Babymoon in Maui or Kauai?

Dec 30th, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Babymoon in Maui or Kauai?

My husband and I are planning on taking our babymoon in Hawaii. Considering that I will be 6 months pregnant at the time of our trip, we cannot decide on which island to go to. Between Maui and Kauai, which would island would you recommend?
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Dec 30th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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going to a third world country and learning about the challenges of parenthood would make a much more eventful trip into the world of childbearing
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Dec 30th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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What kind of response is that? Is it really necessary to be that obnoxious, Gyppielou? You must be seriously bored or lonely or just pathetic overall.

Congratulations on your pregnancy Cingen! I went to Kauai but have not been to Maui, but from what I understand Maui is more commercialized although Kauai had its fair share of stores like Wal-Mart, etc. I loved my stay in Kauai-many hidden beaches, good restaurants, beautiful scenery. Can you go to both?
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:05 PM
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"What kind of response is that? Is it really necessary to be that obnoxious, Gyppielou? You must be seriously bored or lonely or just pathetic overall. "

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definition of babymoon?????
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:07 PM
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Who came up with this dopey term “babymoon” and what the heck is it supposed to mean?
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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I understand the definition of a babymoon to mean a vacation one takes while one is pregnant.

I'm not quite sure what that has to do with being a "taker" rather than a "giver." But maybe Gyppie knows the cingen personally?

Geez louise. I didn't realize women shouldn't vacation while pregnant.

However, I've been to Maui and the Big Island. I've not been to Kauai. I think it depends on what you want to do and the time of year you'll be visiting the islands.

We liked the beaches in Maui. We did not like that it was busier than the Big Island. We liked that we had to drive less on Maui, but we missed the diversity of landscape on the Big Island. Are you looking for a relaxing, beach vacation? Or more activities? More restuarants? Outdoor activities?

I felt really good when I was six months pregnant, so the outdoor activities like hiking or kayaking would've been fun for me.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:40 PM
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double post...sorry.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 12:53 PM
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I did a babymoon on the Big Island at about seven months PG.

I'm not clear on what your exact concerns are. Any of the Hawaiian islands are fine for a pregnant woman. It's the U.S.--no sanitation concerns, American medical care if you need it, you can get the same food you get at home. Just be cautious about overdoing it.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 01:01 PM
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I don't follow what being pregnant has to do with choice of islands?

Maui is gorgeous but a bit more developed and commercialized in places (also therefore offers more "to do").

Kauai is laid back with somewhat less tourist infrastructure.

Choice of islands (imho) depends on your general interests not the fact you are expecting.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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You are right, gyppielou. This OP asks questions and never comes back to say thank you or anything!! Have fun on your barfymoon
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Dec 30th, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Now, now. It would only be a barfymoon if she were in her first trimester.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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Hi suze - IMO, I think the OP is just trying to give more facts.

If someone loves Kauai b/c of the long hikes or taking a Napali boat tour or if they love Maui for the night life and hiking (or whatever), these are things the OP probably will not be doing on this vacation.

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Dec 30th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Oh BTW, congrats cingen!! You'll have a great vacation where ever you go.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Well that doesn't matter than, you can relax and do nothing, or be very active on any of the islands.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Really, that's one of the dumbest words ever. Babymoon? gag me.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Think about it - is it really any worse than "honeymoon"?
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Dec 30th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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see "Babymoon" thread over in the Lounge.
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Dec 30th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Jeez, some of these responses are seriously obnoxious.

cingen - either Maui or Kauai would be nice - I would take a look at what activities/attractions each island offers and go from there. Both islands can be as active or relaxing as you would like.

Generally Kauai is more laid back and Maui (as mentioned earlier) is more commercialized.

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Dec 31st, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Congratulations on your baby, cingen! While I understand wantingto share your good news,
I can't imagine what difference being pregnant makes in deciding on an island.
And who said you can't take long hikes when pregnant?
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Dec 31st, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Maybe a pregnant person should just say they are taking a vacation.

The term babymoon sounds ridiculous!
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