174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
Well, what is it?
My favorite is Kauai because of the beautiful plants, exotic animals, not too many tourists go there since it is so far away from the main island, and the Native people are just awesome, plain and simple. I went to that island 3 times, once in 1997 and once in 1999. Spent 2 weeks at each time. Other times I went to the main island. and when we went in 1999, we also went to the island next to kauai. I forgot the name, but there were only 3 hotels on the whole island, and they were very small!
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
Having been to Oahu, The Big Island, and Kauai, I have to say its Kauai all the way for the same reasons 174thfwff said. Also, I loved Poipu beach. Very few people on the beach when I was there since most of the hotels had been destroyed by Hurricane Iniki.
No matter where you go in Hawaii, going here is a must.
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1524 times:
Hi Cstar King!!
OK, 174th, you started this post just to get my attention didn't you. It's a conspiracy cause you knew I couldn't resist a good Hawaiian post.
Well, you have it, my undivided attention!
OK, the way I feel right now, I have to say my favorite, for reasons explained below, is :
Reasons being: Maui has the perfect blend of people and nature. there's not too many people or tourist areas, which means there are alot of places you can go for a nice, secluded swim or hike. The beaches are not choked with tourists, the waterfalls are not fake.
And the people: Maui's people are like small-town people. they're there for each other, and the Hawaiian environment only amplifies that. Aloha spirit is interwoved within every aspect of Maui life. People are prefectly content with sufficing with a bicycle other than a car. Kids go to school barefoot. Aloha shirts are not out of style
But most of all Mauians are there for each other. Food is expensive as you know. So usually babysitters in Maui are paid in vegetables, fruits, or everybody's favorite, coconuts.
Also, those who have financial problems in Maui need not worry. It's a common occurance for neighbors in maui to bond to such a great length they consider themselves family, and for the less fortunate, they always find a home in th eland of Aloha.
Maui is the best of all worlds.
Aloha's second favorite island is
Reasons being: The utter beauty. Maui can't compare to Kauai's beauty. However there are not enough people on Kauai, there more things to do in nature but city life is more dull than city life in Maui, and I am a person who enjoys alot f things to do.
Kauai is a back-to-nature island. It's for the person that craves relaxation 24hrs a day, and it's for the naturelover too. But there's not alot to do in the city itself.
Oahu would be my favorite if it didn't have so many people. But it has too many people, it's too busy for me, except the north and east shores. THAt is paradise if anything!! I love Oahu, too many people, not enough wild places.
Following would be the
The only place I could live in the big island would be in the Hamakua/Hilo area, where its rainy and very green all the time. The rest of the island is ranch land and rather dry= not my type of place.
The island with the three hotels you are talking about is
I believe. Were there 3,000-ft sea cliffs on the north shore and does the name Kalaupapa mean anything to you? If it does, it was Moloka'i, between Maui and O'ahu.
BTW, if you noticed, I declined to post any Hawaii pictures. Not long ago I was advised to quit doing that, it was becoming an addiction!
Pgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
I have only been too Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Maui is the best because it is the perfect mix of nature and civilization. Kauai is beautiful, but empty with nothing else to do (except go to the airport ) Oahu is just like one big city, too many people on most parts of the island. If anyone goes to Maui, you must take the sunrise bikeride down Haleakala, it is just the coolest thing. (and if you are there in the winter, it is litterally the coldest thing besides Alaska ) I have never seen a landscape that actually makes you feel like you are on Mars like Haleakala does.
Aloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
PGH234- You know, the coldest temperature ever recorded atop Haleakala was -14 degrees F!!!!
Can you believe that? (I can )
The sunrise bike is a must, but you have to pay alot of money for it. Anywhere from $60 to $90.
Me, I got my own bike. Bike up there around, say, 3:30 in the morning. The excercise will keep you warm, then wait in the the visitor center till the sun comes up, then bike on down.
It's all free!!
Thing is, the Haleakala Highway is very dangerous so you have to have good brakes. I've heard of people smashing their heads in because thye missed a turn, so make sure yo've got good mountain bike caliper-pull brakes. Otherwise, don't do it, unless you bike down the much-less-travelled Skyline Drive!!