First, I have never been to the BI. Our dear family friend and neighbor is getting married February 7 in Kona area - no idea where yet - and I will be traveling with my AA personality husband and my 87 year old father - who is very young in spirit and very spry.
LODGING AND AIR -
I would prefer to stay in a 2 bd/2 bath condo with kitchen and was looking at the Castle Halii Kai. However, it looks like the best flights from Seattle fly into Hilo, not Kona? If we arrive around 2pm the day before the wedding is either airport a problem? Hoping to keep lodging at $500-$600 per night total. Close access to restaurants would be nice, but not mandatory.
Neither man is a shopper, but both are yachtsmen, my husband and I scuba and Dad still will snorkle. Not big on hiking or garden tours.My husband is prone to creating his own adventures if not fully entertained, which can get a little expensive with cabs, impromptu tour guides and such - so open to suggestions to keep them amused. Dad is laid back but "relax" is not in hubbies vocabulary.
MY "BIG" IDEA -
I was considering flying my Dad back home on the 11th and taking an island hopper to Maui flying home on Monday 16th - are there enough distractions to keep husband entertained on BI for 8 full days? ( not counting flying days or wedding day)
Thanking you all in advance!