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maui verses big island for 1 week

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maui verses big island for 1 week

Spending 1 week on Honoloulu...would like to have 1 week on another Island in self catering apartment, just to experience Island life...have been to Maui before which we enjoyed...any suggestions which Island could be OK for a couple over 65 who just like to chill out close to beach.

Cheers Jules :)

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1. Re: maui verses big island for 1 week

by far the best island for senior citizens is Lanai. doesnt get any better than that. Very slow pace.

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Us "Old folks" really LOVE the history of the Big Island. Start looking for a condo. You will be amazed.

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I do love Maui, but the Big Island had a major impact on my ability to 'chill'. The beaches are very different, but I don't go for just the beach. The history, as mamma0233 said is incredible! If you haven't been then by all means do visit - we are in mid 50's and the island spoke to us both quite deeply. (I listened to mamma and she was soooo right)

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We just returned from our 4th trip ( took along another couple for their first). Each trip we did the 4 main Islands ( too much I know) That being said, this time we spent a week on the Big Island ( 3 nights in Volcano area and 4 nights in Captain Cook/Kona area) It was wonderful. We love Maui ( maybe? our favorite) but really enjoyed the time on the Big Island and all it had to offer.

We even took a boat trip and saw lava flowing into the Ocean- quite a thrill as we had tried (in vain) 3 times before to see it by land/hiking. The stay in Volcano was wonderful- a short drive to beaches but an unbelievably secluded delightful rainforest "cottage" with no bugs..we could barely tear ourselves away. The Kona and Captain Cook area beaches were wonderful- did a different one ( or 2) every day as well as a trip to Haleakala etc .I would vote Big Island this time.. you won't regret it..please let me know if I can answer anything else since we were just there. ( And by the way we are 59 & 61)

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5. Re: maui verses big island for 1 week

Don't forget Kauai! Sounds like an excellent option for you! Check it out. When do you plan to travel? What month?

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