Help Me Salvage Our Maui Vacation

Mar 31st, 2007, 09:08 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 109
Help Me Salvage Our Maui Vacation

Hello from Maui,

I need some suggestions! On Thursday, the 2nd day of our 1 week vacation, my husband crashed on a Haleakala bike ride. He was discharged from Maui Memorial this morning. We have essentially 3 days left. Looking for suggestions of things to do that don't require a lot of hiking, etc. (he broke his collarbone and 6 ribs). We still have our Luai reservations for tomorrow night (we did switch to table seating). Are there great beaches where we wouldn't have to go down a lot of stairs to access? Also...our flight leave Tuesday night at 11 pm. I am willing to pay for a hotel for Tuesday...just so we aren't displaced with him not feeling so hot. Any suggestions? Kahului? Wailuku? Maalea? (We in Kapalua now). Thanks for any help.
sofee is offline  
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Posts: n/a
Aloha sofee..
My thoughts and prayers are for both of you!
Since you are in Kapalua, the best for breakfast and stunning views and outstanding food is the
Plantation House at the Kapalua Golf course..great place to recover!
How about a boat ride? or take the train..
Hula Grill is fun to be feet in the sand and have lunch..
Love the beach at Napili and the Gazebo is another great place on the water for breakfast/lunch..
Best to you and your husband!

Mar 31st, 2007, 09:27 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 921
Sorry to hear of the accident, not just a normal tumble either

Kahekili beach park is nice, at the north end of Kaanapali area, take a picnic or pick up one at CJ's Diner close by. The whole Whaler's Village area/Kaanapali Beach is good too, level access.

Understand re late departure, we've taken a room for an extra "night" a couple of times, well worth it. Where you are now might be able to help. If not there's a couple of places over by the airport whose names escape me but look at for starters.

Good luck and enjoy the rest of your stay
pspercy is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:11 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 941
If your husband is so badly injured that he can't climb stairs then should he be going to the beach? He probably can't swim and getting up and down from a beach chair will be more painful than climbing stairs. There is probably not a lot that he can do, and only you and he know what his capabilities are.

And if you are going to rent a hotel room for your last day why would you not just stay at the same hotel where you are, rather than putting him through the move to another hotel?
Rusty is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:15 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 22,130
Sorry about his accident. You also need to think about comfort on the flight home. Broken ribs are very painful since they hurt everytime one breathes. They probably discharged him with pain medication, but if they did not, call hospital back and get something or even call your primary MD at home - he may find seat position uncomfortable on flight without it. If they did not already tell him, people with rib fractures are at risk for pneumonia since it hurts to breathe and often because of this they don't breathe deeply enough. So even if it is uncomfortable, and especially on flight, do some deep breathing exercises and drink anough fluids.
gail is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 08:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,353
Assuming you have a rental car, you could leave your hubby at the hotel to rest for the day and go into Lahaina for some shopping and sight-seeing.

I would definitely try to extend the hotel you are already at, for the one more day you need.
suze is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:04 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 109
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Yes, he definately won't be able to go in the water...but I think getting him out will do some good. He does have pain medication. Not enough if you ask him We rented our condo through VRBO and I contacted the owner and she so graciously said it was okay for us to check out very late as she has a day between renters to clean. I guess that is the Aloha spirit!? Luckily, I bought extra FF flyer miles to upgrade to 1st class for the trip. I know it will still be hard...but better than coach.
sofee is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 45,322
Hi sofee, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands accident and injuries.
Thank goodness you will be flying home in 1st class and that the condo owner is allowing you to delay vacating the condo. My good wishes to both of you.
LoveItaly is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,353
Well, sounds like you've already made the best of things. Best regards to you both. Thank goodness for that 1st class ticket homeward bound and late condo checkout. That should really help.
suze is offline  
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:41 AM
Posts: n/a
Oh sofee, he is so lucky to walk away with healable injuries.

Maybe you could borrow a wheelchair at one of the hotels to do the ocean paths in Kaanapalli or Wailea. Explain to the concierge.

Have fun at the Luai! Celebrate survival!
Apr 1st, 2007, 10:54 AM
Posts: n/a
I'm so sorry to read about his accident. I would suggest a trip upcountry to see the winery. The drive is gorgeous. You could buy some nice sammiches at the deli across the street ( or bring a picnic) do the little wine tasting, and picnic on the grounds. It's not the beach, but it's very pretty and he wouldn't have to walk far.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:03 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 670
Sofee - so sorry to hear about your husband's accident, glad you were able to upgrade to 1st class and that you're vrbo owner is so accomodating. My son got hurt three days before we were scheduled to leave Maui years ago. I called the airline and they provided a wheelchair escort at both ends of the trip. Believe me, it was a God-send. Also - we were allowed to pre-board, which helped a lot to get settled before everyone else was rushing onto the plane. You might want to check into getting a wheelchair escort - even though he can walk, it would make him more comfortable.
bashfulLV is offline  
Apr 2nd, 2007, 10:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,353
excellent idea above. definitely request wheelchair assistance thru the airport(s). i traveled once right before a knee surgery, i hestitated to do so, but it REALLY was a fantastic idea. call the airlines so they'll have one reserved for you (you get thru security real fast, get delivered right to your gate, etc.)
suze is offline  
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:10 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,937
Sorry to hear about your accident. We also had one on Haleakala, but car not bicycle. Also spent time at Maui Memorial. Also broke 6 ribs, but NO collarbone. From experience...just take it easy...lots of rest...I did not want to eat very much (a good thing). I flew home to NYC coach and it was not a problem. I actually felt good on te plane. I was really worried about the flight, but I did not find it hard. BUT..I took an extra week in Hawaii after the accident. If at all possible, try to extend you time in Hawii. He will need to rest at home and Hawaii is better. Check with the airline to see about changing your tickets. We had used ff for our trip and they (Continental) let us change our return no problem. I needed a note from the md when I got on the plane to show that I was ok to travel. It took me a very long time to breath deeply again.
Elainee is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:17 AM.