Michael and I are working on our plans for our summer trip this year - we will be visiting the lovely Hawaiian Islands!
So far we have two places to stay booked, one on the Big Island and one on Maui.
We'll be spending 7 nights on the Big Island - 4 nights somewhere on the Kona Coast, and 3 nights in a vacation rental in the town of Volcano, right outside Volcanoes National Park. The rental is surrounded by trees and has a ridiculous amount of windows. There's a fireplace, nice large deck, and sitting areas outside in the yard. We are pretty pumped about this place!
We'll fly to Maui on our 8th day there, and spend 5 nights on Maui. The first two nights will be in the Paia Inn on the north coast. It's a little boutique hotel with only six guest rooms. There's a private beach only for guests!
We'll be staying in one of the smallest rooms there, saving money for the next hotel. It's located right at the beginning of the Hana Highway, so we'll be able to get an early morning start for that on our first full day in Maui. I also think it's a pretty decent starting point for the drive up the volcano to view the sunrise. I think we'll do that on our 2nd day. After checking out the Paia Inn, we'll head south to Wailea and we're 99% sure we'll be booking the Four Seasons Maui.
The Four Seasons is our huge splurge on this trip. We'll be celebrating our 5th anniversary while we're away, so this is like our big present to ourselves. We'll spend 3 nights here before coming back home.