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View Poll Results: When would you vacation in Hawaii?
Summer 2 13.33%
Winter 11 73.33%
Spring break 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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I work at a small resort in Hawaii. It has always puzzled me why most vacationers come during the summer months when the weather on the mainland is about the same as here. Wouldn't it make more sense to get away during the miserable months of winter?
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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We came over Thanksgiving this year because we knew that the weather would be meh back home. Didn't make any sense to us to go to the tropics if it was warm to hot back home either. Besides, summers in my part of the country are usually gorgeous and there is no particular reason to travel elsewhere then. Too much to do around here!

I guess probably the biggest reason people would come during the summer would be because the kids don't have school.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Actually most of our guests don't have children, mostly older folks and newlyweds.
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Actually most of our guests don't have children, mostly older folks and newlyweds.
Well summertime is the most popular wedding season it would follow that it would be the most popular time for honeymooners and people possibly going on anniversary trips. Also, even though the couples that come aren't bringing their children they may be sending their children to summer camps or to spend time with other family members thus giving the parents a chance to travel on their own.
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I travel to the Bahamas almost every year and June or July is my favorite time to visit because

1) Hours of daylight are at their longest. I'd much rather it not get dark until 8:00 or so, than 5:30 or 6:00

2) The ocean is usually a lot calmer than in the winter or early spring which is perfect for getting out on the boat.

3) I can stay in the water longer without needing a wetsuit.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:51 AM
 
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Actually most of our guests don't have children, mostly older folks and newlyweds.
They may have kids, just not with them. During summertime, the kids are often spending time at camp or with grandparents or non-custodial parents, freeing up time for the couple to get away on their own.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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I agree with the other poster who mentioned kids. We do not have them and choose to travel in the spring/fall/winter when kids are in school. Its cheaper, there are less kids and like the OP said, why would I want to leave New England during the best season. Summer!
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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?? Winter is packed here on Maui. In fact I know Vacation Rentals owners who don't even bother to drop their prices to rent out their properties in the mid summer months. They say it's not worth the effort, they make the high dollars in Winter. The resort beaches sure are packed umbrella to umbrella here in Winter, that much I've seen firsthand.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Neither. We thought Hawaii was one of the most over rated, over priced areas we've ever traveled.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:49 AM
 
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I have gone to Hawaii 5 x (6th x this year). I have gone 2x in Jan, 2x in Nov and 1x (2nd time coming up) in Sept. A lot of frequent flier miles.

I enjoyed Nov and Sept. I love Hawaii but this year will be the last time i will visit. I have more countries to visit.
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