Any grocery stores nearby?

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  1. Lady Hiss

    Lady Hiss Mouseketeer

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    We're excited to be planning a trip to Hawaii in February (4 adults). The plan is 3 nights at Aulani, staying in a 2BR Villa, then going to Maui for a week. :yay:

    In the interest of saving a little $$, we opted to get an airport transfer from HNL to Aulani, and just rent a car to go to Pear Harbor one day while spending the rest of our stay just chilling at Aulani. Oops. We forgot that we'll need a few groceries for our villa. Is there anyplace to get snacks, water, lunchmeat within walking distance of the resort? Or are we going to have to rent a car to do a quick grocery run someplace?

    Thanks in advance for any help, advice, suggestions.
     
  2. kyton

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    There is an Island Country Market across the road in the strip mall http://islandcountrymarkets.com/ that is within walking distance but you will have a smaller range & higher prices then if you drive to Kapolei. Located 10mins away, there are Safeway, Foodland, Costco, Target and a Walmart with much wider ranges and prices.
     
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  4. pharmama

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    For the few items you describe wanting you would not come out ahead renting a car or doing uber/taxi to Kapolei for lower prices. You'll be fine at the Island Country Market across the street or even the shop inside Aulani.

    For water consider bringing refillable water bottles from home. I thought the tap water at Aulani was good and you can just fill them and stick them the fridge. There is also a water pitcher in the kitchen you can use to keep cold water on hand and the fridge has an ice maker (but you may need to turn it on as soon as you check in).

    Finally, I'd look carefully at the costs of rental for 1 day plus airport transfers vs rental for the whole time. For 4 adults I'd think just renting a car for the three days might be cheaper? We just had a minivan for a week for $200. There's lots of tips on the board for finding good rental car deals.
     
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  5. Lady Hiss

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    Great suggestions and points to consider. I think we'll try the market and see if that'll work since the transfer is part of our booked package.
    As always, thanks for your help, DISers!
     
  6. adamak

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    Or go to Pearl Harbor 2nd day of the trip, and pick up grocery on your way back.
     
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  7. frank808

    frank808 DVC Member

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    You can rent a car for a few hours from Enterprise that is located next door at Marriotts Koolina Beach Club. They also have an afternoon special for car rentals.
     

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