Thinking of going to The Big Island,Hawaii for our honeymoon.

I can't afford to spend too much on fancy hotels. We just want a decent resort for a relaxed honeymoon. Maybe a good package deal that includes sightseeing. Which place would you suggest?


State: Hawaii

Country: United States


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Live Aloha,

It looks like Paul gave you a great resort option.

If you want a good place to stay, but not necessarily a resort, check out . There are a lot of condos, homes, and other living arrangements that you can rent for a lot less than the typical resort or hotel. Renting a home or condo also saves money on food costs since you can cook your own meals. The condo or home option can also provide for more privacy. Some of the owners can be great resources for local hook ups on tour packages and sometimes take the time to show you around a bit. Good Luck!
Another good source is . They are actually owned by the same company, but homeaway is more user friendly. You see photos right away, and can choose easily based on what you want personally. So a honeymooning couple can look at one bedroom and studio rentals without wading through houses that sleep 8.
Not sure if you have made the trip yet, but If not I suggest The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, nothing fancy but priced right and in a great location,or the Kona Sea side, again not fancy but priced right, feel free to contact me with any other questions, there are so many awesome things to do and see on The Big Island!!
These two hotels are cheap for a reason. I prefer the Outrigger Keauhou Beach which I believe was the first answer. I may be too late and your trip may have already taken place? Scott
Hawaii is experiencing it's worst economy since the Depression. Hotels are 50% off with some giving away free nights. Now is a good time to shop around. You'll be surprised at what you may be able to afford.
Is this a current question? 6/21/10
the Sheraton at Keauhou or the Keauhou Beach Resort are great hotel options and the vrbo website also has some terrific vacation rentals. You should be able to find a reasonable option that will fit any budget.

For sightseeing, the Big Island has it all. With 11 of the 13 world climate zones on one island, you can bet you'll have a wide array of things to see and do. One thing I'd recommend, although a bit pricey, is the zipline tour in Umauma by ziplinehi. Amazing, as a local, I did it and loved it!! Will definitely be taking visitors there.

The Mauna Kea summit is amazing - do some research on stargazing tours and opt for one - you won't regret it.

Be careful of the volcano if you have breathing problems such as asthma, the vog can cause problems. Just something to be aware of.

If you are here during a full moon, check out the free storytelling at Mauna Lani - call the hotel and get their schedule.

Enjoy, congratulations...

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