Category Archives: Where to Stay

Review: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The Location Like they say in the real estate business, “Location, location, location.” The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa definitely has location. This 23-acre Kaanapali Beach resort straddles the legendary lava rock landmark of Black Rock (Pu’u Keka’a). If I’m not mistaken, I believe that the Sheraton Maui Resort was the first resort built on Kaanapali beach nearly 50 years ... Read More »

Holiday Inn Beachcomber Is A Great Value In The Heart Of Waikiki

On our 2009 visit to Oahu, we stayed in the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber. The resort was so fresh off its $12 million renovation that, while we were there in February, the hotel was blessed with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. The Location The Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber is located on the mauka side (mountain side) of Waikiki’s most vibrant street at ... Read More »

Budget Travel Hawaii Trip Coach November 25th Transcript

I was delighted to answer Budget Travel Magazine readers’ Hawaii travel questions yesterday.  There were over 30 great questions that I answered.  If you missed the chat, then perhaps you’d be interested in reading the full transcript.  Here are a few excerpts from the chat. __________________________________________________________________________ Burlington, N.J.: We are planning on visiting Hawaii in October of 09. What Island/Islands ... Read More »

Where to Stay on Maui for the Best Weather

I suppose the phrase “best weather” is a subjective term. Probably most people would define it as warm and sunny.  On Maui you’re always going to be able to find wonderful warmth and usually lots of sun. (See our article on what’s the weather like on Maui.) In this article, we’ll identify the sunniest spots. Now please bear with me as ... Read More »

Where to stay on Hawaii’s Big Island

Where should you stay on the Big Island?  That’s a challenging question.  In fact of all the Hawaiian Islands, choosing where to stay on the Big Island may be the most difficult choice of all because of its size and diversity of climates and terrain. We know how it’s so easy to get your brain all balled up in a ... Read More »

Where to Stay on Kauai for the Best Weather

Kauai is known as the garden isle because of it’s lush green cliffs and valleys. Anyone with a green thumb knows that sunshine and rain are two essentials for growing a healthy garden.  Kauai is blessed with a nice balance of both. In comparison to the large resort areas on Maui, Oahu and the Big Island, Kauai does experience a ... Read More »

Where to Stay in Hawaii to Avoid Rain

The Hawaiian Island’s volcanic mountains combined with the pleasant trade winds create such a diversity of climates.  As we’ve share with you before, each island has a wetter windward side and a drier leeward side. As you plan your Hawaii vacation, you might want to find the best places to stay to avoid rain, particularly in the rainier, winter months. ... Read More »

Why Staying in a Condo on a Hawaii Vacation is a Savvy Choice

In case you don’t already know, I’m a big fan of staying in condos on my vacations to Hawaii. Sure, staying at a four or five-star hotel is a treat, but you really can’t beat the conveniences and price of staying in a condo anywhere in Hawaii. In fact, I’m going to the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in ... Read More »

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