United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Big Island or Maui for 6 nights?

Jump to last reply

My DH and I thought we had our dates all planned for our upcoming February trip:

Maui - Sunday through Saturday - 4 nights at Hyatt Maui, then 2 nights at Fairmont Kea Lani
BI - Saturday through Weds at Fairmont Orchid
Kauai - Weds through Monday at Grand Hyatt

I got the Fairmont credit card specifically to get the two free nights at the Kea Lani, as I really wanted to stay on "both sides" of the island per a few friends' recommendations, but I waited too long to book the Kea Lani as once the free nights posted to my account, there were no longer any rooms available (not surprised as it's Valentine's Day, but the nights were available just two days earlier when I checked).

So I could use the two free nights at the Fairmont Orchid instead, and just switch my inter-island flight from Saturday to Thursday. My husband thinks I'm going to be disappointed that I've shortchanged my Maui time, but everything I've read says we need at least 5 days to really see the Big Island, so I think this way might be better? I don't know, I'm having a hard time deciding.

If I do decide to keep my flight plans the same and spend 6 nights on Maui, then I have to keep my fingers crossed that something either opens up at the Kea Lani where I can use my Fairmont free nights, or something opens up at the Hyatt and I can use points there. Right now that is totally booked as well.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Stubhub and NFL Tickets
  2. 2 let's do a new Hawaii countdown
  3. 3 Road trip from Oakville to Vermont, Maine, Boston - too much in 7 days?
  4. 4 Trip Report Aloha from Paradise (aka Kauai)
  5. 5 Suggested Itinerary for Grand Canyon and Utah National Parks in two weeks
  6. 6 palm desert, CA
  7. 7 Where to add a few days in Colorado?
  8. 8 late-night DC restaurant
  9. 9 New York Trip
  10. 10 Balloon fest hotels
  11. 11 Philadelphia ?
  12. 12 Disappointed with Hotwire for our Austin Rental Car
  13. 13 Chicago - Walk? Cab? Bus? From Soldier Field...
  14. 14 Orlando-off-the-beaten-track
  15. 15 Trip Report Joe Tro's San Francisco trip report
  16. 16 Itinerary for solo traveler to Maui, Hawaii
  17. 17 Baggage & Missed Plane Connection Questions
  18. 18 California: Sonoma/ San Fran/ Carmel
  19. 19 Houston in September
  20. 20 America's Quirkiest Towns -- Is that a good thing?
  21. 21 Connecticut trip 3rd week of September
  22. 22 Hwy 54 instead of I-40 from Tucumcari to Wichita good or bad idea?
  23. 23 El Paso to Kansas City via Texas
  24. 24 Trip Report Yosemite First timers in August survival Guide
  25. 25 Exploring New Jersey and New York city
View next 25 » Back to the top