Honeymoon in Hawaii: A 7-Day Itinerary For A Larger-Than-Life Experience On This Magical Island!

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1st Oct 2017

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Photo of Hawaii, United States by Shipra Shekhar

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Photo of Hawaii, United States by Shipra Shekhar

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Photo of Hawaii, United States by Shipra Shekhar

Hawaii is the 50th American state comprising of hundreds of islands spread over 2,400km in the North Pacific Ocean. This tropical paradise is world-famous for its exquisite colourful beaches, dense rainforests, brilliant waterfalls and mind-blowing volcanic and rugged landscapes of cliffs. Hawaii is a dream honeymoon destination, offering the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Get ready to be mesmerised by some of the most stunning natural scenery on earth when you visit Hawaii with the love of your life, and while you are at it don't forget to Hula together on some dance-worthy Hawaiian beats.

Read ahead to check out a 7-day itinerary that will help you explore the best of Hawaii with your better half.

Getting there

Hawaii is connected to all major cities of India by airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Jet Airways, Air India and Alaska Airlines. Flying to Honolulu in Hawaii from Kolkata is the most economical option.

Round-trip fares from Kolkata to Honolulu start at ₹49,500 onwards. Book in advance to get the best price.

Visa

Indians need to apply in advance for a B-2 tourist visa to visit Hawaii. The visa fee is $160 or ₹10,880 per person and if you make an application in person, it will take around three to five working days to process. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and have provided all the required documents, you should get your visa on time. You can read more about getting a B-2 tourist visa here.

You can also book your very own customised Hawaii holiday right here.

What to see and do

In the seven extraordinary days you have in Hawaii, you will get a chance to explore the capital city of Honolulu and other sites on Oahu Island, enjoy hiking on amazing trails and sun bathing on the beautiful beaches of Kauai, and finally get lost with your lover in the surreal beauty of Maui island.

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Two days on Oahu Island

Photo of Oahu, Honolulu County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar
Day 1

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Photo of Diamond Head, Honolulu, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

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Get ready to be enchanted by the spirit of Hawaii as soon as you land in the capital city of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. Depending on when you arrive from India, after freshening up, you can set out to explore the island at your own pace. You can go for the Diamond Head Crater hike today. The site is open till 6pm and the entrance fee is $1 per person. Later, you can spend a romantic evening dining at several amazing beachside cafes.

Where to eat: You can choose to eat at Fresh Catch that serves the tastiest and freshest seafood on the island.

Where to stay: Stay at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort for ₹18,781 per night.

For more options of stays, check here.

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Day 2

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Photo of Waikīkī, Honolulu County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

While you are in Hawaii you cannot miss the important historical sites of Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor. You can also go for the Pearl Harbour Virtual Reality tour to get an insight into the event of December 7, 1941 – the attack that pushed America into World War II. Later, spend a relaxed evening in the Waikiki neighbourhood, famous for great dining, nightlife, and shopping while enjoying its remarkable half-moon beach with the volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance.

Where to eat: Roy's Waikiki Beach is perfect for a romantic dinner date.

You can book flights from Honolulu to Kauai (the next stop) with Island Air or Hawaiian Airlines. The journey takes about 40 minutes and flight prices start from ₹4,230 onwards.

Two days on Kauai Island

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Photo of Kauai County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar
Day 3
Photo of Waimea Canyon, Kauai County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

Get ready to be charmed,by the beauty of Kauai Island, also called "the Garden Isle" because of its lush green tropical rainforest cover. Today you can go for the Waimea Canyon Tour and get awe-struck by the rugged landscapes created by thousands of years of erosion. Spend the evening relaxing at the hotel.

Where to eat: Make a stop at Duke’s and enjoy delicious food.

Where to stay: Stay at Kauai Beach Resort for ₹7,336 per night.

For more options of stays, check here.

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Day 4
Photo of Nāpali, Kauai County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

Spend the day relaxing and sunbathing on the beautiful beach of Hanalei. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of Na Pali Coast as you sail on the grand Sunset Cruise. In the evening, you can go for a sunset cruise to experience the dramatic landscape of Na Pali Coast. You can book a sunset cruise here which will take you past the jagged peaks and emerald valleys of the breathtaking Na Pali coastline for $122 or ₹7992 that includes a three-course dinner of fresh Hawaiian favourites.

Where to eat: You can savour incredible local Hawaiian cuisine at Eating House 1849.

You can book flights from Kauai to Maui with Island Air or Hawaiian Airlines. The journey takes about 50 minutes and prices start from ₹6,644 onwards.

Two days on Maui Island

Photo of Maui, Maui County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar
Day 5

You can go for a snorkelling trip in the crystal clear waters of the world-famous Molokini Crater today. If you are here during December to April you can go for whale watching tours as the majestic Humpback Whales return to mate and give birth during this time. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Where to eat: Enjoy oceanfront dining and sumptuous food at Mama’s Fish House.

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Photo of Molokini Crater, Maui County, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

Where to stay: Stay at Lahaina Shores for ₹11,575 per night.

For more options of stays, check here.

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Day 6

Today you can set out to explore the road to Hana, one of the world’s most spectacularly scenic drives, with 54 bridges and several waterfalls. Fall in love all over again in the unique setting of picturesque waterfalls, stunning black sand beaches, and the magnificent Haleakala volcano.

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Photo of Hana, HI, United States by Shipra Shekhar

Where to eat: Enjoy outdoor dining at Aloha Mixed Plate.

Day 7

Head to the Maui airport to board your flight to Honolulu. The flight takes only 40 minutes to reach Honolulu from Maui and the prices start at ₹4,230 onwards. Board your departure flight to India via Honolulu.

When to go

Hawaii enjoys tropical climate and tourists visit this paradise year-round. The best time to visit the islands and beaches of Hawaii is from June to September when the weather is pleasant, the ocean is warm and there’s little to no rain. If you are planning on visiting anytime from mid-December to mid-April, make your reservations months in advance as these are the busiest and most expensive months. Also, if you want to witness the Merri Monarch Hula Festival, you should visit in January and in the beginning of February to enjoy the annual Pro Bowl. You can plan to visit Hawaii during winter from November to March as this is off-season and prices are relatively very low.

Getting around

The cheapest way to get around in Honolulu is to use public transport. A public bus service called TheBus costs $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for youth, and $1 for seniors. The Airport Waikiki Express provides shuttle services to hotels in Waikiki every half hour and has a fare of $16 for a one-way trip. City buses also come to the airport once every half-hour, going through downtown and on to Waikiki. Avoid taking taxis to save money.

The public bus crossing through the main towns of Maui is easy to take and the fare is $2. Many places are not accessible by bus, and to visit them, you can rent a car, which is relatively inexpensive in Hawaii.

In Kauai also, rental car is the best way to explore the island and the only way to get to some of the most scenic remote sites.

Costs

Flight from Kolkata to Honolulu: ₹49,500

Visa fee: ₹10,880

Stay: Starts from ₹2,759 on Airbnb.

A meal: ₹500

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