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  • Kauai is the bomb, sippin beer on the beach

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    Dominican Republic or Kauai, HI

    OK--planning a vacation. On the plus side of the Dominican Republic
    is the cheap cost, interesting culture, and the great windsurfing.
    Downside is risk for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid and Montezuma's
    revenge. Oh and Hep A +B.

    Kauai-upside is incredibly diverse ecosystem which includes rainforest,
    great snorkeling and surfing, etc. Downside is that it is more expensive
    and less exotic, more turistas and gringos.

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    Dude, why stop at DR when Haiti is just over the mountains!


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    you should add in the cost of vaccination shots to your Dr. D.R. trip.
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    What time of year are you going? D.R. also has risks of hurricanes blowing through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    What time of year are you going? D.R. also has risks of hurricanes blowing through.
    So does HI....
    Having been to both, I would choose HI. DR is really not that great in my book. HI is (was? this was 30 yrs ago) absolutely beautiful.

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    I'm going in early March--no hurricanes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    So does HI....
    Having been to both, I would choose HI. DR is really not that great in my book. HI is (was? this was 30 yrs ago) absolutely beautiful.
    D.R. Gets hurricane about every 3 years - I think they got hit by 3 last year. Hawaii, about every 30.

    Lived in Hawaii for 2-1/2 years, and Kauai is indeed beautiful. Would definitely be my choice if I had the funds.

    March - safe from hurricanes. Not peak tourist season either place, so the crowds of camera-bearing tourists spilling out of Roberts Tour buses at every scenic point along the Waimea Canyon drive shouldn't be quite so overwhelming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    D.R. Gets hurricane about every 3 years - I think they got hit by 3 last year. Hawaii, about every 30.
    True...but it only takes one to ruin a perfectly good vacation. So, OP needs to be aware its a possibility.

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    I just went to Kauai last September. If you're looking to simply relax and lounge around on the beach, it's great. Green all over and not too many touristy attractions like O'ahu. Don't bother bring a bicycle either. The main highway is scary narrow for cycling...

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    I stayed at Punta Cana. It was good, inexpensive, and quicker getting there
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    I'm going in early March--no hurricanes?
    June, go june. Has nothing to do with hurricanes.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Kauai. I've been twice and stayed south in Poipu both times. Nice beaches and you can swim with the turtles. Also, Lappert's ice cream is fabulous.
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    Kauai, but be warned that March is the end of the rainy season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    OK--planning a vacation. On the plus side of the Dominican Republic
    is the cheap cost, interesting culture, and the great windsurfing.
    Downside is risk for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid and Montezuma's
    revenge. Oh and Hep A +B.

    Kauai-upside is incredibly diverse ecosystem which includes rainforest,
    great snorkeling and surfing, etc. Downside is that it is more expensive
    and less exotic, more turistas and gringos.
    So far as I know, the only way that you can get malaria or any of the crazy diseases from going to DR is by visiting the dirt poor areas (for which, like any developing nation, there are plenty). The more commercial areas are also very touristy, and as far as I know, the safest areas. My Dad owns a small business over there and goes just about every year, coming back clean every time. (Not to mention that some of our family down there live in said areas.)

    Hawaii is a tourist haven, but it'll probably be more enjoyable if safety is a major concern. There are more areas of interest to visit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    So far as I know, the only way that you can get malaria or any of the crazy diseases from going to DR is by visiting the dirt poor areas (for which, like any developing nation, there are plenty). The more commercial areas are also very touristy, and as far as I know, the safest areas. My Dad owns a small business over there and goes just about every year, coming back clean every time. (Not to mention that some of our family down there live in said areas.)

    Hawaii is a tourist haven, but it'll probably be more enjoyable if safety is a major concern. There are more areas of interest to visit as well.

    Have fun!
    Safety isn't a huge concern. Dengue however is endemic in the Caribbean basin--
    and unlike a lot of diseases is just as prevalent in the urbanized areas as elsewhere.
    Still--low probability.

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    Kauai isn't nearly as "touristy" as Oahu, Maui or Kona. It's actually very rural. And Kauai has the most beautiful beaches in the Hawaiian island chain. Also, if you're worried about too many tourists, you won't have a problem right now because hotel occupancy rates statewide are at extremely low levels.

    I can't speak about the Dominican Republic because I've never been there, but I've really enjoyed the vacations I've taken on Kauai.

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    The garden island won-- Kauai

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    Take me with you.
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    It isn't every day that Siu propositions someone here.

    Someone must really rate.
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    OH hey wait. This is how rumors get started isn't it? Oh dangit.

    Nevermind then. Forget it.

    Anyone going to Fiji?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    OH hey wait. This is how rumors get started isn't it? Oh dangit.

    Nevermind then. Forget it.

    Anyone going to Fiji?
    If you go to Fiji with me, I won't say anything about you going to Kauai with kaiju-velo.
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    Which one has access to Spam musubi, chicken katsu, and moco loco? Choose that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    OK--planning a vacation. On the plus side of the Dominican Republic
    is the cheap cost, interesting culture, and the great windsurfing.
    Downside is risk for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid and Montezuma's
    revenge. Oh and Hep A +B.

    Kauai-upside is incredibly diverse ecosystem which includes rainforest,
    great snorkeling and surfing, etc. Downside is that it is more expensive
    and less exotic, more turistas and gringos.

    Don't go anywhere 'till you've seen the movie.
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    hehe - I used to have a big crowd of Dominicans come into my downtown bar.

    And they pronounced themselves as Do-min-EE-cans who drank Hin-EE-kens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    If you go to Fiji with me, I won't say anything about you going to Kauai with kaiju-velo.
    Okay shhhhhh. Oh and +1 on spam musubi
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