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  1. R

    Timeshare noob very interested in particular resort in Kauai

    Hi All - I've pondered for many years about jumping into timeshare but never got really serious for a number of reasons. Finally, have the time, money and familiarity with a particular area in Kauai and familiarity with many of the condos in the area. Two in particular I like - Pono Kai and...
  2. T

    What's considered a Good Deal on Points in the Various Timeshare Groups?

    I'm sorry for the newbie question here which has probably been answered many times, but I I have been trying to find this information for weeks and I just can't. I don't know how to evaluate how many points I should aim for if I want to buy into a points based system. If I want to spend a week...
  3. samara64

    When will we be able to fly to Hawaii without the 14 day quarantine

    Just wondering what everyone thinks.
  4. RNCollins

    Hawaii Island Bird Festival returning in October

    Hawaii Island Bird Festival returning in October https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Hawaii-Island-Bird-Festival-returning-in-October By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Mar 05, 2020 “The fifth installment of the Hawaii Island Festival of Birds...
  5. J

    DRI Hawaii Collection - Transition or Sell?

    Hello, trying to suss out if it would be better to move forward with the Transitions program or sell/give away my points at DRI Hawaii Collection. I'm looking to give away/sell my 9000 DRI hawaii collection points. DRI will Transition the contracts (4500x2) for $1,000 each = $2k (they have...
  6. momofthreeplusone

    Hurricanes and Maintenance Fees

    Can anyone with experience tell me what happens if a hurricane hits the resort you own weeks at? The realator I have been talking with said damage is covered by the resorts insurance, however I am wondering what happens, typically, with maintenance fees? Also, if the resort cannot be used due to...
  7. H

    Lodging - Please Help

    (Details deleted as it constitutes advertising/soliciting a rental. Such ads should be placed in TUG Marketplace and not in the discussion forums.)
  8. B

    Wanted 2/3 bedroom in Hawaii Feb 7 -Feb 14

    Hello , I am looking for 2-3 bedroom in hawaii from Feb 7 - Feb 14. please respond.
  9. RNCollins

    Top golfers flock to Hawaii for winter

    Top golfers flock to Hawaii for winter https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Insights/Top-golfers-flock-to-Hawaii-for-winter By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii Insight / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / December 27, 2019 “When the weather gets cold and stormy on the mainland, the PGA Tour turns to...
  10. emcnulty15

    Waikiki Jan 25-Feb 1

    I am looking for a 1 bedroom in Waikiki Jan 25-Feb 1. Many thanks in advance for your help.
  11. RNCollins

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to increase entrance fees

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to increase entrance fees https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Hawaii-Volcanoes-National-Park-to-increase-entrance-fees By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Dec 13, 2019 “Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, along with other U.S national...
  12. mayamart

    Likelihood of getting RCI exchange on Big Island Jan/Feb 2020?

    Has anyone had luck in getting an exchange on the Big Island in Jan or Feb, on RCI? I put up a week at my home resort Hotel Xcaret Mexico, for a week at a resort on the Big Island (Ongoing Search). Am I out of my mind or do I have a chance?
  13. RNCollins

    State asks public not to swim or snorkel in 7 new anchialine pools on Big Isle

    State asks public not to swim or snorkel in 7 new anchialine pools on Big Isle https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/11/15/breaking-news/state-asks-public-not-to-swim-snorkel-in-seven-new-anchialine-pools-on-big-isle/ By Nina Wu / Star Advertiser / staradvertiser.com / Nov. 15, 2019 “In addition...
  14. RNCollins

    Trails reopen as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park repairs continue

    Trails reopen as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park repairs continue https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Trails-reopen-as-Hawaii-Volcanoes-National-Park-repairs-continue By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Nov 15, 2019 “Hawaii Volcanoes National Park staff reopened...
  15. K

    Wanted Hawai’i 11/22-11/26

    Our VRBO just cancelled and we are in need of four more nights. Prefer Big island but also open to Kauai or Maui.
  16. H

    Wanted: Maui 11/29 or 11/30 to 12/6

    Something upscale with a water view for a couples getaway.
  17. K

    Wanted: Hawaii Marriott, Vistana, or Hilton VC 11/16 - 11/26

    Open to any of the islands. Looking for any combination of at least 3 nights starting 11/16. Studio or 1 Bed. Thanks
  18. H

    When to start Ongoing RCI Search in Hawaii for Spring Break 2020?

    Hi All, I have 300K RCI Points (clearly I'm not using this Timeshare enough) and my son is in his Senior Year of high school. Rather than some Spring Break party, I offered for the family to go to Hawaii, which he thought was awesome. So I created an ongoing search for either Maui or Oahu...
  19. RNCollins

    At Hilton Waikoloa Village, cultivating a homegrown aesthetic

    At Hilton Waikoloa Village, cultivating a homegrown aesthetic https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Insights/Hilton-Waikoloa-Village-replanting-native-flora By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii Insight / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / October 17, 2019 “Raymond Keenan, director of landscaping at...
  20. Crercuda909

    Any Hawaiian island

    We are looking for accommodation from November 8 to 15 or even until the 22 . Can begin a day or two before or say or two after if it fits yours accommodation schedule Any Hawaiian island is fine Minimum one bedroom , We are a husband and wife . Thanks
  21. Crercuda909

    any hawaiian island Nov 9 to up to two weeks

    hi we are presently in maui, have booking until Nov 8. We are looking to extend from Nov 9 up to two weeks, Very flexible on dates and any island works ,Even a 4 days , a week or 10 days is fine We are two retired adults no pets, no children. Let us know what you have , thanks
  22. RNCollins

    October in Hawaii offers fun for Halloween fanatics of all ages

    October in Hawaii offers fun for Halloween fanatics of all ages https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/October-in-Hawaii-Halloween-family-fun By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Sep 20, 2019 “Surf, sand and sun are year-round reasons to visit the Aloha State, but...
  23. mcsteve

    Advice getting into Hawaii

    I currently have a HGVC RCI account and when I look at the available properties in Hawaii for the spring of 2021 there is only one property that shows. I have a 2br Southwind by Spinnaker property on HHI that I have not associated with RCI or II (my HGVC RCI does not allow adding non HGVC...
  24. RNCollins

    USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to reopen Sunday after 15-month-closure

    USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to reopen Sunday after 15-month-closure https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/08/29/pearl-harbor-uss-arizona-memorial-reopen-september-1/2154217001/ Associated Press / USA Today / usatoday.com / Aug. 29, 2019 “HONOLULU (AP) — The reopening of...
  25. rboesl

    Looking for Waikiki Info

    DW & I will be in Waikiki for 2 weeks starting on 9/8. We're staying at the Alohilani Resort. Looking for suggestions for both good places to eat and places to visit besides the big attractions like a luau,The Arizona, and the beach. We can't snorkel or do dinner cruises as DW gets motion sickness.
  26. Elena

    Diamond Resorts - Ka'anapali Beach Club, Maui - September 8-13, 2019

    LAST MINUTE MAUI SPECIAL! Enjoy 5 nights in this 1 Bedroom Scenic View Unit for just $495! :whooopie: Discover comfort in our beautifully appointed accommodations featuring a king size bed, sofa bed with Tempurpedic mattress, and full bathroom complete with garden bath and walk-in shower...
  27. RNCollins

    Southwest to begin running $29 flights between Hawaiian islands in January

    Southwest to begin running $29 flights between Hawaiian islands in January https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/08/19/southwest-airlines-offer-29-flights-between-hawaiian-islands/2049112001/ Associated Press / USA Today / Travel / Aug. 19, 2019 “HILO, Hawaii (AP) —...
  28. M

    Hawaii

    Not sure whether to post here or the Hawaii forum - I'll try here first. We would like to go to Hawaii next summer for a week (probably late July) and are trying to figure out where to make reservations. There will be 4 of us - 2 college kids and 2 parents of college kids :). We love to do...
  29. C

    DRI Maui Ka'anapli Beach Purchase

    First time user, should have found this site BEFORE our visit to Maui. We attended a DRI timeshare presentation earlier this week and ended up purchasing points in the system. For background we have two boys that are old enough to start travelling and we want to begin showing them the world...
  30. TravelTime

    Hawaii Hotel Performance Report for First Half of 2019

    Through the first six months of 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported flat average daily rate (ADR) and lower occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to the first half of 2018. However, hotels in the Hawaiian Islands recorded the highest average RevPAR...
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