Maui - TomDecember 2, 2013
Sorry I am just replying. Everything went beautifully. Our rooms for both me, Jeff and my daughter Erin were wonderful. The Royal Lahaina staff were awesome and so friendly. The rooms were beautifully decorated and were always cleaned very well. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that goes to Maui. It was so convenient to every thing we visited. Our most favorite tour was the Road to Hana. We had a tour guide from Hana that had been doing these tours for 39 years. She was awesome. She was related to everyone in Hana so we got to meet a lot of her cousins and hear many wonderful stories about going up in Hana. It was a trip of a life time. Sure wish I could live there. So relaxing. Thanks so much for all your help. You were great!
We had a great time on our trip. The tour guide was exceptional.
We loved Sydney (The Sofitel was a fabulous hotel – – all of the hotels
except Alice Springs were excellent). Enjoyed Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. The trip up to Kuranda was great – – the train ride down was unspectacular (I guess we are spoiled). Ayers Rock was spectacular (it was only 80 degrees instead of the usual 100 degrees) , as was the ride to Alice Springs. We saw kangaroos while on the Ghan train. Adelaide and Melbourne were both very nice.
On to NZ – the south island was amazing. Everything
in the south island is breathtaking – – our two special highlights were 1) the Shotover Jet boat ride in Queenstown and 2) we took a small plane back from Milford Sound (the snow capped mountains and waterfalls were unforgettable – – the plane was worth the price of $270 per person). There was not a cloud in the sky the day we were in Milford Sound (two days before it had rained nine inches and a few days before that there was an avalanche). The only days that it rained on the trip were the last two days in the North island. I am glad the trip wasn’t any longer – – we were out of gas.
All in all I believe it was the best trip we have ever taken. Thanks for everything you did to make the trip memorable and hassle free (all plane connections and hotel transfers were perfect).