We went to Maui- had a good time, but ultimately I have to be honest... I was disappointed.
First of all the flight... about 13 hrs out 11+ home.... SUCKED!
Secondly- I guess I have been spoiled... the past few vacations hubby & I have gone on were to adults only resort....this place had WAYYYY too many little kids!
Thirdly- Maui is unbelievably EXPENSIVE! Their gas is $3.78/gal. a cheeseburger anyplace other than McDonald's or Burger King was a MINIMUM of $15. I honestly don't know how the people afford to live there???
We have been to the Caribbean multiple times and that is where we will return to! Don't get me wrong- Hawaii was beautiful.... the ocean was blue, the beaches nice... the hotel was very nice(overpriced in my opinion but *shrug*)
The kids seemed to enjoy it, we had a great time on the snorkeling trip we took, but unfortunately Jeff was pretty uncomfortable for most of the trip (he has a herniated disc)- He was happy to get home. The one thing that did kinda tick me off- the hotel we stayed at did not have fireworks on the 4th... I mean it was a 5 star hotel... and no fireworks? WTF??....hotel- FAIL!
Then... our rental car was hit- not once but twice! When we looked around most of the cars had dings in them...
It took me a good week to get back in the swing of things with the time change-
Am I glad we went... yes... I can say we visited Hawaii- will I ever return? Probably not- at least not on my dime! I'll head back to Jamaica or Dominican Republic....etc...were it's all inclusive and you don't feel like they nickel and dime you for everything!