- Jun 13, 2000
The good news is flights were dirt cheap, right? I hope they bounce back and recover....well wishes for your friends.This happened to some friends of ours who decided to go to Hawaii a few days after xmas. Got tested 3 days before their flight that came back negative, got tested again in Hawaii and their 2 kids came back positive and started showing symptoms. They were stuck in a room quarantining, kids got better after a few days, then the parents started getting sick. I don't think they've seen the beach since they've gotten on the island.
We were supposed to go with them and cancelled.
I want to head back to check out Maui and the other side of the Big Island after we went back in March. The best part about our trip was the virus wasn't widespread in the US populations yet and risk was actually much lower than it is now. Because the news frightened everyone so much, most hotels were at 30% capacity. We enjoyed easy dinner reservations and empty pools all week in Waikiki and Waikoloa. I think we've decided we're not even going to try until 2022 or once we are all vaccinated and the perceived risk drops. Since my kids aren't of age to be vaccinated, they will likely be the biggest risk and potentially at the biggest risk. I wouldn't want to expose them to it until we know more about the long term affects.