Great Hawaii Vacations 02/27/20
Aloha, and Maholo for all of your assistance in helping to plan our vacation. Our accomodations were everything you told us they would be and more. Although the Royal Kona was under construction in part, your consultant told us which tower to stay in to get a renovated room which turned out to be great advice. The rest was fabulous and we were in a great location, just as he promised. He turned us onto the link for Barefoot Tours which also turned out to be a great source for us. All in all I give you guys a 10 plus and would recommend anyone going to Hawii putting their trust in your travel company.
Happy almost summer!
Nina Aliprandi Deerfield, IL
We had a great time in Hawaii. The accommodations at Poipu Kai on Kauai were fine and so convenient to the beach and the rest of the island. The reservations for tours through Barefoot Tours went well and we enjoyed the tour guides who were so professional. Thank you for your help. We would happily recommend you to anyone else traveling to Hawaii.
The only hang up came because USAir changed their flight schedules and we had an eight hour lay over in San Francisco. With that late departure, we were up 39 hours straight getting home, but better that than arriving in Hawaii. Should we ever plan a trip there again, you will hear from us.
Gail & Joe Pond Lynchburg, VA
Hi there, thanks for your note ? I was going to email you anyways and tell you what a pleasure you were to deal with. When we checked into our condo in Maui there was a little problem. (They had overbooked and said they didn't have a 2 brm Ocean View until the next day and they may have to move us). I called Kavan and left him a msge and received a call back from one of your staff advising that we would in fact have the room we booked.
The condo was great, the view was fantastic and I have NO complaints. I would definitely book with Great Hawaii Vacations.
Thanks so much!!
Aloha, until next year!
Cheryl Sawatzky Kelowna, BC, Canada
Thank you very much for the email welcoming us back home. We had a most delightful and fun-filled time on the Big Island. Our accommodations at the Royal Kona Resort were very nice and met our needs. The staff was very friendly and helpful there. It was located very close to town which made it very convenient to walk around to eat and shop.
Please thank Daniel for his help in making a selection at which tower to stay in. He was very helpful and suggestions met our needs with making our reservations. I would definitely call him again for our next trip. Please thank him for us and keep up the great job with the service your company is providing Hawaii visitors.
Thank you for the screen saver and the credit towards our next trip. We will definitely be going back.
Mary Guzwicus St. Petersburg, FL
We had a wonderful time in Hawaii! Thank you for booking with three different hotels for us. It was great to change hotels every second or third day. The next time I will have you do airlines, charter boat, and rental car also. You can do the whole package for us, because you did good. Sometimes, you do not know what you are getting, so we do part of the trip ourselves. There was one thing that was bad, but I had a wonderful time, so I do not think about the bad. My luggage did not follow me from California to Hawaii, Jim's was fine. Mahalo
Barb Evergreen, CO
I wanted to let you know that we loved our accommodations. David Blau gave an excellent recommendation. He said to stay North of Kona rather than in it. He was right.
Deb Loch St. Paul, MN
Thank you for your note. We had a wonderful time at the Turtle Bay Resort. We found the facility and the staff to be exceptional. The view from our room on the 6th floor was spectacular and we enjoyed several delightful meals in the various restaurants at the resort. No problems at all! Thanks for setting us up for a great trip!
Sandy McClymonds Irvine, CA
We had a great time...no complaints. Sometimes no news is good news ;)
Jenny Penaranda Renton, WA
As always, your staff is very helpful with our trips to Hawaii and we will definitely call on you again. Thank you so much for making our trip planning much easier.
Russell & Rhonda Dellabalma Arcata, CA
Thank you for the email follow up and the Hawaii screen saver. Thank you for taking good care of our arrangements on our travel to Hawaii. We certainly would do it again. Aloha .....
Helen Cambra Boise, ID
Your company was great to work with. Carrie was efficient, friendly and wonderful. I have written a review of the hotel we stayed at and sent to Travel Advisor. I included some information on your company as well. Mahalo!
Karen Hartinger Vancouver, WA
Good morning Mr. Kang,
My trip to the Big Island was great. The Royal Kona Resort provided me with great rooms, location and a friendly staff.
Booking my stay at the hotel was made easy with the help of your travel consultant, Charity Powell. She was very helpful and courteous in the telephone and email correspondence that I had with her. She followed up on all questions that I had in a quick and efficient manner. Charity even emailed me on a Saturday to answer a question that I had. Wow, I was surprised and impressed. Please thank her again for me when you get the chance to.
I am very satisfied with Great Hawaii Vacations and am looking forward to calling Charity again to book another trip in the future.
Carl Matsuura Aiea, HI
We had a very good experience with Great Hawaii Vacations in planning our place to stay while in Hawaii. The accommodations were superb in Maui, very nice condo. Thanks for all your help.
Canda McCann Stanfield, OR
We had a wonderful time in Waikiki. The hotel, Waikiki West, was very good, the staff friendly, and the service excellent. I am sure I will book with your company again.
Daniel Blau was very helpful. Thank you for the pictures. I look at them every day. Also, thank you for the $25.00.
Karl Goeckel Penticton, BC, Canada
Thank you for your email. We had a truly wonderful vacation in Hawaii and are sad to be back in Maine, where it is going to snow tomorrow!
Great Hawaii vacations as a source of accommodations worked out very well. We really liked our place on Kauai, ResortQuest Islander on the Beach, which you booked for us. Thanks for making part of our travel plans easy.
I wish to thank you for your help with our Maui Vacation. People ask us about it and we simply say we went to heaven. It was one of those trips where everything, even the glitches, (delayed flights, etc.) worked out to our favor as long as we had an open mind. The weather was great and the place we had in Wailea the last night was breathtaking. When we rented a car and drove to Portland as our initial flight was cancelled (remember the frantic tel. call) and the car was a PURPLE Coop (HR) I decided this was going to be a magical trip. On the way home our flight was delayed and we ended up being able to get home sooner, go figure. Just one fun aside. We met some people from the island my husband knew and his wife was a native. We went to her ancestral land and upon leaving she gave us these leis her brother had made tea. Apparently they are quite rare and many islanders exclaimed they had not seen them in a long time. We were so honored. We look forward to a trip in the future.
Thanks for all your help.
As requested for our comments on your service, we would like to thank Great Hawaii Vacations for making our trip easy to organize, as well as arranging great priced accomodations.
We were very happy with all those who we had dealings with and felt fully informed of everything we could possibly want to know before embarking on our trip.
We had an awesome time, we'll be sure to be back again soon!
Aaron and Sarah Collaroy, Austalia
I really enjoyed my vacation on the island of Maui this February of 2007. It was a pleasure to work with my Great Hawaii Vacations representative (I believe Eric). He was so helpful and extremely patient with all of my questions and concerns. I would recommend Great Hawaii Vacations to anyone!
Alex San Diego, CA
The people at the Royal Lahaina were fantastic.With Hawaiian airlines sending my luggage to San Fransico instead of Mauii from Honalulu,(for two days) the trip was perfect as was the weather. I have recommended this trip to several friends and they want to have the same type of accomadations as we had. Thank you very much.
Tony Reding St. Paul, MN
Hello Great Hawaii Vacations Staff,
My wife and I thank all of you responsible for providing us with another great vacation, and appreciate all the extra service your company provides. Yes, all our expectations were met and we would highly recommend you.
The Fitzgeralds, Ron & Debbie Foothill Ranch, CA
My two friends and I had the best holiday. The accommodation was so wonderful. The Ohana East is high on the list of hotels to return to. The staff was so helpful and friendly. The room was wonderful with a great view of the ocean. I have already
recommended your company to a few people who have asked me about Hawaii and who to book through, so hopefully in the coming months you will have a few more bookings from Australia. Thank you to Great Hawaii Vacations for a smooth holiday. The vouchers came in plenty of time and our holiday ran smoothly thanks to you. I would love to come back to Hawaii next year and wouldn't hesitate to book with you again. You are a credit to the travel industry.
Karol Amiguet Eltham Victoria, Australia
My Great Hawaii vacation was lovely. The agent I used was helpful, efficient, and saved me money. I liked the condo I stayed in and will go again with your help.
Natalie Rogers Sebastapol, CA
Our vacation could not have been better. Our condo was fantastic! Your staff member Kavan, was wonderful!
We have given your info to several friends, and would not hesitate to use you again.
Thank you very much,
Karen Cumming Edmonton, AB, Canada
Our accommodations were fine. They were clean and quiet and were represented by Tim correctly... First time we stayed at Grand Champions... Next time we will want to be closer to the beach though. But since the reservations were last minute, getting something there was not possible. We loved Maui as always and will return again. Thanks
Becky Mattick Mountain View, CA
Great Hawaii Vacations was a great help, for sure. I think it was Patty who helped me in securing reservations at the Kahalu'u Beach Villas and she also helped in getting us a good deal on our rental car. Two thumbs up! Mahalo.
Todd Boulder, CO
Firstly, your service in every way was professional and the staff very courteous. I will certaily use it again. The hotel Outrigger East was for the most part good for the price, quiet and location was first rate. The room was very small, the kitchenette was no more than microwave and sink in a corner of the room. A few bugs in the cupboards. The bathroom was even smaller, had to actually close the door to use the facilities. There was a fairly large hole in the wall near the front window hidden from view by the curtain. On the plus side, the staff was courteous and quick to respond to requests for assistance, and the view was excellent. All in all had a great vacation.
Wayne Buffett Fredericton, NB, Canada
Aloha Daniel and Gail, I wanted to let you know that we returned yesterday from our trip and things went without a hitch. Every reservation was as planned and everyone was so friendly and helpful. A few comments:
1. Seven hours and one minute from wheels up to touchdown from Denver to Honolulu aboard a Boeing 777 (2-5-2 seating in economy). Transportation to and from the airport was right on target. Our first time on United in a long time and we were pleased.
2. The Hyatt Regency Waikiki was terrific, right on the beach, and the room was not a city view as noted on our reservation, but an ocean-view 23rd floor delight! We even had dinner and wine on the balcony Friday night. That place is something else-1,230 rooms, great restaurants, lots of neat shops, and a terrific location.
3. The Pearl Harbor tour, including the Arizona memorial and the tour of the Missouri, was set up through Barefoot, and was great.
4. The Ritz Carlton Kapalua is lush and plush-its grand lobby spaces remind me of the old South in some respects with wide arched openings to the outside, and lovely art work. By the way, it will be closed July 2-December 15, 2007, for a $95-million renovation that will, among other things, convert some of the spaces into equity condos.
5. We played the Bay course Monday and the Plantation course Tuesday and they are wonderful courses with incredible views.
6. The Hyatt Regency at Lahaina (I think) is a neat place-right on the ocean. We attended a luau there Tuesday night. I might stay there if we went again because as nice as the Ritz and the golf courses were, I doubt if I would carry my clubs again because they are such a pain to travel with, and if I was not going to play golf, Lahaina is closer to the action.
7. Whales were plentiful and the whale watch we went on Sunday morning from Lahaina (Seaview, slip 11) aboard a Zodiac inflatable raft with a firm bottom is the way to go. We also saw whales from our room at the Ritz and from the roadside as we traveled.
8. The Ritz breakfast buffet is great, particularly so because it was included in the package-otherwise, about $40 per person. I fell in love with the fresh pineapple and papaya-Bev became addicted to the eggs Benedict and the waffles.
9. Dinners in Maui were at Vinos, Pineapple Grill, Mama's Fish House, luau at the Hyatt Regency Lahaina, and the Banyan Tree (on the Ritz grounds). All were great and all were expensive, particularly because our son and his wife enjoy good wines and the wine lists were extensive (excluding the luau) and we hate for them to drink by themselves.
10. Seven hours and 50 minutes from Kona to Chicago aboard a 777.
11. It rained parts of Saturday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but cleared up in the afternoons. The temps were wonderful-80 days, 68 nights.
Many thanks for all your hard work. It could not have been planned any better.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Howard and Beverly Denver, CO
Our vacation in Hawaii was wonderful!! The ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Tower was beautiful and we felt pampered from the second we arrived. Eric was so helpful in the planning and no matter how many times I called him, he was always gracious and was able to answer any questions that I had.
I look forward to visiting Hawaii again - I hope in the not too distant future - and I will always come back to Great Hawaii Vacations to make the arrangements!
Thank you again for all the wonderful help.
Julie Walter Grand Prairie, TX
You're the GREATEST! We couldn't be happier with our condo at Kamaole Sands! We have several people waiting to hear how everything is as they what our suggestions on where to stay.
I will definitely be giving them all your email.
Just can not thank you enough!
Karen Cumming Edmonton, Canada
I want thank you for the arrangements that you made for my vacation in Hawaii.
Everything was memorable. It was the best arrangments that I have had while back in the islands.
I hope to go through you again and request a longer stay at the condo that you arranged (ResortQuest Waikiki Sunset).
Again, thank you very much. I will definitely refer my colleagues to you.
Jon Tabije Apo, Turkey