I just stumbled across what appears to be a great deal for air/hotel at the Hapuna Prince in early November. As I will be celebrating my 50th birthday, I'm quite tempted, but haven't been to Hawai'i before, and am wondering if there is a reason for the (relatively) cheap rates. What can I expect for weather conditions? Is this a big hurricane risk? Are they still in the midst of remodeling the hotel? I read they were in the process this summer, but am hopeful that this would be at least close to completed by November. The hotel has received great reviews, even in the midst of the renovations, so I am giving it some serious consideration. I have travelled to Mexico and the Carribean in the off-season, how does Hawai'i compare, weather-wise? As I would be travelling with a friend, I am also wondering how two women are going to be received. I know that Hawai'i is known for romance - are those of us who are non-couples going to feel out of place?