Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone.....DE's for their granular knowledge and ever patient replies.....regular contributors...... & committed Hawaiian vacationers.
I realised only a couple of days before we started or Hawaiian experience that I'd not actually had to make a question based post!......apologies for my shyness.
I have been following the forum daily for several months & you have great FAQ/resources etc and using search found the answers to all my questions & worries.
The forum has a great mix of knowledge, experience, common sense & understanding.......which trust me is not always repeated around the world with other forums where it seems more like a point scoring exercise!
We were totally hypnotised by our stay and look forward to visiting the other islands in the future.
Thanks again everyone......you probably all loose sight every now and again of how you make our visits that bit more special.
PS.....back now in autumnal England.....& depressed.... :(