(Closed) Hawaii

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Your most expensive cost will probably be airfare, which of course will vary depending on the time of year and distance away.

While not an all inclusive, we just booked the Maui Coast Hotel for June :3.  If you look into it and apply their ‘5th day free’ deal, you can work out how much it will cost you for the length of time you want to go.  For September it looks like rates are at $155/night, plus taxes and resort fees.  We got a great deal going through BJs and paying for it in advance, if that’s an option for you.  In June and travelling from the east coast, we got a rental car, hotel for 8 nights, and airfare for $3200.

Extra costs will depend on food, gas, and activities you want to do.

Post # 4
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

One option is do an all-inclusive for part of it and road trip around the Big Island for a period of time. It’s super affordable and I enjoyed that part of my trip more than Oahu. The black sand beaches, Volcano park, turtles, cute small towns are all great to visit.

Post # 6
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Hawaii doesn’t have all inclusives but it is definitely do-able on 3500! We spend $2400 on airfare, a rental car, and hotel (4 star) for 6 nights in Kauai (we booked via expedia and waited for deals). We got a hotel with a kitchen so that we can save some money on eating out, and a car so that we can enjoy all the free things to do like hiking and sightseeing. 

I think we could easily stay under $1000 for food and fun for the week if we were careful, although we’ll probably go over that because we want to do a few excursions. If you limited your excursions or found a cheaper hotel, I bet you could definitely do it!

Post # 8
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

The Big Island is more laid back and less over run with tourists. It’s great if you enjoy exploring some great views, seeing more traditional living and relaxing. The black sand is one if the unique things. We stayed at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. It’s not five stars but was relaxing and had some great snorkeling next to the property. I don’t think it’s all-inclusive though. If you’re thinking of exploring the big island PM me and I can send you our itinerary. 

Post # 10
16 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was wondering how everyone is booking there hawaii vacation. I also am planning to go to hawaii in April. Has anyone used or heard of beachdestinations.com or pleasantholidays.com? I was wondering the experience people have had and where to book to island hop.

Post # 11
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Just do your research and plan, plan plan! We went on our honeymoon to Oahu and then flew over to Kauai for two days and back to Oahu for the remainder. We didn’t really have a budget but we ended up spending 10k+.  Our biggest expense apart from airfare and hotel was actually FOOD!! Burgers and Pizza are expensive, the resort is bonkers, so we actually drove around the islands looking for local food trucks and little dives to eat at. It was a lot of fun driving around and not eating at the resort. We rented a topless Jeep and I HIGHLY recommend that, it was a lot of fun, except that it rains sporadically throughout the entire day, LOL! That was interesting 🙂 Best trip of our lives though, simply amazing to be in paradise! 

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

We booked ours last week. We got our flights and room for $1600 total for 6 days, 5 nights. We’re staying at a 4 star hotel with a beach view. We booked through Travelocity!!!

Good luck:-)

Post # 13
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Food in Hawaii is SO expensive! I definitely agree with PP, try to find local food, it’s going to be a little different, but it’s probably better quality than what you’ll get at a resort anyway. Also, I wouldn’t worry about going to all the tourist places and on all the snorkling tours and stuff. Those can be fun, but there’s a lot you can see just on your own if you do your research (though make sure to be very careful when out in the ocean). If what you’re looking for is relaxing and going to the beach then it can definitely be done on a budget. I would definitely rent a car though, ours was really cheap and definitely worth it to be able to go out and see/eat things conveniently. 

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