This post was posted by thehipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on January 15, 2016.
The breathtaking islands of Hawaii will provide you with everything you can look for in a honeymoon; romance, adventure, and relaxation. Situated in the South Pacific, Hawaii is easily accessible by plane from most major cities throughout the country. You will also need to fly to travel from island to island on your adventures. To achieve the amazing honeymoon you desire, be sure to check out these top six Hipmunk hotels on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.
1. Halekulani Hotel
Just an eight-mile drive from Honolulu International Airport is the beachfront city of Waikiki, which is where the Halekulani, or “House Befitting Heaven” in Hawaiian, is located. This luxurious hotel sits right on the beach and features its own restaurants and spa. It also boasts a beautiful pool with a unique orchid design that becomes illuminated at night. One of the more popular restaurants, House Without a Key, features al fresco dining as well as live music nightly.
2. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach
The Hyatt Regency is also located in Waikiki and offers a more central location where you can walk to the public beach, local restaurants and the loads of chic shops and boutiques nearby. Go check out Diamond Head, a famous volcanic formation that can be seen from the beach, or if you’re feeling really adventurous, rent a car for the day and drive up to the north shore of Oahu. Another popular activity on Oahu is to visit the Pearl Harbor Museum, where you can step back to that fateful day in 1941.
3. Hyatt Regency Maui
Hopping over to the town of Lahaina in Maui, the Hyatt boasts an enormous swimming pool that has a cave complete with a cave bar as well as a super-fun slide. Be sure to check out the amazing collection of exotic animals on the hotel grounds. This hotel also boasts its own luau, The Drums of the Pacific Luau, that draws a large crowd on most nights. Be sure to venture to the lovely local restaurants Lahaina has to offer such as the Mala Ocean Tavern and Star Noodle, which are about five miles away.
4. Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
Situated on the other side of Maui, in Wailea, this hotel has a more upscale, quiet and romantic feel. Don’t worry; there’s still plenty to keep you occupied. The beach is just steps away and so are plenty of luxurious, delicious restaurants such as Nick’s Fishmarket Maui and Ko. While in Maui, be sure to ask your concierge about the Road to Hana, the turbulent and adventurous road that travels the perimeter of Maui to a small village called Hana. Also ask about the bicycle tour of Haleakala, Maui’s 10,000-foot volcano.
5. Grand Hyatt Kauai
Check out the Hipmunk deals in Koloa at the Grand Hyatt, a great place to get your Kauai fill. With a golf course, a lazy river and even a salt water lagoon, this luxurious hotel exudes the true essence of relaxation on Hawaii. Go to the concierge and book a boat tour of the Napali coast, the beautiful shoreline of Kauai that can only be seen by boat or helicopter.
6. St. Regis Priceville
This Hipmunk hotel is located on the other side of Kauai, situated just off the beautiful Hanalei Bay. You can only get to this side of the island through a one lane bridge. Hanalei Bay is one of the more popular beaches on Kauai, and this hotel provides breathtaking views of the ocean from every angle.The St. Regis provides you with the ultimate honeymoon experience of being pampered with its pristine rooms and high end restaurants such as Makana Terrace and Kauai Grill.