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Hawaii

Waimea Mountain, Hawaii

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Hawaii

Hawaii welcomes honeymoon couples with everything from active volcanoes to quiet walks on the black sand beaches that were created by them. There is no shortage of activities, or romance, and the weather is fantastic . . . helicopter rides over the islands, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking through amazing terrain, sunset cruises, dolphin and whale watching, the list goes on. The eight "main islands" Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii (The Big Island) all offer honeymooners with a paradise location for an unforgettable honeymoon and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Highlights
Hawaii is the favorite island paradise for both US mainlanders and visitors from around the world. The islands offer wonderful beachside resorts, diverse activities and a casual atmosphere that's perfect for newlyweds. You can choose to take in the amazing natural sites, enjoy unique cultural specialties like a luau or just relax together on any one of the 6 main islands.

Also see these other great Hawaiian destinations: Oahu Honeymoon, The Big Island Honeymoon, Lanai Honeymoon, Molokai Honeymoon, Kauai Honeymoon and Maui Honeymoon,
Geography/Environment
Hawaii became the 50th US state in 1959 and lies 1470 miles north of the equator and 2500 miles southwest of North America. Hawaii is 128 islands with 6 as destinations: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island (Hawaii), Molokai and Lanai. The islands stretch over 1500 miles from Kure Atoll in the northwest to the Big Island in the southwest. The islands are the tips of massive mountains, formed by molten rock that has been flowing for 25 million years. The Big Island, Hawaii's southernmost, is still being formed today by its most active volcano, Kilauea. In the ocean, Hawaiian monk seals, dolphins and whales are year-round residents. Migrating humpback whales make a stop around the islands as well.
Activities
Hawaii, as an island paradise, is packed with water sports and recreational activities. Surfing is the most popular but also difficult for tourists to pick up. Unless you're an expert, you may be better off just watching the great waves. Beginners can learn the basics at Waikiki and watch the professionals on Oahu's North Shore. Maui is known for windsurfing, as international competitions are held at Hookipa Beach. Diving is good year-round and the Big Island's Kona Coast is the gateway to deep-sea fishing for Pacific blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and spearfish. For land-loving honeymooners,you can hike on the trails in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park and along Kauai's Na Pali Coast.
Climate and Weather
Although Hawaii's busiest tourist season is during winter (December to February), this has more to do with the weather elsewhere, since many visitors are snowbirds escaping cold winters back home. You don't find much nicer weather anywhere in the world. Near the coasts, which you almost always are, average highs are a pleasant 80ºF (27ºC), and the difference between summer and winter temperatures is only 10ºF. The rainiest period is between December and March. It also matters on which side of the islands you are. In general, the driest, sunniest conditions and the calmest waters are on the southwestern side of the islands. The northeastern side of the islands receives decent rainfalls.

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Destination Wedding Information
Getting married in Hawaii is easy. Aside from applying for your marriage license in person, there is no residency period nor waiting period. The license is valid statewide for thirty days. The fee is $50 cash, payable to the agent. Both partners must be over the age of eighteen. Birth certificates are not required, but a driver's license or other form of identification should be brought to the licensing appointment. If either partner has been married before, he or she will have to state the date, county and state (or country) in which the divorce was finalized for each previous marriage. The license also requires the names of each partner's parents and the places where they were born.
Hawaii Reviews
Incredible sunsets views from resort guest rooms or secluded bungalows at truly a tropical resort paradise- Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Oceanfront dining at TheCanoeHouse - do yourself a favor and try the chefs new little white biscuits –yummy...
Just completing $14 million renovation – the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa looks amazing The new Regency Club Lounge an Terrace provides the discerning traveler exceptional service and amenities for dining and lounging overlooking Waikiki...
HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA
by Linda Dancer last updated on 10/22/2012
HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa completed a recent $21 million transformation, culminating with an extensive renovation of the lobby and Atrium room corridors. Earlier changes included stylishly updated guestrooms...
GRAND HYATT KAUA`I RESORT & SPA
by Linda Dancer last updated on 10/22/2012
GRAND HYATT KAUA`I RESORT & SPA Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa’s $45 million guestroom renovation brings the beauty of Kauai inside and creates a wonderful retreat for guests. Design elements reflect the roots of Hawaii’s plants, people and...
Hawaii
by Cynthia Amin last updated on 10/05/2010
Hawaii Honeymoon - Waikiki certainly makes Oahu the most visited island. The most diverse of the Hawaiian island chain, Oahu features 112 miles of coastline offering some of the very best beaches for sunning, surfing and swimming. Witness the most glorious...
Sheraton Maui
by Ron Trimper last updated on 09/24/2010
I cannot imagine a better location for your time in Maui. The Sheraton Maui has an amazing beach that does not get too crowded. The location right on top of black rock is great for snorkeling. During my stay I swam with 3+ sea turtles and lots of reef...
Hawaiian Islands
by Sandi MacKenzie last updated on 10/30/2009
Known for its tropical beauty and almost perfect climate, here you will find palm fringed beaches, rain forests, natural waterfalls, tropical gardens, active volcanoes and colorful marine life. The possibilities are endless! You can have a really relaxing...
Maui Romance is Magical
by Lynn Ogata last updated on 05/19/2009
Romance spills over on the island of Maui. Maui is the perfect Wedding Destination. Imagine a ceremony on a glistening beach, next to a waterfall, or in a tropical chapel. On Maui, you will find all the services you need to help create the most perfect...
Hawaii
by Barbi Partlow last updated on 03/30/2009
Aloha! I am a Hawaii Destination Specialist and I am passionate about the Hawaiian Islands and the culture and history of the islands. My husband and I lived on the Big Island for a short period of time in 1983/84. My love for the islands continues and...
Oahu- Diverse Culture and Beauty
by Charlynn McCarthy last updated on 12/29/2008
Oahu offers Honeymoon couples a wide range of choices. From the courageous history of Pearl Harbor to the island rituals of the Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu is steeped with traditions. No trip to Oahu is complete without a trip to the North Shore...
Oahu - The Heart of Hawaii
by Carol Flanigan last updated on 11/05/2008
Often honeymoon couples only plan to spend one or two nights on the beautiful island of Oahu before moving on to one of the other Hawaiian islands. You can certainly see some of the popular sights of Oahu in a short time, but I think you miss the beauty...
The Big Island of Hawaii
by Sandi Moore last updated on 07/25/2008
Last week, the Travel Channel was in Hawaii conducting “Man on the Street” interviews with a grand prize of 24 hours at the Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay . Since I toured the Bungalows in December, and know the going rate is $6000 per night with a 10 night...
A Wedding on a Private Yacht Charter off the Coast of Maui
by Teresa Nelle last updated on 07/25/2008
Sail the Islands of Aloha in Wedded Bliss! The Island Star is the way to go for the ultimate in private weddings. We are happy to assist you in arranging your special day, complete with photographer and flowers. I would suggest at least 4 hours so you...
I have had so many requests for an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii. Finally, I can say that there is a very nice resort offering a near all-inclusive program. Beverages are not included, but all of your meals are! It’s about time, don’t you think!! ...
Maui's best beach
by Hannah Lohmer last updated on 05/30/2008
Maui's Kaanapali Beach remains a wonderful honeymoon and destination wedding site. Incredible views, a great long walking beach (or paved path up above beach), great caliber hotels, good bodysurfing, and the ever present "aloha" spirit of...