I asked a question on the Oahu forum and it was suggested to post on each island forum to get expert advice.
At the present I cannot decide between the islands. I keep going back and forth and back and forth between Oahu and the other islands so much that I have confused myself.
Originally my idea was to stay on Oahu as it was the most convenient, however finding out that I can’t get the resort I am searching for in the right location and between $300-$400(tops) a night I figured I would go back to searching other islands.
Basically next January we are going on a holiday to parts of America and Hawaii will be our last stop on the path back home to relax after our big trip.
We are trying to find something that will give us a feel of being somewhere different and new. We don't just want to stay in a hotel on a beach and feel like we are just at home (Australia).
The best place we have stayed at holidaying before was at a hotel in Thailand which the resort had nice grounds with immaculate lawns and trees and fishponds. It didn't feel like home (good thing), we actually felt like we were in a different culture. The smells, the sights the decor everything was amazing.
I have been looking for a nice resort with nice grounds and great pool and hopefully either a walk to/or on the beach. However, I am not a fan of waves. Well big waves anyway! I like the Ko Olina Lagoons on Oahu, but the resorts there are $500 up.
If we need to rent a car that is fine. Even though our focus is on a relaxing resort, we would still like to sight see.
We will be in Hawaii for 6 days (excluding the days we fly in and out of Hawaii). We might be able to add on a day as well.
I have gone through all the resorts and found a couple that look nice and might suit.
Can anyone give me advice on these or other suggestions?
The Fairmont Orchid
Hapuna Beach price hotel
Waikoloa Beach marriot resort and spa
Hilton Waikoloa Village