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This is a mish-mash of the original review I wrote back in January 2009 and my updated review following my visit in May 2013. I was in desperate need of a vacation after the Christmas season in 2009, so we decided to head to Kauai. This time, we were celebrating the graduation of my stepdaughter from high school. This was my fourth trip to the Hawaiian Islands and my second time to Kauai. After both stays, I think if I ever return to Hawaii (which I will!), I will always make Kauai a part of my itinerary.
Everyone has always told me how much they loved visiting Hawaii, especially Maui. I had heard there are a ton of things to do and to see, so in 2008, I decided to cave in and take a trip! The airfare was pretty inexpensive from LAX and I was able to receive a very nice deal from the Fairmont Resort in Wailea, so in May 2008, I packed my bags for Maui for 5 nights!
I went to Lanai for 4 days for relaxation and Oahu for 7 days for a business trip. This was the first time I have been to Hawaii. I booked the Lanai part of the trip, which included interisland flights, hotel stay, and transfers as part of a package. I booked everything on my own for Oahu through my company travel agency. While I had high expectations of Hawaii, and they were not entirely let down, I must say that it is NOTHING like I imagined! I know I chose an island that is off the beaten path, but this just makes me want to visit ALL of the islands now!