My husband, myself and my 1 year old son will be traveling to Hawaii in October. The first 5 days of our stay we will be staying in Oahu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (husbands work trip, they are paying for everything there!). We decided to extend our trip and travel to the big island for three days. SO I have a few questions on how to spend three days there on a budget!
1)I am having a hard time finding a place that would be under $100 a night that has a crib or pack and play . The only two places I have found are AAAH, the Views and the Kona Tiki Hotel. Any opinions on either of these or another place that would have something for the little one to sleep in that is cheap! I don't really know where we want to stay and that brings me to the next question...
2) It seems that the things that we want to do are all over the island, so which side do we stay on. After reading some of your comments it seems that we shouldn't stay in Hilo or Kona. But that still leaves so many different places! We definitely want to see the volcano, of course! but other than that we just want to experience the beauty and the culture of the island...probably go for a good swim somewhere!
3) Is the Kona Airport really that bad? Should we fly into Hilo no matter where we stay?
4) What are the things we can do and see that are relatively inexpensive? As I said before we want culture and to see the beauty. We are definitely interested in seeing the Coffee and Mac Nut plantations...which ones?
Sorry for the overload! I would appreciate any help I can get!
THanks soooo much!
A Hawaiian Traveler