Hawaii/Tahiti/Exotic Caribbean/Central America

Hawaii/Tahiti/Exotic Caribbean/Central America

grassWhen Travel Consultant Jennifer Sammartino isn’t working, she is doing everything she can to wiggle her toes in the sand with a cold beer in her hand.  Jennifer received her CTA(Certified Travel Associate) in 2013 after being in the travel industry for 24 years.  From all of her travels and trip planning experience, nothing excites her more than planning a sun and sand trip for her clients.  In December 2013 she was one of 100 travel consultants chosen throughout the United States to attend a crash course in Kauai Hawaii.  While there, she had the opportunity to see many hotels. meet with hoteliers, and experience some of the excursions that Kauai has to offer.  Jennifer has also been to the Caribbean over 35 times!  We have tried to get her out of her comfort zone, but she digs her toes in that sand and won’t budge!

HAWAII SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive into Honolulu airport.  Take a private car transfer to the Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.   Check in and relax the afternoon away.

Day 2

Get up early to head to Pearl Harbor.  Experiencing the Arizona Memorial tour is one of the “can’t miss” things to do in Hawaii.  In the evening, set sail on a sunset cruise onboard a yacht.  Sip cocktails and watch the Hawaiian sun disappear on the horizon.

Day 3

Transfer back to the airport in Honolulu.  Take a 40 minute flight to Maui.  Upon arrival into the Kahului airport, you will be escorted to your 10 minute Cesna airplane ride to Travaasa resort in Hana.  3 secluded nights in a Sea Ranch Cottage with your own private hot tub on the Lanai.  With the Travaasa inclusive package you will enjoy unlimited access to resort activities, bottled water, coffee,  gratuities, wifi, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily along with snacks and soft drinks.

Day 4

Start your day with a one hour horseback riding excursion offered right at the resort.  This afternoon, join a group to go throw net fishing or bamboo pole fishing.  This evening, enjoy a specially prepared dinner in the style of “hana-fusion” a combination of techniques from classical to innovative blending bold flavors  with a focus on in-season, local ingredients.

Day 5

SPA DAY – HANA COUPLE’S ESCAPE

In your shared spa suite, this indulgent treatment starts off with an organic myrtle salt water foot soak and unrefined, sun-dried clay foot mask. You and your special someone will slip into deep relaxation with a soothing full body massage using our premium, organic massage oil. Our nourishing scalp treatment finishes this head-to-toe treatment.

You can then relax with a “farm to blender” smoothie while sitting at the pool or strolling along the coast.

This evening, have a quiet, romantic soak in the hot tub with a bottle of bubbly.

Day 6

Take a 10 minute flight back to Kahului airport.  Pick up your rental car and head back to civilization.  You take a 30 minute drive to the Fairmont Kea Lani resort.  Check in to your Oceanfront room for 3 nights.

Day 7

Depart your hotel early morning and head out on a half day tour to Haleakala National Park.  Haleakala is the world’s largest dormant volcano.   Watching the sunrise from on top of Haleakala is a moving experience. Here you will find exotic plants and insects that do not exist anywhere else in the world.   After the tour, you will be able to bike down Haleakala with a knowledgeable guide.

Day 8

After a leisurely morning, this afternoon you embark on a private whale watching cruise.

This evening , Enjoy an unforgettable Maui fine dining experience at Ko in Wailea, Hawaii.  Kō, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, offers plantation-inspired cuisine featuring Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese menu items.

Day 9

Drive back to the airport and fly from Maui to Kauai where you will experience the most ‘Hawaiian’ island.  Pick up your car rental and head towards Poipu Beach.  You’ll check in at the Koa Kea Resort, a 121 room intimate property.  Your one bedroom oceanfront suite with private lanai will be your home for the next 5 nights.

Day 10

Spend the day exploring the western half of the island.  Today you will drive to Spouting Horn Park to stop and watch the blow holes atop the ocean.  Then across the street to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.  After a few hours of seeing some of the most beautiful flora and fauna, keep heading west to Waimea Canyon for some breathtaking views.    On your way back, stop at the Shops at Kukui’ula.  Great little outdoor shopping center.  Have a great late lunch or early dinner at Merriman’s Fish House.  A casual, yet elegant Farm to Table restaurant  where 90% of the menu is grown or caught locally, using only sustainable methods.

Make sure you save room for dessert.  Uncle’s Shave Ice Shack is an absolute must and just a short walk down the outdoor mall.

Day 11

This morning you will take a private helicopter ride.  Hop onboard and head for the Napali Coast line. The Napali Coast is only accessible by air or boat.  One of the most beautiful sights you’ll see.  You will soar past the North Shore and Hanalei Bay.  If you’re really adventuresome, you can fly in the Hughes 500 chopper with the doors off!!!  Hold onto your hats.

This afternoon, it’s rest and relaxation back at the Koa Kea resort.  Hang out at the pool or on the beach.

Day 12

On the road again… Today you will head east, exploring the east side or Coconut Coast as the locals call it.  Stop at Fern Grotto and have a calm kayak adventure up  the Wailua River.  You can stop for lunch in Kapa’a and one of the many local ‘hole in the wall’ dining options.   See a few sights along the way from famous movies, such as the field in the famous scene from Jurassic Park.  Catch a glimpse of the CocoPalms hotel made famous by Elvis in the movie “Blue Hawaii”.  You can also head a few miles inland and stop at Wailua Falls which you will recognize from the opening sequence from “Fantasy Island”.

Continue up to Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens for a quick guided tour.  This property is privately owned.  The gardens are scattered with beautiful sculptures and private homes.  All sculptures and sights have wonderful stories to them.

Head back to your resort for a romantic dinner at Red Salt restaurant and celebrate your last Hawaiian Sunset.

Day 13

Head to the airport, return your rental car and remember all of the wonderful sights and experiences you had on your dream Hawaiian vacation.

 

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