Relaxing on a beautiful beach, enjoying a sunset dinner cruise, and strolling through lush botanical gardens are just some of the things that you can do on an Oahu honeymoon. Oahu, like the other Hawaiian islands, is stunning, not to mention full of fun things to do, so couples who are looking to escape for an unforgettable getaway after exchanging their vows will do well to keep it in mind. You will hardly run out of things to do, even if you only choose to enjoy a Honolulu honeymoon, as the capital city boasts an array of attractions, shops, and restaurants. Plenty of couples who have a honeymoon to Honolulu in mind will undoubtedly look to spend some time on Waikiki Beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in Hawaii. A benefit to planning a honeymoon in Waikiki is the amount of hotels that you will have to choose from.
The abundance of Waikiki hotels helps make a Honolulu honeymoon popular, and the amount of attractions in the area doesn't hurt either. For adventurous couples, hiking to the top of the Diamond Head Crater or snorkeling in nearby Hanauma Bay are just some of the things to do. Honolulu boat tours are in good supply, so adding one or more of them to your Honolulu honeymoon plans is also an option. The hotels in the city are numerous, so finding the right place to stay should not be an issue. You don't have to spend all of your time in Honolulu during your Oahu honeymoon, however, and it's encouraged that you head out to explore other parts of the island.
Cruising up the Windward Coast is something to consider when planning honeymoons in Oahu, as some of the best Oahu beaches are found near the towns of Kailua and Kaneohe. Relaxing on either Kailua Beach or Lanikai Beach is always a good way to spend time, whether you're on your honeymoon or not. Lanikai Beach is arguably more romantic, as it is usually less crowded than Kailua Beach, so you might prefer it when looking for quiet places to relax. During your escape to the windward coast of Oahu, kayaking to the Mokulua Islands is something that adventurous couples might enjoy. Kayaking tours are easy to book on the windward coast, and in addition to single kayaks, most of the tour companies here also offer double kayaks, which can be ideal for couples.
When you're not relaxing on the beach or treating yourself to an unforgettable boat tour on your honeymoon vacation to Oahu, heading to a local spa to enjoy a couple's massage is something else you might consider. Some of the more upscale resorts and hotels in Oahu boast on-site spas, so you can always look to stay at one of them if you are planning on pampering yourself. The JW Marriott Ihilani Resort, which is found at the up-and-coming Ko Olina Resort & Marina, boasts a 35,000-square-foot spa, so you'll do well to stay here if you are interested in spa treatments. Like many Oahu hotels, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort offers special packages for honeymooning guests.
Oahu honeymoon packages offer a lot in the way of variety, and you don't need to stay at upscale resorts like the JW Marriott Ihilani if you don't want to. Back in Honolulu, hotels such as the Ala Moana Hotel offer more affordable rates. When it's a mid-price Oahu honeymoon that you have in mind, resorts such as the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach might be a good fit. Unfortunately, all inclusive Oahu honeymoon packages don't exist, though some of the packages are close to being all inclusive. Often the vacation packages that revolve around honeymoons in Oahu will include activities such as a round of golf, a romantic dining experience, and a guided island tour.
Some of the travel companies that offer package deals for honeymoons in Oahu allow couples to customize their itineraries, and if you're not sure about what to see or do, these companies can recommend attractions and excursions. Regardless of whether you choose to book a special package, your Oahu honeymoon should be nothing less than unforgettable. So don't forget to give Oahu a look if you're still undecided about where to spend your honeymoon. The island's great year-round weather means that there's never a bad time to visit, which only makes an Oahu honeymoon all the more attractive.
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