Turquoise bays, waterfalls, tropical rain forests, glorious sunsets — it’s easy to see why the Hawaiian Islands are such a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries. Many lovestruck couples swoon over Maui and Oahu in particular, two islands where a host of romantic clichés still work their magic. Some of the islands’ best romance-ready offerings aren’t quite as obvious. Here are our recommendations for experiences unique to these Hawaii gems.
One Sweet Suite
Outdoor Jacuzzis, custom-made beds, solitude, sensational views, and dining by moonlight on the patio are all here, and for less than the average resort.
Ocean views from every room, 880 ocean-front acres on the North Shore, five miles of beaches, and 12 miles of ocean-front trails are waiting for you here, at a price well below most of the islands’ resorts.
Can a world-famous clothing designer also design the perfect honeymoon suite? Drop your bags in this hotel’s Vera Wang Suite and find out. (photo, right)
A ranch setting with unobstructed views of the Pacific and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center will definitely get you in the mood, and the absence of TVs, phones, and clocks means you’ll never come out of it.
The pink palace just screams Blue Hawaii.
“Only in Hawaii” Adventures
Way more than just the average sunset — it’s the usual scorching red sun and beautiful beach, but add to that the biggest waves you’ve ever seen, and local surfers catching the last few rides before dark.
The best outdoor place to be naked. Period.
One of the U.S.’s most scenic routes.
Many hotels offer vow-renewal ceremonies, making it a snap to be spontaneous about re-emphasizing your emotional commitment to a partner.
Delicious bits of ‘ahi and onaga and Waimea tomatoes from one of the stars of Pacific Rim fusion make any reception extra special, and uniquely Hawaiian.
The summit is one of the most beautiful places on Earth to greet a new day.