TVH Traveler Trip: Surprise Trip Itinerary to HAWAII (Sort of!)
When Katie & Josh told us that they wanted to celebrate their babymoon and were considering Hawaii, we were thrilled! Not only is Hawaii extremely romantic, it's a long flight out there that isn't really ideal for restless kiddos - so better to go before they arrive. Also, both Jeff and I lived there for a while and have been to most of the islands, so we knew we could plan them an amazing couple's trip to Oahu & Maui!
While Hawaii is definitely a dream destination, it's actually a pretty expensive place for most of us to visit. The flights and hotels can add up, though there are ways to save. Luckily, Katie and Josh had airline miles and hotel points we were able to use to book the flights and 2 nights in a hotel on Oahu.
On Oahu, they stayed at the Moana Surfrider Hotel (they made an excellent choice!) in Waikiki. This hotel is beautiful, historic and has a really famous restaurant on the grounds called The Beachhouse - where we made them dinner reservations to watch the sunset over Waikiki! The next day, they went to Hanauma Bay and up the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail for some incredible views!
The next day, they were headed to Maui!! Their hotel was supposed to be a surprise, but much to our chagrin Katie and Josh figured out that we had chosen the Westin Maui Resort & Spa! At that point, we needed some additional information for some of the tours we wanted to send them on, so we ended up spilling the beans!
The activities we planned for them included a sunset dinner cruise, visiting Haleakala National Park, a snorkel cruise to Molokini and Turtle Arches (on which they saw dolphins!), a helicopter ride over Maui and dinner at the world famous Old Lahina Luau! Their trip was packed with tours and many, many other dining and activity suggestions, but we still left them time to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Maui!
It looks like they had a great time and got to enjoy each other's company before their cute kiddo arrives next year! If you'd like us to plan you trip to Hawaii or surprise you with the destination, start by filling out our trip survey!