2nd February 2005, 06:29 PM
hawaii free and easy
im looking to plan a getaway to hawaii, free and easy.
Anyone here has experience to share? Like which island is the best, accomodation etc.
2nd February 2005, 06:46 PM
i was at hawaii with my wife for 2 weeks free n easy in Nov.
i booked a package from chan bros that got me on Northwest flight to Narita then onward to tokyo.
the package have 5N accomodation at waikiki and i extended my stay till a week there then took a flight to Maui and spent one week there.
things can be expensive at hawaii... make sure you budget well.
www.gohawaii.com is a good website to start.
A few main islands....
O'ahu: waikiki, honolulu, pearl harbour....generally more touristy and lots of japanese. take the bus there. no point renting car
Maui: great for outdoors, easy to get around if you rent a car, sunrise at haleakala crater is sublime!
Big Island: Volcanoes!
Kaua'i: if you rank peace and quiet above all
PM me if you need more info.
2nd February 2005, 06:47 PM
2nd February 2005, 06:58 PM
thanks for the info guys.
probably about 8-10 days? not enough leave...
is it easy to travel around yourself as I heard there isnt public transport?
2nd February 2005, 07:01 PM
at o'ahu, the public bus is great. on the other islands, rent a car is the best way.
if you got 8 - 10 days, remember that the flight to narita is 7 hrs, transit is 7hrs, narita to honolulu is 7 hrs. total is 21 hrs via northwest. To/fro is 42 hours which is abt 2 days leaving you only 6-8 days there.
if you fly china airlines, cheaper but i think transit is 1 day in taipei!
if you fly the other japanese airlines like ANA or JAL, it's quite expensive.
2nd February 2005, 09:27 PM
2nd February 2005, 11:10 PM
hey, thanks for the info again.
Nice pics... really whet my appetite man...
i will go borrow some books to read up.. and then start saving money..
any attractions that is especially worth mentioning?
3rd February 2005, 12:20 AM