(Closed) Off the beaten track Hawaii?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Try Kauai. Seriously, this place has all of the things that you’ve described. It’s a very relaxed island. You can go snorkeling, zip lining, surfing, sky diving, or you can just relax on the beach and read a book. It’s not very touristy at all. It’s more relaxed and calm. Very garden-like and easy!! I love Kauai!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I suggest Oahu! You have the Waikiki Beach area with the urban feel at night and then you have Diamond Head and Hanuma Bay (perfect for snorkeling) nearby. You could also rent a car one day and drive around the entire island, this is fun, you can stop at any beaches that look too pretty to pass up! You should also see the N. Shore. There is a lot to do on Oahu.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve only been to the Big Island and loved it!

I stayed at a resort and was suprised to find that I really liked it.  It really managed to keep the local character, plus it had a sheltered lagoon for swimming where sea turtles and fish swam in.  This was especially great when all the beaches were closed because of high tide, the sheltered lagoon let us still enjoy the ocean and marine life.

There’s so much in all of Hawaii, that anywhere you go you can experience some of the local culture.  There are farmer’s markets and all kinds of parks and beaches (no one other than the state can own the beach in Hawaii!).

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with Adnama54. My FH & I are going there for our honeymoon. At first we did not really want to go because it’s cliche I guess. But my mom reminded me that it’s that way for a reason.

We bought this awesome guide book (called O’ahu Revealed by Andrew Doughty, 3rd Edition) and it has a really helpful website to use while picking out hotels: http://www.wizardpub.com/oahu/oahaerials.html

Maybe just look over the website/ book and think about it? You might have a really wonderful time and your FH will be happy that you wanted to experience it with him.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

The 4 main islands that most people visit are Oahu, Maui, Kauai, & the Big Island.  The less visited island of Molokai might be what you’re looking for.  The island’s tag line is “Hawaiian by Nature.”  Its not an area that is dependent on tourism (like the Waikiki Beach area on Oahu), so accommodations are few and far between.  I’m not knocking the other islands at all!  Each one is very beautiful and offers unique experiences, but you sound like a person who might find Molokai intriguing.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Check out the website VRBO. It’s a website for vacation rentals by owner. There is some great prices and some awesome places to travel to. I’ve used it and love it!! There are homes and condos available anywhere in the world, and since these people have spent a lot of time in their homes they know where to go that’s off the beaten path. My SO and I like to travel like that too so i totally understand wanting a little of both worlds.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I looooved Kauai.  Kauai Revealed is a great book (same author as O’ahu Revealed).  We stayed at the Point at Poipu.  Cute beach side timeshare. You don’t get your own hut or home, its def more hotel style, but it wasn’t crowded and I maybe saw 2 or 3 other groups of people at any given time coming and going.  There Waimea canyon, great snorkelling, and that guidebook tells you how go trek down to the bottom of Wailua Falls… definately not well travelled and signs everywhere saying KEEP out.  The short adventure down and the amazing view was breathtaking tho.

Big Island is great too and has lots of good avenutures like the hike aross the crater in Volcanos Park, but its… big.  Lots of driving.  Kauai would definately be more relaxing.  That was favorite of O’ahu, Maui, and Big Island.

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