Any suggestions on Hawaii island hopping budget accomidation options?

09.01.10

I am staying for 6night and would like to stay on a few different islands, a night or two on each.

2 Responses to “Any suggestions on Hawaii island hopping budget accomidation options?”

  1. zudmelrose says on :

    Good answer above. Especially the book recommendation. You can find them at Barnes & Noble.

    Also agree with the idea that you should limit the number of islands you visit. Figure you will burn up 4 hours every time you travel interisland. In view there is only 12 hours of visible sunlight, you lose one third of it in airports or airplanes. I suggest two islands at most.

    You could investigate flying from the mainland to one island, say Kauai going interisland on day 3 and then flying back to the mainland from the other island. United and American fly into Kauai, Honolulu, Maui and Kona on the Big island from SFO or LAX.

  2. taraloha says on :

    I strongly suggest you rethink this plan. With security restrictions the way they are, if you island-hop every couple of days you will spend half of your vacation in airports! Six days isn’t long, really. Choose one island and see as much of it as you can in that time. These islands are beautiful and there is so much to see on each one. For example:
    Maui – ‘Iao Needle, Lahaina town, Haleakala, road to Hana
    Kauai – Spouting Horn, Waimea Canyon, Kilauea Lighthouse, Poipu Beach, Hanalei Valley/Bay
    Oahu – Lanikai Beach, Waikiki Beach, North Shore (shave ice, big waves), Dole Pineapple Cannery, Bishop Museum
    Big Island – Kilauea volcano, waterfalls (Uma Uma, Akaka, Rainbow), Pacific Tsunami Museum, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge), Ka Lae (southernmost point in the U.S.).

    If you want to get a glimpse of each island (well, the four major ones anyway: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island), you should take a cruise. The ships stop at port on each island (two ports on the Big Island — Kona and Hilo) and allow you some time to get off the ship and see some things. Flying frantically to and from will be tiring and you won’t really see anything except the inside of the airplane. Why bother?

    Check out the ‘Revealed’ series of books by Andrew Doughty and Harriett Friedman. I have each of the books for the four islands I just mentioned and they’re very useful. By reading them you should get an idea of which island(s) you’re most interested in.

    Aloha :)

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