Top 10 resorts in Hawaii
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Take a look at Makena Surf, Maui. Gated Condominium Property, Security, Swimming pools, Wedding Beaches on both ends of the property, get the best snorkeling possible at "Turtle Town" and you don't have to pay the "Guided Fee" to swim where the Guides all take their clientele to snorkel. A remote feeling compared to Kaanapali.
Four "swank" hotels and restaurants within athletic walking distance: Fairmont-Kea Lame (Listed as top 11), Prince ( best buffet breakfast; kids love to feed the very large Koi by hand, deer herds at night on the South side), Four Seasons, (great who's who and Paparazzi at the beach) and Grand Wailea (with an adjacent open mall). Walkway in front of these hotels. Famous Skins Game across the street from "the Condo's".
Breaching whales during the calving season, listen to the Humpback whales talking while snorkeling.
BYOM? Bring your own mattress?
Before I stay anywhere, I'd like to know there won't be bedbugs and cockroaches staying with me (the little salamanders are fine).
I've been to Hawaii and it is beautiful, but it can also be horrible. I had a bedroom full of mosquitoes after a rain storm. The biggest cockroach I have ever seen escaped from the van as I got off at the lodging.
These are acknowledged problems in some places and for the price....
Well, in my mind Hawaii is not about these super luxury resorts where you're basically captive to one property and all the extra charges they can throw on the bill. I prefer wandering around, going to different beaches and scenic attractions and not being confined to one place. After a day or two you become bored and realize your paying $400-500 a night to sleep. Before I did any of that I'd pick up a ticket to Thailand, the Philippines or Costa Rica and have twice the fun at a third of the price. The service is probably better, the seafood fresher and the resorts are a bit rustic that blend in with the local designs and traditions. I've traveled extensively to these places and find them much less restrictive and way more entertaining if you
catch my drift.
A guy told me he paid $26 for bacon and eggs out there for breakfast. Well, before I'd do that; I'd find a cheaper hotel, eat at the locat places and spend my time touring the scenery and on one of the fine free
Honeymooned here in 1993 and it was fabulous. There is a pathway that leads down to the beach to a great little inlet for snorkeling, etc. For a romantic place to stay away from all the shopping and hub-bub of some of the other areas in Hawaii, this was top notch! There are only 2 resorts on the whole island and plenty of sight seeing and LOTS of privacy. At least, back then there was!!
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