In June, my fiancee and I embark from the swamplands of Newark en route to a place we have always dreamed about going to - Hawaii! We just booked the flight and decided to spend our first two nights in Oahu to recover from the long flight and to see Pearl Harbor (I am a history buff so I can't pass that up) and some other sights the island has to offer. Afterwards we are heading to Kauai for 4 nights and then finishing out our stay with 5 nights in Maui.
A few questions:
It seems that Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines are the main inter-island modes of transportation. Are there any big differences between the two? It also seems that Aloha offers more flights so we'll probably be booking with them for the most part. We have booked one flight from Maui to HNL but the other flights we still have to figure out. Any info would be appreciated.
In Kauai, we have discussed staying at the Hyatt but it is quite pricey. I did hear about the possibility of acquiring STAY elite certificates which would allow us to book at $250 a night which is far less than any of the current rates. Does anyone have any more info on this? On the website, I tried to see if the dates would be blacked out but it wouldn't tell me without the certificate codes.
If the Hyatt doesn't work out, what is a good romantic hotel in Kauai? Any ideas on things to do on these islands? We're not really big into the night life scene. But we would like to eat at good restaurants, see a lot of nature, and relax at the beach.
Well those are just a few questions we have right now. I'm sure there will be a lot more. Can't wait to start the trip!