Hawaii, the Aloha State. A honeymoon paradise. There is so much to do in Hawaii, it’s hard to decide where to stay and what to do. Before you go rushing off to book that helicopter tour or check to see which volcano you want to visit, figure out what appeals to you and your new spouse. Hawaii offers so much that you might actually have to choose an island to stay on first before choosing what you want to do.
The beauty of honeymooning in Hawaii is that you can mix and match activities while seeing as many islands as you want. Or, you can take in everything one island has to offer. Let’s see what the islands offer honeymooners and then you can decide.
Hawaii aka The Big Island
Perfect for couples seeking adventure, the Big Island offers visitors black and green sand beaches to relax on, natural hot springs to soak in, and flowing lava inside the Kilauea Caldera to hike past.
Snorkel with colorful tropical fish. Trek through waterfall-filled jungle. Take in a hula performance. Stargaze at the top of Mauna Kea. No matter kind of outdoor adventure you may be looking for, you’ll find it on the Big Island.
The perfect destination for anyone who just wants to hand out on the beach, Lanai is a little more laid back that Maui and Oahu. From Hulopo’e Bay, you can sit and watch the humpback whales as they make their way north or snorkel with the colorful fish with your underwater camera at hand.
Newlyweds will want to visit Sweetheart Rock where the Hawaiian Romeo and Juliet professed their eternal love before heading to one of the many restaurants the boast dishes of fresh seafood and Wagyu beef. Best way to get to Lanai? Take the Expeditions Ferry from Maui and enjoy a scenic hour-long boat ride where you might just spot some spinner dolphins.
Maui is the island for the health-centric couple. Here you can start your day with a yoga class on the beach and end it with a fantastic dinner of the local cuisine.
Fresh fruits and seafood are abundant throughout Hawaii and many of the health spas you find on Maui have locally sourced products to enjoy.
Maui is the destination if you want to learn how to stand-up paddle board, hike around a dormant volcano or spend a few nights in the jungles of Hana disconnected from the world.
Anyone who has been to Kauai will tell you that this is the island for hidden valleys, green velvet mountains and riverside jungles. It’s also the place to get some of the best produce in the state.
The North Shore is known as a foodie paradise, where chefs have set up their restaurants to take advantage of the locally grown fruits and veggies. It’s definitely the place to relax while getting a massage and then sampling the cuisine from one end of the island to the other.
Last but not least is Oahu, the most suburban of the islands and the culture hub of the state.
Enjoy the city life Hawaii style while visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House and browsing for special gifts in downtown Honolulu Ala Moana Center, an outdoor shopping mall.
Check out the North Shore, known for its excellent surf. Or visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and pay respect to the men and women who died there during World War II.