(Closed) Anyone going to Hawaii late Aug or Sept?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m looking into Hawaii for mid-August.

Started to do a lot of research…seems its worth it to possibly book through a travel agent, as it appears cheaper. I have compared their rate/itinerary to doing it myself on Expedia, and through Amex Vacations.

We’re looking to go to the big island as well as Kaui. We don’t really want to be in a toursity area, (hence Kaui) but did want to see some sights. Not sure how many days on each, but hopefully one or two more on Kaui. Thinking ten days total.

It also seemed cheaper if you just do one island.

My cousin recently did a cruise around the Hawian islands – will go on a limb and guess thats cheaper.

Happy planning!

 

Post # 4
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830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are going to Oahu the middle of July. We haven’t booked anything yet but I’ve been doing a lot of online research. Costco Travel has some amazing deals if you’re a member. Right now I’m pretty set on Hilton Hawaiian Village. It looks pretty incredible. Interested to see other responses to this.

Post # 5
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re going for our 1-year anniversary! We’re flying Delta (on frequent flyer miles) and then we are staying at the Hale Koa, a resort that is for military members and their families. It is apparently right beside the Hilton in Honolulu, but for Oceanview for 7 nights is going to be right at $1000. I have heard that the Hilton is super-nice though if you are not military.

Sorry that probably wasn’t a ton of help! Can’t wait to see other replies!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re going for a wedding in Maui at the end of Sept.  I haven’t booked ANYTHING yet… I feel so behind.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are going to Kauai the first week of September.

We ended up using points for our airline tickets, but I think they would have been about $530 each (flying from Oakland).

We’re staying 3 nights at the Sheraton and 5 nights at the Westin Princeville…again, we are using points for the stay, but the room rates look to be close to 220/night (plus tax, ect) if you book on the starwood site.

The nice thing about the Westin is that there is kitchen, so we’ll be able to eat some meals in the room and save some money.  If we didn’t have points to use, we’d definitely look in to renting a condo or vacation rental for that reason (there are lots listed on vrbo)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We just got back from our honeymoon in Maui a few weeks ago.  We paid $389.00 per person roundtrip(Travel Zoo) from San Diego to Kahului Maui.  We stayed for 14 days, our rental car was $500 including tax (Orbitz). We stayed in condos the entire time so for everything, we only spent about $4,000 total.  Totally sick, I know lol. But I’ve been to Maui and the other islands many other times and I prefer to stay longer rather than stay “nicer”.  Hotels will cost a lot more and you can’t make your own food.  But if it’s your honeymoon and you’ve never been, you might like to be pampered a bit more than we were 🙂

It was a fabulous trip even without massages 🙂 We had sunsets with cocktails, the best beach days, hikes, whale watches, snorkeling.  We drove to Hana and saw other sights but we didn’t do ziplining or bike down Haleakala, ride ATVs or horses, etc. I guess I’m trying to say that Hawaii can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. Oh, and we booked about 4 months in advance.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bind9449:  PM’ing you now my full Hawaii review!  Hopefully it helps!

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