(Closed) Hawaii Wedding, Which Island?

posted 10 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Ceremony at the Lanikuhonua Phase II private estate, reception at a historic hotel in Waikiki

Hello!  Another DC bride planning a destination wedding in Hawaii?  Fabulous!  Of the options you listed, I’ve only been to Maui.  Had I not decided on Oahu due to family, I would’ve picked Maui in a heartbeat.  It’s less commercialized than Oahu, but there are still thinks to occupy your guests time; whereas other islands shut down at sunset (so I’ve heard).  There’s great surfing in Lanikai for beginners, beaches (including one nudey), beautiful golf courses, etc.  A lot of knotties have their reception at the Seawatch Restaurant.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: October 2009

I have been to kauai and maui. Between the two I would suggest Kauai over maui.  Kauai is quieter and in my opinion much more scenic, slower paced and romantic.  Its where alot of locals prefer to go anyway.  It has the beautiful North Shore, sunsets at Hanauma Bay, and Mt Wai’ale’ale Crater.  

Maui does have its benefits and its own beauty as well.  What I didn’t like about maui is there is only really one main road that goes through the island to get anywhere so traffic is at times super bad.  It took over 2 hours to get to my hotel from the airport. It does have the famous waterfall (i forget the name), banyan tree, bamboo forest and some of the best snorkeling and diving.  Nevertheless, its very difficult to get lost. 

Both have an area where the majority of the hotels are located relatively close together but not close enough where you’d want to walk. 

Interr-island flights are very inexpensive.

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