Honeymoon Destination - Hawaii

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Hawaii is a honeymooners paradise with fantastic weather, stunning beaches and a never ending array of activities.

Hawaii is made up of 6 main islands with the main tourist spot being Honolulu on O’ahu. Honolulu (Waikiki) is Hawaii’s leisure and pleasure capital with gorgeous beachside resorts lined with the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Here you will find the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue where you can enjoy world class shopping, dining and entertainment. For those who do not enjoy the sand or the hustle and bustle of tourists, then Hawai’i (The Big Island) might be for you. The Big Island is home to the worlds most active volcano along with deserts, rainforests and surprisingly snow capped mountains. If you are looking for a holiday which includes the sun, sand, shopping and relaxation with a little exploring, hiking and mixing with the locals then why not take the time to spend 5 days on each island. Flights between them are only a mere 40 mins departing with Hawaiian Airlines several times each day.

The Facts:
Destination: Hawaii
Capital:  Honolulu

Location: USA

Distance from Australia: Aprrox. 9hours 45mins
Average Temperature:  27°

Recommended Length of Stay: 10 days (5days Honolulu and 5days Big Island)

Recommended Hotel:  Honolulu – Sheraton Waikiki in a King Ocean Front
                                          The Big Island -  Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

My Top 5 Must do’s in Honolulu:

1.       Diamond Head Crater Walk: Hike to the summit of Diamond head and enjoy 360 degree views of Waikiki and the blue of the Pacific Ocean

2.       Enjoy a shopping spree and bag a bargain at Ala Moana Centre. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as this behemoth precinct is some 1.8 million square feet. (picture: ariel view of the huge complex)

3.       Paradise Cove Luau: Experience a genuine Hawaiian Luau with a backdrop of a spectacular sunset. Amongst the excitement you will also enjoy tropical dishes, island games and local crafts.

4.       Pearl Harbour: Relive a monument in history at the Arizona Memorial shrine dedicated to the final resting place of the thousands of sailors killed during the Pearl Harbour attack in WWII.  

5.       Take a romantic stroll down Waikiki Beach Walk, grab yourself a rainbow coloured shaved ice and stop to admire the beautiful sunset.

My Top 3 Must do’s on The Big Island:

1.       Snorkel the secluded and beautiful beaches of the Kona Coast

2.       Hiking: Take the time to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the big island. Make your way through the volcanic trails or adventure through Hilo to find secluded waterfalls, many of the visitor centres will have trails you can follow.

3.       Helicopter Tour: Discover the big islands beauty with a birds eye view of its volcanic fury, lush rainforests and turquoise blue coast.

Note:  Those travelling from Australia and other countries will require an American Visa. This is an online application which can be completed on ESTA (approx. $14USD).

Happy Travelling!

Yasmin x