Big Island Vacation Ideas

It’s Aloha Friday so that means that we give shout outs and also answer podcast listener questions. We also go over some Hawaii vacation news and discuss packages that have been booked in the last 24 to 48 hours.

We gave a shout out to Jesse, a Facebook friend who has been to the Big Island several times but hasn’t been there recently. He wanted some ideas for new things to do while on vacation. We offered him some suggestions which included the Hawaii donkey trail which is a budget friendly way to enjoy the beauty of East Hawaii. The donkey trail is adjacent to the Hawaii botanical Gardens. We also suggested a drive up to one of the North Kohala Ranches that have some great new ATV trails and guided hikes.

Another big shout out to Dan @metadan on twitter. He heard us talking about our VIP North Shore tour and just had to book it for himself when he and his wife when they come to Oahu next week. We also had to give a shout out to Carole who got a surprise XMASgift from her husband; another trip to Hawaii!! Our agent Nancy helped her book her second trip in less than a year and she’s so excited and we’re excited for her.

We also go over some Hawaii vacation news. Sheraton hotels in Hawaii will begin charging a resort fee beginning January 8 the of next year. Both the Sheraton Waikiki and Moana Surfrider will be charging $20.94 per day and the Princess Kaiulani 12.57. As soon as we get the prices for the other Sheraton properties will pass them along to you. With this resort fee self parking is now included.