Honeymoon in Hawaii

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
Member
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Go to a less rainy island. We went to Maui in late Nov/early December and had a great trip. I understand that Kauia is much rainier especially during the winter. We spent most of our time on the dry side of Maui and I don’t think we saw any rain there. When we went to the road to Hana, it rained quite a bit, but it still wasn’t a wash. You just have to watch the forecasts for Hana and have some flexibility in case a storm comes through. 

Post # 17
Member
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Our Backyard in Hawai’i

View original reply
juyu21 :  depends.. if you want to stay in Honolulu it will be rainy during that time. Kona side is almost ALWAYS hot and Hilo side on the BI is almost ALWAYS rainy. Born and raised in Honolulu, I would personally say that Kauai would definitely be better for a chill honeymoon. Waikiki/Honolulu side is way too busy. Unless you wanted to stay in Koolina/Disney hotel which is on the west side of the island which never rains. Kahului Maui is very similar to Honolulu, very city and busy and it is rainy compared to Lahaina side. 

Post # 18
Member
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I am obsessed with Hawaii.  We stayed on Oahu for 12 days. 3 nights in Waikiki and 9 nights at an airbnb on the beach in Kailua. 

Im not a fan of Waikiki and I won’t stay there again. Very very busy. I think November is a shoulder season so that’s a plus.

You cant see 3 islands in 2 weeks. I recommend Oahu & one other. Again recommend if you want a resort go outside Waikiki to Turtle Bay or the disney or four seasons. Or get an Airbnb like us.

If you want any recommendations DM me. We did so many wonderful things on Oahu – snorkeling, helicopter rides, submarines, luau, diamond headx pearl harbour and so much more.

Post # 19
Member
403 posts
Helper bee

Ironically, we’re in Hawaii right now and have been since the beginning of the month. Waikiki for the first week and Maui for the second. The weather has been absolutely beautiful. Between 82 and 85 all week. Waikiki is loud and commercial but fun! We rented a car a couple of days and went to other parts of the island, which was great for a break. Maui is beautiful and relaxing. A great way to end the week. I wouldn’t worry about the weather at all. 

Post # 20
Member
32 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2020 - Maui, Hawaii

I personally love Maui. Were actually getting married in Wailea in Maui in November next year. The weather is perfect, not humid or rainy during the fall. 

Post # 22
Member
2956 posts
Sugar bee

The weather will be great. End of November/Early December is the beginning of the busy tourirst season. You can’t go wrong with any island. Maui is practically made for honeymoons. Kauai is my fave.

Post # 24
Member
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

View original reply
juyu21 :  hi, no not every day. There were heavy rains one night which resulted in bridges being flooded out and closing and we found ourselves stuck until noon the next day. There were periods of light rain a couple of times. But super light and not long lasting except that storm I previously mentioned. 

Post # 27
Member
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

View original reply
juyu21 :  Kauai doesn’t have modern infrastructure quite as extensively as Mainland USA does. There’s a lot of the island that is only accessible by air or by water. The portion of the island we were staying on for the first few days only has one road in and out, and there are several bridges on that road. They had bad floods I believe in April 2018, and they are still working on rebuilding the bridges. During that storm when we were there, the floodwaters rose and flooded out one of the bridges. The rain stopped at around 5am and we couldn’t cross until noon. My in-laws missed their flights as a result. 

All I’m saying is that I’d still go in November but I’d be very cautious about how I planned any time spent west of Princeville on the north side of the island.

 

Post # 28
Member
13 posts
Newbee

I love Oahu, but I’ve stayed in Waikiki and on the north shore and I definitely preferred the north shore. You would need a car, but if you prefer less of a busy city atmosphere I highly recommend it. I also preferred both Kauai and the big island to Maui… but again, it depends on what kind of vacation you want. 

I’ve also been there twice in early November. Weather was beautiful both times!

Post # 29
Member
403 posts
Helper bee

View original reply
juyu21 :  We have not had any rain that I’ve seen, although my husband swears it rained last night… but I see no sign of it this morning. We’re on the west coast in Lahaina, which we were told is the less rainy side of the island (but I don’t know if that’s fact). We’ve literally been to the beach everyday and it’s been beautiful!

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors