|View Poll Results: Which Hawaiian Island should we visit?|
|Big Island (Kona)||7||28.00%|
|The indispensable "Other"||5||20.00%|
|Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll|
So from the local airport we can get direct flights to 3 islands. The question is, which island?
ETA - Apparently I can also get to Kauai nonstop, but of course can't add that to the poll at this point.
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We didn't get to do a whole lot last time, but it was REALLY nice being back in a US state...I love Japan but sometimes I just want to go out without feeling so out of place.
We have been there 5 times and it is the best. Lots less touristy, no big biuldings, small, hippy towns and shopping! We usually stay out buy the light house and That side of the island is quieter than the other side.
Really good dive sites if you are divers
Maui is awesome too. Haven't been to Kaui, but I understand that is very nice too.
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The Na Pali coast has no equal, either a boat trip, helicopter ride, or even better camping trip there is the trip of a lifetime.
There's a lot to do on Oahu and Maui...there are parts of these islands that are less "bustling", but the resort-y areas are pretty developed. The nice thing about going to either of these islands is that you can park on a deserted beach during the day and not have a problem finding a fun show for the evening. You CAN have the best of both worlds, and you DON'T have to stay in Waikiki on Oahu.
The Big Island is a great place to visit, but it's not what a lot of people think when they think of a trip to Hawaii. I spent a week on the Big Island last year, and didn't go to the beach once. (We spent most of our time at Volcanoes National Park and on that side of the island...we want to go back and spend a week on the OTHER side and get some beach time in next time.) For a four day trip, it's best to pick one or the other.
I would say that Kauai and Lanai are the islands you would go to if you want to relax on a less-than-crowded beach for most of your time. (Although there are activities to do on those islands, they aren't like the plethora of things there are to do on the other islands.)
Although I will say that no matter what you choose, I'd get to booking something soon, as Thanksgiving time is high season around here.
we stayed in the northern part of kihei, which made it really accessible. we stayed at the sugar beach resort, which is very family friendly and right on the beach. we stay away from the touristy areas like lahaina or kaanapali.
whatever you choose...hope you have a wonderful trip and aloha!!