Honeymoon

April 20, 2018

Honeymoon in Hawaii: go now!

Muriel Saldalamacchia

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Muriel Saldalamacchia

French destination wedding expert settled in Provence, NYC and Chicago, Muriel Saldalamacchia is a destination wedding specialist, and plans exquisite destination weddings in South of France and Italy. Muriel has been author for several American printed magazines and online, an international speaker for destination wedding conference in the US, Middle East and Canada. Still operating with a maximum of 10 to 12 weddings per year, Muriel is enthusiast and passionate. She is always ready to handle with demanding couples with high expectations! Don’t think you are too picky, she will easily admit she’s at least as picky as you are.

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Honeymoon in Hawaii

It is not a secret Hawaii is one of the most looked-after destination on earth.

Take less than one second, and be honest: when you have to draw your heaven’s vision: what would the landscapes look like? like the thousands you can have in all 142 islands of the Hawaii Islands area.

98% of travelers to Hawaii rate their experience there as excellent or above average (source Hawaiian Tourism Board 2018)

Your wedding is on a great and smooth progress ? Lucky you! It is now time to fasten your seat belt and imagine you’ll take off to your dream honeymoon in Hawaii, for two wonderful weeks.

From culture to finest local cuisine, to museum to water activities, Hawaii is an unmistakable destination to fly to, at least once in your life!

Thanks my recent accomplishments in travel, I can now officially guide you and accompany you in any aspects of your honeymoon, from travels (flights) to accommodations to leisures.

As a great new adventure, follow some of my fancy and insider instructions to plan your perfect Honeymoon in Hawaii. 

#1

SHORT INTRODUCTION TO HAWAII ENVIRONMENT

> Why planning your honeymoon in Hawaii? 
98% of travelers to Hawaii rate their experience there as excellent or above average (source Hawaiian Tourism Board 2018) If you want to enjoy waterfalls and botanical gardens as honeymooners, Hawaiian islands are the places to fly to. Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii's major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii's visitors. All major domestic carriers and international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get here from just about anywhere. There are also direct flights from the mainland to Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island, connecting through Oahu to get to the neighbor islands is also an option. For more information on Hawaii’s airports, feel free to send me an email at hello@muriel-saldalamachia.com
> Introduction to leisure in Hawaii
Looking for ways to experience Hawaii? How about scuba diving with manta rays? Watching the sunset on Haleakala? Or standing in the mist of a thundering waterfall?  The Hawaiian Islands offers a diverse range of culturally unique and fun activities throughout the year.
> Hawaiian Weather
Weather in Hawaii is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. There are really only 2 seasons in Hawaii: summer (called Kau in Hawaiian) from May to October and winter (Hooilo) from November to April. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85º F. (29.4 C) while the average daytime winter temperature is 78º (25.6º C). Temperatures at night are approximately 10º F. lower. The islands are an incredible collection of diverse micro-environments, each with its own unique weather, plants, and animals. As a result of the shielding effect of volcanic mountains and the differences in weather found at various elevations, you can find tropical rain forests, cool alpine regions, arid deserts, and sunny beaches - all within the span of just a few miles.
> Hawaii's Mountains and Volcanoes
Many visitors are drawn to the natural beauty found in higher elevations. While a light jacket and casual clothes will serve you for most of your trip, you will need warmer clothing if you plan to hike Haleakala on Maui where the temperatures average 40°F- 60°F (5° - 16°C). On Maunakea on Hawaii Island it can get as cold as 12° F (11°C) after sundown. Mountain campsites such as Kokee State Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can also be extremely chilly so check with park officials before camping.
> Hawaiian airports
No less than 10 airports are actually on Hawaiian islands. Would you be able to recognise their code: HNL | ITO | KOA | LIH | OGG | LUP | LNY | MKK | HNM | JHM Ok... I am a nice person.. There are the airports codes and the location (City + Island) • HNL (Honolulu, Oahu) • ITO (Hilo, Hawaii) • KOA (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii) • LIH (Lihue, Kauai) • OGG (Kahului, Maui) • LUP (Kalaupapa Airport) • LNY (Lanai Airport) • MKK (Molokai Airport) • HNM (Hana Airport) • JHM (Kapalua Airport)

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#2

LOCATION'S HIGHLIGHT IN HONOLULU

As a first introduction to Honeymoon in Hawaii, it was important to me to spotlight one of the most iconic hotel in no less iconic city Honolulu. Moana Surfrider A Westin Resort and Spa

> The Moana hotel itself: Make yourself at home!
This grande-dame hotel maintains its 1901 charm and landmark status on Waikiki Beach. Located in Honolulu (Waikiki), Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach is minutes from International Market Place and Waikiki Beach. This 4.5-star resort is close to University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head. The Diamond Head wing features Island decor, the Banyan wing reflects old-world charm, and the Tower wing is more contemporary. You will be happy to be able to relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a sauna
> DINING at Moana Surfrider
The Moana Surfrider offers an eclectic dining experience with three restaurants.
  • The Banyan Veranda
In the shade of a historic banyan tree, an ambiance of yesteryear. Cushioned wicker chairs, ocean views. Leisurely à la carte breakfast, afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream, sunset cocktails, Sunday brunch, romantic dinners.
  • The Beachhouse at the Moana
The ambiance is tranquil and relaxing amidst the backdrop of the Moana’s lovely Victorian architecture. Serving the finest quality steaks, fresh seafood and island-inspired cuisine utilizing the freshest Hawaii ingredients.
  • Beach Bar
Poolside, in the shade of the Banyan tree, with gentle Hawaiian entertainment every evening. Guests watch sunsets with drinks and grilled pupus. Open from midmorning until mid-evening.
  > Water Sport & other sporty activities to do:
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Motor boating
  • Parasailing
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Whale-watching
  • Yoga classes/instruction
  • Museums
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Dining
  • Cooking class
  • Shopping

INSIDER TIP

In the ocean fronting quieter sections of the beach, away from the central area, Hawaiian green sea turtles may pop their heads above the water.

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#3

LEGITIMACY

As a destination wedding specialist, I am delighted to manage your whole romance experience, from head to toe. Your destination wedding as a seasoned destination wedding-planner, for sure. And now, thanks my travel leaders network's membership, I can:

  • accompany you and guide on all the travel aspects and hotels reservations for your wedding during our planning process,
  • helping directly each of your guests for their accommodations and / or travels during your destination wedding,
  • creating and planning your honeymoon, with the same detailed and tailor-made service I provide for your destination wedding.
Last news : I am now an Hawaiian Specialist. I finished my completion, delivered by the Hawaïan Tourism Board for "The official Hawaii Destination Specialist program"

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