Post # 1
So I booked our rooms for our honeymoon in Maui. I’m so excited that we finally picked a location! I like the idea of an all-inclusive and just lounging on the beach but it wasn’t realistic for us. We’re more adventurous and prefer to mosey around the islands. So that we don’t lose money (not drinking and eating the foods there), we decided against the all-inclusive. We’ve been to 3 Hawaii islands so far (Oahu, Big Island, Kauai) so we decided to return to finish the islands.
We’re staying on Kaanapali Beach on the west coast of Maui first (6 nights), then the east coast in Hamoa for 3 nights. We’re going to have perfect sunsets and sunrises while we’re there!!! Then afterwards, we’re going to Oahu for 3 nights, just because we haven’t been there in awhile and probably won’t go back for a long time. Just want to reminisce on past vacays.
Add to this that we’re getting married on the beach in Cali right beforehand!!! I’m so excited. All I have left to do is plan which days we’ll be doing the activities (ziplining, molokai snorkeling, downhill sunrise bike ride, molokai and lanai trips…etc). I can’t wait!!!!!!
Does anyone have any advice on things to not miss? Honeymoon advice? I can’t wait!! This is my first and (hopefully) only honeymoon with my first and (hopefully, lol) only husband EVER so I want to do it right!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YAY!
Post # 3
That’s awesome!! I lived in Maui for a year (back in 1998) and loved it so much.
We are going to Oahu/Kauai for our honeymoon. Maui would be my first choice but we both wanted to go somewhere new to both of us and neither of us have been to those two islands.
Obviously the must do’s are the Road to Hana which you will have that covered on your second hotel stay 🙂 I love Waianapanapa beach. Definitely spend some time in Lahaina shopping. There are a lot of places to hike into along the Road to Hana and most guidebooks will tell you. Just be careful with jumping off waterfalls or using swing ropes. I saw a woman use the rope swing once at Twin Falls and the water wasn’t deep enough and she probably broke her leg, it was a struggle for the people to get her out since you had to jump down a small waterfall to get to the rope swing.
Also, they say that the waterfalls are teeming with bacteria (from the wildlife going to the bathroom in them upstream) so don’t swim in the falls if you have any open cuts.
Now that I’ve covered some nasty stuff.lol. I hope you have a blast, I can’t think of any better place to have your honeymoon than Hawaii and you have a leg up on what to do since you’ve been before. I’m going to try my hardest to soak it all in and stay in the moment as much as I can when we go. 🙂
Post # 4
thank you so much for your advice. i want to do a lot of hiking!!!
Post # 5
Fiance and I are returning to Maui to get married and honeymoon in May. We went on a 6 day trip last year and got engaged there – it’s absolutely beautiful!
We wanted to do some ‘adventurous’ things as well as relax, so we booked a kayak/snorkel/hike trip through Kelii’s Kayaks/Hike Maui. We kayaked in the bay and snorkeled with the turtles and over coral, then drove to the east side/upcountry to hike in a nature preserve. It takes the whole day but you definitely get to see a lot of the island.
Also, we went on our own and hiked at Haleakala. The sunrise tour was tempting, but if you’re staying on Kaanapali you have to get up at 3:30 to make it to the top for sunrise. We drove ourselves and got there around 2, hiked into the volcano for about 3 hours and then watched the beginning of the sunset. Completely gorgeous up there, no matter what time of day. (He also proposed there during our hike!)
This trip, we are making sure to make extra time for laying by the pool (I know, it sounds silly, but the days slip by so quickly!) and we’re going to make sure to spend more time in the small towns upcountry and on the north shore of the island, like Haiku and Paea. Lots of little shops and good restaurants up there that we didnt have time for last time. Planning a day hike into the Io Valley this time around too – not as dry as the volcano!
Also, we went on a sunset cocktail cruise in the bay at Kaanapali and it was incredibly romantic.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding – I hope you have a great time in Maui 😀
Post # 6
How did you like Hawaii? I am trying to convince my SO that we should consider Hawaii in outr possible honeymoon list but he is not having it. He wants to go to Mexico. I think that is a great idea that you are spending a few days on each island.
Post # 7
Sounds like you have an amazing trip scheduled! I hope you post pics when you return!!!