Hi Guys,

what do you think of this?

I could work for 6 months out of Hawaii, but I am questioning myself, if it is "worth" it?

Situation:
- visited Hawaii before (love Kauai & Maui)
- have a paid job during this period (it is an internet company, so work can be done from pretty much all over the world, I am on a work visa, originally from Europe)
- my GF has only a tourist / visitor visa (can stay only for 6 months; I could stay longer)
- have some funds available (not to crazy much, but from my calc it could work)
- If we would go, I would like to stay on the North shore of Kauai or in the Hana area of Maui

Me and my GF traveled around the last year and half and are also ready to settle in, into a "real" home and could use the money as well to make this a nice place..

Can we even get a affordable rental in Hanalei or Hana? How much should I calculate in for the rent?
Where is even a good place to look for rentals? (CL shows mostly vacation rentals)

How much should we calculate in for food, gas, daily stuff,… each month? (as fixed costs)
(we could adopt to local food for sure, but you know once in a while you like some other stuff…)

I think my question is, if it is to illusions to go over there for just 6 month, having all the costs (flying out from Europe, buying a car there, some stuff for the appt, ..) and hassle (organizing an appt, car, …) on one side and this once-in-a-lifetime-ever chance on the other? Even though my GF cannot work and is "loosing" this work wise seen…

Cheers
Patrick

Maui is fabulous and the beaches are great.
We also have beautiful hotels and condos located right on the water.
There is lots to do in the way of tours and excursions. Such as a luau, snorkel trips, whale watching (Dec.-April), dinner cruises, zip lining and so much more.

Every island in Hawaii has it’s own charm. A couple of websites that may help you make your decision of "what is the best island of Hawaii to visit" would be the Hawaiian

Or you can check out this page on our website about what we love about Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and the big island of Hawaii!

3 Responses to “Move to Kauai or Maui for 6 month?”

  • Yirmiyahu says:

    For 6 months, choose Maui. Permanent, choose Kauai.
    References :

  • Brandon says:

    Maui will be more expensive than Kauai.

    Here is a breakdown for Maui:

    Food, gas, etc – $1500
    Rent for a one bedroom in hana – $1000

    You may some other misc. expenses, but this is probably the bulk of it. I’ve lived on Maui, was born on Kauai and now run a property management company on the Big Island; needless to say, I know the areas well and I’m in the business. I know the food/gas line is large, but things are expensive on island, always have been, always will be.
    References :
    http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/apa/2622598710.html
    http://www.hualalairentals.net

  • motionless says:

    Maui is fabulous and the beaches are great.
    We also have beautiful hotels and condos located right on the water.
    There is lots to do in the way of tours and excursions. Such as a luau, snorkel trips, whale watching (Dec.-April), dinner cruises, zip lining and so much more.

    Every island in Hawaii has it’s own charm. A couple of websites that may help you make your decision of "what is the best island of Hawaii to visit" would be the Hawaiian

    Or you can check out this page on our website about what we love about Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, and the big island of Hawaii!
    References :
    http://aevohzou.notlong.com