Thursday, July 15, 2010

return from paradise?

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!


  1. Hawaii is notoriously expensive. I understand the people who live there have a different price list for everything. They don't pay those prices, but get "resident discounts." Sorry paradise didn't cut it. But at least now you know . . . I myself have never had Hawaii real high up on my list of places I've wanted to go. I bet the beaches were beautiful, though?

  2. I feel the same way. Glad I saw it, etc, but I'd rather enjoy seeing how far my $$ goes in Mexico.

  3. I've never been but have always wanted to go.

    On someone else's dime of course (-: