Time for a family trip report!
Myself, Steve, my sister, and our parents.
My parents and my sister have only been to Oahu before, and not for many years. Steve and I had already been to Oahu and Big Island so we were pretty excited to share our favorite places with them.
We took advantage of fantastic flight deals because Hawaiian Airlines had just launched new round-trip flights from New York’s JFK direct to Honolulu. I think we paid around $400 per person! We stayed in Oahu for 4 nights and the Big Island for 6 nights during June of 2012. We flew inter-island on Hawaiian air as well.
On Oahu, we stayed at the Hyatt Place Waikiki which was able to give me a great rate on 2 rooms, booked directly with them online.
On Kona, we all stayed together in a 3-br townhouse/condo at the Hali’i Kai on the Kohala coast booked via VRBO.com
On Oahu – our car rental was 20 bucks a day via priceline, on the Big Island, our minivan rental was free via Thank You points…a huge savings! For more information on traveling to Hawaii in style on a budget, click here.
Originally this trip report was posted on Fodors.com Hawaii travel forums, I’ve adapted it for this blog, complete with pictures. All pictures were taken by us with either a Panasonic-GF1, a Blackberry Bold, or a Canon point-and-shoot, unless otherwise noted.