Mahalo for our Amazing 10 Year Anniversary trip to Maui!

November 7, 2012

Hi Teresa - Sorry I have not written sooner to thank you for helping us with a wonderful and memorable trip to Maui.  The trip was all amazing! We especially loved Hana and the drive was very fun.  We stopped at a few places on our way to Hana, did a few waterfalls.

Travaasa Hana was great and very relaxing.  I could have spent a few more days there.  We went to the Seven Sacred Pools and then hiked to the Waimuku waterfall, but mostly chilled out.

We also enjoyed Feast at Lele in Lahaina. We also made it over to Mama’s Fish House and walked around Paia, watched the windsurfers and got to Makawao. All in all packed quite a bit in.

Michele and I decided that we want to come back in a few years with the kids.  I think both of them would love it.

Thanks for all your effort in making our 10 year anniversary trip awesome!

Kevin S.

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The Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island was AMAZING!!

June 26, 2012

Teresa:

We had a WONDERFUL trip.  THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

The Four Seasons Hualalai on the Big Island was AMAZING!!  They upgraded us to the O’hana Suite and really treated us like royalty.  Justin at the front desk was a great help.  I wrote a note to the GM referencing his excellent service.

Thank you again,

Brent & Leah M.

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Thank you for the great trip to Maui!

May 23, 2012

Aloha,

Thank you - it was a nice trip. Kaanapali Beach Hotel was nice, great location…lots of senior citizens there, but I guess didn’t really matter. We were able to do some activities, but I wish I could have spoken with you a little more about that…it almost was a little stressful trying to dig through all of the info on tripadvisor, etc etc…but it worked out.

We spent lots of time in Lahaina, on Front Street, the Napili area and a day at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua after searching for Nakalele Blowpoint and Honolua bay…that drive was a little nerve racking…so we never made it to Hana…was thinking I may have to do that on the next trip.

Thanks for your help,

Melva

Note from Travel Gal: Melva and her Mother stayed at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, located beachfront along Kaanapali Beach, the two mile strip of big, white sand beach, next to the Sheraton Maui Resort and a short walk to “Black Rock“, a wonderful snorkeling site.  Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a moderate priced hotel that offers some great specials as well as Hawaiian cultural activities - the hotels tagline is “Maui’s Most Hawaiian Hotel”. It is the perfect resort for couples or families on a moderate budget looking for an amazing beach vacation.

Yes, I agree, it is a good idea to plan a few activities prior to arriving on island so you are not scrambling, looking for a luau etc.  I suggest planning an activity (even a drive upcountry) every other day of your vacation so you have plenty of free time too.  Also, if you are considering a trip to Hana (a full day driving over 50 one way bridges, along a gorgeous coastline), I suggest either staying in a B & B in Hana for a night or taking a tour so the driver gets to enjoy the scenery too.

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Thank you for making our Trip to Maui so Wonderful!

March 28, 2012

Hi Teresa -
I wanted to thank you for all your work and suggestions for our Maui family trip.
We all had a fabulous time, none of us were ready to go home!

Loved the hotel, the luau, the kayak trip - everything!
It was also great to finally meet you, thank you for taking the time to meet up with us.

Hope all is well, looking forward to planning our next vacation!
All the best,
Liz, Mitch, Max & Lauren

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Thank You for our vacation to the Kahala Hotel & Resort

March 15, 2012

Aloha Teresa,

The vacation was great and really enjoyed the Kahala Resort.  Send people there because it is a wonderful hotel and location.  Loved being so close to things but far enough away.  They are really trying hard to attract people from Maui and other more popular destinations.  Thank you for setting things up and making it a special vacation for my family.

Brent M.

Note from Travel Gal: The Kahala Resort is the only beachfront resort in Kahala, Oahu’s most prestigious residential area; the resort overlooks both Diamond Head and Koko Head craters yet is just 10 minutes by car or complimentary hotel shuttle to and from Waikiki beach.

Hotel overview: This ledgendary resort is nestled on an exclusive ivory-sand beach, just east of Diamond Head, pampers guests with plantation-era hospitality.  Spectacular vistas, 338 refreshed, spacious rooms and suites with spectacular vistas overlooking the ocean, mountains, or dolphin lagoon. Suites include a Suite Amenity added-value program.

Spa, dolphin lagoonFive stylish restaurants, a world-class spa, leisure facilities, fitness Center, lush tropical gardens and the private lagoon with our own resident dolphins.

What to Expect:  Opened in 1964 and frequented by Hollywood’s elite (Frank Sinatra, Tom Cruise, Michelle Pfeiffer), entertainment notables (Faith Hill, Luciano Pavarotti, Billy Joel), every US president from Nixon to Clinton, and royalty (Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace, the Dalai Lama), this resort attracts the rich and famous and the discriminating and sophisticated. Ordinary families cavort next to the glitterati. Consistent awards prove this resort is among the world’s best.

Amenity Highlights:For a modest fee, guests (kids, too) can swim and interact with the resort’s most loved residents, the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Emphasizing education, Dolphin Quest scientist/trainers run the program in the 26,000-square-foot salt-water lagoon.  Responding to celebrity requests, the resort built five 550-square-foot spa suites (one for couples) where guests can receive various massages and body treatments in an utterly tranquil, private setting, beginning with a foot-bathing ritual.

The Kahala Hotel & Resorts most recent awards include:

• Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Gold List 2012

• Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Readers Choice 2011 - One of the Top 20 Resorts in Hawaii

• Smart Meetings Magazine - Platinum Choice Award 2010

• Meetings & Conventions Magazine - Gold Key Award 2008

• Successful Meetings Magazine - Pinnacle Award 2011

• Honolulu Magazine Hale Aina Awards - Best Hotel Restaurant - Hoku’s (2010), Chef’s Choice Award - Hoku’s (2011)

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Thank you for your assistance with our Maui Destination Wedding!

March 13, 2012

Teresa,

Thank you so much for all of your support in planning the details of our wedding, travel and activities to Maui.

We appreciated having you a part of our special day :) With your help we were able to pull it all together.

Sheri & Patrick

Travel Gal Note: Patrick & Sheris’ family gathered on Maui from 3 continents for their wedding.  Most of them stayed at Kaanapali Beach Villas, a boutique condo in North Kaanapali beach.  The family also enjoyed a night at the Old Lahaina Luau, their private courtyard rehearsal dinner at the Pioneer Inn as well as snorkeling trips aboard the Teralani catamaran, Trilogy Excursions Whale watch, Skyline Eco-adventure zipline tours and an amazing brunch at the Hyatt Maui Resort & Spa.

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Thank you for the wonderful honeymoon - we’ll be back!

July 5, 2011

Dear Teresa,

MaryAnn and I want let you know that we had a wonderful time on our honeymoon. This was due to all of your planning. We cannot thank you enough for all that you had done for us. Thank you for the delicious chocolate covered strawberries. We will be in contact with you to help plan our next trip to Australia/New Zealand or Hawaii.
Thank You
Armand Cilento

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Thanks so much, Can’t wait till the next time!

June 29, 2011

Aloha Teresa,

We had the time of our lives, (so far :). Everything was perfect from the condo to the car. The snorkling , Ziplining, shopping, weather and great food were just a few of the things that made Maui paradise for us.

I would have never been able to pull this off without your island savi. We were espeacially pleased when our condo had two bedrooms instead of one. When I talk to friends about our vacation I always end with how our travel agent sheilded me from the ocean spray with her beach towel.

Thanks so much,  Cant wait till the next time!

The Milam Family

NOTE: We were on a snorkeling boat on the backside of the island of Lana’i & the weather turned rough on the way back to Maui.

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One month ago today we left beautiful Maui. It was a magical trip.

June 29, 2011

Teresa, Travel Agent Extradinairre, Aloha,

Sorry for taking so long to reply. One month ago today we left beautiful Maui. It was a magical trip. We enjoyed our time there so much. The whole family did. Your itinerary worked out perfectly. Only one day was not as good as we hoped and that is when we took Vern’s family snorkelling. That day was very, very rough and difficult to snorkel especially for the little ones. Kelly and I became seasick which was not so great but we still had fun. Everything else was aces.

Maui Hill fit our needs very well as the condos are so spacious. They even had Santa land by helicopter near the pool on Christmas Eve. That was very exciting. Hawaii is a paradise.

Sorry you were sick and we missed meeting you. Anyway you did a great job so thank you so much! May 2011 bring good things into your life. Happy New Year.
Bye for now,
Lynda & family

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Thank you for the wonderful honeymoon in Hawaii!

April 26, 2011

Hello Teresa,

It was great fun in Hawaii!  I didn’t like to start our day with work here (: after a nice, long vacation. I am really glad that I booked my vacation with you as after talking to you few times, you understood my needs and personality. Based on the information I gave, you prepared a perfect vacation and all the activities!

Everything was awesome and wonderful! We really enjoyed our honeymoon at both in Royal Kahana and the Wailea Beach Marriott. The Marriott was outrageous!  I can’t described how much I loved that place, it was the perfect place for us even comparing it to all of its neighbor 5 star hotels.  Also, the Old Lahaina Luau really is THE BEST in the Island!

Thanks a lot to you!! I will sure make my next vacation reservation with you.

PS: Only thing is I upgraded my rooms at both the places - you were right! Even in Marriott, I upgraded for better view but I think it was worth it.

Thanks,
Maulik

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