(Closed) Hawaii Honeymoon – Suggestions needed… :)

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maui’s overrated. Go Oahu!! 😀

Post # 4
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Busy bee

@Cece:  Unfortunately, there aren’t any true all-inclusive (drinks, meals & gratuities) resorts in Hawaii.  However, there are tons of different properties to choose from.  Each island has its own distinct character, so deciding which to go to really depends on what it is that you’re looking to do & experience.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have only been to Maui and Kaui.  Both are beautiful and amazing, but in different ways.  Maui is very beautiful and has lots of activities going on.  Kaui is BEAUTIFUL and very low key…much more relaxing!  Just depends on what you are looking for.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Has anyone been to the big island? My Fiance is dying to see lava and really wants to go there. Do you think it could be relaxing/romantic enough for a honeymoon or is it more gogogo?

 

@littlemissmango: Any insider tips for us, mango?

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Maui and Honalulu are sooo commercialized just like Miami or NYC so if thats what your looking for then go for it but I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVE Kaui! Its gorgeous and has alot of sites to visit like the huge lighthouse, coffee plantation, spouting horn, movie hot spots, we stayed at the Pono Kai and it was AMAZING they had alot of gifts that were free and classes like hula dancing and a free laui (sp?) we had such a great time! I hope you enjoy your trip!

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2007

We just came back from there (the big island) that is our favorite we always stay at the Hilton Wiakolia village resort and spa they have a dolphin cove you can actully swimm with the dolphins there own lagoon numerous pools,pool bar #s of activities to do the one thing I did the first time we went there was take ahelicopter around they island the best thing I can honestly say I ever spent my money on totally worth it and Im afraid of hights Big Island my vote HAVE FUN!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@littlemissmango: I agree Smile  We stayed right on Waikiki beach and absolutely loved it.  There is so much to do and you don’t have to walk far to find something to do!!  I have been to Maui, Kauai, Kona, Hilo and Oahu.  Maui was my least favorite place to go.  Kauai is beautiful, but I don’t think you can find one island that isn’t beautiful. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maui is my favorite!  We went for just over 2 weeks and adored it!  There are no all-inclusives and keep in mind that it is very expensive.  Our honeymoon was $10,000.  Also, anything that is 4 stars is at least $350/ night.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re going to Kauai and I’m so excited! My Fiance left the island decision up to me and I picked Kauai because our goal is to RELAX. We’re staying at the Westin Princeville which has a mini kitchen in every room, which I’m really happy about because I hate eating out 3 meals/day on vacation. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

True, I have never heard of an all-inclusive resort anywhere on any of the islands. Also, many people make the mistake of associating the entire island of Oahu with our major metropolitan city of Honolulu. Althought it has lots to do, amazing shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, Honolulu is not the best representation of true Hawaii. If you drive just 20 minutes east, you end up in my neighborhood where this beach is:

(I didn’t take the pic, but you get the idea). There are plenty of places to go that don’t carry the crowds/hustle-and-bustle of Waikiki. The countryside of North shore is incredible, but there’s only one hotel/resort up there (bad for you, good for us, hahah 😉 Oahu as a whole is very diverse and I think it really offers the best of both worlds — the beauty of Hawaii with the convenience and comforts of a big city within it.

Oh and Riley, I have not been to big island but Fiance has and he says it’s well worth the trip! The volcano park is amazing and although there’s not as many beaches, there are a lot of interesting and unique places (black sand beaches for example) to go and it’s very quiet and not overrun by tourists. I wanna see it! 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We went to Kauai for our honeymoon and it was amazing! I can’t speak for the other islands though. My hubby had been to the Big Island, Maui, and Oahu before and he said Kauai was his favorite…but he also loved the Big Island.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been to Maui and Oahu, both are nice. For a honeymoon I would reccomend Maui because it’s more laid back and about the scenery (like the lava fields). If you want more to do then I would hit up Oahu because they have everything from giant tours of all varieties, the Dole plantation, Hunauma Bay, Pearl Harbour, the Polynesian Cultural Centre, the huge mall in Honolulu etc etc.

It really just depends on what you are looking to do. You can always do a combo of both. We did that one year and the small flight from Maui to Oahu was a pretty cheap add on.

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