Honeymoons in Hawaii
Hawaii’s lush, green mountains have been featured in plenty of films, television shows and postcards. Almost all of us are familiar with the characteristic landscape of this island state. A honeymoon in Hawaii is worth planning, for the gorgeous scenery alone. Hawaii is composed entirely of islands, has a distinct native culture with Asian and North American influences, and is really a part of Oceania – all characteristics which help make it the most unique state in the United States. It’s also the only state where coffee is grown. When planning a honeymoon in Hawaii you can always count on the warm, tropical climate to provide plenty of sunshine.
The state of Hawaii is actually made up of hundreds of small islands which cover a distance of more than 2 400 km. However, the eight largest islands are the most frequently visited and what most people think of when they hear the name Hawaii. The largest and main island in the state of Hawaii is also called Hawaii, though it has become affectionately known as ‘The Big Island’, so that the two can be differentiated. Well known for its many volcanoes, as the home of Pearl Harbour and as a world class surf destination, there are many aspects of Hawaii left to be discovered. You’ll be able to take part in many cultural events during your honeymoon in Hawaii, from film festivals to international hula dancing competitions. The locals are praised for their big hearts and wide smiles, and you will be warmly welcomed on your honeymoon in Hawaii.
Here are a few sights you won’t want to miss while on honeymoon in Hawaii:
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers the chance for you to become acquainted with Pele, the volcano goddess, while making your way along miles and miles of hiking trails.
- When you take part in a Hawaiian luau, you’ll be treated to great food, traditional games and lessons in lei making.
- Being the only royal palace in the United States, Iolani Palace is well worth a visit.
Key Facts for Hawaii
Currency: U.S Dolllar
Languages: English, Hawaiian
Flight time: 10 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Hawaii
When to go:
The tropical climate in Hawaii creates welcoming temperatures all year long, fluctuating between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. The rainy season lasts from October to April, and the dry season starts in May and ends in September. Relax and book your honeymoon in Hawaii for any month of the year – you can be sure to find sunny days and comfortable nights. Snow does fall in some areas of Hawaii, at higher elevations, so if you’re planning any mountain climbing you’d better pack wisely!
Qantas and Hawaiian Airlines operate direct flights from Sydney to Honolulu with a total flying time of around 10 hours.
The local currency is Lempira however US Dollars are also used.
Australian couples on their way to a honeymoon in Hawaii won’t need a visa to enter the United States. A valid passport is a must, and you are also required to apply for a visa waiver a minimum of 72 hours in advance of your departure. This application can be completed in a matter of minutes online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, and there is no fee. The waiver is mandatory, and without it travelers will not be allowed to board any flight landing in the United States, so it’s essential to complete the application before taking off on your honeymoon in Hawaii.
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Getting Married in Hawaii
Situated around 1800 miles (3000 kms) from the coast of America lies the stunning islands of Hawaii. Stretching for over 1500 miles there are around 150 volcanic islands in the Archipelago. Hawaii has long been a destination for those who want to chill out in magical surroundings and as a result, weddings abroad in Hawaii have become very popular. The islands have everything a visitor would want, as well as some simply stunning hotels in which to tie the knot. From the white sandy beaches of Waikiki or Papohaku to the breathtaking summit of Haleakala mountain, Hawaii can give you a wedding to remember.
A visit to the State Health Department in Honolulu is where you will obtain your marriage license. The licence itself is valid for a term of 30 days, after which it will become null and void. There is no waiting time so this means that you could literally get married immediately after getting your licence. For the licence to be granted you will need to bring with you your birth certificate, your driver's documents with a valid photo ID and your birth certificate. The fee charged for this service is $60 and you don't need to make an appointment. For more info click the link below
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