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  • Family fun in Hawaii that won't break the bank!

    Jan 26, 2007 by pilarzmom is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good family fun that is affordable
    Cons: No cons to these!

    Summary: Although Hawaii is no longer the remote island paradise it once was, it still is my favorite vacation destination with so much to offer: beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, loads of outdoor activities including the ever-popular snorkeling and ... read more

  • My Paradise

    Sep 13, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Relaxed, easy going atmosphere, great food, kind people, beautiful landscape, and lots to do!
    Cons: Dangerous beaches and blue bubbles(small jelly fish that hurt really bad!)

    Summary: Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations. I've been to Oahu three times and plan on going back a lot more. I love the ocean, the green tropical plants, the food, the culture, the kind people, and the list goes on. Last time I was there, I stayed in a ... read more

  • Discover Hawaii.

    Apr 17, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worth the money spent.
    Cons: Very expensive if you don't budget.

    Summary: I recently went to Hawaii with my Fiance, We saved up for two years to afford it and it was definately worth the saving. I've never actually been anywhere outside of Europe before but always wanted to go to Hawaii. There is no place more romantic ... read more

  • The big island: A little history of a small village,

    Jan 31, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great off the beaten path in Hawaii, beautiful rental homes and area to just relax.
    Cons: no night life, pretty much a married couples retreat.

    Summary: Being that I was a resident of the Big island for a few years let me tell you a place that will give you a experience not many see visiting the island.The village I resided in was named pahala in Hawaiian the name means "The ashes of ... read more

  • Maui is the island to visit!

    Dec 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Warm, tropical, mostly sunny, very few people, views, water water water, trade winds
    Cons: Sometimes traffic, Kona weather is hot, not much to do at night.

    Summary: I have had the great pleasure of being able to visit Maui over the years, and I can't say enough good things about my trips. Each one is different, and each one has been a unique adventure. Without getting into too much detail, I have spent time in each ... read more

  • Dec 2005 week vacation on island of Hawaii=county=Big Island

    Dec 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: DEC'05-GREAT snorkeling at FREE state beach KAHULU'U,,,
    Cons: DEC'O5-lousy Aston condo, terrible Avis car rental experience,and terrible Kailua-Kona traffic !!

    Summary: DEC'05-It can be confusing ,with the multi-island chain called Hawaii and the biggest island called Hawaii. I have been to "the islands" as we lucky west coasters call them about 19-20 times. From 1966 to Dec 2005 for Christmas. With friends, with ... read more

  • The land of Paradise......A Great Escape

    Dec 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful sunsets, and sunrise,gorgeous flowers,nice people,If you have this once in a lifetime chance......take it!
    Cons: I wish I could of stayed longer,things are expensive!

    Summary: My husband and I flew to Hawaii for our Honeymoon and the beauty of it all is overwhelming, it is gorgeous! The sunsets in the evening are blended with orange and reds, just beautiful! The perfect place for a honeymoon! Lying on the Ocean with the waves ... read more

  • The Big Island: some reservations and some enthusiasms

    Apr 2, 2005 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: scenery, snorkeling, beef
    Cons: humidity, wind, overbuilding, drivers

    Summary: As in writing about another intensely popular destination, Ne w Orleans, my celebration of Hawai'i (the island, not the state) is accompanied by recording some frustrations. The somewhat negative emphasis is, probably, ... read more

  • Our Hawaii Itinerary! Great Trip!

    Oct 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This was the best Vacation ever! Night Dive with Manta Rays on The Big Island.
    Cons: Mauna Lani was a bit of a disappointment.

    Summary: HAWAII 2004 What we did and what we recommend you do when you visit the Islands of HAWAII. For our nicer viewing webpage with the same content and other Itineraries go here: http://www.jheary.com/itinerar y/hawaii.htm HONEYMOON – Ahhhhh, ... read more

  • Hawaii -- A Beautiful and Varied Experience Awaits You

    Mar 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery, clear water, varied activities. It's Hawaii!
    Cons: It takes a while to get there and the food is pretty expensive.

    Summary: The islands of Hawaii offer many wonderful and varied experiences. Choosing which islands to visit and determining how much time to allow for each is critical in maximizing your vacation enjoyment. The islands are quite different, so carefully ... read more

  • Hawai'i: You too Can Save Money. My Guide to Hawai'i on a Budget

    Aug 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A magnificent state and you can go on a budget.
    Cons: It will be expensive if you aren't careful.

    Summary: This review of Hawai’i, hopefully, will be one that you will find useful. It will be in two parts. The first part addresses general ways to save money and the second part addresses specific ways. I am not reviewing any place at which we saved money, ... read more

  • How to book your trip

    Jul 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A great place to visit.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Prologue Ok So its 2 P.M.on a Friday afternoon and you say to yourself "work is stressfull,the kids need a vacation and so does my wife". "Where can I go that is still within the us but is far enough from home". You think Hawaii yes. Now you have ... read more

  • Which Island Would You Pick?

    Apr 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Has that postcard feeling!
    Cons: When you have to go home!

    Summary: Can't decide which island(s) to visit? There are definite things to consider. I can help you with information from two of the islands; Oahu and Kauai. First of all, you have to decide which kind of traveler you are: Budget? Luxury? ... read more

  • Hawaii Hotels at Priceline.com

    Dec 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Save $100's
    Cons: Not for everybody

    Summary: I don't know how long this will last but people are getting really great deals on Hawaii hotels using Priceline.com. The key to Priceline is having a bidding strategy that will maximize your odds of getting a hotel that meets your requirements. You can ... read more

  • Kauai, Hawaii

    Sep 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The weather, the aroma when you step off the plane, and the ambiance
    Cons: Some tour groups are out to get the tourist's dollar

    Summary: Last March my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Kauai, Hawaii. Our flight departed about six hours late, which landed us on Oahu at about 10:00 p.m. Since the inter-island flights had already stopped, the airline put us up in the airport hotel. ... read more

  • The Sea Life of Hawaii

    Sep 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Maui Ocean Center has the wonderful sea life of the islands
    Cons: None.

    Summary: The Maui Ocean Center is a wonderful attraction to visit in Maui to experience the beauty of the Hawaiian seas. There are numerous examples of beautiful creatures of the sea, hands on experiences for spectators, and a tremendous 270 degree clear ... read more

  • Waikiki Resort - Oahu

    Jul 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Afternoon bartender in hotel bar was friendly and courteous
    Cons: Extremely rude staff. Room was tiny and uncomfortable.

    Summary: This hotel was part of a SunTrips package. Truly dreadful. The room was located on the back side of the elevator shafts and the constant grinding noise made sleeping impossible. The room contained one double bed with approximately 2 ... read more

  • What's there not to like

    Jun 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lot's of activities...the food.
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: My wife and I have been to Hawaii, Bermuda and Aruba...all within the span of 2 or 3 years, before our son was born. I am not a "beach person", I kinda hate the sand, and I can't stand having slimey suntan lotion all over my body. Hell, I can't even ... read more

  • Visit Fern Grotto on Kauai only if you have nothing else to do

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Trip to Fern Grotto is very easy and interesting in a touristy sort of way
    Cons: Ferns are still recovering from hurrican damage several years ago

    Summary: The title of this article is based on advice we got from other tourists and is totally true. As it turned out we did have a morning on Kauai before our departure home with "nothing else to do" and decided for $15.00 each it was something we might as ... read more

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

    Apr 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The many cultures of Polynesia illuminated
    Cons: None

    Summary: Of our many stops in Hawaii, we were most educated at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Located near the North end of Oahu's East coast, the culture of each major island in the Polynesian chain has a separate section with demonstrations, activities, ... read more

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