Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning to spend our Honeymoon on two islands in Hawaii. We don’t know all that much about where to go, stay and do. What is the best way to book? Would anyone recommend Liberty Travel or private local travel agents? I usually make all of my travel arangements on line and don’t think that would be best for my honeymoon.
Post # 3
I think Liberty travel is okay. When i went to Hawaii, we booked through Hawaiian Airlines. There are probably deals online, but I’m not sure which ones are the best.
Post # 4
Sounds like a fun honeymoon! I think that you could do this yourself and do some research online if you wanted to put in the effort, otherwise a travel agent sounds like a wise choice.
I have only been to the islands once- my family decided to take a vacation there a couple summers ago and we went to Oahu and Maui. It turned out really well because Oahu is a larger island with more to see and do on it, whereas Maui is much smaller and our experience there was more about relaxing on the beach than running around like tourists. I know we used Hawaiian Airlines to go to/from Hawaii and we had a great experience with them. We used a smaller (now bankrupt, if I recall) airline to get from Oahu to Maui.
Stuff I remember doing in Oahu was: Pearl Harbor (kinda touristy but was cool to see), Polynesian Cultural Center (fun experience, cool to see the different cultures), various beach activities. We stayed at the Hilton resort in Waikiki which was really, really amazing. Highly recommend it.
Maui basically consisted of laying out at the beach and by the pool at the Westin (nice hotel as well, great pools and restaurant!)
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2009 - Ceremony at the Lanikuhonua Phase II private estate, reception at a historic hotel in Waikiki
If you have the time, I’d recommend making your own travel arrangements. I always recommend Maui and Oahu to friends who can’t decide on which islands to visit. If you do go with Maui, definitely pick up a copy of Maui Revealed. It’s so helpful, and I never left the hotel without it.
Oahu is more touristy, but it’s my favorite island. Mrs Sushi wrote a post on things to do: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/01/15/oahu-tourism/
Hope this helps!