When it comes to weddings and honeymoons, Oahu is the perfect mix of exotic and familiar, from its natural wonders (winding beaches, Pacifi c surf, lush tropical foliage, thundering waterfalls) to its rich cultural gems (passion-fruit wedding cake, whole roasted pig, Hawaiian music and art). Yet this American wedding and honeymoon favorite has the same language, currency and even tech-forward communications as your hometown.
It’s also easy to reach, with more nonstop fl ights from the mainland than any other Hawaiian island. Seasoned pros will help plan and oversee your wedding so you can simply show up and enjoy your special day. Planners, fl orists, musicians, designers, photographers and videographers are happy to fi ll any special request. Caterers of er menus and beverage options to fi t your theme and budget, whether you fancy an American-style brunch, a Hawaiianinfused buf et or a fi ve-course wine-pairing dinner. Be sure to incorporate locally produced eats as well, such as opakapaka (fi sh) or pineapple.
Ground-transportation providers are ready to whisk your wedding party to and from the ceremony and reception, as well as to group outings like luaus or food tours, fi shing charters or tours of royal palaces and visits to historic Pearl Harbor. For your honeymoon, Oahu has a wealth of romantic activities. In Honolulu, bustling beaches mix with metropolitan fl air. Fine dining, nightclubs, historic sites, upscale shopping and sunset sails are all available in this urban enclave. Travel beyond city limits, and you’ll fi nd adventures like tandem skydives hand in hand, zip lining or cultural hiking outings, or helicopter tours of ering bird’seye views of the island. Recover from wedding-planning stress with side-by-side lomilomi massages.