honeymoon in Maui or Kauai

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where to honeymoon in Hawaii
    Maui : (5 votes)
    50 %
    Kauai : (4 votes)
    40 %
    Other island : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 2
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve never been to Maui, but I loved Kauai! We did a lot of hiking and it’s incredible. Most trails are pretty hard core (grade changes) but of you’re up for that it’s amazing!

    Post # 3
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve been to both and loved both for different reasons. Kauai is slower paced, beautiful deserted beaches and great for hiking. Maui is fast, fun and wild. We originally booked our flights and hotel reservations for 2 weeks in Maui but then decided to island hop a little bit and spend 2 days in Kauai and then another 3 days on Waikiki Beach.

    And romance can be found on any island in Hawaii……I want to go back 🙂





    Post # 4
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I lived on Maui for a few years, and Oahu. I love Maui! My favorite place in the world! But, why not both? InterIsland flights are not that bad (compared to what you’ll pay anyway), and you could do 5/5. Have fun! And if you do go to Maui, go to Lower Honoapiiliani road, and eat at Java Jazz for breakfast, I used to manage it and it is so good! 

    Post # 5
    12905 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    For 10 days, I’d do both.  I’ve been to Hawaii 2x for 10 days and did 3 islands each time.  That is a bit rushed, but I think 2 would be ok.  I loved Kauai and Big Island.  Kauai is very small and you can drive around it in an afternoon.  Big Island is much bigger so I’d focus on the Volcanos National park area which has some great hikes and scenery and unique landscape (as long as winds are blowign right and they aren’t closed due to health risks).  If I had to pick just one, i’d go with Kauai.

    Post # 6
    1262 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    flipfloppgirl1004:  Golden Ticket said it perfectly. Kauai has the best hiking and landscape, but the locations can be farther apart. I love the utter slowness of that island, but that’s not for everyone. 

    No matter which island you go to, do a boat tour. They never disappoint. They’ll usually take you too a snorkeling spot that is not accessible without a boat, and the snorkeling is always the best of the whole trip. If you do one on Kauai, do one that takes you up the Ne Pali coastline. Massive cliffs of rich green, that you can only see from the water or days of hiking. Takes my breath away every time.

    Post # 8
    1928 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    DH and I just got back from 9 days on the Big Island, and we absolutely loved it.  I haven’t been to the big island before, but DH has been to Maui, Oahu, and the BI and liked the big island the best.

    We did a little bit of everything – sunset sailing, zipling, snorkeling & scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding, golfing.  The resorts on the Kohala course are so romantic too, and some of them have great beaches.  Our room at the Fairmont Orchid faced the ocean, and we really enjoying relaxing on lounge chairs on our lanai watching the sunset.  It was great and I’d highly highly recommend the big island for a honeymoon!



    Post # 9
    18 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Kauai, hands down!  It might be the most amazingly beautiful place I have ever seen.  It is so relaxing and yet adventerous at the same time.  My husband and I just got back from 14 days in Hawaii, 7 on each Kauai and Maui and without a doubt we loved Kauai more!  We cannot wait to go back.  If you go, please take a helicoptor tour of the island – its absolutely stunning!  Kauai is very slow pace though – so its not everyones cup of tea.  I say for adventure and romance you couldnt pick a better place!

    Post # 10
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I’ve been to all the larger Hawaiian islands — Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Kauai — and Kauai is hands down my favorite. Perfect, in my opinion, for what you’re describing. I agree with Golden Ticket about the ‘tone’ of the two islands. If you are into ziplining, definitely check that out in Kauai. I did this awesome thing there where you go up to the top of the island at the crack of dawn and work your way down on ziplines then have lunch. Awesome, beautiful, exhilarating, and yet relaxing. Also the beaches are generally peaceful and the island as a whole is beautiful — also, if you enjoy hiking, definitely check out the Awa’awapuhi Trail which goes out to the Na Pali Coast. Gorgeous.

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