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Best Hawaiian Destination Wedding Spots

Year-round gorgeous weather, world-class beaches, and some of the most dramatic sunsets on the planet make it hard to beat the fiftieth state for romance. Here's our guide for where to get hitched on any of the five Hawaiian islands.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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Why: The liveliest of the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is more densely populated than the others -- and is the one most widely visited by tourists. Honolulu, the island's most famous city, is located here, as is Waikiki, home of the island's main entertainment district and a hopping nightlife scene. But Oahu is still packed with lots of natural beauty and native culture, and is the most convenient island for a destination wedding because it has the biggest airport and the most frequent direct flights from the mainland.

Guest Activities: Anyone who's ever dreamed of learning to surf should take a lesson, since Oahu's North Shore is home to the world's most storied waves -- at Sunset Beach, Banzai Beach, the Pipeline, and Waimea Bay.

Best Spots for Weddings:

Turtle Bay Resort (TurtleBayResort.com) Just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu is Turtle Bay, a large lush resort encompassing over five miles of beach. Each room and cottage has views of the ocean, and two championship golf courses ensure that your link-loving guests will be well entertained.

Halekulani (Halekulani.com) Host your wedding at one of the biggest and best on Oahu, and where the A-listers stay. Spend your wedding night (or longer) in the Vera Wang Suite, created by the eponymous bridal designer, complete with a selection of signature beauty products, favorite movies, and butler service.

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