2 weeks in Hawaii vs 1 week in Maldives

Nov 26th, 2011, 06:36 AM
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2 weeks in Hawaii vs 1 week in Maldives

Not sure which forum this belongs in, but related to my other hawaii post, my husband and I are planning a holiday for my 30th birthday and have another minor dilemma. I have always wanted to go to the Maldives, and it is almost half the distance/travel time from London as Hawaii, but also multiples of the price. For anyone who has been to both places, is it worth 1 week in the Maldives at a mid-range resort or 2 weeks in Hawaii at top choice resorts?

To give an idea, first choice would have been the W maldives, but at about USD 10k for a week, room only, not an option for this trip...maybe a honeymoon, but not this one! For roughly GBP 3,500, we can do flight/10 nights hotel in maui or kauai, or flight and 1 week hotel/flight for the Maldives, but not at any of my first choice accommodations.

is the extra week in hawaii worth the distance over the maldives?
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Nov 26th, 2011, 06:55 AM
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I've only been to Hawaii, and I love it. But the Maldives are known to be spectacular. Honestly for your b-day celebration I'd go with that trip. And save Hawaii for another time.
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Nov 26th, 2011, 10:04 AM
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I'm with Suze....As much as I love Hawaii and Kauai, Maldives would be my choice for a special b'day.
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Nov 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I just saw your other post. Since you have already been to Hawaii, I think you should go to the Maldives. I have never been, but would LOVE to go ... someday.

Here is a link to a recent trip report:

http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...a-maldives.cfm
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