Great Hawaii Vacations 05/25/18
Our trip to Maui was fabulous. The Island was beautiful and the stay at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort was wonderful. We had a perfect view of the ocean and the private access to the beach made it that more enjoyable. Thank you for your assistance in making this a great vacation, and we will look to you for assistance during the planning of our next vacation to Hawaii.
Roger & Shannon Kane Roseville, CA
Our accommodations at Lahaina Shores were excellent. We had a beautiful studio on the sixth floor with a fabulous ocean view. Our experience with your company was excellent and I will definitely use your company again.
John & Linda Rancho Mirage, CA
It was a great trip. Fortunately the trades were blowing this year. Temps were in low 80's and dewpoint and relative humidity were nice/low. Last several years, the lack of trade winds really make it hot and muggy. Paulette and I will be getting in touch shortly to book our 10-2006 trip for 2 weeks--Big Island and Maui. Have a great Holiday Season.
John & Paulette Digel Brier, WA
We had a wonderful time and the Outrigger at Lae Nani was really great. Everyone was very friendly and the accomadations were extremely spacious and well maintained. We look forward to our next vacation with a repeat performance. Thank you very much and we will be in touch.
Ann Marie Singh Fairfax, CA
We really enjoyed our vacation. Even without a washer/dryer! :) We really liked Poipu Kapili, and are looking forward to returning there. Thanks again for all your help. I hope we'll be calling you again soon for our next trip!
Esther Paaske San Jose, CA
For the third time in a row, you and your company have preformed beautifully. We will always call you first.
Bob Hinkle San Mateo, CA
We only have good things to say about Great Hawaii Vacations, my husband and I had the time of our lives. We are coming back because we purchased some Real Estate while there. Your agency was also helpful in booking our Polynesian Cultural Center tour. Thanks a bunch for booking us at the MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL IN HONOLULU (Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach) AND THE BIG KAHUNA BUCKS WOW! We had spent all our money, so at the end of the vacation, we shopped with the BIG BUCKS and we were able to bring back gifts. Again, Thanks for helping us plan our vacation. See you next year!
Rev. and Mrs. Fredrick Connors Jackson, MS
We had a fabulous time in Kauai & Maui. Thank you. I have and will continue to recommend Patti Taylor & Great Hawaii Vacations and THE ONE to contact for any Hawaii related travel. Patti was so incredibly helpful, not only to my husband and me, but also to my brother-in-law & his lady and my husband's extended family for their Kauai travel as well. All of us were quite pleased. I've since recommended her to other family members, friends and neighbors.
Lili Hamra-Leach Redding, CA
Thank you for your service on my recent trip to Hawaii. I'm sorry I didn't set up more of the vacation with you. I couldn't be more pleased with the service. I'm going to recommend you to anyone I know planning a trip to Hawaii and I'll use your service again.
Ted Lawson Cortaro, AZ
Where do I begin? My husband and I had the time of our lives. This was the first time we had ever been to Hawaii. It was magical! What made the trip was Great Hawaii Vacations expertise. You were extremely helpful putting the itinerary together, helping choice which islands to travel to and suggesting different activities to attend. Thank you for helping us create memories of a lifetime. Our Honeymoon would not have been the same without the help of Great Hawaii Vacations.
April Wells-West Poway, CA
Thanks so much for all you did to assist us with our vacation. We had a great time! I am hoping to go again next year. I will pass your organization name and number on to a couple of my friends who are planning to travel soon. I am a Special Event planner and book lots of reservations and flights for our business…your quality of customer service is great. Thank all that made our vacation a spectacular event….Melodie, and I cannot remember the gal's name that assisted with our move of rooms (Maybe Carrie) and of course you (Eric)! Again thanks and good luck to you and yours!
Katie McCoy Indianapolis, IN
I have been happy with the service I have received from Great Hawaii Vacations. Kavan, your representative, was patient and helpful. The specific questions I had about the accomodations were answered. The changes I requested were granted. Confirmation of my reservations seemed to take a while to receive in the mail, but overall I am fully satisfied.
Cynthia Zumbrennen Salt Lake City, UT
Thank you so much and once again we had a wonderful time and appreciated your help. We will be calling you again the next time we go to Hawaii which we hope won't be too long from now. Mahalo.
Kathy Matulewicz Cupertino, CA
Just a note to say we are 110% satisfied with the accomodations and overall experience with Great Hawaii Vacations. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage at the Royal Lahaina and the suite at the Maui Coast Hotel. We like the Kihei area and have stayed at the Maui Coast on a previous trip. We wanted to try something in the Lahaina area on this trip and the Royal Lahaina was perfect. Great access to Lahaina town and no traffic driving up from Kihei. Let's face it, the only thing better than vacationing in Maui would be living there. We're hoping to go back in a couple of years and will be making our plans with GHV.
Ron and Linda Mathes Bowling Green, OH
Thank you for all of your efforts in making my trip a great success. I was traveling with approx 70 other people who used other resources in planning their trips and had flights cancelled, along with rental car mix ups and hotel problems. They stayed in the same hotel that we did, but did not receive the welcome gift from the hotel that we did. Our trip was a lot of fun and with out any headaches thanks to you.
Hazel De Iorio La Mirada, CA
We had a fantastic week in Maui and the accommodation at Lahaina Shores Beach Resort was perfect. The studio with kitchen (#627) - front ocean view ? was very nice and clean. The staff was great. The hotel location is perfect; we walked to the center of Lahaina by Front Street or by the beach. We loved this hotel because. The hotel is the only one direct on the Lahaina beach. The architecture of the Lahaina Beach Resort respects the environment and surrounding traditional houses. We watched the sun set every evening from our balcony with a mai tai and some appetizers (the local music and the show of the restaurant close to the hotel given us some very typical Hawaiian evenings). We do not like the crowd and the hotel was the right choice for us Lahaina Shores Beach Resort The only problem we got was with Expedia fun (at the hotel) where we booked two packages. We came with a magazine we found at the airport and we asked the Expedia fun's guy to apply the price published in the magazine (a big Expedia fun advertisement page good until September) but he said it is a mistake and charged us 20 dollars more per person (40 Dollars) for the Bike tour. I told the guy I worked for Grand Canyon Airlines and when some potential passengers come with a flyer or advertisement with a price on it to book the Grand canyon tour from Scottsdale I always apply the price published because it is the Company's responsibility not the customer's but the Expedia fun's guy just said to me it is a mistake and you need to pay this amount (how you can leave a mistake like that every where in Maui, it is a lie and the guy was not very customer service oriented?). IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT, it was my mistake because I forgot to take the information about all activities in Maui that Cheryl Fischer sent us before leaving Arizona (next time when we go back we will not forget them) Anyway, I will only remember the wonderful time I had in Maui . I will recommend the Lahaina Beach Resort to anyone (but not the Expedia fun's guy) here in America but also in Europe . Thank you for your great service.
Ginette and Henning Scottsdale, AZ
We had an awesome vacation. To be honest, we had some fear and trepidation using a company found on the internet for such an expensive and important purchase. But now that we are back, I can say that we are thrilled with every aspect of the vacation. Kavan, who booked the flight and hotel, was honest, informative and accurate. Everything he told us proved to be factual in every detail. Our hotel, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, was exactly as he told us. We needed two adjoining rooms, one with a king and one with two doubles, and upon arrival, that is exactly what we recieved, without any fuss or hassle. Outrigger Reef on the Beach Being right on the beach was a very special treat. Kavan helped us choose between a few hotels, and his advice was perfect and made our stay on Oahu very special. This was probably the last vacation we take as a family, and it was unforgettable. Your recommendation of Barefoot Tours for the "siteseeing adventures" was also right on. They, too, were honest, informative and honest. I only wish we had used them for a couple of other tours. I have attached a few photos from our trip. Feel free to use them as you wish. We will not hesitate to contact you again for a future Hawaii vacation. My wife and I already are talking about a Maui trip. Again, thank you for helping make a special vacation memorable and most enjoyable in every way you could.
Bruce and Phyllis Schumacher Tucson, AZ
The accommodations were great. We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel which turned out to be right next door to our time-share condo World Mark. Our kids and their friends were staying in a 4 person unit so my wife and I enjoyed being a couple at the Maui Coast! We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which was just like a condo minus the kitchen. We also used the website for activities. We stayed a week in Kauai and did a Zip line adventure that was an experience. In Maui we went on a boat/snorkel/snuba trip that was fantastic. We've done many of these and this was the best so far. Great crew, great location (Lanai trip) and great boat.
Luis Franco Gilroy, CA
Thanks for checking up on us since our return from the Grand Wailea Resort on Maui. Our trip was excellent and the accommodations were first rate. Working with your team was also first rate. Each aspect of getting reservations to making cost effective decisions was made easy and relaxing by your experienced personnel. Special thanks to Patti Taylor and Melodie Bold for there assistance. We did a bit of everything from snorkeling, diving, surfing and boating in the ocean to swimming ,dining, drinking and enjoying romantic evenings on Maui. Our son had the greatest experiences snorkeling with the turtles, surfing and spending lots of time in the Grand Wailea pools. Most excellent. We appreciate the great time with the family. Thanks again for your help and honest advise.
Rand, Deb and Sean St. Pierre Rancho Pales Verdes, CA
Thanks for all your help in arranging our wonderful vacation to Kauai. The Poipu Kapili Resort was one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. It is on the water right next to the Sheraton with wonderful sunset views. It was a winner. Thanks again for your help.
Patty Dey Los Angeles, CA
We were in Los Angeles after Hawaii so am still not up to speed yet. I had planned to drop Dustin an email to say thank you for all the help he gave me when I was having such a difficult time trying to get a decent hotel in Waikiki. So if you can say thank you for me that would be fab. Hilton Hawaiian Village Dustin had advised that we were going to be moved during the time we were there from the Rainbow Tower to the more up to date Kalia Tower and back again as it was the only way we could get a firm booking for the ten nights but to be honest we were just grateful that he managed to get ten nights in the one hotel. On booking in the receptionist realized we would be moved and arranged for us to spend the ten nights in the Kalia Tower which was great. I can't thank your company enough as we couldn't fault them or the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We had been to San Francisco first and stayed at the Omni so were expecting to be let down but not so as we had a great room and view at the HHV. Hawaii wasn't at all what I expected ? in a good way ? as everyone was so friendly and made us most welcome and it wasn't at all plastic or tacky. Hope to visit again in a year or two but for now I'll say ?mahalo' and try not to be a ?malihini' to your shores for too long.
Joan Glasgow, Scotland
I just wanted to send you a little note to let you know that everything (flight, car rental, condo) that was purchased/organized through Great Hawaii Vacations went quite smoothly. The Wailea Ekahi condos are fantastic. I have to admit that I was initially skeptical about using an unfamiliar company, especially one on the internet. Your responses to my calls and emails slowly helped allay my concern. I hope your company continues to thrive, as I plan on using you againi when we return to Hawaii. I will recommend Great Hawaii to anyone who tells me that they're planning a hawaiian vacation. Mahalo!
Alba Daly City, CA
Thanks for your e-mail! Actually, this year's vacation is not over yet. My husband and I had to cancel our portion of the trip because of a family emergency. We did treat our son, granddaughter. They are still in Kauai. Our daughter is also going later on this month. I want to let you know that Melodie Bold has been a great help. She is a gem. I have been booking our trips to Kauai with her for four years. She is always helpful, efficient and a pleasure to work with. She is a great asset to your company. In fact, all of the people I have spoken to have been very professional. We will continue to deal with your company in the future!!!
Helen Maynard San Francisco, CA
I am actually still here on Maui, and we have another full day ahead of us, but I would like to thank you. We had a great time, and the hotel was exactly what we had expected. We explored every corner of Maui, and we were very impressed. We have seen plenty of tropical islands before -- in fact, my wife was born on one -- but this is truly one of the most beautiful. Thanks again.
Dr. Thomas Kinne Nauheim, Germany
Everything went well and we appreciate the attention given to us by your people...especially Janet.
Raymond Fox Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
We had another wonderful Hawaiian vacation. We experienced several new things this time around, such as a few days on the Big Island and a visit to Volcano Park, a coffee farm, and hanging out with green turtles! We took our first helicopter ride on Kauai including breathtaking views and fascinating information about the island. We snorkeled, body surfed (what a riot), and ate delicious fish dinners as often as possible. Thanks to the crew at Great Hawaii Vacations for helping with reservations, making suggestions, and handling arrangements for us. We'll definitely call again!
Steve and Lauretta Zurcher Berne, IN
We had an awesome time on Maui! If you have a survey or questionnaire, I'm more than willing to fill it out. The trip went 100% perfect!
Randy San Diego, CA
Bali Hai Treasures ( I'll always think of you folks thusly regardless of what your advertising consultants say about Great Hawaii Vacations being more encompassing and informative) - You've done it AGAIN!!!! Our vacation was perfect with the single exception of the Kilohana lookout view (at the end of the Alakai Swamp Trail in Kokee) being fogged in. There's nothing you could do to control that, though. We're safely back in Massachusetts and will begin saving for our next trip to the islands. Thanks for your help. These trips wouldn't be possible without you.
Ellen Southbridge, MA
We have been to Maui 5 times and always enjoy our time there. Tim helped me with our arrangements this time and he was always very helpful and gracious. Please extend my gratitude to him.
B. Demenge Pacifica, CA
It was great. The price of gas was horrible, but I guess we can blame G.W. Bush for that! We had stayed at Hale Kai O' Kihei several years ago and it was nice to return again. Even though it is an older condo complex it is well maintained.
Juliann Olson Marysville, WA