Best Island for a Destination Wedding
The earth contains approximately 670,000 islands. The United States alone accounts for 18,617 of them. This can make choosing an idyllic isle for your upcoming union a bit of a challenge, especially if you’re big on doing research. The good news, is that your online search for “best island for destination wedding” has brought you here. With just under two decades of experience in facilitating paradisiacal weddings for couples from the U.S. we have already done the homework for you. We’ve chosen Oahu as our home base because we have come to the conclusion that there is nary a better option to get married than right here at The Gathering Place. Let’s review!
5 Reasons Why Oahu Hawaii is the Best Island for Your Destination Wedding
1. It’s Located in a U.S. State
You surely didn’t need this basic geography lesson, but you may benefit from some clarity on the matter. Given that Hawaii is a U.S. state, you enjoy all of the advantages that you may not otherwise get with islands in other countries and regions. You don’t have to worry about variances and unknown variables in currency, legalities, health and medical coverage, and more. The rights and conveniences that you are afforded in your home state carryover the 2500 miles from the coast of the continental U.S..
2. Easier for Guests to Get To
One of the benefits of a destination wedding is that you can limit your guest list without offending anyone. That being said, you may want the most important people in your life to attend. If you have the island wedding in a remote corner of the world (Indonesia, Caribbean, etc.) you limit treasured guest ability to make the trek. This is not a problem when it comes to Oahu. Hawaii’s biggest airport – Honolulu International Airport (HNL) – receives hundreds of flight arrivals from the USA over a 24 hour period. LAX alone averages 12 flights to HNL per day. Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, Alaska and United along with international partners all fly directly from the U.S. mainland to Oahu. This fact makes the island the most accessible of all other islands in the North Pacific archipelago, and the world.
3. Infrastructure, Amenities, Activities, and Attractions
Oahu is the most “outfitted” Hawaiian Island (or among any other island for U.S. residents to consider) as far as infrastructure and amenities are concerned. While certain parts of the island (North Shore, Kaneohe, etc.) may feel far removed from civilization, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from a major highway, shopping center, luxury accommodation, or Zippy’s. Furthermore, there are a bounty of activities (snorkeling, scuba, surfing, hiking, etc.) and attractions (waterfalls, galleries, museums, etc.) to make a part of your pre-wedding and honeymoon experiences.
Whatever you need before, after, or during the big day, it’s all accessible on Oahu.
4. 227 Miles of Coastline
You want to have a destination wedding on an island because you desire to say your vows against the backdrop of sand, sea, and swaying palm trees. While most tropical islands can offer as much, they are limited as far as accessibility to ideal beaches. As a result, the beach (or nearby park) you want to get married on could be packed with other couples, all waiting for their turn to tie the knot. Oahu however, boasts 227 miles of coastline, and much of it is accessible for your wedding with an easy to secure (through here) permit. Have a look at the following locations, made accessible via Islander Weddings:
5. Access to Best Outdoor Wedding Packages
The final thing that makes Oahu one of the world’s best islands for a destination wedding is reasonably priced access to outdoor wedding packages. Whether you have an elopement or something more extravagant on the mind, you can have exactly what you desire for your outdoor wedding. View available Hawaii wedding packages here.
Want to learn more about why Oahu is the best island for your destination wedding? Or are you convinced and ready to book your wedding package? Contact Islander Weddings today!
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