(Closed) Hawaii Honeymoon Help

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re going to Maui for our honeymoon.  This is the book I got from the library and it has been SO HELPFUUL: Maui revealed : the ultimate guidebook by Andrew Doughty.  I also recommend travel blogs at fodors.com, about.com, and tripadvisor.com 😀

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve been to Kauai and it was INCREDIBLE! It’s called the garden island. There was tons of stuff to do, it’s not at all touristy, and it’s more of a relaxed island. We went snorkeling (Hanalei bay- this is also where Jason Mraz filmed his music video for I’m Yours), we went hiking up the coast down to a private beach, we did zip-lining through the rain forests, and there’s lots of great shopping and good food!!

I highly recommend Kauai!! It’s AWESOME!

<3

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

do you know what island you want to visit? big island for volcano, maui/kauai for relaxation/beaches/relative seclusion, oahu for museums, pearl harbor, etc?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Well, what do you want out of your honeymoon?  Are you looking to relax or do you want to party it up?

I always suggest Oahu for people who have never been to HI before because you can get the best of both worlds.  You can party it up in Waikiki and then head up to the North Shore and totally relax.

We’re considering Maui for our Honeymoon because it’s supposed to be less crowded and more romantic.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

We did both Oahu and Maui.  If you want to take a little bit longer honeymoon it’s extremely easy to island-hop.  I would suggest maybe doing Oahu for a few days to see some of the Hawaiian history and then go to one of the other more secluded islands for some fun and relaxation!:)  

I also read (studied really) 🙂 the Maui Revealed and Oahu Revealed books and they are awesome!  I’d be glad to help out any I can, you can PM me if you need anything!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i lived in HI for awhile and the best island for first comers is Oahu. Its got the best of both worlds. if you are looking for something ultra romantic, go for Kauai… its gorgeous and there are so little people on the island, at times it feels like your own personal tropical island. Maui is not bad i just found it to be more “family” oriented – meaning lots of kids around. so if you dont mind that then its not a bad choice. but Oahu is definately the way to go if you have never gone. stay on waikiki for a few days then head up to the north shore and stay at turtle bay for a few days.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maui is absolutely gorgeous, I’ve been twice and stayed in Wailea (southwestern part of the island).  The Grand Wailea and all of the adjacent properties are amazing.  I’ve heard great things about the Hotel Hana too, it’s on the Hana Highway which is a beautiful drive.  Hope that helps!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Okay I just booked my honeymoon to Hawaii and did alot of research and asked alot of friends.  I a doing 6 nights in Maui and 6 nights in Kauai.

In Maui, we are staying at the Westin..its near the Hyatt and near some villages (Lahaina I think it is) – we picked this part of Maui because it seemed to have mroe going on..we are definitely going to do the Road to Hana when we are there..

Then we are doing 6 nights in Kauai…we couldn’t decide on northern (more rainy but beautiful) or souther Kauai (more to do) so we are doing 3 nights north at the St. Regis and 3 nights south at the Hyatt.

My friend sent me a long email about things to do on both islands..I can send it to you if you are interested.

The only island we considered was the Big Island..with the volcanoes, but the likelihood of me going in a helicopter to see them isn’t that great..i did hear the 4 seasons there is amazing though.  We didn’t want to do Oahu..more toristy and had no desire to do Wakiki beach (think thats there)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been to Maui, the Big Island, and Kuaui.  I’ve done cool activities on all three, but I loved hiking to waterfalls in Kuaui.  They are really accessible with short hikes.  I got engaged at Ho’opi’i Falls!  I think wherever you go you will be happy. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Lauren,

You should DEFINITELY do a helicopter tour!  I’m pretty scared of flying but we did a helicopter tour of west Maui and Molokai and it was AMAZING!  Probably one of my favorite parts of our honeymoon!

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