I was recently asked to contribute to a article for a major travel magazine in which I was asked to recommend a “dream honeymoon” for couples with a unlimited budget and for those on a budget. While there many ways to do this, I offered the following advise: I have done a lot of dream honeymoons which included splitting the time between 2 distinct points on the same Island. For example on Maui I often recommend 3 days in Hana at the Hotel Hana (South side of the Island) in a Sea Ranch Cottage and then 4 days in Wailea (West side of the island) at the Four Seasons in a Oceanfront Room.
One fun split I recently did had the bride and groom flown via a helicopter down to Hana. After the 3 day stay, I arranged a convertible so they take a romantic drive up the scenic coast to Wailea where they were pampered at the Four Seasons. I have also done this on the Island of Kauai splitting between the Princeville Resort in the Oceanfront Jr. Suite, (I like those rooms the best) and the Grand Hyatt Kauai in a oceanfront room in the Regency Club. The grounds and Spa make it a perfect dream honeymoon experience. On the budget side for honeymooners, I often recommend packages that include as much as possible similar to a al inclusive experience. For example, on Maui I will bundle airfare, a condo (which do not the amenities of a hotel but are a great value).
A property I often use the Maui Kai in Kaanapali because all the units are oceanfront, and then I will include a car, the most important activities and even restaurant vouchers. In this way the budget conscious honeymooners have everything included in one total price so they know exactly what they are going to spend.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher on May 15, 2007