Advice… Hawaii or US Virgin Islands (St John)

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where would you recommend we honeymoon!
    Hawaii : (12 votes)
    80 %
    US Virgin Islands : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Other... please comment and let me know! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i have only been to hawaii but i thought i would chime in anyways. we went to maui for our honeymoon and again last year for our 1 year anniversary. we don’t like doing touristy things either. maui was perfect. it was quiet, relaxing and we really got to enjoy each other. since you’re in california, if you go to hawaii, fly first class. we flew out of oakland on alaska airlines the first time and hawaiian the second time. the first class rates are very reasonable and totally worth it for your honeymoon. i looked into coach class on united and it was the same price as first class on the other 2 airlines.

    Post # 4
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @ke_murphy:  I would go to Hawaii, but you sound like the exact opposite of DH and I… So maybe Virgin Islands would be the better option for you?

    Post # 5
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    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d suggest Maui. I have not yet been, but my parents go often and describe it as exactly what you guys want – relaxed, private and not touristy. I’ve only been to St. Thomas once on a cruise and it seemed busier. 

    Post # 6
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We honeymooned on Maui, and visited the USVI (St. Thomas and St. John) about a year and a half before that.  We loved both places!  We found Maui to be the perfect mix of relaxation, activities (snorkeling, mountain biking down the volcano), and great restaurants, all with a very relaxing vibe. 

    Like Maui, St. John has beautiful beaches, but there is far less to do there.  The island only has like 5,000 people and nearly all of it is national parkland.  So it’s great if you want to lie on the beach and maybe do some hiking.  But be prepared for minimal dining options (especially if you’re not at a resort).  Another idea if you want more going on would be to do a few days on St. Thomas and a few days on St. John (there is a ferry running frequently between the two islands).

    Also, our favorite part of our USVI trip was our day trip to the British Virgin Islands, which are super accessible by boat from St. John.  Since your husband wouldn’t be able to go there since he can’t leave the US, I might suggest saving the Virgin Islands for another time when you can fully enjoy both the USVI and the BVI together.  Enjoy your honeymoon wherever you go!

    Post # 7
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    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ke_murphy:  I am biased because I am getting married there, but I LOVE Hawaii!  You would have an incredible honeymoon there!  It’s beautiful, romantic, and there is so much to do!

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