Honeymooning in Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the most sought-after destinations because it’s a perfect paradise – the average temperature is 75 Fahrenheit year-round, the island hospitality is practically palpable, and with eight “main” islands, the blue seas and stretches of pristine beaches are endless. And, given it also offers the ultimate in romance (um, have you seen the incredible sunsets there?), Hawaii is the perfect place for newlyweds to enjoy their honeymoon – romance is everywhere you turn!

Hawaii has a little something for everyone, whether you’re in search of some wild, memorable adventures (like swimming with manta rays or going on a helicopter tour over active volcanoes and majestic waterfalls, surfing, snorkelling, zip-lining, and more) or a little bit of R&R after the wedding day hooplah (there’s one of hundreds of lounge chairs awaiting you on the beach… don’t forget your mai tai). Hold hands under clear blue skies and leave your footprints in the sand – the first day of the rest of your life should begin in an idyllic paradise like Hawaii.

Because of the area’s immense popularity when it comes to honeymoons, the accommodations are plentiful, each offering their own unique amenities, activities, and stretches of beaches. A number of luxury chains that boast multiple properties throughout the islands are a fantastic way of exploring a number of locations via reliable hotel brands. For example, Prince Resorts Hawaii have three distinct locales, each with a honeymoon package to cater to newlyweds that includes chocolates, wine, daily breakfast buffets, and a convertible for romantic Big Island cruising in style.

The former Ohana Islander Waikiki has been revitalized and reopened at the beginning of 2014 as the Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. And in Maui, the Montage Hotels & Resorts also saw a multimillion dollar facelift in ’14.

Although many of the resorts are all-encompassing, meaning you’ll find everything you need to comfortably stay put at your hotel for the duration of your trip, Hawaii is also a big island (hence its nickname) and warrants a bit of exploring (or lots, if that’s what you like to do). There are countless numbers of day trips that you and your new spouse can book ahead of your honeymoon to truly experience the stunning landscape and history of this destination. Volcano tours are popular at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of the few places on the planet where visitors can get up close and personal with an active volcano, as are plantation tours, historic tours (of places like Pearl Harbor), rainforest tours (where waterfalls and bamboo forests abound), and island-wide treks. You’ll also want to take advantage of the many lookouts there are in the area, providing breathtaking panoramic views… you’ll swear you can see to the ends of the earth.

Hawaii is known for luxury as well, boasting a wide range of spas and fine dining options. The picturesque surroundings are always favourable to relaxation, so beachfront massages and beauty treatments from local flora can provide the perfect dose of respite. On the culinary front, Hawaii is renowned for its unique, locally-grown products, meaning its fare is all its own. Take a food and wine tour with your partner and see everything this foodie haven has to offer.

Several cruise companies also offer treks that allow visitors to get a comprehensive overview of Hawaii, such as Celebrity Cruises and Disney Cruise Line. You can explore not one but many of the islands of Hawaii during one vacation.

Hawaii is a little piece of heaven on earth, and it is the perfect place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon. Playing in surf and sand, dining under the stars, experience everything that Hawaii has to offer, from the luxurious accommodations and gourmet food to the local culture and exceptional scenery. Find big romance on the big island.