Hawaii

Hawaii honeymoon

Hawaii, one of the world’s most tranquil beach paradises and romantic getaway spots – especially for honeymoons. There’s a lot of fuss over the beautiful, tropical islands and there’s a reason!

Don’t worry about renewing your passport, honeymoon in one of the most stunning places that the United States has to offer. If you’re looking for the best place to stay, one of the most popular beaches, Waikiki, located in Hawaii’s capital of Honolulu, is home to the largest Holiday Inn Express in the U.S.. Wake up to the beautiful landscape view from this 44-story hotel, located just blocks from the Waikiki beach and Hawaii Convention Center. Honolulu offers a large array of attractions from fantastic dining to breathtaking sight-seeing to unforgettable activities.

Dining

Do you love trying new foods?  The Hawaiian cuisine is a colorful variety with fresh fruits, vegetables, and sashimi-grade fish. It’s a culinary delight for any foodie or anyone willing to try the cultural dishes offered. The flavors of each dish will make your mouth water, even after you’re done eating. Start your day off right at the Holiday Inn Express Honolulu who offers guests delicious, complimentary breakfasts every morning. Experience an authentic shaved ice treat or fresh shrimp right off the food trucks that line the streets or take a deeper dive into the endless menus that are presented at each restaurant. The one thing you need to know is that the Hawaiian word for “delicious” is ono!

Sight-Seeing

Do you just want to take in the sights? Being the only state made up of eight main islands, Hawaii has many historic and breathtaking sites to explore. Sail into the sunset and take in the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Koolau mountains and Waikiki. Take a tour of the numerous historical sites and learn everything there is to know about the islands and the natives. Whether you want to take the historic journey of the islands, or simply just see the sites, you will fall in love with the islands.

Activities

Are you looking for adventure?  Take a hike into the mountains and explore the volcanos, journey through the trails to the local cliff-jumping spot or take a sunset walk along the pristine beaches. Hawaii boasts some of the best adventure activities, with multiple islands to choose from you, won’t ever run out of things to do. Don’t forget to take part in the live entertainment and the traditional luaus.

With so many options and islands to choose from, your honeymoon will be one to remember.

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FijiThere’s just something about an island vacation ” the beaches? The laid-back island mentality? The knowledge that a body of water is between you and your responsibilities? Whatever it is, there’s no feeling quite like getting out of Dodge and onto an island.

But there is one thing we know: An island vacation is the quickest way to guarantee ultimate R&R, mellow vibes, and a much-needed break from things like lunch breaks and having to set an alarm. And it can also be the cheapest ” at least if you stick with us.

Keep reading for the most affordable times of year to visit the world’s best islands.

Fiji: October-November

An IRL paradise known for its coral reefs, secluded beaches, and tropical temperatures, the more than 300 islands that make up this South Pacific country are likely the closest it gets to heaven on earth. Considering the notoriously high fuel costs for a flight from the U.S., tourists looking for that seasonal sweet spot should aim for October and November, after peak season (May to September) and before rainy season (December to mid-April). During these months, visitors can often find more affordable accommodations as well ” the extra push you might need to splurge on that dreamy overwater bungalow.

St. Barts: May-June

Caribbean island Saint Barthélemy, adorably nicknamed St. Barts, is a hot spot for celebrities drawn to its beaches, warm weather, and high-end shopping. We love it for the same reasons ” especially in May-June, when those of us who don’t have a Kardashian bank account can snag deals on hotels, flights, and tours. Just after peak season, which ends in April, and before the hurricane season brings substantial rainfall and closed attractions, May-June is the sweet spot for deals on tropical temperatures.

Hawaii: April-May, August-September

Sure, Hawaii may be a year-round destination ” but for those who want to avoid both crowds and inflated prices, planning strategically can make all the difference between a rained-out mess and a postcard-worthy tropical vacation. The best times to visit are in between the winter break and Valentine’s Day, and then again after summer vacation,during these months, guests can snag deals without compromising on weather. There may be a bit more rain than in June and July, but tropical showers usually don’t drop the temperatures too far and often pass after an hour or two.

Bali: April-May, September-October

Indonesia’s dreamiest island is a portrait of a landscape’s unspoiled natural beauty, popular for its adventure experiences, surf breaks and outdoor landmarks. Those looking for the Bali triple threat (low number of rain days, high temperatures, good waves) should visit in April, May, September and October; these months are considered shoulder season and have fewer visitors and lower prices than July and August.

Bora Bora: November and April

Let’s be real: If you’re going to Bora Bora, you’re going to want to spend some time at the beach. And nothing kills a good vacation vibe quite like getting rained out. Just as in the rest of French Polynesia (including Tahiti), Bora Bora experiences heavy rainfall from December-March; alternatively, high season occurs between May and October. By traveling in November and April instead of the summer, tourists can usually find less expensive flights and less crowded scuba- diving sites, without a major risk of storms.

Santorini: September

This picture-perfect Cyclades Island in the Aegean Sea is one of the most Instagram-worthy examples of Greece’s iconic blue-and-white buildings, rugged coasts, and cobbled streets. The cliffside locale is most popular over summer, but heavy crowds and high prices go out with August; September offers lower room rates without the hassle of off-season closures. This month is particularly ideal for travelers hoping to spend time both sunbathing and sightseeing ” average high temperatures range from the mid-70s to near 80, dropping a bit lower toward the end of the month.

Koh Phi Phi: April-May

A collection of islands off the western coast of southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi ” pronounced Pee Pee ” can be accessed only by ferry from Phuket (most common), Krabi or Koh Lanta and is often toured as an add-on to the mainland. Local tourism centers on two islands: Phi Phi Don, the largest island, developed with resorts and restaurants, and Phi Phi Le, the setting for Leonardo Di Caprio’s film The Beach. Since much of the experience revolves around the water, tourists should aim to visit from April to early May; November-February is the high (and dry) season, and the rainy season starts in late May. During these in-between months, the islands are at their best: dry, warm and serene.

Capri: April-June, September-October

This striking island off the coast of Naples, Italy, is an even more scenic alternative (or addition) to an Amalfi Coast vacation; most tourists are drawn to Capri’s Blue Grotto, cliffside beaches and Roman ruins. High season for this beach destination begins over the Easter holidays and stretches to early November, but July and August are Capri’s most jam-packed ” and celebrity-filled ” months. Instead, those looking to save some money and still hit the beach should visit in June and September, when temperatures are still high; these months have an average of just two to three rainy days. Travelers less concerned about tanning time ” and more concerned about price tag ” should book for April, May and October.

Iceland: April-May, September

Iceland’s rise to popularity was swift and dramatic, quickly transforming the island from a niche adventure destination into an uptrending hot spot gone mainstream. Those hoping to catch the northern lights should shoot for early to mid-April, when you’ll be able to see the incredible natural phenomenon without enduring too-hard temperatures. Alternatively, those visiting for other outdoor experiences will find that May and September offer the best balance of moderately high temperatures and moderately low levels of rainfall. Depending on where you’re flying from (Iceland is least expensive from the East Coast), it may even be worth going during high season, when there are nearly 24 hours of sunlight ” WOW air offers affordable flights from the U.S. and Canada, and packages can often compound savings.

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