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Best Hawaiin Island?

Asked by Supergirl (1686points) January 17th, 2008

We want to go to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Best islands and hotels on those islands. We don’t want a budget really.

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xgunther's avatar

well, If youre looking for city island life, O’ahu is your best bet. Maui is a bit more laid back. The big island is very large and has some pretty geologically active sights.

gooch's avatar

xgunther is correct… by far the best island is Kauai it is know as the garden island. I lived in Lihue for a while. When are you planning to go summer or winter? May is my personal favorite time there. If you go earlier though you get to see the whales which are gone for the season around April. North shore waves are best in winter ( probally the best in the world. In the summer waves are better in the south. I find after May mosquitoes are worse and many places don’t have A/C. But Kauai is the oldest and the best island great hiking of all the islands also.

xgunther's avatar

if youre looking for the most beautiful scenery than I reccomend Kauai. But every island had its own special personality.

Supergirl's avatar

We are going in August. Looking for golf, good beach, great restaurants. Won’t be doing any hiking. Further suggestions?

robhaya's avatar

@Supergirl I would recommend Maui hands down.

Golf -Kapalua (any of the 3 courses), Makena, and Wailea;
Good Beach- Kaanapli Beach, Kihe Beach, Kapula Beach;
Great restaurants: Mala in Lahaina; Lahaina Grill; Mama’s Fish House in Paia.

Maui has so much to do and its absolutely beautiful. The people are laid back and very friendly, but there is so much to do and a great place to have fun and relax.

Good Luck!
R

ezraglenn's avatar

Maui is great.
Kauai is gorgeous.
I took a cruise to several of the islands in Winter. It was amazing, we got to do really cool stuff including a helicopter ride over kauai and snorkeling in Maui (with a guide – amazing. I swam with sea turtles and got to hold an octopus), both of which I recommend.

gooch's avatar

Supergirl reastraunts and golf are not great in Kauai for what you want go to Maui. All the islands have great beaches. If you have specific question I can probally answer. I still have friends and family there.

Jill_E's avatar

We loved Maui. We were there for our honeymoon and when we were pregnant with our first kid. We also heard great things about Kauai.

If you do go to Maui….make sure you check out towns of Wailea and Makena.
We loved the sunsets, the culture, very friendly folks.

Also catch a ferry to small island of Lanai from Maui. And grab a meal at the resort near the ferry landing on Lanai. You can stay overnight at that resort or a cottage feel like hotel called Lanai Hotel and hang out with the locals. You can grab a movie in Lanai City and hang out with the locals. Theres a great restaurant on site at the Lanai Hotel.

Snorkeling in Maui is great! I think the name of the restaurant we loved is called Sorrentinos, a great Italian restaurant with great ocean views.

Have a blast! You will love it and remember it fondly. We are itching to go back!

artemisdivine's avatar

congrats! check these links. you should decide the island you want first and go from there i would suggest. the islands are all completely different.

Great Summary for types of island
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6499.asp

Great map on this one with overviews of islands
http://www.honeymoon-vacation.com/hawaii.htm

HAWAII HONEYMOON GURU SAYS…

Oahu has so many hotel choices you may not know where to start. The Halekulani Hotel in Oahu has loads of amenities that are sure to add romance to your honeymoon. A three night honeymoon package can range from $1500 to over $2100 depending on what view you want from your room. The prices on Oahu hotels vary dramatically. The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort for example has Hawaii honeymoon trips for around $578 per night with a minimum two night stay. The Sheraton Moana Surfrider on the other hand can be booked for around $255 per night.

Kauai’s serene atmosphere has a lot of appeal to honeymooners looking for great Hawaii honeymoon trips. Kauai hotels also offer honeymoon packages at much lower prices than that of Oahu, Maui, or the Big Island. The Sheraton Kauai honeymoon package is only $255 per night and offers lots of opportunities for relaxation. If you’re looking for an upscale and luxurious honeymoon package in Kauai you should stay at the Princeville Resort. The Princeville Resort has the most amenities available and is priced between $995 and $3850 for a three night stay. This Hawaii resort is one of the best Hawaii honeymoon trips you can find.

via http://hawaiihoneymoonguru.com/hawaii-honeymoon-trips/

other links
http://www.alohadestinations.com/hawaii/
http://travel.yahoo.com/trip-view-647365-maui_hawaii_honeymoon
http://honeymoons.about.com/od/hawaii/Hawaii.htm
http://www.hawaiian-directory.com/hawaiianlinks/weddingandhoneymoon.html

for oodles of money lol…

Hapuna Villa
Luxurious private villa overlooking the Pacific. This 8,000 sq foot estate is perched on a high, secluded bank adjacent to Hapuna Prince Hotel. The Hapuna villa also has four beautiful bedrooms with private baths and lanais. Rates from $7,000/night or better

xgunther's avatar

the big island had by far the best golfing. Especially on the resorts on the kona side of the island

marinelife's avatar

Kauai is wonderful for the variety of microclimates and the spectacular nature. It sounds like Maui might fit your interests as expressed here more. Maui is so much fun.The Weston Maui is very luxurious for the pampered honeymoon feel. It has spectacular lagoon pool system. I also love the Hyatt Regency hotel. One unique asset it has is the rooftop telescope. They have a romantic couples event with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries so you can gaze at the stars and into each others’ eyes. Both properties are right in the heart of the golf area. There is a nice, but small public beach next to the Ritz Carlton hotel that has some good snorkeling. Another nice spot is Olowalu (a few miles south of Lahaina). Have a great trip! It makes me want to go again.

YARNLADY's avatar

Oahu has a mix of both the city and country. There are things for the kids like Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, Sea Life Park, etc. Good snorkelling spots (Hanauma Bay), and natural beauty with the mountains and if you drive up to the North Shore you’ll see how old Hawaii looked like. Lots of beaches as well.

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