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Jane AndersonLeading travel writer Jane Anderson


Our verdict:

The eternally glamorous Hawaii is as classy as its most famous son, President Obama! America’s 50th state offers easy island hopping from iconic Honolulu, home to Waikiki Beach, to seven other islands including Kauai with its waterfalls and canyons. With top surfing, mountain biking, scenic helicopter rides and classy resorts, Hawaii is also a great combo with mainland cities such as Las Vegas or San Francisco.

Recommended tour operator: American Sky

American Sky says

Quite simply, a honeymoon in Hawaii is a dream come true. This collection of tropical islands in the Pacific ocean could have been created just for romance and it’s so easy to island-hop between them or combine a stay in Hawaii with the USA mainland.

  • Island hopping
  • Luxury resorts
  • Tailor made honeymoons

Our expert team will tailor-make your dream honeymoon to suit your budget, interests and available time. We’ve picked a few highlights here to give you an idea of the amazing experiences that await.

Island-hopping is definitely the most popular option – this suggested island-hopping itinerary will give you an idea of what we can arrange for you. Inter-island flights are frequent and reliable plus transfer times between the airports and hotels are generally no longer than an hour.

Ramp up the wow factor – and break the journey – with this two-centre honeymoon combining Las Vegas and Hawaii. You can even add on an island-hopping cruise. San Francisco and Hawaii is another popular two-centre option.

The island of Oahu is home to Honolulu International Airport so is often the first stop – and, of course, it’s home to the world-famous hotspot, Waikiki Beach. For a taste of elegant Hawaiian hospitality in the lap of luxury, our top pick on Oahu is the classic Moana Surfrider a Westin Resort, set bang on Waikiki Beach and dating back to 1901.

Also on Oahu but far removed from the Waikiki buzz, Turtle Bay Resort is a more contemporary hotel in the most spectacular position overlooking Kuilima Cove – a top spot for snorkelling. Hang out with the surf dudes, chill out in the spa and go mountain biking or paddle-boarding before deciding which restaurant to enjoy for dinner each evening.

Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is arguably the most scenic of the islands. Lush green jungle, waterfalls, rivers, canyons and stunning beaches make this a popular choice. Our top hotel pick is the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, a luxurious oceanfront resort with exceptional service and facilities, not least the Anara Spa and 18-hole golf course.

The coastline and beaches of the island of Maui are some of the best in the world – Ka’anapali Beach is particularly impressive. Our two top hotel picks on Maui are both set on Ka’anapali Beach – the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and Sheraton Maui Resort.

Find out more about honeymoons in Hawaii and check out our top ten things to do. We can also arrange weddings in Hawaii.

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