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Hi-


I am looking for help planning the trip to hawaii on the may 22-26. I am traveling with my Hubby for my bday. 



  • Where we are going? Kailua, HI (KOA)

  • Dates of travel  - May 22 SEA - KOA (5:35pm - 8:46pm) - May 26th KOA - SEA (9:16pm - may 27th 8:15am)

  • Stay - Sheraton Kona Resort And Spa At Keauhou Bay - 78-128 Ehukai Street Kailua Kona, HI 96740

  • Budget - Flexible - value for money

  • Interests - Like to have a fair mix of adventure/ outdoor/ relaxing 

    • Definitely want to see the Volcanoes 

    • Snorkel 

    • Any must do's - Do not know swimming but open to water sports. 

    • Natures 

    • Cultural 



  • Diet - I am a vegetarian and my husband is a non vegetarian. I prefer to know a couple pure veg(egg ok) no meat places to eat

  • Anything else - We are completely ok with driving long distance, having a packed day. 


I am looking for a detailed itn that I can follow without having to do my research. Thank you so much in advance. Please let me know if i need to book any tours or so forth before heading there and your recommendations to a specific company if any. 


 


Thanks,


Sangeetha


 


 


 


 


 

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Friday, May 22:
8:46 PM Land at KOA


Late Dinner Options:

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Saturday, May 23 Morning:

Take a Tour around the island


Depart resort at 7 AM


Akaka Falls Park (2 hour drive)



Rainbow Falls (Wailuku River) (30 min. drive)



 


 From Rainbow Falls it is a 45 minute drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


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Saturday, May 23 Afternoon:

Day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (4 hours)



  • Begin tour at the Kilauea Visitor Center

  • Jaggar Museum

  • Thurston Lava Tubes

  • Take the Chain of Craters Road to explore various lookouts and craters

  • Lava Glow at night from the Jaggar Museum

  • Stop # 1 - Lua Manu Crater

  • Stop # 2 - Hilina Pali Road

  • Stop # 3 - Pauahi Crater

  • Stop # 4 - Mauna Ulu

  • Stop # 5 - Mauna Ulu Flow

  • Stop # 6 - Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu

  • Stop # 7 - Kealakomo Lookout

  • Stop # 8 - Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs

  • Stop # 9 - Holei Sea Arch


Depart the park around 5:30 p.m. in order to make it to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach in time to watch the sunset.

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Restaurant Options at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:

*Volcano House - Overlooks the volcano (vegetarian options)


*reservations recommended for dinner at Volcano House. Call +1-808-756-9625



Cafe Ono - Vegetarian Menu


 

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Saturday, May 23 Evening:

Punaluu Black Sand Beach


Just a 30 min ride from the volcano park is a black sand beach. If you leave the volcanoes around 5:30 p.m., you will arrive to the beach just in time to see the sunset.



 


 1 hour and 30 minute ride back to the resort from here:


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Let's Get Started! By Rochelle Brown
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Rochelle Brown wrote:  

Greetings Sangeetha,

It is my pleasure to assist you with planning your upcoming Hawaiian Adventure! What a beautiful place to spend your birthday. I will get started with your itinerary today. I will have a draft that we can make revisions to or add to very soon. 

Rochelle

Sangita Rajan wrote:  

Thanks a bunch Rochelle. 

 


First Draft By Rochelle Brown
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Rochelle Brown wrote:  

Hi Sangeetha,
 
I have prepared the first draft of your Hawaii Itinerary for you to review. The must do things in Kailua, Hawaii are snorkeling at night with the Manta rays, coffee tasting, the volcanoes, and attending a luau! Take a look at the "Itinerary" tab and tell me you your comments! We can add more activities, take away some, or you can tell me any new ideas you may have for your trip. Keep in mind that this is just a draft and once you approve your itinerary I will include more details, such as maps, booking information, etc. Anything with (**) indicates an activity that requires booking. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have as well!
 
Thank you,
 
Rochelle

Sangita Rajan wrote:  

I have updated my comments directly in the itn. Please take a look and let me know if you need my input further. 

 

Thanks,

Sangeetha

 


Draft 2 By Rochelle Brown
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Rochelle Brown wrote:  

Hello again,

I have made some updates for you! I added in as many of the places you suggested as possible. I also added ziplining and some other restaurant suggestions and recommended a couple of beaches. The Volcano Park will take up a lot of your day, but I added in some other places to see along the way to extend your day. Please let me know your comments!

Thanks,

Rochelle :-) 

Sangita Rajan wrote:  

I love the updates. If you can add links to were I can reserve for activities that will make my trip complete.. YAY :)

 


Reservation Information By Rochelle Brown
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Rochelle Brown wrote:  

I'm happy to hear that you are pleased with your new itinerary! I have included links and telephone numbers to make reservations. Have a wonderful trip and feel free to contact me again with any questions! Thank you ~ Rochelle

Traditional Airport Lei Greeting

Booking: http://www.hawaiidiscount.com/lei-greetings/bigisland/kona-airport.htm

Volcano House - Overlooks the volcano (vegetarian options)

*reservations recommended for dinner at Volcano House. Call +1-808-756-9625

May 24, 10 am Ziplining (book asap, not many spaces left!)

Booking:

 http://www.kohalazipline.com/index.php/reservations/kohala-canopy-adventure/46

May 24, 7:45 pm **Manta Ray Night Snorkel near the resort

Booking: http://www.fair-wind.com/index.php/reservations/manta-night-snorkel

May 25, Haleo Luau Check-in begins 4:30 pm

Booking: http://www.haleoluau.com/reservations.htm


         

Loved the plan

i completely love the details and effort Rochelle put in to making my plan. it was spot on.


Absolute pleasure working with her :)