Babymoon in Maui or Kauai?

Dec 31st, 2008, 02:04 PM
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At least "honeymoon" has ~150 yrs of provenance; "babymoon" sounds just so...well, gen X!
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Dec 31st, 2008, 02:12 PM
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All right, all right, I'll settle this.

Cingen: Take your babymoon in Maui, preferably at the Four Seasons in Wailea. Very nice choice.

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Dec 31st, 2008, 02:15 PM
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<"babymoon" sounds just so...well, gen X!>

Oh, nuh-uh. I'm very firmly Gen-X and my people don't say that! I blame the millenials (for most things).
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Dec 31st, 2008, 02:36 PM
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Cingen, congrats. If it were me, I'd go to Kauai just because I hear it's more relaxed.

You know, maybe cingen doesn't contribute and only asks questions. No big deal. Obviously she feels that this is a good place to come for advice. But really, should she be treated this way for her choice of words?

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Dec 31st, 2008, 03:07 PM
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With a response like that, why would you think someone would want to offer anything back??

Pretty pathetic.

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Dec 31st, 2008, 05:52 PM
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I never have understood why people use these forums as a place to be rude and ugly. The girl just wants suggesions, not ridicule!

Go to Kauai, you'll love it! Stay in Princeville on the north shore or the Grand Hyatt on the south shore. It's a small enough island to see it all without too much effort. If you have a day when you're not feeling like walking, drive to Waimea Canyon (the most beautiful thing you'll ever see). All you have to do is get out at the overlooks. If you're feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of trails - probably wouldn't try the ziplines in your condition.

Sorry that some people like to rain on your parade. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy it to the fullest! Congratulations on the baby!
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Dec 31st, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Wow, chepar, I can't believe you used the term "laid back" instead of "boring as hell" to describe Kauai!!
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Jan 1st, 2009, 10:42 AM
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I agree with the descriptions of Maui as being more crowded and tourist-oriented than Kauai, and perhaps a little livelier. I do love both places, however, so it really depends what you want to do -- sit on the beach (either, but be aware that the Grand Hyatt Poipu is not on a swimmable beach, and the resorts in the north tend to be on top of cliffs, so you have to walk to the beach), eat well (probably Maui), poke around little shops, etc. (definitely Maui), see gorgeous scenery (both, but with a nod to Kauai), hike (same), walk along the beach on paved paths (Maui). Being pregnant shouldn't interfere with your enjoyment of either island.
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Jan 1st, 2009, 03:32 PM
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You didn't say when you are going, or I didn't read it. I've been to both and they offer different experiences but both have beautiful beaches and memorable sunsets!

I think I might go to Kauai though as the beauty of the island and the laid back nature of it seems like it might be the right place for parents to be.

Keep in mind that you will have a really wonderful time no matter which you choose. There is no bad choice here!

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Jan 5th, 2009, 08:41 AM
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I was trying to be diplomatic.
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Jan 9th, 2009, 07:58 AM
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I think being pregnant does have an impact on WHERE you choose to vacation. You obviously don't want to be in an area where horseback riding, zip lines, steep hiking, and rough waters are the average. A "babymoon" (regardless if you like the word or not) is often the last "big hurrah" for quite a while. It is tough to tote a toddler to Hawaii. More power to you and your babymoon!

That being said, as an obstetrical nurse I would hate to be pregnant and SO far away from my hospital and OB. What if you are thousands of miles away and go into pre-term labor? It is tough to stay on bedrest when you are trying to fly home. What if you deliver pre-term and end up with a pre-term baby in a NICU on an island somewhere hours from home? Things happen....and I guess I am just paranoid.

I love Maui, haven't been to Kauai. You can't go wrong with either spot I am sure. Congrats!
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