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Trips Island fun
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Multi Generational
timing
Winter 2017
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01/10/2019
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
  • Traveled with American Airlines
  • Overall tips Overall the island is beautiful. We made a mistake and only stayed 2 nights. If I could do it again I would have stayed a week.
Accommodation
  • Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
    1 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
    This is it! The lagoon was amazing to snorkel (with turtles!) and the pool is opemn 24 hours and heated (think jetlagged at 4 am) The service was great and food really good. The sunset is priceless!
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Places to Eat & Activities

  • Activity

    • Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
      1 N Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, USA
      We ate all our meals at the hotel. We either ate at the grab and go or the medium priced sit down restaurant. Otherwise we swam and snorkeled all day.
Hanalei, Hawaii, United States
  • Traveled with Hawaiian airlines
  • Overall tips The north shore of Kauai in the summer is amazing. The vibe in Hanalei is pretty cool with tons of fresh, amazing food and great swimming.
Accommodation
  • Hanalei Bay Resort
    5380 Honoiki Rd, Princeville, HI 96722, USA
    This is a great alternative to a hotel. We rented a two bedroom condo with a loft and stayed with our three children and parents. The resort had bbqs and also a great salt water lagoon pool. The beach is stunning! However, lots of hills so beware. They do provide golf cart service and you need to bring chairs to the beach (most condos provide). The st regis is next door so down at the beach you can order food from there if needed.
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Places to Eat & Activities

  • Place To Eat

    • The Dolphin Restaurant
      5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
      Best sushi I have ever had. The wait is crazy but if you are willing to eat outside by the river there is no wait.
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Places to Eat & Activities

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    • Wings over kauai
      INstead of a helicopter tour with rented a 6 seater plane with a pilot. This was a great and affordable way of seeing the island and we didn't miss out on anything. I highly recommend.
    • Hanalei Bay Resort
      5380 Honoiki Rd, Princeville, HI 96722, USA
      We ate at the condo that day
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Places to Eat & Activities

  • Place To Eat

    • The Dolphin Restaurant
      5-5016 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
      They also have a fish market in the back which is amazing. We bought and made kebabs
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Places to Eat & Activities

  • Place To Eat

    • Postcards Cafe
      5-5075 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
      Great little restaurant across from Dolphin. I highly recommend and they were very kids friendly.

    Activity

    • Snorkel
      We spent most of the day swimming and snorkeling in front of the hotel
Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
  • Traveled with Hawaii airlines
  • Overall tips Maui is a great place and really worth visiting. The scenery is beautiful but it is really built up compared to Kona and Hanalei.
Accommodation
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
    1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
    Its definitely a great hotel but it is quite pricey. We stayed on points and was worth it. The food needs some upgrading, especially at the pool, but overall service was average and the beach is ok. However you can shuttle over to Kapalua, which is amazing snorkeling.
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Places to Eat & Activities

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    • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
      1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
      Ate ate the hotel the first night
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Places to Eat & Activities

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    • Kapalua
      Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
      Amazing snorkeling and you are able to swim with the turtles. You can rent chairs there or if you are staying at the Ritz grab some from the beach area and just remember to bring them back! bring water and snacks
    • Honolua Store
      502 Office Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
      A five minute walk from the hotel, this is a great general store with takeout as well. We bough food for breakfast and also had a couple of meals.
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Places to Eat & Activities

  • Activity

    • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
      1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
      We stayed at the hotel all day. There is enough to do and the beach is rough but fine to swim in. The pools are great and there is a 2 mile hike along the coast which is awesome