Post # 1
Hi all! My Fiance and I have always wanted to go to Hawaii (massive Lost fans here) for our honeymoon, but now that it has come to planning it we are a bit stuck. The problem is the expense coming from the UK to Hawaii… The last search I did for two weeks over christmas and new years 2015 (we are pretty flexible on exact dates, as long as we are thesere for both xmas and new years) was just short of £10,000. WHAT?! Now, I suppose I want to know, is this just how much it costs? Is it because we’ve chosen to go for christmas and thats why it is so expensive? Am I just checking the wrong websites?
Do any of you have suggestions, what hotels are best to stay at (we want to go to Maui) for honeymooners. The only things I really want are a beach front hotel (a spa would be nice too but not essential!). We would be flying from London (Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton – Doesn’t matter).
If you have been, how much did you pay (if you dont mind me asking)? I want to get a rough idea before I go through with anything, and maybe change honeymoons if it is just that expensive. And who did you fly with etc…
Thank you in advance!!!
Post # 2
I have a few friends from Hawaii and they tell me that airfare usually doubles in price around the holidays. If you can, go during “off” season. Would you be able to postpone your honeymoon? End of Feb/early March is a great time to go. Usually I can find affordable airfare / hotel around that time of year.
Post # 3
yes Hawaii is super expensive. And the trip is long! Check out at Lucia. It’s in the Carribean so the flight will be soooo much shorter for you. There are alot of all inclusives. And the island is supposed to be a lot like hawaii.
Post # 4
Almost everywhere is more expensive around Christmas time, especially between Christmas and New Years. But for Hawaii, that’s also Whale Watching season, so it’s even more expensive. Add onto that that Hawaii is just expensive in general, and it adds up to end-of-December being really super expensive in Hawaii. Kauaii was gorgous and surprisingly affordable during October. If you really want to go for Christmas, then yes it will be that expensive. Your best bargains will be found between March or April and November.
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses guys!
Elcey We can postpone. We are getting married in September and just thought it would be romantic to put it off until December and spend our first christmas married alone as a married couple!But of course that is not essential. My only problem I do have is that I work in a school and can’t go during term time:
Do you know if it would be cheaper during March/April?
yogahhh Thank you for the suggestion! Only problem is my Fiance is from the Caribbean, so we were hoping to go somewhere else. He isn’t from St Lucia but he has family there and if we went we would be obliged to stay with them if you know what I mean…! Thanks anyway!
Daisy_Mae Ah can’t do October but March and April is looking more doable now… I will start having a look for that time. Thanks!
Post # 6
Hawaii during Christmas is nearly DOUBLE the price of Hawaii during January. Just something to consider.
Post # 7
We had our honeymoon in Hawaii and stayed at condos rather than hotels. It will really slash the price.
Post # 8
Unfortunately, you might be stuck with the high prices if you have to schedule around school breaks — spring break, Christmas break, etc all push up the prices of visiting Hawaii because that’s when all the families are going.
Maybe consider Costa Rica? It’s cheaper, will be closer to you, and has very similiar activities such as surfing and visiting volcanos (to name a few).
Post # 9
We didn’t go to Hawaii for our honeymoon, but when we go we stay in condos and it’s a lot cheaper. But Hawaii is expensive in general.
We’ve only been to Oahu. We had a condo over looking Diamond Head for a week in August and it was a little over a $1000. We probably spent about $2000 while we were there. We fly for free so didn’t have to worry about that. That is going to be an extremely long flight from London, where would you stop over at? We fly out of Atlanta and it’s a direct flight on Delta. I would also suggest renting a car. I would also try to go during the off season if you are set on Hawaii.
Post # 10
It will be less expensive in the spring if you avoid spring break in Canada and the US. Prices rise again during those time periods because demand is high.
Post # 11
wow that’s expensive! I went in September 2012 and we paid about $3,000 for 9 days split between Honolulu and Kona. I used this site and I’m looking to book my honeymoon through them for next year. Good luck! http://www.tripmasters.com/asia/Hawaii_Vacations.aspx