I am hoping to get some advice as my group of 4 is split on how to handle our landing in HNL with a destination of Kauai. This being a first Hawaii trip, we're all lost. The mission: My folks in their 50s and us in our 20s. We have a DCA morning hop then EWR-HNL direct, "BF lite" on UA15. As many know that is a 10+ hour haul landing at HNL 5:20pm local. The key is our destination is actually Princeville, Kauai by next day for our 11 night vacation (later we get 5nts at the Grand Hyatt). The issue: I currently have two sets of reservations for that final leg and can't decide which to stick with: 1) Land in HNL, car service and a fancy lei greeting (fluffy bonus) setup to go straight to SPG Moana Surfrider, Waikiki. Two reward rooms for the night. Then Midday shuttle back to HNL - with hop to LIH, car rental ready to pickup and head to Princeville condo for 5pm check-in. OR 2) Land in HNL, with hour and a half layover then onto LIH departing 7pm on HA. Car rental ready for evening pickup and reservation at a local joint near the airport, Garden Island Inn. Wake up next morning and head onto Princeville condo. I suppose it's basically a question of how exhausted will one be and how are the logistics once you land in Hawaii? We've never had such a haul hefty trip as we're no globe trotters and thus definitely want some input from the experienced! Please help with your comments and thoughts.