(Closed) We're going to Hawaii!

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Which Island are you going to?

Post # 5
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ahhhh congrats!!! We just booked our 2 week Hawaii Honeymoon this week too!!! Are you going right after your wedding? If so, sounds like we’ll be there around the same time. We are going 9/23-10/5 ๐Ÿ™‚


Here is what we are looking into so far for Oahu and Maui:

Oahu – Pearl Harbor, Lost Tour (FI and I are very big fans of the TV show lost), Hilton Hawaiian Village Luau, we’ll only be in Oahu for 3 days though

Maui – Haleakala Sunrise Tour, Feast at Lele Luau

Let me know if you come across anything good! We’re still in the early stages of planning too ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cubarican17:  We’re doing the same islands (but less time, I WISH I could get that much time off work!)


So far we have Pearl Harbor, surfing lessons, snorkeling in Oahu and Ziplining, helicopter, and luau in Maui, plus renting a Jeep in Maui to do the road to Hana one day

Post # 7
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

how exciting! we just got back from our honeymoon in maui! we were only there for 5 days- not nearly long enough! i was so sad to come home!

the road to hana is beautiful! it’s a very narrow, windy drive, but there’s some gorgeous scenery. you can either go with a tour guide or on your own and if you go on your own, i suggest buying a cd guide or at least doing plenty of research beforehand so you know what to look for on the drive. and don’t rely on your phone for guidance either- we couldn’t get a signal for most of the drive. i was under the impression that there would be signs letting us know what was coming up, but there weren’t. the roads are so narrow and windy that you can’t really turn around to go back and see something, so unless you know what to look for, it’s very easy to miss places.

the garden of eden arboretum (which is on the hana highway) is gorgeous! we spent a couple hours there just looking at all the beautiful plants and flowers. it rained cats and dogs for a few minutes, while we were there, but we just stayed under a rain shelter and ate our lunch while we waited for it to stop.

haleakala national park is amazing! but be prepared for VERY cold, windy, and rainy weather! take blankets and hot chocolate or coffee or something, because it was so cold, it hurt! we went up there thinking we’d hike a few trails and end the day with the sunset, but it was so cold it was hard for us to be outside for more than a few minutes at a time. but we toughed it out and saw the sunset, which was beautiful.

the drums of the pacific luau at the hyatt regency resort was really cool too! buffet dinner, open bar, and a great show ๐Ÿ™‚

my husband and i are already planning our next trip. we really want to go back!

Post # 8
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We went to Oahu for a week. I suggest renting a car and driving up Farrington Highway. It is so beautiful! At the very very end of the highway we found a stretch of private beaches that we went swimming in, just the two of us. The picture doesn’t do it justice.

However, if you are going to make a day trip of driving around, we didn’t find a lot of decent food on that side of the island. I would consider stopping at Whole Foods in Waikiki and bringing something with you.

Also, the current is a lot stronger in Hawaii than it is in Maine. We almost lost our footing on more than one occasion.

But the good news is that Hawaii was a lot less expensive than we thought it would be. Have a great time!

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