Plan Your Hawaii Honeymoon: Things To Do & Romantic Spots

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Hawaii is the ultimate honeymoon destination boasting endless white sand beaches, an immersive tropical culture, luxurious resorts, and activities to last a lifetime. Natural wonders joined with plentiful sunshine and a welcoming local community make for the ideal romantic getaway with enough opportunities to satisfy any couple’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a week on the beach, water sports and adventure, or great food and shopping, Hawaii offers exemplary options in all categories. When planning all of the amazing things to do in Hawaii during your honeymoon, you’ll probably want to find your vacation rental on island you plan the visit first! Search our Hawaii vacation rentals perfect for romantic getaways & honeymooners.

Beach Activities and Watersports

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The Big Island offers a plethora of beach resorts that provide for fun ocean activities including paddleboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. Three popular locations include the Mauna Lani, Hualalai and Mauna Kea, all of which boast proximity to exquisite coral reefs. Interested in trying surfing together? Waikiki is the perfect place to take a surf lesson and in addition contains many decadent cuisine offerings.


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The Hana Highway is perhaps one of the most romantic roads in the world. The curvy coastal expanse runs between Kahului and Hāna on the island of Maui. The Hana Highway is equipped with plentiful waterfalls, canyons, swimming holes, and spectacular sights. In addition, the highway is home to a remarkable rainbow eucalyptus tree grove which makes for the perfect stop-off for any sightseeing couple.

Hawaiian Luaus and Local Festivity


In the mood to celebrate? Popular Hawaiian festivities include traditional music, dancing, story telling, and a unique atmosphere found no where else in the country. A great addition to any couple’s honeymoon, luaus are the perfect way to celebrate in true Hawaiian fashion. Maui’s Old Lahaina Luau, the Big Island’s Luau at Kona Village, and Oahu’s Ali’i Luau are three ideal places to enjoy traditional festivity at its finest.

Specialty Tours

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If you’re really looking to make your honeymoon unforgettable, there are a few unique tours found no where else in the country. Explore the islands from a different point of view and book a helicopter ride with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. A private tour of the state from above provides an unsurpassed vantage of the sweeping white beaches, rugged canyons, and exquisite natural beauty below. Not a fan of heights? The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden offers tours along ornate wooden walking paths through pristine expanses of colorful flora, tropical groves, and waterfalls.

Oceanside Massages and Spa Treatments

What better way to relax than next to the ocean than with a massage or spa treatment? Pohaku and Lomilomi are two traditional massage techniques and perfect ways to unwind after long days of adventure. A few popular suggestions include the Mandara Spa at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, the Spa at Travaasa Hana, and the Makena Kai Day Spa.

A Few of the Most Romantic Places in Hawaii…

  1. Lanikai Beach, Oahu: This picturesque location is especially beautiful right at sunrise.
  2. Jaggar Museum Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Situated on the Big Island, this destination boasts the perfect place to spend the evening together next to the flickering light reflecting off the lava from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater.
  3. Mauna Kea: This location is most renowned for amazing stargazing opportunities. It is regarded as one of the most famous astrological sites in the world.
  4. Waimea Canyon: A winding road takes you through beautiful greenery to the base of lush canyon by the sea. The Kalalau Valley lookout at the top is one of the most impressive on the island.

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