Beach & Hiking

Old Dec 17, 19, 6:57 am
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Beach & Hiking

Daughter and husband ( ages 31) want to go to Hawaii and hike and beach-it, and even mix of both. October 2020. They are active, bike, hike, camp, and have been know to relax too! They will rent a car to get to hiking spots, but would like a nice beach on-site. They will take quiet over busy.
Will take any suggestions for anyplace that fits the bill. They don't have a ton of money, so a nightly budget of sub 250. Is this possible??
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Old Dec 17, 19, 10:07 am
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Just a couple of observations about your daughter's plans:

1. If they hike, they probably know how to research hiking options. Here is an important one in Hawaii: https://htmc1910.org/

2. If they are really planning on sleeping on the beach, they should be aware that their neighbors are likely to be indigenouse homeless who may not show hospitality to those "beaching-it" for their vacation.

3. Don't keep valuables in the car. There are predators who love to burgle cars left at trail heads and beaches.

4. October can be prime-time hurricane season. If your daughter is planning on going into the mountains for days at a time, make sure she keeps track of weather forcasts.

5. My number 1 place to hike and camp is https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...ai_Hawaii.html
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Old Dec 17, 19, 11:55 am
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Didn't mean to confuse..

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Just a couple of observations about your daughter's plans:

1. If they hike, they probably know how to research hiking options. Here is an important one in Hawaii: https://htmc1910.org/

2. If they are really planning on sleeping on the beach, they should be aware that their neighbors are likely to be indigenouse homeless who may not show hospitality to those "beaching-it" for their vacation.

3. Don't keep valuables in the car. There are predators who love to burgle cars left at trail heads and beaches.

4. October can be prime-time hurricane season. If your daughter is planning on going into the mountains for days at a time, make sure she keeps track of weather forcasts.

5. My number 1 place to hike and camp is https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...ai_Hawaii.html
Sorry, didn't mean to confuse. They want to stay in a hotel with a swimmable beach, and be able to day hike..They will have a rental car to get to day hike trails. Which island would be best for this?
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Old Dec 17, 19, 4:58 pm
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If your total budget per night is for everything including food and car rental it would be tough to find someplace right on the beach. If $250 is just for lodging then it is probably doable. It sounds like Kauai or Maui would be your best bets. The best hikes and the best beaches are on opposite sides of the Big Island.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 10:23 pm
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The Kapa'a coast of Kauai has beach-front hotels in that price range and Kauai is small enough that you can day-trip to any hike on the island.

Not all of Kauai's east coast is swimmable however.

If you're willing to sacrifice being beachfront, the south or north coasts might be a better pick.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 7:55 am
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Have they ever been to Hawaii? If so you can stop reading now.
The number one must in Hawaii is the Pearl Harbor experience which dictates Oahu. Waikiki has a wide range of hotel and eating choices which meet the price requirement and has a nice beach. A good hike would be along the shoreline toward Diamond Head. Along the way is the Barefoot Beach Cafe which would be a good lunch spot. They will pass historic homes, ocean front, lighthouse, bottom of Diamond head and the War Memorial Natatorium (which we never went that far). Another hike would be up to the entrance and up Diamond Head. For other hikes they could use TheBus to get to a starting point. This would include Punch Bowl and north shore locations, etc. For some food recommendations, just ask me. Aloha Ken
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Old Jan 8, 20, 11:06 am
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I’d give Maui a serious look. There are some great hikes at Haleakalā. Paia is a very small town with a very 1970’s ish vibe that would offer some reasonable accommodations. We’ve also done some shorter hikes just west of the airport which would be an easy drive from Paia. I’ve only passed through Paia so can’t recommended a specific property but it appears there are plenty of budget oriented ones there.
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