We Booked Our Honeymoon to Hawaii!

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Were going to Oahu THREE weeks from today…but who’s counting lol this is our second time here. Our first time we went to diamond head, hanauma bay, and pearl harbor. This time we are renting a jeep and going all around! We have a couple of hikes planned, going shark cage diving, and doing a helicopter tour. we were going to go to the big island but decided to save that for another time. If the helicopter ride might be something you’re interested in I would do it on the big island so you could see a volcano, but that’s jist what we wanted to do so it’s personal preference! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We went to Maui for our honeymoon! We stayed a napili Kai beach resort for half the time and rented a private house for the other have. I recommend doing the road to Hana, it’s so beautiful!!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we honeymooned in maui and also stayed at the hyatt regency! it is such a beautiful resort and their luau is really cool! 

definitely do the road to hana! it’s a bit of a stressful drive with all the narrow, windy roads, but it’s so pretty! and there’s a botanical garden along the way called the garden of eden that is beautiful too!

you should also try to visit haleakala national park and check out the sunrise or sunset (i hear there’s not much difference between the two). we went for the sunset and it was gorgeous! the altitude is pretty high (over 10,000 feet), so if you’re sensitive to high altitudes you might want proceed with caution. my stomach was killing me the entire time we were up there, so it was hard for me to really enjoy it. and it’s also very cold, so take jackets, blankets, coffee/hot chocolate, whatever. between my stomach ache and the cold/windy/rainy weather, all i really wanted to do was lay down in the car, but i tried to make the most of it. thankfully, i started feeling better once we started going back down the mountain.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve been to the Big Island twice…it is our favorite because we really love to hike and do water sports and there is so much of that to do there.  We were last there in the winter and did Mauna Kea.  My DH is really into physics and space so he loved seeing the big telescopes.  It was the prettiest sunset I have ever seen.  The other thing you must do is the manta ray snorkel. Having a hundred giant manta rays do flips around you and come so close they brush past your belly is awesome.  

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

itsmeetam:  My husband and I actually just did a Mauna Kea summit tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail over the 4th of July weekend and I would definitely recommend it.  Normally I’m all for DIYing stuff like this and skipping organized tours, but the fact that actually driving up to the summit (not the visitor’s center) voids your car rental agreement and that the unpaved portion of the road is super bumpy made me nervous.  We did drive ourselves to the top of Haleakala back in May and I will say I was much happier knowing I wouldn’t have to drive up another mountain, haha, although Haleakala was a breeze to navigate.  (Heights and driving for me do not mix!)

But besides the not driving yourself part, I really liked hearing more info on Mauna Kea and Hawaiian culture/history from our tour guide Nate and I loved when he broke out our own personal telescope to stargaze with after the sunset.  The lines were very, very long at the visitor’s center so I’m glad we didn’t have to compete when it came to the stargazing.  Nate was also very knowledgeable about what we were looking at, and as someone with a very rudimentary understanding of astronomy it was quite fascinating.  It was definitely one of the highlights of our quick trip!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  ERL501.
Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just came back from Waikiki a couple of weeks ago. Some of my highlights were going on the Maita’i Catamaran at sunset (basically a booze cruise. Lots of fun!), renting a car for a day and driving around the island (we ended up finding some sea turtles!), going to the Paradise Cove Luau, and the zoo. The zoo there is AMAZING!

 

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