(Closed) Honeymoon in Honolulu and Maui…resort recommendations?

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I recently stayed at the Hilton in Waikiki. Honestly, Waikiki was so crowded and we much better enjoyed the Big Island. However, if you’re set on Waikiki, look at the hotels around the Hilton there on the beach. Some pretty nice resorts right on the ocean. There is a LOT of construction around all of Honolulu. Our hotel room overlooked a construction site and had the noise to go with it. There were a lot of shops located on the Hilton property, several pools, the white sand beach along the ocean, and a lagoon. I found Trip Advisor reviews to be accurate for everywhere we visited.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

The Hyatt in Lahaina was beautiful! I was there last June and I was surprised to see penguins hanging out in a little habitat in the lobby! I’ve recently done some research for pricing because DH and I are thinking about making another trip there soon, and a romance package that comes with a car rental and daily breakfast was about $4500 for 7 days.

The beach is seriously a couple of steps away, there is an amazing resturant on site, a laua, and there is also the meeting spots for a lot of the acitivities you would want to. (Kyaking, jet ski, etc..)

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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AHJ:  Stay in Wailea in Maui. It has the nicest weather on the island and although the resorts are more expensive, they are less crowded. I recommend the Marriot in Wailea, which is where I stayed. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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AHJ:  I’m not sure if you’re set on staying in Honolulu proper, but we stayed at the Marriott Ko Olina resort in Kapolei, which is about 1/2 hour west of Honolulu.  It was less crowded and the weather was better on that part of island.  DH and I loved it there!

Right now, the rates are running at about $300/night but that can change depending on what time of the year you’re planning on going. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you thought about renting a condo? Of course it wasn’t our honeymoon just engagement, but that’s what we did from vrbo. We are getting married on Oahu and will be renting a house from there for our wedding. Idk if you’re stuck on staying in Honolulu, but I would consider the other parts of the island. The North Shore is awesome and there is Turtle Bay up there!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We are doing the same thing for our July honeymoon. For Honolulu, we split it up. We are spending 2 nights at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki, and then 3 nights at The Turtke Bay Resort on the North Shore. We fly over to Maui and rented a condo right outside Lahaina via VRBO in the Honua Kai resort. Honua Kai is listed on trip advisor as you can also reserve rooms from the hotel piece of it, so you could check out the reviews and pictures? We got a much nicer unit at a better price going through VRBO though. We rented a car for both weeks through Hawaiian Discount cars, and we booked the Lahaina Luau for one night in Maui too. Happy to post updates on the trip if you’d like? Happy honeymoon!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i second the hyatt regency! it is amazing! they have penguins and other birds in the lobby and throughout the resort grounds, a really cool pool area…it’s beautiful! we booked our honeymoon through costco and paid about $2500 for hotel (5 nights), airfare, and rental car. also included in our package was breakfast buffet every morning, 2 for 1 admission to their luau, and $100 in resort credits (which we just used to offset the price of parking, haha).

soon after we got back from our trip, we happened to catch “top 10 hawaiian resorts” on the travel channel and the hyatt regency was on the list. we got so excited when we saw it. we were like, “hey, we were just there!” lol

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Bumble bee

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lilchicana:  oooohhh… I would really love a Hawaii honeymoon and am a Costco member. That is a  awesome deal. Sadly I don’t think my SO would agree because he believes Hawaii is too expensive. But he wants to drop 5K for a massage chair (le sigh).

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City, State

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lilchicana:  That was an amazing deal! I never thought about checking the Costco travels!!

Post # 11
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Newbee

hi, i am originally from hawaii…..do you wanna stay near town where you have access to certain “luxuries” such as food/restaurants, shopping, etc.?  What is important for you for your honeymoon?  Will you have access to a car and be driving?

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Bumble bee

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gahsheep624:  I was just about to recommend Wailea! I love Maui. I’ve been to three different Hawaiian islands, on three separate trips, and Maui was definitely my favorite!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

You really only need a couple of days in Waikiki! There’s so many people and the rest of the island is too gorgeous to miss out on. I second renting a car from discount Hawaiian and driving around. We stayed in Waikiki our first time there because we were 18 and couldn’t do much, but when we went back last year we didn’t spend a day in Waikiki. I felt like we were robbed of our first trip because we didn’t get to explore. Do you want to hike or anything adventurous? 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We just got back from Hawaii. We stayed at the Marriott in Wailea in Mayi for 5 days and then 5 days at the Mariott in Kaua’i!! THey we’re both wonderful. 

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