My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Hawaii for our Easter vacation. We are planning on booking our hotels and airlines separately and we are planning on staying in Honolulu for 4 nights and either Wailea or Kahului for 4 nights. We are planning on doing the road to Hana in Maui and also visiting Pearl Harbor among other things in Oahu. We want to make this trip a trip of a lifetime so we are willing to spend the money and do the stuff we want to do. We are looking for guidance in how to plan our trip and what we absolutely we need to do to experience Hawaii…… Thanks for your help with this. We are looking forward to our trip and want to make it the best possible.
Hana – highly recommended
Wailea – expensive
Kahului _ inexpensive ~I recommend Kihei or Napili/Kahana in between price of Kahului & Wailea, if you can afford Wailea go for it! Great Beaches in Wailea/Kihei also Napili-Kaanapali has great beaches.http://www.napilikai.com/
Helicopter Maui, well worth it! (you may see 10 waterfalls at once) Drive to Hana, Helicopter back from Hana Airport or vice versa, sunset helicopter tour at 10,000 ft above Haleakala Crater is AWESOME!
Arizona Memorial is mandatory but because it is free, lines start at 6:30am no more tickets after noon, be prepared to wait in line 1-2 hrs. 7 days a week, call for info : http://www.nps.gov/usar/ NO BAGS ALLOWED, some storage available, USS Missouri ,& Bowfin Submarine Museum shorter lines, small fee.
Bishop Museum & Planetarium ~ http://www.bishopmuseum.org/ ~best Hawaiian Museum
Waikiki Aquarium – 1 block from zoo
Prices drop after Easter b4 Easter most expensive time of year.
Book early(by that I mean NOW, ASAP) From mid Dec. to Easter very busy, rooms/airfare will book solid. May be cheaper to book early.
Kualoa Ranch ATV rides, Horseback, out in da country ~ http://www.kualoa.com/