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Old 04-13-2006, 08:39 PM
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We also just returned from an 11 day cruise. I agree with your sister. If you have never been I recommend Ohau first. The hotels are cheaper for one. Rent a car and get away from Waikiki. One day is enough there. There is so much to do around other parts of the island. Go to Haunama Bay for Snorkling but get there "early". By noon the beach is full and they will not let you in. There is a lovely shopping center on the water before Haunama Bay. Have breakfast or lunch there. Rent a convertable and drive around the island at night with the top down...fabulous! Spend a day on the north shore. The beaches are much rougher though on that part of the island. be careful! Really see the island. Not just the tourist traps. Make sure you visit Pearl Harbour. Maui is nice but you must rent a car to get around. No buses there. Maui is nice to just lay around. This is not a nightlife town if you like to party. Lay around the beach and shop the little stores. That's about it. Ohau has much more nightlife if that's what you like. If you do go to Maui rent a condo. You can get 2 and 3 bedrooms. Get one on the beach. I recommend papakea.com We were just there and it was fabulous. Complete with kitchens. Shopped at Costco. For just a couple days may not be worth grocery shopping but for a week if there are 4 people or more it can save you a lot of money. Beachfront apartment on the 4th floor. Watched wales from the balcony.