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#1 TammyB

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    Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:08 AM

    Please settle a dispute for me. I have been talking to Cains Aunt and her and her DH is planning on going to Hawaii for their 5 year anniversary (in 4 years) they said they need to save up 10k for the trip for a week. In my eyes that is way too much for a trip to Hawaii.

    If you have been to Hawaii recently or planning on getting married there, how much do you think it would cost? Granted we are from Michigan so I'm sure airfare would be more then say someone who lives in California.

    #2 Alyssa

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      Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:47 AM

      are they going 1st class?

      in general, the people i know always budget about $5000 per week for Hawaii but that was before airlines and prices went up.

      i still think $10k is a bit steep but maybe they are staying at the Four Seasons every night. A lot of the really nice suites at luxury hotels are about $900+ per night.

      #3 ACDCDCAC

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      Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

      yowza! yet, one of the many reasons we switched to mexico. that's CRAZY!

      #4 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:10 PM

        interesting thread. fi and i were discussing going to hawaii for a one year anniversary but i don't think we'll have the 7k to go next year.
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        #5 Alyssa

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          Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

          you can go for much cheaper, you just can't island-hop and stay at luxury hotels.

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            Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:18 PM

            It totally depends on their taste. Are they luxury people? What island(s) are they interested in? They have to factor in what type of vacation they want, i.e. if they want to eat all meals out or get a condo and make some, etc. They could easily spend $10k but they could also do it for less than half of that if they aren't too fussy

            Danielle, I agree you can totally do it for way less than $7k!!!

            #7 Jenn79

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              Posted 23 June 2008 - 12:38 PM

              We did a cruise of the islands that worked out to about $5000 with airfare. Add in excursions and it was probably closer to $6000. I loved the cruising aspect, it allowed us to see most of the islands, and we didn't have to worry about changing accommodation each time. Plus all our food was included.
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              #8 TammyB

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                Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:19 PM

                Well she told me that her DH's aunt owns a home on two of the islands and that they would stay there, and they would visit just two islands. OH and she said they would go for 10-12 days.

                I still think she is crazy, they are very laid back people, not really into sight seeing, just lounge by the pool type people so I don't see them spending that kind of money, Shoot Cain and I are always out doing stuff and I can't see us spending that kind of money.

                Oh I should also mention his aunt is cheap, meaning if she had her way she would have 10 people in one 2 bedroom room to save money, so no four season place for her.

                #9 Kat81

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                  Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:23 PM

                  Go to a travel site and put in the airport she would fly out of and see how much that is.. Then add a hundred bucks a day for food. Then maybe 500 for some excursion of some sort. Were they going to rent a car? If so add that in. I bet you could get a pretty close estimate. Also do they have airmiles? That would cut a chunk out of the tickets. I bet they could get away with 5000

                  #10 REBECCA

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                    Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:28 PM

                    I've been to Hawaii Several times and that is really high. But it depends what they want to do. If they are going to do excusions everyday and stay in a 5 star hotel, then it could be close. But the best way to do hawaii is to rent a house or condo for a week. You can do that for a couple grand. Then you buy food and cook meals (maybe just go out to dinner), it can be a lot cheaper! What island is she talking about going to?

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