Island hoping….

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
8510 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsBrown13:  If you really want to see Pearl Harbor I’d probably start there and do 3 days and do the rest in Maui. 

It depends on if you want to do nightlife or not… I was on east coast time when I went.  I normally fell asleep by 10pm in Hawaii and was up at 6 or 7 am ready to go.  I actually liked that because there isn’t much to do in Maui after 10 pm anyway so you might as well go to bed.  Then you can get up early and not waste any daylight. I managed to stay up until 12:30am one night.

So I’d do Maui last because I’d want to spend the end of my vacation resting and relaxing.

FWIW I flew directly into (and out from) Maui from DWF so it’s definitely something you can do, you don’t have to go through Honolulu.

Post # 6
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

On Oahu, we stayed in Waikiki (apparently the most packed part of all of the islands). In Waikiki, a lot of things are walking distance. Unfortunately for your plans, Pearly Harbor is not walking distance from Waikiki.

Post # 8
8510 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsBrown13:  We stayed at Ka’anapali beach and it was fantastic.  I really loved the Hyatt I thought they had the best pool.  The Sheraton has a better beach area though  the snorkeling at black rock at the Sheraton was really amazing.  They’re all relatively close so I walked between them.  So you can access all the resorts on that beach by foot.  I don’t think it would take more than a 15 min (beachside) walk to go to most of them (depending on where you stay)

The other really nice area is Wailea but I didn’t get a chance to spend as much time there.  It will probably be a little pricier/upscale.

I’d recommend either one of those areas for Maui.

There are also some nice areas to north of Kaanapali (Kapalua) but I prefer having more of a beach and many of them were higher up.

Post # 9
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One great thing about being jetlagged in that direction is it makes sunrises easy to see, and one of the most beautiful things you could do in your whole life is go see the sunrise at Haleakala. So I would fly to Maui first so you could do that – most people get up at like 4am for it, and that’ll be like 7am for you. We were getting up around 6am everyday naturally!

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