I assuming you mean that path at national park. I know for a fact they do have day tours. Night tours I am not sure, due to the safety issues. Besides, the park closes at sun down. In order to see the flow at night, you can stay at the "Volcano House" hotel. The only hotel, (i know of) is actually in the park. Book it quickly, everyone wants to stay there!
Mmm... guess i have to go at night then... have already booked all my accomodation for the big island... am still hunting for the one in Oahu though... any suggestions?
beach or away from the beach?
Beach. Without a doubt! Are you looking for high end or moderate hotel? In waikiki or outside
Mmm... not too high end... already staying at high end places in Big island...but pref at wakiki... how much will a moderate one cost? any recommendations?
also, was thinking of renting a car but not sure if i should book first or rent one on the spot when i arrive in big island?
Give me am example of a moderate hotel. I can narrow it down for ya!
If you are traveling during the peak season, go ahead and book it now. Especially if you want a convertible, jeep wrangler, or a suv. Those sell out quick!
Im going this sat. Is that considered peak season?
mmm... maybe 100+ USD per night for a hotel in oahu?
Not really, you should be fine.
100 a night? hmm..try the sheraton princess kailani. That's a across the street from the beach. Also try the wakiki parc hotel. That's usually a good value. Something on the beach try the outrigger wakiki on the beach.
Definately go to the Big Island and Maui. THey are beautiful and do not get as many tourist as Oahu. If you are set on going to OAhu, I would suggest staying on the North Shore. This is where all the surfing competitions take place during the winter
back from hawaii!!! thanks a lot for all the help that was given.. my take on Hawaii:
1) the big island really is much betta than Oahu...
2) Love the food... it was surprisingly "japaness", which i love!!
3) The people of Hawaii are one of the most friendly people i've met in US.
4) Four Season Hualalai is definately worth the $$
5) The sunsets are priceless!!!
Hope to be there again soon...
Glad to hear you had a good time! It really is a beautiful place...The only thing I noticed it that I spent twice as much as I intended too when I went. (And I always estimate high on expenditures!)