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    I totally forgot something. The sun in Hawaii is HOT. I burned myself quite badly and yes, I was wearing a very strong and protective sunscreen. There is a different type in Hawaii, I think it has titanium in it. (REally!) So get your sunscreen there.

    The volcano would be wonderful to see. You can take a 'chopper tour and view it from the sky.

    In addition to being more expensive, I found the "hands out for a tip" to be a little overwhelming. It seems everyone had a hand out. And we all know what I think of THAT! :D

    We too stayed at the Outrigger on Waikiki. There is another hotel further along (toward Diamond Head). It has an Asian name and we said if we ever returned we'd stay there. I'll rack my brain and try to remember.

    $500 a night for Outrigger is not worth it. Honest. It's a very nice place, clean and well served, but it's not a fancy hotel at all. For $500 a night, I'd be disappointed.

    I'll go look for that other hotel.






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    http://www.halekulani.com/style/overview/
    I'm about as sure as I can be this is it. It's not an Asian name, after all, but it has an Asian feel to the hotel.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 323535, member: 43
    http://www.halekulani.com/style/overview/
    I'm about as sure as I can be this is it. It's not an Asian name, after all, but it has an Asian feel to the hotel.
    oh that does look beautiful thanks Tink!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 323526, member: 151
    Donna and I used to make frequent business trips to Hawaii. We used to get a fantastic rate at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach because we were government employees. In 1995 I had to make a business trip over and Donna came with me on vacation. We got married at Pua Melia Plantation in Waimanalo. On one of the trips we took a weekend trip over to the Big Island (Hawaii). We rented a car and we were able to drive all over the island, seeing the beautiful waterfalls as well as the "desert" area of Kona. We even got to go to Volcanoes National Park and were able to watch lava flow into the ocean. We've never been to the other islands but would love to go to Maui (where our niece who got married in WDW a couple of years ago and her husband live).
    How fantastic that sounds. I'm yet to hear anyone say a bad word about Hawaii!
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    Did you see that one of their specialty suites was designed by Vera Wang? It's quite an expensive hotel. I'm sorry about that. I knew it was beautiful, but didn't realize the least expensive accommodation was close to $600 per night. Would be nice for a few days stay though! Maybe toward the end of the holiday so you are pampered and leave in true style?






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    Well I know where I will be staying when we go back









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    Apparently Steve Jobs absolutely loved Kona and went there every year for the peace
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    i don't mind paying that for 2/3 nights, would make up for it by booking everything myself and staying at hampton inns on other nights.


    found this from $250 a night
    http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en...WWA/index.html















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    Quote Originally Posted by Britchick, post: 323563, member: 39
    i don't mind paying that for 2/3 nights, would make up for it by booking everything myself and staying at hampton inns on other nights.


    found this from $250 a night
    http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en...WWA/index.html
    yeah I agree, I mean in fairness, the hilton doesnt exactly look like a slum
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 323568, member: 3
    yeah I agree, I mean in fairness, the hilton doesnt exactly look like a slum
    that's because it's a waldorf historia















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