Big Island or Oahu?

Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Big Island or Oahu?

My wife and I (early 30s) are trying to decide whether to go to Oahu or the Big Island? We have already decided to spend 4 days in Lanai. We have already been to Kauai and Maui. Any thoughts? We just want to relax, do a little hiking, but we are not big scuba divers or anything.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:43 PM
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I cast my vote for the big island, the only one with an active volcano.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:00 PM
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Oahu is my favorite--action and variety (and beauty) on Waikiki and scenic beauty driving around the island and up Mt. Tantalus, Pali Lookout, Punchbowl Cemetery, etc.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:07 PM
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doc04, I love all the islands, but if you're going to enjoy all that quiet on Lanai, I would spend the rest of the time on Oahu.
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How much time do you have? If it's more than 2 or 3 days I'd recommend the BI, as it has more diverse hiking -- but distances between attractions are greater. If you have only a couple of days Oahu might be a better choice.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:52 PM
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hike an active volcano and see the stars at Mauna Kea...only available on the Big Island
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 09:14 PM
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Oahu is the best. There's more to do than all of the other islands combined.

Lots to do on Oahu. Most of the websites are good for all islands:

Big Island:
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