(Closed) Oahu/Maui help

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

The Westin in Maui is great, but a little expensive.  We also like the Hyatt too.

Post # 4
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi I’ve been to both Oahu and Maui. FH and I are going to Hawaii on our honey moon but we are not sure which island to go to. We don’t want to go somewhere we’ve been before. We were thinking of Kauii. Any how. The places I would go back to in Oahu is the North Shore the waves are huge on that beach it’s just amazingly fun!! Also Hanama bay because the water is shallow for miles and miles and you can scuba dive and swim with the most brightest beautiful fishes! Everything about that island is just amazing. When it comes to Maui if you can deal with a really curvy road you shoud drive to the waterfalls I forgot what the town was called. Or ride a helicopter around the island thats what me and my family did. Well, good luck and I hope most of it is a pleasant surprise because Hawaii is paradise on earth!!

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re staying at the Hyatt Wakiki and if you book now you can get the hotel for 40% off. Just go on Expedia and you can pull up all sorts of hotels by stars. If you want to message me about hotels my Fiance is from there so he can tell you more about Oahu.

Post # 6
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We stayed at the Best Western Coconut Plaza in Waikiki last September, and loved it.  Room was about $100/night, including tax & breakfast, it was clean and the staff was very helpful.  It was right on the Ala Wai canal which was nice too – we walked it almost every morning.

I liked the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, it’s a little pricey, but very cool, and it really takes a full day.  Hiking Diamond Head was pretty, especially in the morning.  Also agree that the North Shore is a nice day-trip, we got to see one of the Hawaiian green sea turtles up there, it was awesome!

Have a great time wherever you end up! 🙂

Post # 7
14 posts
  • Wedding: December 2009

My husband and I love the mountains as much as the ocean, and we really enjoyed the Kailua ranch movie tour (Oahu). the mountain/valley has been the back drop of several hollywood movies including Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Godzilla, etc.  We had a very funny tour guide who told us about the movies, history of the ranch and the story behind noni 🙂

We rented a car for one day to drive around the island, and it was a great! If you don’t want to get a car, I think there are tour buses that take you directly to the ranch. congratulations, I hope you like the Outrigger Reef! we stayed here for our honeymoon, and we loved it!

Post # 8
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We stayed at the Royal Lahaina in Maui, we liked the location and the place.  The beach there is very nice too. 

Post # 9
423 posts
Helper bee

We were just in Hawaii on both of those islands for our honeymoon!  We stayed at the Westin Moana Surfrider in Waikiki…my dad got us a deal on that one and I don’t think it’s cheap!  We also used my parents time share at the Westin in Ka’anapali on Maui.  I’m not sure what these may cost but the Westin hotel or the Sheraton Black Rock on Ka’anapali are good options…snorkling right off the hotel beach, free shuttle between Starwood hotels and Lahaina, and it was beautiful.

Activities I would highly recommend:

Oahu: we were only there for 3 full days so we did Pearl Harbor, a dinner cruise, a day trip to the North Shore, and the Polynesian Cultural Center.  Of these, I highly suggest the Surf Bus to the North Shore- awesomely fun trip, go eat lunch at the famous shrimp trucks and they show you the 2 beaches where you can walk right up to sea turtles on the beach! I also loved the Polynesian cultural Center and obviously Pearl Harbor.


Maui: We spent a lot of time relaxing here but things I highly recommend: Helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai= AMAZING!!!  Seeing the sunrise on Haleakala and the bike ride down- if you go with Bike It Maui you get breakfast at a little place in Paia Town at the bottom that is DELICIOUS.  (there is also a cute but expensive swimsuit shop in Paia.)  If you rent a car for a day- drive up the west maui coast and see the Blow Hole and the Olivine pools to take a swim!  And SERIOUSLY GO TO WARREN AND ANNABELLE’S in Lahaina.  This sounds crazy but this slight of hand magic show was AWESOME!  Probably one of my favorite parts of the trip!

No matter what you do though, you will have a blast!!!  If you are going between November and January, go whale watching and check out the big waves…if it’s not winter, neither of these activities are quite a great!

Post # 10
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

maui: downhill bike ride at haleakala. and the old lahina luau, its outdoor on the beach awesome food and all you can drink.

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