(Closed) Hawaii?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I haven’t been either, but we are booking our honeymoon in Oahu. Fiance has been before and loved it. It’s more city and less secluded beach-only. If you are looking for something more private, I’m sure the other bees here will know what to recommend.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve been to Kauai twice, and I love it!  It’s less touristy than the other islands, and there’s a lot of beautiful scenery and hiking trails.  The beaches are gorgeous, but some of them are a bit rocky so be careful.  The food there is delicious, and everyone we met was really nice and welcoming.  I went with FI’s parents, who own a timeshare at the Marriott, so I can’t recommend where to stay.  Also, although all of the Hawaiian islands are expensive, Kauai is especially so.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

What are you looking for in a honeymoon?  If you just want to relax and just chill Maui would be a great place (so I’ve heard and we’re looking at hming there too!).  Oahu (where Wikiki is) has good night life, but a pretty diverse selection of other activties as well. 

I usually rec Oahu for people visiting Hawaii the first time.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

yeah, it depends on if you want activities/nightlife, more diverse trip, i would recommend oahu. you can even stay on the north shore if you’re big beach people or waikiki if you want more nightlife.

if you want more beach/seclusion, i think maui is great!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it depends on how long you will be going, and what your budget is. We did a two week Hmoon, one week in Kauai and one week in Maui. We used a travel agent to coordinate our hotels, rental cars, inter-island flights, etc. It was totally worth it to make everything stress free.

Others have recommended places to stay on the various islands based on what kind of accomodations you are looking. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

my baby sister goes to the university of Hawaii ( I know why didn’t I think of that!) and She LOVES Oahu and waikiki beach. She goes between classes! (aaahhh jealous)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re going to Maui for 6 days (staying at the Westin) & Kauai for 4 days (staying at the Marriott).  I did TONS of research about hotels, etc & planned & booked the entire honeymoon myself.  Like everyone else has mentioned, it depends on what “type” of honeymoon you are looking for.  We wanted relaxation/beachy with the option for scuba diving, hiking, etc.  Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’ve been to Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai – they are all a bit different but Maui gets my vote for being the best honeymoon island if you are only going to do one. There is so much to do and the island is small enough to get around for activities and then get back to your hotel easy. It’s also great for just relaxing by the beautiful beaches. I do have to say the Big Island was pretty amazing also, seeing all the volcano sights. But the island is big so it takes a while to drive to things and we ended up having to stay in a creepy hotel in Hilo for a night.

Here’s hotels I have stay in:
Oahu – Aqua Waikiki Wave (Waikiki): not honeymoon worthy. Cheaper and clean but pretty blah.
Maui – Westin Maui (Kaanapalii): +++, Marriott Resort & Spa (Wailea): +++, Hana Hotel (Hana): +++ amazing
Big Island – Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (Kohala): +++, Uncle Billy’s something (Hilo): — scarytown
Kauai – Marriott (Lihue): will be great once the renovations are done but was loud and not really pleasant. (I was there in Oct 09)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been to Oahu and Kauai.  You mostly fly into Oahu which is where Waikiki is and Pearl Harbor.  Both are great to visit so you might want to plan sometime to do those things.  Waikiki has a strip that has lots of hotels/shops/resturants along it.  Think Rodeo Drive along the beach.  Kauai is just beautiful we stayed at the Marriott and it was wonderful.  We did a heliocopter tour which I recommend.  We rented a car and drove all around the island.  The fern grotto boat ride was nice too.  The next time we go I want to do the Big Island which is where the volcanoes are.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t been yet, but I’m going on my honeymoon.  We went through a TA-she did our flights, hotels, car rental, airport transfers-and it was cheaper then anything I could find! 

We’ve decided to go to Oahu and Maui because we want a taste of the city and the quiet beach.  We’re staying at the Outrigger on Oahu (from recommendation of my uncle and one of my BM’s who’s been there a few times)  We are staying at one of the Aston properties in Maui.  We can’t wait!

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