Where to stay in HI???

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

My SO and I are looking at taking a cruise to Hawaii. A cruise is much cheaper than anything that I have found. It is a 16 day trip to Hawaii and it goes to all of the islands and i think Canada. (Don’t hold me on the Canada part) Maybe that is something that you could look into. 

Post # 5
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsBrown13:  Our honeymoon is Hawaii too!  We are also coming from the East Coast.  We leave on a Sunday and we will stay in Oahu for 5 nights and then fly to Kauai for 7 nights.  In Oahu we rented a condo down the street from Waikiki Beach (overlooking a beautiful Marina) for $199/night.  It has a kitchen so we’ll save money on food.  Our Kauai leg’s hotel was booked through FI’s parents so not sure of that cost.  

But I highly recomend going on VRBO.com I’ve booked with them several times and it’s been great.  You can really save a ton of money and stay in a great place.

Post # 7
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsBrown13:  No problem!  I am extremely anal and have plenty of information (in spreadsheet form) about both Oahu and Kauai if you decide to go to either of those islands I can send them to you 🙂

Post # 8
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8593 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well I’m not a cruise person but I would never take a cruise to Hawaii.  Why would you waste all that time being at sea when you could be enjoying the island?  Just my opinion. 

Honestly I would pick one island and stay there if you are going to be there for just a week or less.  I think if I was going for 2 weeks I’d pick 2 islands.  If you try to go to multiple or all of them within just a week you will end up not seeing much of any of them.  I wouldn’t want to be switching hotels every few days…yikes!

I’ve only been to Maui but it was wonderful and not too crowded.  Road to Hana was my favorite thing along with snorkeling/diving and surfing lessons.  Lots of honeymooners and some families but not too crowded at all.  The next island I want to go to is Kuaui since I’d like to hike out there and it’s the oldest/most lush.  I’d probably pick Oahu last but that’s only because I don’t like crowds.

Post # 10
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We had a fabulous honeymoon in Maui — I would definitely recommend a Hawaiian honeymoon!  We stayed at the Westin Maui Resort which was fantastic, but got a great deal by booking a package (air/hotel/car) online through Pleasant Holidays.  (Google them to find their website.)  We saved a ton of money, including getting a great oceanview room for about $90/night (compared to $350-400 if you book with the hotel directly) and a Hertz rental car for $100 for 9 days.  Have fun planning your honeymoon!

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