(Closed) Who here are going to Hawaii for their honeymoon?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We’re doing Moorea (near Tahiti) for the honeymoon, but we are visiting Hawaii in March for FI’s charity-fundraising triathlon! (I know, it’s a hard life, two tropical paradise vacations in four months). We’re sticking to the Big Island, staying at the Waikoloa Village Hilton and spending time hiking around Volcanoes National Park, probably lounging on the beach with some sea turtles, maybe snorkeling with some manta rays, perhaps doing some whale watching, and of course making several trips to the Kona Brewing Company which is supposed to have some amazing beer you can’t get in the U.S. We’ll be there for a week, can’t wait!

Post # 5
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re considering going there.  My husband was stationed there for 2 years and I went there when I was 18 and always wanted to go back.  While he was there, he never went to the Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head, etc…basically touristy things.  He always regretted it.  So, we might spend a day or two on Oahu just so he can cross those things off the list.  After that, we might head on over to Maui or Kaui…not sure yet.  I’m finding some fantastic deals, but airfair is still getting us.  We’re on a pretty tight budget, so I’m not quite sure where we’ll be staying yet.

Post # 6
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are going to Maui and Kauia.  We are staying 6 nights in Maui at the Westin (thank you Starwood points).  Then we are going to Kauai – doing northern Kauai for 3 nights at the St. Regis – its supossed the more relaxing, but rainier, but beautiful part of the island.  Then we are doing southern Kauai for 3 nights and staying at a Hyatt..one of my friends went on her honeymoon there and here is an email she wrote me about things to do..

Maui :

-Basically the first day we hit the concierge to set up our activitites for the week.  We went to a luau in the town of Lahaina (instead of the one at the hotel) I think at the hotel you sit at tables with other people and this one had a view of the ocean if I remember corrrectly….it was on Front Street and called the Feast at Lele.  I think I also remember little shops around there too.  It was fun. 


-Another day we snorkeled at Molokini….which is a huge sunken in crater (basically the top of an old volcano but only the top sticks out and theres tons of fish in there.  We did the Four Winds II tour out there but theres others.  I think this was about a half day excursion but it was cool.

At night we ate at Pacifico’s, which is on the beach and was very good!  (great lobster in coconut sauce!!!)  Try to make a sunset time reservation!!


-Another day we drove the Road to Hana, I definitely recommend this, it was sooo cool and we only did half way.  Theres actually a food stand called “Halfway to Hana”, a book I read raved about the banana bread there and it was really good!  Also between mile markers 19 and 20, there was a beautiful waterfall and if you can rough it, we climbed down some rocks and swam in it, it was gorgoeous!  There are waterfalls all along the ride but we found this one managable to get down.  


-We did a sunset cruise one nite right from the Westin which is always nice


-one day we ziplined with Eco-Adventure Tours, great tourguides.  I am not that adventurous so they were good with me.  and it was sooo fun.

-We ate dinner that nite at the Plantation House which is a little bit of a ride ( i wrote down the cab was expensive and we should have drove oursleves), it’s a famous golf course that Tiger plays at.  Its upscale and food was delicious!!! Another beautiful view, even at nite time when we went.


Definitely go into town at Lahaina, I think that’s where the famous tree is that basically has a million branches that replanted themselves or something.  just cool to see and plus if you go to that luau or Pacifico’s they are both in town there.


Kauai :

-one nite we were tired and sick of seafood so we ate at Donderos Italian restaurant right at the Hyatt…and it was actually really good.


-like I said, here we mostly relaxed during the day at the pool/beach/lagoon


-one nite we ate at the Beach House, this was Alexs fave.  I remember being told to call in advance for a reservation, so I did that from Maui .  When we got there we wished for an earlier reservation (like 530 they say you get the best tables by the water) and you see the surfers surfing as the sun sets.  This is where we had the best soup we ever tasted (the seafood corn chowder!)   J


–           our last day here we drove to the Waimea Canyon .  I guess its like the Grand Canyon of Hawaii.  We only did this to a certain point too, we had a car and thought it would have been better if we had an SUV or 4 wheel drive.  It was cool to see tho I guess esp bc we didn’t do any other activities in Kauai and it got us out of the resort.

–           Then we ate at Keokis Paradise that nite, which is very casual, more bar like, although I think they still have lobster and stuff on the menu, and a killer Hula Pie for dessert!  

Post # 7
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi There,

We’re in the midst of planning our honeymoon to Hawaii as well!

We’re planning on hitting Oahu, Maui, Kauai & the Big Island!

Post # 8
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh, C and I went to Kauai last March and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! We absolutely fell in love with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Must see/do:

  • http://www.gaylordskauai.com/   Sunday brunch or  a dinner at Gaylord’s. SO beautiful, relaxing and romantic, and the food is really good! They also have a luau, but we didn’t see it.
  • Sunset at Poipu beach on the south shore (and any beach on the west coast)
  • Hanalei. A stunningly beautiful little village tucked into a valley. Has a bunch of good restaurants, and the Hanalei Gourmet has the BEST hamburgers we’ve ever had! http://www.hanaleigourmet.com/
  • Keoki’s Paradise. http://www.keokisparadise.com in Poipu. a gorgeous, fun family restaurant that still has a romantic vibe!
  • Princeville, on the north shore. Just stunning, plus you can see the mountain that was Bali Hai in the movie South Pacific!
  •  Holo Holo charters. Can’t say enough about them!!! Great crew, lots of fun! http://www.holoholokauaiboattours.com/  
  • While you’re waiting for the Holo Holo sunset cruise: the Kauai Chocolate Company. SOOOOO goooooood!!! http://www.kauaichocolate.us
  • the shopping center at Coconut Grove  http://www.10best.com/  

I think that’s it…  ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love it as much as we did!!!

PS: we were there for a week and felt it wasn’t enough time to get adjusted to the time difference (we’re from the east coast) or enough time to do everything we wanted to do–including relaxing! We tried to fit everything in because it’s so hard to get there, so we ended up not having time to just unwind and do nothing but enjoy the weather.

Post # 9
2634 posts
Sugar bee

We’re thinking Kauai at this point (it’s changed several times), so it’s great to see all the Kauai rec’s in this thread – thanks!

Post # 10
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

I went to Kauai on a girls trip in June, 2008. It was fantastic! We’re considering going for our honeymoon (since Fiance was not invited on my last visit). You must go for a dip in Queen’s Bath. It’s a very cool place and the little hike down is nice. I wish we had gone on a zipline tour. Maybe next time…


 hope1275 – I have that same photo saved on my computer! I fell in love with plumeria while in Kauai. I really wanted to go back and get married there, but there are just too many stinkin’ people on our guest list.

Post # 11
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are going to Maui & Kauai for our honeymoon.  We are staying at the Hyatt in Maui for 6 nights & 7 days and then going to Kauai staying at the Marriott for 4 nights & 5 days.  I did TONS of research & came to the decision that while we’re there we should try & see more than 1 island.  The inter-island flight from Maui to Kauai is only 45ish minutes & only cost $200 for the both of us.  I think we’ll do more activies on Maui (snorkeling, ziplining, fishing, etc) & do more relaxing on Kauai.

Cannot wait!

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yae For you!!!! We just booked our stay on Kauai!!!! I hear its “The Favorite” from several people that have explored the chain of islands!! There seems to be a lot of great advice being thrown out there and believe me I’m taking notes!!

Something I will add though and I’m not sure if it would be in your area of interest  is not staying at a resort. My fiance and I were investigating places to stay (I even had a connection at the Westin and Sharton for a discounted stay). We were almost ready to book and then we came upon this article/blog that encouraged to rent from independent owner. It also had a lot of good information about the island!! (granted it was written a few years ago, I don’t think a lot has changed)


We found houses and condos in beautiful areas (some being half the cost of our stay in resorts) and some with equal the amenities if not MORE!

Anyways, Congrats! and I’m sure whatever you choose will be Incredible ๐Ÿ˜‰



Post # 13
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2005

My husband and I got married in Maui and did a 14 day cruise around the Islands for our honeymoon, so we got to see all of them which was amazing!!  Our FAVS were Maui and Kauai (just like everyone seems to be saying!).  Have you ever thought about the cruising option?


In Kauai you must see Waimea Canyon (Grand Canyon of Hawaii).  And in Maui the Road To Hana is amazing if you don’t mind the narrow roads and switchbacks!  We stopped at the first sign we saw for waterfalls and hiked in about a mile to see it.  Absolutely beautiful.  Lahaina is gorgeous if you want to shop and eat with a view.  

Enjoy! You can’t go wrong no matter where you go!

Post # 15
1566 posts
Bumble bee

We’re going to Hawaii. We were looking to do half cruise half resort stay, but decided against the cruise (only NCL had a short enough itinerary for us, and the reviews of that ship weren’t great). So we are now thinking 5 nights in Kauai and 5 nights in Maui. And one night in Oahu just to see a couple of the big sights. 

On our list of activities:

Horseback riding


Helicopter tour

Biking tour around volcano


And I’m sure I’ll find a ton more ๐Ÿ™‚ 

We’re also figuring out hotels – we have Starwood points, so not sure which ones are best out of those options. 

Post # 16
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We are going but we don’t have details yet…so I am setting this thread as a favorite to get advice from you other bees!


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