(Closed) Hawaii Honeymoon?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We went to Maui and I refused to pay for expensive hotels.  We went for a week and spent the first few nights at an amazing B and B (http://www.upcountrybandb.com/) and the latter nights, we rented a condo at the Mahana.  The B and B was perfect – and close to Haleakala and Road to Hana so we did both of those while we were there.  The Mahana was right on the ocean and a beautiful place with kitchen access so we could cook some to save money.  Since our accomodations were a lot cheaper than the big hotels, we were about to splurge on activities like our snorkelling trip and the Feast at Lele.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

go to the carribean, all inclusive, all you can eat and drink, some anywhere between $1300 per head to sky’s the limit

 

we had a vacation in antigua, $1300 7 nights all you can eat and drink, it was the most amazing experience

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re also going to Maui in August! I reallyyy wanted to do the Four Seasons but simply couldn’t swallow the price. So we booked at a brand new resort, Honua Kai (www.honuakaimaui.com), which is farther north of Wailea, in Lahaina. It was a risk since it was brand new — they just opened their first stage at the end of Jan. — and there’s still ongoing construction for the 2nd stage of the resort, but I think up until the end of April, they are offering 50% all their rates. The pictures of the rooms + location are GREAT and so far the few reviews that have trickled in have been extremely positive. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that all will remain well until we get there in August…so far so good!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’ve been to Maui several times and highly recommend the Westin on Kaanapali Beach.  I believe it’s called the Westin Maui.  

Another island you may want to consider is Kauai -the Marriott is amazing!  Very private, if I were to go to Hawaii for a honeymoon it would actually be my top choice.

I have a very long email of thoughts and recommendations for Hawaii (things to do, restaurants, etc.) that I typed up for a client who was about to go around 6 months ago, I’d be happy to PM it to anyone who is interested. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

smokinpeelope…can you send me your thoughts and recommendations? heres my email:

[email protected]

thank you

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Just sent you a really long email with the info. Hope it helps!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Check out the Hyatts in Maui and Kauai. We got a deal that if you stay at the hyatt on more than one island, you get the breakfasts included. I know people who have stayed at both- and although the one in Kauai is rated higher- the one in Maui is still great.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our wedding is October 24th, and b/c of hurricane season (and my obsession with tropical/beachy vacations) we will prob go to Hawaii too. Its just really safe, weather wise.

I’ve heard that Four Seasons is the absolute best!!!!!!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee

My parents live on Oahu, so last summer Fiance and I borrowed one of their cars and took the Superferry over to Maui.. it was so beautiful. Definitely one of my favorite vacations ever! I have to agree with EK, the prices at the big hotels are just too much, and you’re stuck in a resort-y, touristy atmosphere we like to avoid. We LOVED our stay at Cliff’s Edge — a small B&B — and we were in their cheapest room. if you’re renting a car to explore the island yourselves (which i highly recommend…) then definitely check it out.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Check out any of the hotels in Kaanapali, they are all right next to one another and are all GORGEOUS. The beach there is also quite calm (although busy).

Or, you could rent part of a home. We stayed at Wai Ola (http://www.waiola.com). It was beautiful. We rented the whole house with FI’s family but they have a honeymoon cottage and other private areas. It is right in between Kaanapali and Lahaina (walking distance to Lahaina shopping).

We just went in November, I’d be happy to pass on any tips of things to do!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Hey smokipenelope,
Can you send me that email you mentioned with all of your Hawaii recommendations please? We are headed to Maui in September!
Thanks so much
Christy
[email protected]

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Hey Miss Chihuahua- If you’re looking for great off-the-beaten-path options on Maui, I’d highlu recommend Paia Inn, a boutique hotel on the island’s North Shore. Paia Inn is away from the touristy areas in the quaint town of Paia. There’s also Hotel Hana Maui, another great escape. Let me know if you have any questions- I’ve lived my entire life in Hawaii so I’m more than willing to help with suggestions! Aloha!

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