We are planning a trip for the end of February. Where do I start? We will be staying for a week.
... Always count your nights, not your days or weeks. Your accommodations will charge by the night.
... Before you can do anything at all - you need to choose an Island. We generally recommend a travel guidebook called "Hawaii for Dummies" (that yellow-book series) for a good overview. And get good maps of Hawaii as well. Very important as you plan.
Note that each of the Islands has its own Forum - so pull them up and take a look!
... Don't let your planning lag. You are traveling during a very busy time - as folks flee winter. February is also popular because of the President's Day weekend and lots of weddings, honeymoons and anniversary (think Valentine's Day!).
#1 ... which Island?
#2 ... what are your dates??
#3 ... what is your nightly accommodations budget - and essentially what are you looking for?
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We are planning on Feb 26 to Mar.3 or 4th so six or seven nights. What island would you suggest for first timers? We would like to go snorkeling, sightsee and relax. We would like to find accommodations for $300-$400 a night.
You'll get all kinds of responses ... but you're not taking us, right? So do your homework and get back to us. Hawaii travel is expensive - you'll want to focus - and you'll be amazed at your options.
No such thing as a "first-timer" Island - unless you can't rent a car. Without a car - you need Oahu.
Though older, this thread has a great deal of info in it from Kathryn:
It may help you narrow things down some.
Do you want a hotel, a condo, or a condo resort?Edited: 8:31 pm, November 18, 2017