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Big Island question--how many nights to spend at VNP?

Big Island question--how many nights to spend at VNP?

Jul 25th, 2006, 09:19 AM
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Big Island question--how many nights to spend at VNP?

I need your help with an important decision.

We had originally planned 5 nights on the BI, and we have booked a condo near Kona for that time. But as luck would have it, we will now have 2 additional days on the BI. I am thinking of adding one night to our stay at the condo in Kona, then spending our last night at VNP. Our flight home leaves around 9:30pm, so that gives us time to take the northerly route from VNP and see the waterfalls on the drive back to Kona before flying home.

My question is this: Is one night at VNP enough, or should we stick with 5 nights in Kona and plan 2 nights at VNP?

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Jul 25th, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Aloha--anyone??
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Jul 25th, 2006, 02:07 PM
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Didn't I answer this somewhere else?

1 night if fine. We took the "long" drive around the north end - through cowboy country toward Hilo (short stop) and then on to VNP. VNP the next day and back on via southern route to Kona.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Thanks, starrsy I must have overlooked it somehow. Either that or I had a blonde moment and forgot.

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Jul 25th, 2006, 02:10 PM
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Jul 25th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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Well, we decided on 2 nights near the Volcano for our October trip. We have 3 nights in a B&B near Kona, 2 nights near Volcano, and then 5 nights at Fairmont Orchid above Kona. It sounded like the right amount of time at each place. That gives us a whole day and evening and next day at the volcano.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 05:44 PM
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We did 7 nights at the Hilton (slipping away mid-week for 1 night at Volcano) and 4 nights at the Four Seasons.

I liked having more time on the "sunny" coast and 1 night was fine for us at Volcano.

But, it is Hawaii - how can you go wrong!?!?!?!
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Jul 25th, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Where did you stay at VNP? I've heard Kilauea Lodge and Country Goose are both good, but I'm open to other options.
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Jul 25th, 2006, 05:56 PM
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http://www.haleohia.com/

Cottage #44

Bedroom is the old (round) water tank. Nice little apartment added on to it. Very nice. Secluded. Great jacuzzi tub.
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