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.