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Maui vs Kauai for your Hawaii Honeymoon

Maui or Kauai Hawaii Honeymoon

Honeymoon Travel Experts Advice on how to choose where to honeymoon in Hawaii

Where to honeymoon, Maui vs Kauai? We hope to answer your question below. Our experts have been sending couples to Hawaii since 1994, and have personally traveled to islands over a hundred times for the past 25 years. Below a brief explanation of the differences between honeymooning in Maui and beautiful Kauai

Often couples only have time to visit one island in Hawaii for their honeymoon

The question, which island do we choose for our Hawaiian Honeymoon is a common one! We found that the decision comes down to Maui or Kauai. Let's say you only have max five nights, for this amount of time you need to choose one island as it is really not enough time for two ( remember traveling from one island to the next will eat up at least 1/2 your day)

First Lets review the highlights of a honeymoon in Maui

Maui has become the most popular honeymoon island in Hawaii. Why? because it has everything couples are looking for in a Hawaiian Honeymoon. Maui has some of the top luxury hotels, the most known landmarks outside of Arizona Memorial ( on Oahu) as well as the finest beaches for swimming, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Maui also has some of the most stable weather patterns in Hawaii.

What to expect to find on your Maui Honeymoon

Beaches! Maui has beaches for swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling

  • Maui has great long stretches of white sandy beaches dotted with resorts for all budgets
  • There are 3 main beach areas. Kaanapali, Wailea/Kihei, Kapalua.
  • Kaanapali is the most famous for sunsets, long walks and snorkeling off of black rock which is located at the very end of Kaanapali
  • Wailea has smaller beaches that are more shallow and attract more families with young children
  • Kapalua has 3 beaches perfect for body surfing, snorkeling, and walking
  • An easy day trip to Lanai offers one of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches at Four Seasons Lanai.

Maui offers beautiful Scenic Drives, waterfalls, and zip lining

  • Maui has some great scenic drives, the most famous one "The Road to Hana" is a must-do for couples who love hiking, dramatic scenery and waterfalls.

Nightlife, Shopping and Evening stroll in the quaint town of Lahaina

  • Lahaina town is like no other in Hawaii, it is one of the most quaint & charming seaside towns in all of Hawaii. Perfect for evening strolls, art gallery browsing, fine dining, nightlife, and souvenir shopping.

Next, the highlights of a honeymoon in Kauai

Couples love Kauai because it has a less busy and touristy vibe and not nearly as built up as Maui or the island of Oahu in terms of tourism. Kauai has some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the world and ideal for honeymooners who want to hikes, explore on their own, horseback ride and visit secluded beaches.

Over The Top stunning and dramatic Scenery at Napali Coastline & Waimea Canyon Kauai

Kauai is known for incredible scenery....

  • The crowning jewel of Kauai would be the Napali Coastline as seen in many Hollywood movies. Napali Coast( featured in numerous movies) the Napali coastline has the highest sea cliffs in the world, and you can see dolphins swimming along with the snorkel boat trips in this area.
  • The Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of Hawaii which you can drive right up to or fly over by helicopter. Couples can hike the rim as well at Kokee state park

Kauai is quiet in the evenings and offers very little shopping

  • Kauai is far less touristy and offers a more pristine unspoiled island experience
  • The Island of Kauai has many more secluded areas, beaches, and hiking trails
  • Couples love exploring the coastline, beaches, and interior by car, bike, kayak or helicopter.
  • We offer an amazing discount off of a Napali coast cruise for the day, a must-do on your Kauai Honeymoon!

Should you go on an island-hopping honeymoon to Maui and Kauai?

We recommend an Island hopping Hawaiian honeymoon for couples who have a minimum of 6 or 7 nights and who are adventurous, not looking for a lay on the beach for a week honeymoon ( such as an all-inclusive honeymoon)

We find honeymoons to Maui to be more beneficial to couples looking for deeper discounts and value-added packages! ( this due to so many more hotels on Maui)

Some of our best values for a honeymoon in Maui :

Sheraton Maui at "Black Rock" Free Double upgrade ( get a 2 category upgrade for free plus a free day in your own pool cabana for the day) plus we have4 dinners special if you want some meals included

Hyatt Kaanapali Maui- Free two for one luau at Drums of Pacific. If you purchase one luau you get one free which saves you $130 for two. The Hyatt Maui at Kaanapali beach is only a 5-minute drive from Lahaina town

Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui -An incredible 5-star luxury resort at a 4-star price, if you book with us you get an incredible offer a 15% discount off all your food, beverage and spa services.



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