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Big Island / Kauai proposed itinerary - Need Advice!

Big Island / Kauai proposed itinerary - Need Advice!

Jan 11th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Can also recommend Hanalei Bay Resort. We rented a unit from VRBO and were more than pleased.

Yes, Jack Harter is still flying helicopters over Kauai, and it is a once in a liftime experience.
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Jan 11th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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What great advice!! We are doing both islands in July. We are staying at a VRBO in Hilo and in Kauai up near Hanalei.
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Jan 11th, 2012, 05:35 PM
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OK, you guys rock. Seriously. Thank you all!! MelissaMorgan - we checked out Koa Kea and we booked it today - looks amazing. I like the more intimate feeling over the Hyatt - which also looked beautiful, just huge. So thanks for that! I am also thinking maybe we'll spend 2 nights at the St Regis in Princeville - I thought it would be prohibitively expensive but we can actually get a good rate and it looks so beautiful. BTW I also checked out some of your other posts and made some notes about restaurant recs (we are also foodies). We also went ahead today and booked the Hale Kilauea at the Volcano VIllage Lodge - thanks Tomsd for that rec! Still deciding about where to stay in Kona... but I know we can't go wrong. We will definitely do a helicopter tour - I think we'll go with Jack Harter in Kauai and do the doorless heli - seems like an amazing experience. I can not wait to go on this trip!!
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Jan 11th, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Dang - Samijo: You B cooking with gas now. Used to know just about all of the restaurants on Kauai - but now - have to think a bit about which ones are still up and running. The Blue Dolphin - down in Hanalei - is fun - good fish et al and right on the river and will have to think of the other old "haunts". Of course - Roys down in Poipu is great.

The St. Regis is primo - great views, and a wonderful beach just below it - like your own private beach. I like to get coffee and a pastry and sit out on their deck in the early am - and they also have a very good (not cheap) restaurant.
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Jan 11th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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There are some very good restaurants near Poipu - we liked Josselin's so much we ate there twice in a 5 day trip.
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Jan 11th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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I think tomsd means the Hanalei Dolphin.
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