Lan Powers wrote:
Welcome....I have a friend who's estranged father is supposed to be an aikido teacher in hawaii (somewhere) You ever hear of a Heina-Sensei? Just wondering..anyone else?
No I'm sorry I don't know who that is. Most likely on another island as there are no other Aikido dojos on Maui not affiliated with our school that I know of.
Inter island travel can be a little difficult at times. A round trip ticket to the neighbor islands is a bit over $200. Unless you get it in a package deal when you book a flight. There are two new smaller airlines starting up soon though so I expect to see a price reduction soon.
Just a bit for travelers:
There are a few places here you can stay that are a bit more modest in price around $40 a night, or you can go to a 5 star resort and spend $300 to $500 a night. There is some selection in between as well. I guess it depends on if you insist that you stay on the beach here. Personally I've always been happy to just have a clean place to sleep ($40 room) and go exploring the rest of the time. Most people will rent a car when they get here anyway so you can go to any beach you'd like. There is a lack of public transportation, but it is pretty easy to find your way around.
West coast airfare can be about $325 for a round trip LA to Maui.
There are also some cheaper places to rent cars then Budget or Hertz etc...you get a bit of an older car, and with it the possibility of it being a little funky...you might bring a cell phone if you rent one of those.