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Oahu Honeymoons - A Favorite Among Tourists (Lots to Do)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

oahu honeymoon package view of Diamond Head
Oahu is the most populated island in Hawaii. Honolulu is the capital of the state and is considered a major metropolitan area. The traffic in Oahu is intense and can delay things a bit, especially if you are planning a destination wedding in the city, but the slight inconvenience can be offset by gorgeous settings for the wedding ceremony. You can find plenty of resources for wedding planning or honeymoon locations on the island. Honolulu is a favorite among Japanese tourists, so if you are from Japan and looking for a popular place to get married or spend your honeymoon, Oahu is a good choice.  There are plenty of Japanese translators and resources available to make the trip a little easier.

The main airport in Oahu (HNL) is a major hub for international flights from all over the world. The choice of hotels in the area is numerous and deals abound if you are willing to search some of the online discount hotel sites. You may want to also check into an all-inclusive Hawaii package with a ticket agent, since the discounts for this island are usually the best if packaged together.  Some of the main sites on the island are: Diamond Head (easily visible from Waikiki beach and a great place to hike), North Shore (some of the biggest waves in Hawaii and home to big surf riders), Dole Pinaepple plantation, Hanauma Bay and a Sea Life Park (you can see baby turtles there).

Best Places To Stay in Oahu

In Honololu – The bulk of hotels on this island are located in Honolulu. This city has basically everything you could want (shopping, shows, beaches, amazing restaurants, etc.).

The Kahala Hotel

The Royal Hawaiian

Trump International Hotel Waikiki


Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Outrigger Hotels (Reef and Waikiki)

Outside Honolulu – There are only a few major hotels outside of the Waikiki area. Many people actually like the fact that they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to areas less developed. Here are a few of the choices:

JW Marriot Ihilani

Turtle Bay Resort

Aulani (Disneys new hotel)

Activities & Things To Do

Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet - Spend a romantic evening cruising the coast by Waikiki and Diamond head while enjoying  a delicious buffet dinner. This is a great way to see the city from a view that most other people never have discovered. The lights and backdrop Honolulu is breathtaking.

Half Day Tour of Diamond Head and Oahu - Mix historical, cultural and sightseeing adventure in this half day tour of key sites near Honolulu. This tour gives you a good of the city, they pick you up from your hotel, and the guide is really knowledgeable.

Paradise Cove Luau - A must see for anyone. We took our whole family and friends here right after the wedding and had a blast….all the Mai Tais you can drink. There are activities (like making a hat or lei) that go on directly before the feast and show.

Half Day Tour Of Snorkeling At Hanauma Bay- This small bay that was originally a volcano crater that collapsed is a success story. The reef at one time was badly destroyed, but over the past years Hawaii has managed to restore it considerably. The snorkeling here is perfect for those who don’t have much experience and want a place that will be easy to learn. The beach is also really nice for sunbathing.

Maui Honeymoons - Amazing Snorkeling Adventures

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Maui Honeymoon Packages
Maui remains a very popular island for visitors for several reasons. Whether your looking to bike down a volcano, or see humpback whales splashing off the coast, Maui is an ideal spot for taking in the beauty and adventure of the Hawaiian islands. This is recognized as the second biggest island in the chain, but still doesn’t feel over crowded.

The landscape of Maui is diverse, the remnants of old volcanic eruptions remain as you tour the island (specifically West Maui where the last recorded eruption was in the late 1700s). Some of the resources that Maui is well known for include coffee, sugar, pineapple, and papaya. Many visitors to this island enjoy the ability to find waterfalls easily, a national park, and gorgeous beaches. It is frequently recognized by many travel magazines as one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

The weather in Maui is ideal (averages of 75-82 degrees year round), moderated by the trade winds that pass through. The island receives rain although it is usually light and usually passes by quickly. There is one main airport and two other small airfields. It is a really quick 30 minute flight from Oahu if traveling by airplane.

Best Places To Stay in Maui

In Kapalua – Located in the northwest part of Maui, Kapalua Resort is a sprawling area of more than twenty thousand acres. The several white sand beaches here are considered prime spots for all sorts of water activities or beach lounging. The land hosts a mix of different attractions including natural sanctuaries, two amazing golf courses, prestigious resorts, and eclectic restaurants.

Aston Kaanapali Shores

Rated One of the Top Hotels In Maui

The Gardens at West Maui

The Ritz Carlton Kapalua Hotel

In Lahaina – The historic town of Lahaina is on the west side of the island. This place served as the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii for 25 years during the early part of the 19th century before moving to Honolulu. Also around this time, it was used a whaling village. Today, the harbor is used to ferry visitors out to view these magnificent ocean creatures.

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The Westin Maui Resort

In Wailea - Known for its great golf courses and nice beaches, Wailea is nicely situated at the southern section of Maui. Besides the stellar hotels here, you can find a ton of activities, including great snorkeling or diving areas and outdoor running or walking at the parks. The shopping here is also worth checking out, even if you don’t plan on staying in this area.

Four Seasons Resort Maui

Wailea Beach Marriot Resort

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Activities & Things To Do

Old Lahaina Luau - This Luau is a favorite among visitors to Maui. It is located on Front St. in Lahaina. A great place for good food, an open bar, shows and other activities for any age group.

Island Value Pass - Great deal on 4 family type attractions (Atlantis Submarine, Maui Ocean Center, Maui Tropical Plantation, and the Bailey House Museum) on Maui.

Maui Downhill - What could be better than waking up early to see the sunrise from Haleakala National Park’s Volcano (the largest dormant volcano in the world), then cruise all the way down on a bike, enjoying the panoramic views of neighboring islands and the lush Maui landscape.

Day Trip To The Hana Coast - A professional guide will spend the day with you as the group travels to the eastern side of the island on the Hana Highway. You will see waterfalls, beaches and other sites along the way. According to many people who take this tour, it is the highlight of their Hawaii trip.

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