(Closed) Help with Hawaiian island hop honeymoon.

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
746 posts
Busy bee

It really just depends on how many days you’re going to be there. If you’ve got a couple of weeks, I would probably try to do 3 islands. But you don’t want to spend your whole trip packing and unpacking.

I would recommend that you book it all together, as one package, with the hotels and interisland air. That way it’s all covered under the same insurance policy.

One thing to note-for some reason Hawaiian rental car companies are notorious for telling people their car reservations were cancelled, and having them rebook upon arrival. I am not sure what the story is, but we’ve had it happen to our own agents who were there!! I just saw a post from another agent whose clients had a similar experience. So if you pre-book and pay for your car, stand your ground if they try to tell you it was cancelled!

Post # 4
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We just got back from our two week Hawaiian honeymoon.  We did 6 nights in Kauai at the St. Regis and then 6 nights in Maui at the Four Seasons.  It was not a cheap trip by any means, the flights and hotels were around $8000, thankfully we had points and a lot of gift cards that helped offset it.  Hawaii is a very expensive place to visit being that everything has to be flown in so even if you do more inexpensive hotels and get cheap flights, the dinners, drinks, excursions etc., will definitely set you back.  I think it was just right doing two islands in two weeks and really enjoyed both for different reasons. In total the honeymoon, for everything, hotels, flights, rental cars, excursions, food and drink would have cost $11K.  My guess would be that even done at more reasonable prices, could still set you back $5K.  

PS… use priceline for the rental car, we just kept at it everyday until our rate was accepted and got a convertible on each island for $500 total! 

Post # 5
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think Maui and Oahu are the best of both worlds.

Post # 6
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree – its def pricey – we did 6 nights in Maui (stayed for free at The Westin with our Starwood points) and 6 nights in Kauai – stayed at both the St. Regis and the Grand Hyatt – it was amazing!!   I would recommend these two islands though!

Post # 9
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really recommend Kauai- it is so lush and beautiful. They also have their version of the “Grand Canyon.” I also recommend going to the Big Island because it is one of the most unique places you’ll ever go to- the Hilo and Kona sides are so different, and it’s really neat to see the black and green sand beaches (not to mention the volcano).

I personally have always found Maui to be a little overrated. They have some of the nicest beaches, but I find it to be a little too built up all around. I love Oahu b/c Honolulu is fun, but they also have the beautiful and quiet North Shore.

Post # 10
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We honeymooned in Kauai and it was amazing. We were there for 10 days and we were able to explore so many parts of the island. There is so much to do, especially if you are into adventure and the outdoors.

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