morning. Price is no object, $500-$1000/night is game. Any recommendations for smaller, intimate "boutique" hotels or villas in Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by peachtree around Hawaii at 9:17 AM - 8 answers