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September 25

Not to miss on the big island?

I'm going to Hawaii (the island) for a week. What's not to miss? I'm staying around Kailua-Kona. I will have a car. [more inside]
posted by so fucking future around Hawaii at 7:24 PM - 26 answers

September 13

New Oahu adventures

This is pretty straightforward: can you help me brainstorm experiences to surprise and delight my 43yo spouse on a visit to Oahu? She likes the outdoors, she likes culture, she doesn't care for shopping. Current plans: we're going to try to get into Hanauma Bay. Past plans that she loved but we don't want to repeat: Shangri La, Iolani Palace. A little more below.... [more inside]
posted by moonmoth around Honolulu, HI at 10:11 PM - 12 answers

May 29

Haleakala Tour or Shuttle

I'll be traveling to Maui for the first time this summer. I want to see the sunrise at Haleakala but I'd prefer to go with a tour bus or shuttle. Any recs? [more inside]
posted by johnxlibris around Maui County, HI at 5:31 PM - 2 answers has best

June 24, 2022

Honolulu without a car

I was fortunate to be sent to Honolulu for a work conference. My wife and I have a few days before the conference starts. However, Waikiki Beach and the area around our hotel is too 'big city' for our tastes. We'd like to find some beaches and other areas that are more peaceful. The problem is that we don't have access to a car, nor do we wish to rent one. [more inside]
posted by Don_K around Honolulu, HI at 10:33 AM - 6 answers

March 3, 2022

What to do on Kauai

I know this has been asked previously, but the questions are on the older side. We are staying in Koloa (though I am trying to convince my husband to spend 2 nights in Hanalei!). We love to snorkel! We like to frolic in calm ocean waters. We LOVE food (especially tropical fruit and other just-Hawaii items). We like walking and easy hikes. We like a pretty chill and relaxed vacation. Give me your best suggestions! Thank you.
posted by bookworm4125 around Kauaʻi County, HI at 9:01 AM - 23 answers

August 26, 2021

Re-scheduling trip to Hawai'i due to COVID - best time to rebook?

As a respectful visitor to Hawai'i, I'm rebooking my trip that was scheduled for next week. I have one shot to get my timing right. Can you help me figure out the best COVID timing in combination with minimizing my impact on Hawaiian residents? [more inside]
posted by librarylis around Hawaii at 11:56 PM - 7 answers

August 16, 2021

Should we cancel 2021 tourist travel to Hawaii (Kailua-Kona)?

My partner and I currently have flight, hotel and car reservations for travel to Kailua-Kona for mid-November 2021. We're trying to find reliable information on the current situation in order to decide if it's a good idea to travel in a couple months. [more inside]
posted by psauqee around Hawaii at 6:20 PM - 7 answers

July 21, 2021

Is this vacation possible in Hawaii?

My spouse and I are interested in visiting Hawaii since we live on the West Coast, but I would be the organizer and I'm getting overwhelmed by all of the different aspects to plan. Most of all I'm unsure whether the type of more laid-back/community-centric experience we like to have is possible or likely to have in Hawaii. More inside! [more inside]
posted by rogerroger around Hawaii at 1:24 PM - 10 answers has best

July 13, 2021

Tell me about taxis/Uber/Lyft etc. on the Big Island

Any Mefites familiar with the taxi/Uber/Lyft/etc. situation on Hawaii's Big Island? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around Hawaii at 11:18 AM - 8 answers has best

March 20, 2020

Looking immediately for monthly rental near Kona, Hawaii

My parents -- both in their 70s -- and my brother and his family -- are currently on the big island of Hawaii, scheduled to return home by plane to Wyoming at the end of next week. They're starting to think about staying in Hawaii rather than travel in the midst of COVID-19, which I'm very grateful for. I'd like to help them find a good accommodation that won't break the bank. Would love any leads on 3-4 bedroom houses where they could settle for the month of April, possibly longer.
posted by spindrifter around Hawaii at 10:14 AM - 5 answers

January 21, 2020

Camping in Oahu - recommendations, tips?

My partner and I are travelling to Oahu, Hawaii for 8 days in May. We'll be in Honolulu for about 3-4 days, and then we're planning to camp on the east and/or north shores. We're looking at staying in state or country parks, like Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park. [more inside]
posted by jb around Hawaii at 4:03 PM - 8 answers has best

January 2, 2020

How do I figure out Hawaii?

We’re beginning to plan a trip to Hawaii for my birthday next year. The dilemma: I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by WaspEnterprises around Hawaii at 7:45 PM - 14 answers has best

December 2, 2019

Down and Out (for just one night) in Maui

We'll be having a short Hawaiian vacation between Christmas and New Years (yay!) We'll be there for five nights; unfortunately, our VRBO rental is for only four. And now, everything seems to be booked up (doh!) Any experience with 'sleeping rough' on Maui? Or how and where to arrange a night's lodging (ideally, near the airport) during the holiday crush, that's not ridiculously overpriced?
posted by Rash around Hawaii at 1:42 PM - 8 answers

July 3, 2019

Visiting Molokai

We (my wife, 14-year-old son and me) are thinking about a weeklong trip to Hawaii in February. We've been to Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. This time we're thinking of visiting Molokai for at least part of the trip. Any suggestions or advice?
posted by ShooBoo around Hawaii at 8:58 AM - 7 answers has best

June 15, 2019

Is it possible to decolonize a Hawaiian vacation?

How can we plan a Hawaiian vacation for a family of four, in a way that most respects the native people of Hawaii, their culture and environment? [more inside]
posted by amoeba around Hawaii at 11:34 AM - 7 answers has best

May 4, 2019

Help us plan a trip to Hawaii!

As the title says, planning a Hawaii trip... but we're unsure where specifically we should stay. Advice needed! [more inside]
posted by DTMFA around Hawaii at 8:08 AM - 8 answers

March 4, 2019

Where should I stay in Kauai?

My wife and I are planning on spending a couple of weeks in Kauai at the end of April and I need help with where to stay since it looks like a lot of the formerly solid resorts have changed hands recently. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mikesch around Hawaii at 3:01 PM - 6 answers

June 30, 2018

Help Me Hawaii Please

Mr. Westridge and I have never been to Hawaii. We are planing a week and a half vacation there this winter (December most likely). What should we see and do? Where should we stay? Our snowflakes are inside. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge around Hawaii at 3:07 PM - 16 answers has best

April 16, 2018

Hawaii (Big Island) itinerary critique & recommendations

Help me flesh out my trip to the Big Island (and any restaurant and shops recommendations)! I arrive in Hilo on Friday (4/27) around 1-2p and currently plan to spend 4 nights there, then drive to Kona for the remaining 4 nights, flying out Saturday around 9a. I want to balance not doing too much with not missing unique opportunities. One thing, I'm not too keen on sunbathing since I burn easily. Details inside: [more inside]
posted by MikeKD around Hawaii at 11:47 PM - 16 answers has best

January 22, 2018

Vacation scope creep - embrace or avoid?

I am in the planning stages of a summer vacation, and am stressing about scope creep. We are flying from the east to the Big Island of Hawaii. Direct flights aren’t an option, and most flights have layovers, generally in California. It got me thinking…and then over thinking. Should we stop in ie. San Francisio on the way there for a couple of days, and maybe L.A. for a couple of ways on the way back? I have not been to either city. Or is that silly, and we should just extend our stay in Hawaii from a week to say 10-12 days ? [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around Hawaii at 11:21 AM - 13 answers