Maui and Kauai things to do advise

Nov 5th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Do you remember the name and/or where that church in Lahaina was, sunbum?
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Nov 5th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Its the Waiola Church

http://www.waiolachurch.org
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Nov 5th, 2012, 08:04 AM
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please don't consider a moped on either island.
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Nov 5th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Dang - lost my post again getting a webpage. Here is the snorkeling page for Kauai - and definitely stop at Lydgate Park to snorkel on the way up to the North Shore - and then get all the way to the end of the road - at Ke Beach - beyond Princeville/Hanalei - over 7 one lane bridges. Very very beautiful - and you will enjoy the "Bali Hai" view. http://www.kauaiexplorer.com/guides/...snorkeling.php

Ke is also great for sunsets.

As for snorkeling - it's best to go early in the day - when the ocean is usually the calmest with the best visibility.

What I started the other note with was - when you arrive at the airports - pick up the various travel mags and read them for deals, suggestions and the good maps they have.

Then check with the Snorkel Bob's of the world - and rent your equipment for a week - and the rental/dive shops know where to go. For Mauai - the rocky outcropping by the old Sheraton at Kanaapali is great - as is a cove north of there - beyond Fleming's beach a couple of miles - Honolua
Bay - if it's calm - but if the surf is up - it's also a great place to watch the surfers.

http://www.hawaiisnorkelingguide.com...norkeling.html

Also - Molokini used to be great but now I too would suggest you consider taking a dive/snorkel trip over to Lanai - out of Lahiana probably.

There is also some good snorkeling at the south end/Kiehei way - and we loved getting out to La Perouse Bay years ago. http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/02/06...rkel.html?_r=0
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Nov 5th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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As for Helicopters on Kauai - Jack Harter used to be the best - but not sure if he is still flying. It's a great ride for sure, and make sure whatever company you choose has well trained pilots with lots of hours.

And as for Luaus - sometimes the local churches can be the best as Sunbum noted. Just ask around/check the local papers, etc.
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Nov 5th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Uno Mas - I loved the drive around the top end of the island - just beautiful. I don't think the road is that bad (but it could frighten some I guess) - and there are a couple of places where it narrows to one lane - so you just slow down - turn on the lights - and if nobody is coming - slowly move forward and honk if you are really concerned.
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