The Ultimate Guide to Your Hawaii Honeymoon
We’ve sorted the best Hawaii has to offer into mini itineraries, depending on the vacation you’re looking for. Don’t forget, you can always make this trip your own by mixing and matching activities!
For the Hopeless Romantics
If you just love love, Maui is your one-stop-shop destination for romance. Embrace true Hawaiian culture with your sweetie at the Old Lahaina Luau, and take a dance lesson (or two) to keep your newly acquired skills from the wedding sharp. Enjoy quality alone time with your partner in crime while soaking up on the sun on Ka’anapali Beach and follow it up with a night of watching the sunset and sipping cocktails at Leilani’s on the Beach.
When you’re ready to turn in for the night, book a suite or an entire villa at the luxurious Fairmont Kea Lani, and indulge in a couple’s massage the resort’s spa. Or if you want a more intimate overnight stay, try the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono for an authentic bed-and-breakfast experience.
For the History Buffs
There are many ways to enjoy the island life. Whether you want the all-inclusive resort package or an experience immersed in nature, this vacation is all about your interests as a couple. For lovebirds who love to learn, Oahu is home to some of the most famous U.S. military memorials. Like any good historian, you can experience history at Pearl Harbor with the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial. For a change of pace, check out Iolani Palace, the Hawaiian monarchy’s official residence, to feel like royalty.
When you’ve reached your capacity for fun for the day (Is that even possible?), cool your jets at the beach. Tuck in at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort or the Ritz-Carlton Residences at Waikiki Beach.
For the Adventure Junkies
Leisurely days at the beach aren’t for everyone. For the couples looking for an adrenaline rush, head to Maui. Get up close and personal with marine life on a Molokini Snorkeling Adventure, or take it to the next level with a shark dive. Early risers? Wake up before the sun and embark on the Halekala Sunrise Bike Tour — volcano ride included.
You’ll want somewhere cozy to crash after hours of adventure, and the Pineapple Inn will help you relax after a long day. You can also hang your lei at the Montage Kapalua Bay, which evokes more of a resort vibe.
For the Nature Enthusiasts
We all know Hawaii is gorgeous, so why not explore all the natural beauty it has to offer? The island of Kauai offers plenty of outdoor fun. See the wonders of water at Spouting Horn and Waipo’o Falls. Hit the trail at Waimea Canyon or Na Pali Coast State Park. Visit the Seductions of Kauai Gallery for a fresh take on hiking. You and (new) spouse can take classes from the gallery photographer himself to sharpen your photography skills and truly appreciate the island’s flora and fauna.
For the Go-With-the-Flow Couples
There’s something for everyone in Hawaii — even if you’re not sure exactly what you want to do. Get a little taste of the best the state has to offer on Oahu. Sneak a peek at surfers in their natural habitat on the island’s North Shore. Rave over fresh seafood at Ono Seafood or grab a relaxing breakfast at Kono’s. Become one — or two — with nature (or snap the perfect Insta) at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You can’t go wrong.