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barbaramtz May 10th, 2007 03:03 PM

Just for your information, we are wanting to SELL our Waohai beach Club timeshare for $27500.00. Presently going for $36500.00. Got to send kids to college. Anyone you know may be interested? It's a $9k better than
buying from Marriott.
Island view-2bedrooms, kitchen, living room and best beach according to Trael and Leisure magazine. If interested,
call 505-281-3678 or 505-328-7078 or
e-mail me at [email protected]
/thanks! for more information do a search under Mariott's website for Waohai Beacgh Club. thanks!

iceeu2 May 10th, 2007 03:33 PM

You should go to redweek.com or timeshareforums.com or tug2.net

FainaAgain May 10th, 2007 03:41 PM

If Iamq buys this time share, we all can visit.

TomCat2 May 11th, 2007 12:20 AM

First off my wife and I just returned from our 20 year wedding anniversary which were spent on the islands of Kauai & Oahu. This isn't or first visit to the Hawaiian islands being that I'm retired from the Navy and was stationed at Barbers Point, NAS and Pearl Harbor back in the late Sixty's and early Seventy's. Now after retirement we have been back 7 times and have now spent time vacationing on each island spending 10 days on Oahu and 10 on one of the out laying islands, this time we decided to save Oahu for last so we ended up catching a late flight on Aloha Airlines to Kauai after we arrived from the long flight from the East coast of the Mainland. First off in all our visits to Hawaii we have never encountered any troubles and love the native people but this time was and exception because I'm troubled to report that on the short flight over to Kauai the young Hawaiian boy(early twenties) who was seated on the other side of my wife had his hand under the armrest rubbing and feeling my wife, although my wife had made me change seats with her 10 minutes into the flight it wasn't until after we landed in Kauai and departed the plane that my wife finally told me what happen, at which time I lost my temper and asked her why she didn't tell me what this creep was doing before we left the plane, her reply was she didn't want to see me get in trouble and end up in prison for beating him to death. Anyways we walked back upstairs and talked to an Aloha Customer service official who told us Aloha does not assign seats by the customers name for inter island flights so theres no way to identify who he was so theres nothing we or they can do about it, we made follow up phone call to Aloha Airlines headquarters in Honolulu and received the same reply, thank god we had book the flight back to Oahu on Hawaiian Airlines and had 2 seats together. I guess this just goes to show you that your not even safe setting in a crowded airplane. I only shutter to think what would have happen if it would have been our grand daughter flying to visit us by herself. Anyways I would like to report that the rest of our trip went A-OK, although Kauai wasn't one of my favorite islands we did enjoy our drives up Waimea Canyon along with he beautiful sunsets from our beach cottage located on Barking Sands Beach, some of the other things we enjoyed was the North Shore along with the nice little produce stand that we found run by a native Hawaiian that still sells fresh papayas bananas & mango's using an honor system where you take what you want and leave the money in a box. Has for food we had most of meals at the Navy Base and a couple time we headed for the North Shore we would pack some paper plates and utensils and stop at the big Safe-way in Wailua and purchase a whole barbecued chicken and have a picnic at Lydgate State Park, most things were expenseve but if you a wise shopper and keep track of prices you can get some great deals, first off if your not giong to another island and need to purchass Hawaiian type food items think of only 3 places when on Kauai, Wal-mart K-Mart and if your a member Cosco(Im Not but Wish I was). Let me say that I love my coffee and the Kauai Coffee Plantion East of Port Allen is a must stop where you can sample all the differant blends and roast they make here are some of the things I didnt like about Kauai, first off the traffic backups are horrble in some place that can leave you setting in lines 4 to 5 miles long especally at large intersections

Odin May 13th, 2007 10:15 PM

We tried Kalypso but did not like it at all. The service was poor (starting with the hostess who was too busy on her cellphone outside the restaurant to show customers to a table thru to the appallingly bad waitress) plus the food was bad. It was lunch and we only ordered 2 fish burgers with a side of fries ($4.50 and they turned out to be waffles, the type you buy cheap in the freezer section of a supermarket). The kitchen could not co-ordinate the cooking of 2 fish burgers and "fries" in a mostly empty restaurant therefore half the meal was delivered cold. The fish did not taste good. It was the only bad dining experience we had in Kauai thankfully, the rest were excellent from the inexpensive plate lunches we had in Koloa to the Beach House in Poipu.

auntiemaria May 13th, 2007 10:34 PM

Even though we live less than 10 minutes from Kalypso, it's reviews like yours that have kept us away. Mahalo for your honesty!

excited_confused May 15th, 2007 06:00 AM

Hi, we leave for Kauai on June 28th so I am taking notes on the great food places mentioned above. Are Popo's < Pono market in Kapaa? We will be staying at Poipu Beach, can anyone suggest inexpensive breakfast places in the area? Thanks.

Kealalani May 15th, 2007 06:06 AM

Hey excited_confused! Laughing at your name - very funny. I can't help you with bfast in Poipu, but we adore Olympic Cafe in Kapaa. Sit overlooking the street action or on the other side looking at the ocean - it's all good. Banana Mac Pancakes is enough for two, share a side of bacon or bfast sausage and you're done, although they do eggs over easy real nice~ Perfect place to stop on the way to visit the North shore!

iceeu2 May 15th, 2007 07:01 AM

I've never been there for breakfast but I have heard talk that Joe's on the Green or something like is a good place to eat in the area you will be in.
Try it and let us know.((r))

iamq May 15th, 2007 08:39 AM

Joe's in Poipu is great for breakfast!

Ag3046 May 15th, 2007 11:13 AM

Where is the big new fancy Ritz-Carlton residences at Kalapaki Beach in Lihue? I don't know the area well enough, but from my maps and Google earth, they have got to be one one end of the runway or the other. Anybody know where they are going?

excited_confused May 15th, 2007 01:25 PM

Hi Kealalani, thanks for the comment, seems like every time I am planning a vacation that's how I feel so the name has stuck! Everyone on Fodors has been a great help. Will surely try Joe's, we were looking for places in/around Poipu itself where we could go in the morning while the kids were still in bed since they like to sleep in esp on vacation! Any more suggestions?

nanabee May 16th, 2007 03:26 PM

Kauai? Does any one know about this little restaurant (a hole in the wall) on Lihue that is on a back street (it took my hubby and I about an hour to find). I can't remember the name. Hopefully someone will know.
It serves the best simin (sp?) It is tiny, hot, dusty, flies everywhere, but people came from all corners of the world just to buy the soup. We ran into people from Australia, Japan the mainland, to buy by the bulk.
Great little place.

iceeu2 May 16th, 2007 04:17 PM

Hamura's Saimin.........no trip to Kauai would be complete without it!!!!

nanabee May 16th, 2007 04:28 PM

Ah thanks Iceeu2!
I still dream about their Saimin!

iamq May 16th, 2007 05:03 PM

Isn't there something that is not on Hamura's menu that Melissa or auntie or someone said to order? My beloved deep fried won-tons have made the menu now, but there was something else. sistahs?

MelissaHI May 16th, 2007 05:21 PM

Shrimp tempura!
mm mm mm. fried yummies.

iamq May 16th, 2007 05:24 PM

That's it! Muchos mahalos wahine. It's all about the foooooooooood.

olesouthernbelle May 27th, 2007 03:56 PM

iamq: Yes, there were baby chickens everywhere that new enough for ya? ~:> ((6))

AND, there's new pavement ALL THE WAY to the top at Waimea! I was really 'out done' because I had my hiking shoes, my hiking stick and all that junk, yet, the road is paved and striped all the way up!

I guess they haven't opened because they are still working on the 'facilities'.
But I was puzzled about it.

Another little aside: We saw grad students in their bug catching gear up there - looking for the state's leaf hopper. I gotta say, I got a chuckle out of this:

On the way back down, I asked what they were doing and he told me. Then I asked if he'd had any success. He proudly pulled out a tiny little vial with about 5 of the little suckers in there while smiling proudly and saying yes, offering up the tiny vial.

Well, I got news for you guys, Hawaii doesn't HAVE insects, at least not anywhere we hiked, biked, boated or horse rode.

I told the young man he was in the wrong state, you want leaf hoppers (or any bug)? Come to Alabama!
I could fill up fifty of those little vials in about an hour in my front yard alone! LOL!


iceeu2 May 28th, 2007 02:34 PM

OSB, aren't mosquitos insects???? There's some bad arsed mosquitoes in the parts of Hawaii we have hung in!


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