Waikiki has long been a honeymooners' paradise, a place where couples come to unwind and celebrate, to while away hours on the hotel room lanai and to watch the sun rise and set over the softened slope of Diamond Head crater.
Airlift: Major carriers including American Airlines (800-433-7300, www.americanair.com), United Airlines (800-241-6522, www.ual.com) and Delta Air Lines (800-221-1212, www.delta.com) fly into Honolulu International Airport, a midsized airport located about seven miles from the white sand beaches of Waikiki. Try to avoid flights that arrive in or depart from Honolulu at the end of the workday, when traffic can be at a standstill. The airport also serves as a hub for interisland carriers like Hawaiian Airlines (800-367-5320, www.hawaiian air.com), Island Air (808-652-6541, www.islandair.com) and Aloha Airlines (800-367-5250, www.alohaair.com).
Airlift: An increasing number of major carriers now fly directly from the mainland to Kauai, the Big Island and Maui. American Airlines (800-433-7300, www.americanair.com) and United Airlines (800-241-6522, www.ual.com) serve all four major islands.