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Recommendation for an all exclusive resort stay - First time in Hawaii?

Recommendation for an all exclusive resort stay - First time in Hawaii?

Old Jan 6, 16, 11:40 am
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Recommendation for an all inclusive resort stay - First time in Hawaii?

We are planning to go to Hawaii in Feb-Mar for 5 nights. My wife wants to do Maui which I think is the best to go the first time.

Looking for an all inclusive resort stay.. Could you please recommend something?

Thanks!!

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Old Jan 6, 16, 2:16 pm
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Do you mean an all-inclusive resort? If that's the case, the only one I'm aware of is on the Big Island, and the last I checked, it was closed due to damage from an earthquake. It's the Kona Village Resort.

If there are any others, I'm not aware of them.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Nixer View Post
We are planning to go to Hawaii in Feb-Mar for 5 nights. My wife wants to do Maui which I think is the best to go the first time.

Looking for an all exclusive resort stay.. Could you please recommend something?

Thanks!!
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Well, we all have our definition of "exclusive." Some of the Maui hotels that fit that category arguably include the Four Seasons, Grand Wailea, Ritz Carlton and Anduz.
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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:22 pm
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Do you mean an all-inclusive resort? If that's the case, the only one I'm aware of is on the Big Island, and the last I checked, it was closed due to damage from an earthquake. It's the Kona Village Resort.

If there are any others, I'm not aware of them.
Yes.. thank you.

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Well, we all have our definition of "exclusive." Some of the Maui hotels that fit that category arguably include the Four Seasons, Grand Wailea, Ritz Carlton and Anduz.
Thanks and yes, I am looking for one with flight, resort stay, food, car etc.
Royal lahaina resort buyer's choice package is the only one we have found so far...

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Old Jan 6, 16, 3:37 pm
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Yes.. thank you.



Thanks and yes, I am looking for one with flight, resort stay, food, car etc.
Royal lahaina resort buyer's choice package is the only one we have found so far...
RLR may be inclusive, but do not mistake inclusive for exclusive...
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Old Jan 7, 16, 11:44 am
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RLR may be inclusive, but do not mistake inclusive for exclusive...
Ok thanks! I will keep looking.
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Old Jan 7, 16, 4:40 pm
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All inclusives are not a thing in Hawaii. More of a Mexico/Caribbean thing.
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Old Jan 10, 16, 1:52 pm
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There are pros and cons with all-inclusive.

I have seen people complain that they had to pay for things like spa packages or parking even though they didn't have a vehicle.

All inclusive spreads the cost of doing business across all guests, rather than the guests paying for what they use.

An all-inclusive stay keeps you from having to book various things and worry about details. However there may be alternatives. A rental car offered with the package may be twice as expensive than one could book on their own.

I have seen cases where a package includes dinner in a particular restaurant on property. That restaurant is included because people don't normally choose it on their own. There may be reasons for that :-)
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Then again, sometimes you have to go away from the resorts to meet the locals :-)
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Lots of people ask about "best island" and such for their first visit. My advice is a little of the wall, however consider the ship. It gives as good an overview of the state as is practical in 6 days. No packing and unpacking. Actually very inexpensive for room and board.

Stay away from the canned bus tours (sorry Jacks). The car rental companies used to bring a rental to the dock (do not know if that is currently available). Plan your own driving tour of each island.

I would rather people visit the Big Island only, but that's me.
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