(Closed) Anyone been to Hawaii?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom

I’ve been to Hawaii several times and I think last time was my favorite! We spent 3 nights in a fancy hotel (Hyatt Kaanapali Maui) to get the full Hawaii experience. Then we used vrbo.com to find an awesome condo right on the beach that was much less expensive but still had a nice pool, a full kitchen, and plenty of sunshine! We saved a lot of money that way vs. staying in a grand hotel the whole time.

If you’re looking for any activities, ziplining might be the coolest (and scariest!) thing I have ever done! Ecotours on Maui has an 8-line course up in the Maui mountains and the views are incredible!

Hope you have a fabulous time!

Post # 5
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We went to Oahu for our honeymoon and stayed at The Outrigger on Waikiki Beach and it was gorgeous!!!! We were right there in the middle of everything and close enough to walk to the aquarium and the zoo, close to Diamond Head. There is plenty to do. We went to Pearl Harbor, a Luau one night, went on a jungle jeep ride and rode ATV’s.. We were scheduled to go snorkeling, but decided to just relax and enjoy the ocean our last day…..Oh and there is a lot of shopping!!! You can’t go wrong with whatever island you visit, but we loved our time on Waikiki Beach and definitely can’t wait to go back:)

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We stayed at the Westin Princeville in Kauai– loved it!

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Love Hawaii.. I’ve stayed in both Oahu and Maui. Oahu was a girls trip so we were on a tight budget. Tons of stuff to do.

Maui is my fav. Stayed @ the Ritz Carlton which isn’t on the main strip. Had a great time and was busy every night. Also my brother lived in Maui for 4yrs so my nephews would spend the summer there swimming, diving, and just enjoying the soon. One sister spent a week for a wedding and rented a timeshare which saved $$$$ on food. Sister and Mom spent a wk or two enjoying the sights as well as the food. We were very sad when he decided to come back Mainland.

Kaui- A co-worker has a timeshare there and spends 3wks each year. She says its mellow and relaxing.

Post # 8
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you do stay in Oahu, I highly recommend the sunset catamaran cruise at the outrigger. I have been on it twice, and it is so much fun!

Post # 10
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

Just went to Maui (not for honeymoon – just for a trip). We stayed in Kaanapali beach area. We stayed at a timeshare… but there are some fun things to do around there… we did the Triology snorkeling to Molokini, Skyline ecoadventures zipline and went to the feast at lele luau. I would highly recommend all of these activities – they were awesome and we had a blast!

Post # 11
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We have been a few times to Oahu and stayed at the Hilton hawaiian village in Wikiki beach.  It was great to be close to everything and we rented a convertable to drive all over.

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been to Oahu and Maui. If you’re loooking to splurge on the hotel, the Grand Wailea on Maui is a big, fancy Hawaiian resort with the giant pool, etc. On Oahu, the Pink Palace is a historic hotel from the 20s that’s been updated and is really nice. If you go to Honolulu, I’d recommend also going to another island like Maui or the Big Island for a few days because Honolulu is not very relaxing (it’s more like a big city with a beach). The best activity I’ve done in Hawaii was a boat trip in Maui where we went snorkeling and then went to another location and swam with sea turtles. The sea turtles were amazing.

Post # 13
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We used to spend our Christmases in Maui because I have an aunt and an uncle that live there. There is SO much to do, and PP is right, it’s a lot more relaxing than the Big Island. That is what I would reccommend!

Post # 14
126 posts
Blushing bee

I thnik Kauai gets overlooked too often. It  is the most lush of all the islands.  THe aforementioned Westin in Princeville is gorgeous

Have fun!

Post # 15
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Please oh please head over to Kauai! I promise you, you won’t regret it.

We just got back from our week long honeymoon and it was absolutely AMAZING! Completely chill, relaxing, yet adventurous when you want it to be. The most green place I’ve ever seen in my life – and the turquoise blue beaches are to die for.

Lucky for us, we were gifted a timeshare but I’m sure there are tons of awesome places to stay at.

Can you believe we had 3 blue humpback whales doing flips 80 feet from our catamaran boat tour? So surreal.


Post # 16
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Kauia – is definitely the place to go.  I’ve been to Oahu, Maui and Kauia and it is truly the best.  I went with an old boyfriend and we stayed at the Grand Hyatt – beautiful – on the south end of the island near Poi Piu.  My husband and I are going to Princeville, which is on the north end of the island for our one year wedding anniversary.  We’re renting a condo from VRBO, which is a little more cost effective and allows a little more privacy for a 10 day vacation.

Congratulations and enjoy planning the honeymoon!

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