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Kauai, Maui, Big Island - a honeymoon that won't break the bank?

Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 06:48 AM
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Kauai, Maui, Big Island - a honeymoon that won't break the bank?

My honey and I are going to head off to Hawaii for some outdoor adventure and nature exploration and wonderful relaxation after crazy wedding planning and getting married. We're planning the honeymoon ourselves, and want to stay in some more luxurious places, if possible, but are happy with clean B&Bs or condos. Can you recommend places that won't break the bank - under $200/night? Maybe a little more for a really great place?
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:34 AM
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there are great 4* resorts on expedia.com and you can do either hotel or package deals..I have seen them for under $200..especially last minute deals.
Good Luck and congrat's to you!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:39 AM
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www.hanaleisurfboardhouse.com is a cool place to stay on Hanalei Bay
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 02:31 PM
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Some resorts have a more romantic ambience than others. Of the resorts I have been to, the two that, IMO, stand out as being the most "romantic" are:

--the Hyatt Regency in the Kaanapali area of Maui

--the Grand Hyatt in the Poipu Beach area of Kauai

(no, I'm not a Hyatt employee)

If your stay in the islands is a week or less, I would recommend staying on only one island for maximum relaxation. Island hopping can be stressful unless you have about 10 days or more.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 03:39 PM
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I tend to go the less luxurious/more affordable/good location route, so my suggestions may or may not work for you.

On Maui:
On Kaanapali Beach (www.kbhmaui.com), I loved the Kaanapali Beach Hotel and they have some really good deals if you book by the end of this month (look at their Internet specials). Anytime you return in the future, you also get a discounted rate.

In the Kihei area, I enjoyed Hale Pau Hana (www.hphresort.com). It is definitely not a resort type of location, but it is right on a great beach (somewhat rare in this area - lots of places are across the street from the beach instead of on the beach), all rooms have oceanviews, and it is affordable.

Oh Oahu and The Big Island, I've used www.vrbo.com to find vacation rentals.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
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When is your wedding; makes a big difference (so I have been told) on which area of Kauai to recommend.
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Old Jul 26th, 2009, 07:48 AM
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Thanks for the help!
It's in October, so we'd be going around Oct 19th-30th.
Also, with VRBO - any great places you've rented and would recommend?
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Old Jul 26th, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Check out these cottage http://www.hawaii4two.com/rates.htm they cater to couples only. We've stayed twice in the Hawaiian cottage--loved it.
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