Your Ultimate Hawaiian Honeymoon HotelStay at the Surfjack on your honeymoon to be in the heart of Oahu's best bars, shops and galleries.
Michele Bigley of Brides Magazine featured the Surfjack as a top choice for your honeymoon hotel, located the heart of Oahu’s best craft-cocktail bars, designer-aloha-wear shops, and hip galleries.
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Whether you want to eat your way through Waikiki’s hottest restaurants or get your zen on at a wellness retreat on Maui, there’s a Hawaiian island for every type of honeymooner. How do you know which one’s right for you? First, assess what kind of traveler you are: Are you active and adventurous? Laid-back and chilled? Into culture and local experiences? Rest assured, there’s something for everyone. Here, we break down which island is best for each type of honeymooner — and you don’t have to choose just one. To get the best of both worlds on your Hawaii honeymoon, pair two islands with vastly different landscapes, like urban Oahu and nature-filled Hawaii (a.k.a. the Big Island) or arid Lanai and tropical Kauai. Another tip: consider traveling during shoulder season, fall and spring, when flights to Hawaii from the West Coast can be as low as $400 (as opposed to $700 in high season). No matter how or when you arrive, don’t pack too much into your itinerary; even on a 10-day trip, visiting more than two islands on your Hawaii honeymoon means you’ll miss out on Hawaii’s favorite pastime… relaxing. But the good news is you can always book a return for the one-year anniversary to check out more this island paradise has to offer.
Oahu… For Culture Buffs
From craft-cocktail bars and designer-aloha-wear shops to haute hotels and hip galleries, Oahu is having a major moment. To place yourself in the heart of it all, post up in Waikiki at the trendy Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club (doubles from $237), where you can cuddle up with room service from star chef Ed Kenney’s Mahina & Sun’s. (Try his elevated take on classic pa’i’ai, pounded taro root.) Spend afternoons perusing the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House and popping into boutiques in downtown Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center — a surprisingly chic outdoor shopping mall — before dinner and a matcha-old-fashioned nightcap at Bar Leather Apron. (Book a reservation well in advance.) In the morning, recharge on the quiet North Shore beaches to snap pics of the world’s best surfers.