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driving time from princeville to poipu area

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Gilbert, Arizona
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driving time from princeville to poipu area

we are staying in princeville at the end of february but would like to drive to poipu and surrounding areas for snorkeling. when is a good time to leave princeville in the morning and not add to the congestion of traffic/rush hour? we usually are up by 5am when we are in hawaii. and we prefer to snorkel in the morning.

mahalo :)

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1. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

Po`ipu is at lease hour from Princeville when doing the speed limit. If you leave any time before 9:30 on a weekday you'll have the advantage of contra-flow from Kapa`a to Hanama`ulu. You're not likely to have any problems on an early morning trip.

Do pay attention to speed limits. The police are cracking down, especially through construction areas.

Edited: 3:50 pm, February 07, 2011
Moorpark, California
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2. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

It usually takes us about 90 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day. We usually go mid-day.

santa rosa...
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3. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

Yes, 90 minutes , as Martik said.

San Diego...
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4. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

It typically takes us 45-50 min to make if from Anahola to Poipu. P-ville is maybe 20 min north of us when I time it (10-12 miles).

An hour is flying low. 90 min seems a bit conservative. but that's the right range esp now that the construction in Lihue is mucking things up.

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5. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

An hour and a half is what it always takes us each way, and we use the shortcut.

Nice to have the time change so that one can get an early start.

Gilbert, Arizona
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6. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

thank you so much everyone. once again the input is appreciated.

7. Re: driving time from princeville to poipu area

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