Tropical island 8 hrs. flight or fewer from San Francisco?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Can I ask why the 8 hr cut off? Because you have eliminated pretty much all of the Islands within your time frame.

There are some Islands in Panama (Bocas del Toro) which is just over 6 hrs flight time


Post # 5
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about a different Hawaiian island? I’ve been to a lot of the caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica etc and honestly Kauai is probably one of my favorite tropical destinations. I live on the East Coast so its pretty expensive for us to fly to Hawaii (we’re paying less to go to Europe this year than what we paid to fly to Hawaii!) and the Caribbean is just more accessible to us.

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

@bombaysapphire_13:  also with @adoc86 suggestion, hawaii can be beautiful. the island of lanaii was my favorite! it’s so quiet, peaceful and beautiful.

Post # 9
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bombaysapphire_13:  ah. Those islands are really nice! What about some place in the south pacific then?

Post # 10
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Maui and Kauai!

Post # 11
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Tahiti! I believe it’s 8 hours from LAX

Post # 12
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Apperently with a short enough stopover in Miami, you can get to The Bahamas in just under 8 hours from San Francisco.

Have you thought about taking a cruise from Florida?

Post # 14
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hawaii is only 5 hours. Big Island is so different from the other islands. Try Kauai or Maui!

Post # 15
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hawaii is your best bet. Tahiti is about 9 hours away from SFO (8 from LAX)–so if you’re a little flexible with that time frame, you could try that. That’s where we’re probably going to go. 

I agree with PPs. If you go to Hawaii, go to Kauai or Maui! 

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