1st time back to Oahu in 46 years, rest & relax vacation
I lived in Honolulu and Kailua 46 years ago. The 1st six months was in the Ilikai. I was four years old and remember some things so vividly. My husband of nearly 24 years has promised to take me back to Hawaii. This is a huge deal, since all of his vacation time for the past 24 years has been dedicated to hunting, except for our yearly Christmas vacation trips to Mesa, AZ to see my parents.
We thought Waikiki would be a great place to be, but its been so long we are having trouble coming to a decision. Our goal on this trip is to just hang out, lay out, relax, do nothing and people watch, oh and celebrate our anniversary. I have trouble walking long distances and standing too long. So we thought the closer to the beach the better. Our first thought is to stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Rainbow Tower with a view of ocean, resort, and of course Diamond Head. Its spendy, is it really worth the extra money?
We need some input on other places to stay. We have heard some of the hotel rooms are teeny tiny. My hubby thinks we should get a car, but I really dont think we need one since everything is right there, we dont plan on really sightseeing, maybe go to the zoo, but we can grab a taxi for that, plus dont most of the hotels charge extra for parking?
Is Maui the better place to stay? What about Kauai, or the big island? I have never been to Maui, hubby has. We plan on traveling Aug 22 to Aug 29. Are there any places that are truly all inclusive? We have a budget of $5000. that includes spending money, flight is about $1000. for two.
Sorry this really sounds like a rambling message. Thank you in advance for any help or tips.