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Hawaii Honeymoon Help!

Suzie, on October 16, 2019 at 2:02 PM Posted in Honeymoon 7 14
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I want to plan a Hawaiian honeymoon cause it's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. Now that the time is here I have no clue where to begin!
Any planning tips? May be helpful apps, how to find cheap flights/hotels, organization tips,, etc.
Also if anyone has ever been to Hawaii do you have any suggestions on where to stay/visit?

Really any information would be helpful at this point.
Thanks!
Suzie

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Latest activity by Sinéad, on November 19, 2019 at 5:40 PM
  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    We went to Hawaii for 7 nights, Maui for 3 and Oahu for 4! We used points and flew with Southwest. The Royal Lahaina in Maui had a great deal, $365 a night for a part ocean view room, rental car & buffet breakfast. I liked going to two islands, it kept us busy enough without being too busy!

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  • Jennifer
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    Which island(s) are you thinking and what kind of activities are you interested in? Are you outdoorsy? FH and I went to Maui/Kauai in August and loved it! The islands are seriously breathtaking. We did a bunch of hikes on both islands and I can give you more info on those if you're into that (I highly recommend doing at least 1-2 hikes even if it's not something you normally do - it's so worth it). Download the GyPSy Guide Maui app, it connects to your car's Bluetooth/sound system and guides you as you drive, and gives tips on little excursions nearby. Really great for touring/exploring the island without having your head stuck in a guide book!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I've been to oahu and Kauai. If you're outdoorsy then Kauai is more low-key.
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  • Suzie
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    Thanks for your replies! You all have some great tips. 😊

    To answer some questions:
    I have to clue what island I want to go to.
    Really into the beaches (clear blue water) and the flowers plus nature. Maybe see some waterfalls..
    I want to experience the Hawaiian culture, not just tourist spots.
    I also am an adrenaline junkie so I want to do things like skydive, cliff jumping, ride an ATV/4wheeler around,,, etc.
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  • Jennifer
    Devoted September 2020
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    Kauai was definitely less touristy than Maui, IMO, and it well deserves its nickname "The Garden Island". I actually wish we had stayed a few more days on Kauai. The best waterfall experience we had was the Hanakapi'ai Falls Trail (moderate, 6.7mi). It was seriously so worth the entire side trip to Kauai! 2 miles into the hike there is a semi-private beach where you can swim and enjoy the water, then another 2 or so miles to the falls (it's not an easy hike but it is well worth it). You can swim in the falls too! Here's some more info:

    https://www.alltrails.com/trail/hawaii/kauai/hanakapiai-falls-trail

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  • Jennifer
    Devoted September 2020
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    Looking down at Hanakapi'ai beachHawaii Honeymoon Help! 1First water crossingHawaii Honeymoon Help! 2Hanakapi'ai Falls (FH for scale)Hawaii Honeymoon Help! 3

    The photos just don't do the falls justice! I wish I could upload a short video. Oh well, you get the idea! It's gorgeous!

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  • Aleks
    Dedicated October 2019
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    Ooooh I'd love to hear more about the Maui hikes you did!

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  • Jennifer
    Devoted September 2020
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    Copied from another post I commented on:

    We hiked almost every day and the sights were just breathtaking. If you do hikes, download the AllTrails app for use on the trail. We did these (must-sees in bold): Waihe'e Ridge Trail (moderate, 4mi); Lahaina Pali Trail (moderate, 5mi); Pipiwai Trail / Waimoku Falls (this is at the end of the Road to Hana, moderate, 3.4mi); Haleakala Crater/Sliding Sands Trail (hard, 11-14mi). One we didn't do (but was recommended by guide books) was Iao Valley Trail.
    Definitely download the AllTrails app, it's invaluable!
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    Devoted September 2019
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    Highly recommend staying out of Honolulu and going to Maui or Kauai! Airbnb is the best for finding affordable and NICE places to stay in Hawaii.

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  • Suzie
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    Very pretty thanks for the suggestion!! I will be looking it up
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  • D
    Dedicated December 2019
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    My FH and I really wanted to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Unfortunately we got the quote to go in January 2020 and it was way above what we were expecting to pay for our honeymoon. We decided to save our money and take a trip to Hawaii in the future. We were able to find an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, for more nights and an ocean view room, for a much lower price than what Hawaii would have been.

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  • Brittney
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    All inclusive !!!!!! & research the weather
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  • Lauren
    Beginner September 2019
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    Haleakala Summit Sunrise, MauiHawaii Honeymoon Help! 4Hawaii is amazing!! We just got married in on Oahu then honeymooned in Maui. You would love doing the Stairway To Heaven Hike on Oahu- it is nothing short of Epic! My husband and I did that the day after our wedding. We got married on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar which would be a really cool day excursion!

    On Maui- Road To Hana is amazing, there are waterfalls you can swim in all along the side of the road. Drive up 10,000ft to Haleakala Summit before sunrise- you can watch the sun come up ontop of a volcano above the clouds!

    On the Big Island- Green Sand Beach is fun off road adventure.

    Hawaii has resort fees for non locals which range anywhere from $45-$200 daily ontop of room costs so we booked all of our stays through AirBnB and VBRO to avoid that. Staying in houses instead of resorts is also a great way to experience Hawaii like the locals.

    HawaiianAir Credit Card is currently offering 60,000 bonus points and 50% off a companion airplane ticket so I recommend getting that card and using that for your airplane tickets. CapitalOne Venture is also a great credit card with travel points, we used to get all of our rental cars for free on the islands.

    Kaneohe Bay SandbarHawaii Honeymoon Help! 5

    Stairway To Heaven Hike, OahuHawaii Honeymoon Help! 6

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  • Sinéad
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    Your wedding looked absolutely stunning!! Congratulations!!

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