Should we go to Kauai, Buenos Aires, or St. Martin?

Should we go to Kauai, Buenos Aires, or St. Martin?

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Emily received a targeted offer to get 25% of her US Airways miles back if she redeems them for award flights.

Should We Go To Kauai Buenos Aires Or St Martin
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Help Us Choose!

Our top picks are:

  • Buenos Aires in Argentina
  • Kauai in Hawaii
  • St. Martin in the Caribbean

But we’re finding it hard to decide.

So we’re wondering if you (the best blog readers!) could help out in the comments about what you liked or did NOT like about any of these destinations!

1.  Buenos Aires, Argentina

US Airways doesn’t fly to Buenos Aires, but we can use a partner airline such as United to fly to Buenos Aires in Argentina.  

I’ve read lots of great things about Buenos Aires and I’m looking forward to eating great steak while Emily would love the Tango dancing.

I’m also looking forward to checking-out the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires which costs ~$540 a night or 18,000 Hyatt points a night.  Of course, we’ll use points!

Should We Go To Kauai Buenos Aires Or St Martin
18,000 Hyatt Points per Night at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

2.   Kauai

Because we had such a great time in Maui last year, Emily and I want to go to Kauai (for the greenery and outdoors-y activities) and stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

The Grand Hyatt is a Category 6 Hyatt hotel and costs 22,000 Hyatt points a night.

Should We Go To Kauai Buenos Aires Or St Martin
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Is 22,000 Points Per Night

3.   St. Martin

Emily had fun celebrating her birthday in the Dominican Republic, and I’ve never been to the Caribbean, so I was thinking of St. Martin.  I’ve always wanted to watch the planes at Maho beach!

We could stay at the Raddisson Blu in St. Martin.

Should We Go To Kauai Buenos Aires Or St Martin
Raddison Blu in St Martin

Bottom Line

We’re running out of time since we have to use our US Air miles by November 30, 2013 to get 25% of our miles back.

And we can’t decide between Buenos Aires, Kauai, or St. Martin.

So, where do you think we should go or NOT go?

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Thats easy...Buenos Aires!!!

Buenos Aires. End of discussion.


My husband and I just visited for one week last week of October. We stayed in Courtyard Marriott Coconut Beach for 5 nights (located in Kaapa, half way between north and south Kauai plus lots of local ) and then 2 nights in Grand Hyatt using Chase Sapphire Points (Club Room which gave us access to the Grand Lounge on the 3rd floor which served breakfast, snacks, appetizers and dessert each day) was well worth the points! Plus, this also gave us access to their Anara Spa. First 5 days we were super busy exploring the island - it is gorgeous and absolutely breathtaking. Major attractions we visited were: Waimea Canon, Opaekaa Falls, Wailua Falls, Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanakapiai Beach and Falls (this is a 8 miles strenuous roundtrip. Make sure you start early...and bring water shoes as its muddy the second half of the trail and you cross streams a couple of times but you will be rewarded). We booked a helicopter tour ahead of time and spontaneously with Kauai Couple Massage by the beach after our hike (they met us at Courtyard). Restaurants to check out Kountry Kitchen, Pono Market,

If you look at the responses above, most mention Kauai. Why? Because it is an island like no other. The waterfalls, the trails, the farmer's markets, the helicopter tours of "the mini Grand Canyon", but above all the people. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is spectacular and if you go, plan a meal at the Beach House restaurant. Hike the falls and pull the Awapuhi off the plants to smooth your hair while you hike to the falls and jump in for the best hair treatment ever. Snorkel in Poipu with giant sea turtles. I am warm just thinking about our trip there last summer...and our next trip this summer 🙂

St martin. It's my fav Caribbean Island. It's remote if you want and urban if you want. It's large enough to offer both. Fabulous!

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