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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

December 29, 2017

How to do Hawai'i cheap (and what about visiting the Volcano there?)

How's the volcano-watching on the Big Island these days? Thinking about a week in Hawaii for Spring Break and would love to hear any of your tips and tricks. Will it be worth it (or too expensive) to fly into HNL and then out of KOA on the Big Island; or should we just give up on any Kilauea sight-seeing and spend all of our time on Oahu? [more inside]
posted by Rash around Hawaii at 6:06 PM - 8 answers

July 14, 2017

I'm just going to quote Jurassic Park the entire time

Philly to Hawaii and back. How? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater around Hawaii at 7:49 PM - 5 answers has best

June 29, 2017

A few fun things on Maui sans kids

What are some fun things my husband and I can do on vacation in (mostly south) Maui this summer that would be best enjoyed without children? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago around Hawaii at 3:46 PM - 7 answers has best

June 12, 2017

First-time Maui trip, seeking advice on Hana and Haleakala sunrise tour

Heading for Maui in 10 days with family (spouse and 14/16y/o's) and can't decide whether 2 key tourist endeavors are great ideas or disasters in the making, i.e. Hana and a Haleakala sunrise bike tour... [more inside]
posted by docpops around Hawaii at 9:47 AM - 9 answers

March 29, 2017

Hawaiian Indecisiveness

I booked a honeymoon trip to the Big Island, but now I'm wondering if it would be better to go to Maui. Help! [more inside]
posted by good day merlock around Hawaii at 12:22 PM - 29 answers

February 12, 2017

Help me plan my Big Island trip!

I'm planning a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii and I'm trying to figure out how many nights to spend on each side. Most people say you shouldn't spend more than 3 nights in Hilo but it seems like we might want more -- is this enough time? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy around Hawaii at 9:46 PM - 14 answers has best

January 20, 2017

Hawaii With Limits

On Monday, my partner and I leave for a 12-day trip to Hawaii (the Big Island and Maui) with his mother, who is in remission from leukemia and who can't do more than an (easy) mile hike here and there. I'm looking for suggestions on ways for us all to make the most of this trip, despite these limits. [more inside]
posted by carrienation around Hawaii at 5:37 AM - 21 answers has best

August 26, 2016

Impromtu (ahh) Hawaii Honeymoon

We found cheap tickets to Honolulu right after our wedding! But we have a month to plan it on top of our wedding. Please suggest hotels (with availability still, ahh), hikes, foods, and fun! [more inside]
posted by inevitability around Hawaii at 7:06 AM - 10 answers

August 19, 2016

Aloha. Take me to your lounge chair.

I am about to have my first pure vacation in about 10 years. And I want to do it in Hawaii. Travel-savvy MeFites, please help me make this one good. Difficulty rating: there's a "someone new" involved. [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith around Hawaii at 5:32 PM - 19 answers has best