Post # 1
My fiance and I are going to Hawaii for part of our honeymoon. We were going back and forth about getting a convertible or jeep or a regular sedan. We decided we would like to get a convertible even though it’s cliche. Hey how many times are you in Hawaii, right?
We’ve had people tell us to book a sedan (which is cheaper) and just upgrade to the convertible for a lower cost once we get there. One of my co-workers honeymooned in Hawaii and they actually booked a convertible but they were sold out when they got there so they were stuck with a sedan.
Any Bees with experience they can share? Should I swing the extra money and reserve the convertible?
Post # 3
We honeymooned in Maui. We had a sedan and were perfectly happy with it, but it was worth the cost savings to us. Plus, I’m fair skinned so sensitive to the sun, and I had a small bit of sun poisoning by the end of our honeymoon, so a convertible would not have been great for me personally, haha!
It’s really up to whether it’s more important to you to have the fun car vs. save money. We preferred to spend that money on something else, but that was us. Totally up to you! 🙂
Post # 4
I would do the convertable! They are typically not much more than a regular car. If that’s the car you really want I wouldn’t recommend waiting until arrival to try to book it, as they are frequently sold out.
Post # 5
If your heart is really set on a convertible, by all means go for it, but I can tell you that most people end up driving around with the top up most of the time – because after all, this is the tropics, and drizzles and even downpours will materialize when you least expect them.
And the sun is more fierce than many people imagine it will be.
Jeeps are definitely not necessary, because all of the rental car companies forbid you to drive on 4WD roads, or even paved roads that aren’t in good shape in some cases. The rental car contracts will specify the roads you can’t drive on. A Jeep ends up being a big waste of money.
Post # 6
I LOVE HAWAII!
I would definitely go for the convertible, but a go for a Sebring or Mustang rather than the Jeep. You’ll enjoy a more comfortable ride and won’t have have the (big) hassle of getting the Jeep’s top up if you run into rain.