Hawaii is a popular honeymoon spot – and for good reason. The chain of islands has something for every couple: There are helicopter tours and hiking trails for the adventurous duo, while nature lovers can learn more about the state's varied flora and fauna. If you and your sweetie are heading to the Aloha State after your nuptials, here are seven incredible activities you'll want to add to your Hawaiian honeymoon itinerary.
Soak Up Some Sun
Spend a day on the lava rock beach on Maui. Waianapanapa State Park has a stunning black rock beach that's unlike any place you've sunbathed on before.
Watch for Whales
Go humpback whale watching. These massive mammals spin, flip, and arc in spectacular fashion off the coast of Maui. Grab a boat from Maui Nui from January to March for the best chance of having an encounter you'll remember for the rest of your lives.
Hit the Road
Cruise the Crater Rim Drive in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. For the adventurous couple, this is a can't miss experience. This drive will allow you to circle Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. You'll also want to make a stop at the Steam Vents and the Thurston Lava Tube. Depending on conditions, you might even get to see active lava flows on the side of the road.
Take a private surfing lesson. What better place to learn how to hang ten than the place where the sport was born? You can find surfing schools all over the islands, but the best place for major waves is Oahu's North Shore. If you're more of a spectator than a participant, you'll find plenty of inspiration in the local surfing community.
Wander the Road
Road trip along the Road to Hana. Maui's most scenic highway takes you into the heart of Hawaiian culture and beauty. Leave time to stop at one of the many roadside stands for fresh coconuts and papayas. The cool, clear natural pools at Oheo Gulch are a refreshing way to recharge with your sweetie amidst gorgeous tropical foliage.
Horseback ride along Oahu's North Shore. Take a guided tour through the stunning surroundings of Oahu. Some trails lead you along the beaches, while others weave through the green valleys and hills above the surf. Don't worry if you don't have much experience in the saddle; most outfitters will work with you and your new spouse to make sure you're comfortable throughout the ride.
Soak Up the Spa
Relax during a spa day. After all of your adventures exploring the islands, you'll want to take some time during your Hawaiian honeymoon for pampering. Get a massage while you're basking in the Hawaiian sunshine and listening to the distant waves.
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