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    What about us?

    by Madasabull Written Jan 6, 2013

    Favorite thing: Well we had a fantastic time. I asked my wife to marry me, and yes, she said yes. I wrote it in the sand on Waikiki Beach. When she returned from the toilet I was sat near it so she would look down. I am a man of few word really, and quite shy.

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    Crossroads of the Pacific

    by DSwede Written Jan 17, 2012

    Favorite thing: Being one of the most isolated land masses in the world, it may not be the easiest to reach, but it is worth the effort.

    It can be expensive relative to the rest of the US, so safe a few dollars first and enjoy its warm beaches and friendly people.

    Crossroads of the Pacific
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  • A/C ?

    by rjst.wa Written Jan 3, 2011

    Favorite thing: Be sure to ask if yor "room" has Air Conditioning AND if there are any; Extra charges, Limits, Timers or Restrictions (ie... only on 10 hours per day)
    When we got to our condo the thermostat was locked in a metal "guard" so we could not change anything and to make it work at all we had to turn a 4 hour timer on!

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    Tipping guidelines

    by RickinDutch Written Jan 5, 2010

    Favorite thing: I've always approached tipping in Hawaii just as I would elsewhere in US.
    No tipping for lei greeting. 15% on meals (less if service poor). $1 for normal cab rides.
    $2-5 a day for room cleaning. Left each morning so the person doing the actual cleaning gets the $.

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    Too much in one trip

    by davhu1 Written Oct 9, 2009

    Favorite thing: You packing too much in one trip. We also did 4 islands on our first trip. I think you will enjoy more if you just pick 2 islands. You will also spending a lot of time just traveling between islands. Two of our last 3 trip back was only 2 islands and the other one was 3 islands.

    The Hana trip is a whole day trip and I suggest start early. Do you really want to get up early the next day for sunrise after driving a whole day the day before?

    I think the best part of Polynesian Culture Center is the night show and you are going to miss that by flying back on the same day.

    I find snorkling better in Maui or Kauai.

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    Volcanos - Big Island

    by csordila Updated Jun 11, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Volcanos generally arise on the borders of rock slabs of Earth, where the rock melts, and get to the surface easily. There are some so called hotspots however on our Earth where the volcano activity is created by the fast streaming of the substance of the Earth cloak. Among these sites is Hawaii the most famous in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

    Novadays the hotspot is under Big Island, and here we find the huge volcanos rising 9 kilometers high over the deep sea-bottom. This hotspot created all of the islands as the oceanic slab moved away above it towards north-east slowly; the island chain consists of the earlier substance of the volcanism so.
    The lava is seething steadily on the hotspot, the most active volcano of the island is Kilauea working continuously. You can see spectacular views the glowing lava inside the crater vent— especially the orange glow it emits after dark — via HVO Webcams.

    Big Island satellite image Hawaii satellite image
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    by Onedragon Updated Aug 7, 2008

    Favorite thing: HI
    THE STAR OF HONOLULU IS A PRETTY GOOD ONE.. THEY HAVE BEEN DOING CRUISES SINCE 1957... SO THEY ARE RELIABLE.. .. CHECK THEM OUT..OK??? 1-800-334-6191 from the Mainland or at (808) 983-7827 in Hawaii. Fax: (808) 983-7780

    Fondest memory: SMILES

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    Seafood Watch (Fish Guide)

    by iammon Updated Jun 16, 2008

    Favorite thing: Make Choices for healthy Oceans! Here a little guide to make good consumer choices. If you eat fish you should ask these questions: Where is the seafood from? Is it farmed or wild-caught? How was it caught?
    Best Choices: Aku/Skipjack tuna, Akule/Bigeye scad, Barramundi (US farmed), Clams (farmed), Halibut (Pacific), Mackerel scad, Oysters (farmed), Sardines, Striped Bass (farmed) Tilapia (US farmed)

    Avoid: Bigeye tuna, Bluefin tuna, Thoothfish, Red snapper (Main Islands), Sharks, Grouper (Main Islands), Imported Mahi mahi, Pink Snapper (Main Islands)

    For further details check

    Fondest memory: and the one not to eat with the longest name: Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

    Best seen snorkeling!

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  • Kuaui and the Kids

    by renres828 Written Aug 27, 2007

    Favorite thing: Great Diversity among the Islands.Easy access to each one with new low fare on GoFly(Mesa Airlines). The cultural diversity supports the cusines variety. Also being able to shop and cook at the Timeshare save a great deal on eating out..Friendly people.very helpful when you are lost.

    Fondest memory: We like Kuaui for ourselves ,children and grands. More to do especially if you are not into night life.
    I miss the pristine waters, the quietness at night...warm breezes..endless stretches of beaches. great vistas.We traveled with the parents and their children(total 11) Wwe mangage to meet the children's need and the adults by staying in contact and being flexible as to how each day was going...

    KoKee Park View Kauai Napali Coast Sunrise on the Beach Boy and the Beach Gracious Ginger
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    by agapotravel Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: I think it would be impossible to pick one thing that we loved about Hawaii. It is just a place of breathtaking beauty....beaches, ocean, flowers, wildlife, the locals. I definitely recommend visiting as many islands as you can while you are there. It is neat to compare and discover which are your favorites.

    Fondest memory: We desperately miss waking up to the sound of the ocean. We LOVED being able to get in the water everyday.

    Beaches Waterfalls Rainbows More beaches Gorgeous skies
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    Kaua`i Veteran's Memorial Hospital

    by BlueCollar Updated Feb 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Not exactly a Must See but if you're on the west side of Kaua'i and in need of medical care, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea cannot be beat. We had the most pleasing experience here than at any other hospital we've ever been to. Here, you are respected as a person needing help....not just a number or a source of revenue.

    During our trip in Oct. 2001, my wife spent two days here with a kidney stone that decide to migrate south. Within about one hour of walking into the ER, she was seen by three doctors, sonogrammed, X-rayed and diagnosed. Everyone, from staff to nurses to doctors, was so nice and accommodating. It certainly refreshed a belief that personalized healthcare was possible and still being practiced.

    And to top it all off, upon our return to Florida, Dr. Paul took time from her busy schedule to personally call us and see that we made it home safely. That is a great doctor!

    Return to my main Hawai`i page.

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    Lumaha‘i Beach

    by BlueCollar Written Dec 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: On the Island of Kaua‘i

    We are not big beach people. We rarely go to the beach.

    However, on our forth morning on Kaua‘i during our 2006 trip, we up early (as usual) and were heading into Hanalei from our rental house near Hā‘ena. We saw that Lumaha‘i Beach was well illuminated by the morning sun and that she looked angry.

    The big waves were rolling in and I just knew I had to capture a few shots. So I ventured out to the shoreline on this unswimmable beach.

    I ventured out onto those rocks at Lumaha���i As I got closer, I knew to stay away from thatside From the rocks looking westward My wife stayed back on the beach
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    Official Visitor's Guide

    by BlueCollar Written Mar 10, 2006

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    Favorite thing: This guide is free and sent directly to your home. It is packed with information and, best of all, it has hundreds of website listings for you to explore and get all the gritty details. All you need to do is go to the official Hawai`i visitor's website at and register. It will arrive in the mail within a couple weeks.

    The Official Hawai`i Visitor's Guide

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    Aloha Spirit

    by Pattons Updated Feb 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I have visited Oahu, Maui and the Big island of Hawaii many times. The people of Hawaii are so nice to tourists. They make you feel welcome and share their Aloha spirit with you while you are there.

    Fondest memory: The sunsets are beautiful. The malasadas (fried doughnuts) at Leonard's Bakery are delicious and make my mouth water when I think of them. Driving around the island and seeing all of the visitas is breathtaking. The smell of frangipani and other local flowers is incredible.

    View from Pali Lookout Sunset Beach Northshore Oahu
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    When to visit Hawaii

    by HawaiianKukiniNui Written Feb 10, 2006

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    Favorite thing: We are often asked, ?When is the best time to visit Hawaii?? -- which is like asking, ?How high is up?? It?s all relative. Here are ten tips to help you decide the best time for YOU:

    1. The busiest tourist season is December to February, mostly because people from the mainland want to get away from the blizzards.

    2. June to October is the ?hottest? period, but temperatures do not vary very much, ranging between 75 to 85 degrees.

    3. Rainfall is heaviest between December and March, but not so heavy as to be a concern. If you wait a while the sun will come out and you will be rewarded with a glorious rainbow.

    4. Hotel prices are lowest between April and mid-December.

    5. The best weather is often found in April, May, September and October. These are also the months when you can find some good travel bargains.

    6. Airfare and lodging tend to be more expensive during the "high" season of mid-December to mid-April. Also, winter is the time to see those humongous waves on Oahu?s famous north shore.

    7. In summer, the kids are out of school, so beaches are more crowded.

    8. The last week in April and first week in May can be very busy in Waikiki. This is the peak season for visitors from Japan due to the Japanese "Golden Week" holidays.

    9. The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, held during the week after Easter and the Ironman Triathlon, held in October are busy times for the Big Island.

    10. The water temperature in Hawaii is very consistent. The year-round average water temperature is a warm 74 degrees. It can reach 80 degrees in mid-summer.

    So, the best answer to the question "When is the best time to visit Hawaii?" is: there is no bad time to visit paradise!

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