My partner and I are going on honeymoon to Hawaii in September.
We are interested in doing Muana Kea but the tours are really expensive, we have friends who drove up themselves (but we won't be able to do this with a hire car) and it was foggy both nights. How worthwhile is the trip?? Really I just want to be able to see the stars at some point in my trip....not necessarily with a telescope/tour guide! Also the sunset would be nice but we are hoping to do the sunrise at the crater in Maui so we are kinda thinking we won't get anything extra out of Muana Kea?
I'm really into snorkelling but my partner has never done it before. We have got our own snorkel equipment to take with us. We really want to go to the Captain Cook monument and snorkel there, we know the walk to and from the beach can be quite tough but we are reasonably fit. How easy is it to find the path down to the beach and is it safe to leave the car parked there?
I'm also not sure how worthwhile the snorkel trips will be compared to just driving to beaches ourselves? I was thinking of maybe booking a couple then leave the rest of the snorkelling we do up to ourselves....I think we will book a Manta Ray snorkel and I'm also considering the Molokini crater in Maui. Would these be worthwhile ones or are there better ones we could do?
Sorry that was a bit rambling! Its just so overwhelming with how much there is to do and we want to get the most out of our time and money :-)