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Liz77 Jan 25th, 2004 04:12 PM

Big Island--Hapuna Prince or Marriott

My husband and I are going to Kauai and the Big Island in December. We've already booked the Marriott Waiohai for Kauai but are still considering a hotel for the big island. We can stay at the Marriott for $195/night or the Hapuna Prince Hotel for $295. Is the Hapuna worth the extra $100/ night? Thanks!

Liz77 Jan 25th, 2004 04:16 PM

WOW! Now I found the Hapuna for $199. So, for equal price, which is the better hotel?

Deloris Jan 25th, 2004 05:18 PM

We stayed at the Hapuna Prince for Christmas and loved it. We've been to the Mauna Kea several times over the years, but the Hapuna is much nicer and the beach is the best on the big island.
Congratulations on your rate!

JohnD Jan 26th, 2004 08:41 AM

The Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Marriott is a good value for ~$200/nite. It has historic fish ponds and a sandy crescent shaped beach with decent snorkeling, and occassional turtles.

Across the street are the convenient $)King's Shops, includes a ~o) starbucks((C))here is

A scenic 15-20 minute walk from the OWB-Marriott along the coast takes you to the Hilton Waikoloa (Hawaii's Disneyland).

The only potential concern I can think of would be the state of the ongoing condo construction between the Marriott and the Hilton. When we were there in March in an ocean front room behind the fishponds, the construction noise did not affect us. Would suggest staying in a wing farthest away from the parking lot/condo construction. Have not stayed at the Hapuna Prince. :S-

islandmom Jan 26th, 2004 09:49 PM

Hapuna area in general is much nicer - the beach and view. The hotel is very nice.

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