Romantic Spots to Hit on Your Hawaiian Honeymoon
Romance is in the air, you’ve just tied the knot, and you’re ready to celebrate your new life as a married couple. What better place to do that than in Hawaii? It seems this cluster of famous islands was created for couples – with its natural lush beauty and spots for quiet contemplation. From award-winning spas to gorgeous dinners by sunset, you will never be at a loss for what to do together. Here are some romantic spots to hit on your honeymoon.
Take a Drive
Although we are a Luxury Hawaiian Tour company, we encourage you to take a tour 1st, then rent a car. Don’t miss Tantalus Drive which brings you up to the thrilling, 2,013-foot peak of Mount Tantalus, passing tropical rain forests, lava rock walls and Puu Ualakaa State Park. Glimpse breath-taking views of Oahu, ginger and eucalyptus trees, Moana Valley, and of course the famed Diamond Head volcano. At the top at the state park, you’ll get the best views yet, with panoramas stretching almost 15 miles so you can take in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean highlighted by Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Waikiki.
Check out Hanauma Bay on Honolulu and Waikiki
This is arguably one of the most romantic spots in all of Hawaii. This is the site of a once-active volcano that began to form nearly 10,000 years ago to create a horseshoe-shaped bay. Look down on the beach from atop the craggy cliffs of Hanauma or head down there yourself and frolic with the fish. These tropical fish are so used to humans they will swim around you and even eat out of your hand.
Take a Stroll at Sunset Beach
The waves here are huge, and dangerous during much of the year. However, this won’t stop you from strolling this two-mile-long beach at sunset. From the soft powdery sand to the pink-streaked clouds that settle over the Waianae Mountains, you’ll fall in love all over again.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Planning an excursion to the Big Island? As the largest island in the whole chain, its attractions are appropriately larger than life. This is no truer than when it comes to the two active volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Exploring these volcanoes is a must-see activity for the two of you. If you just have a few hours, take Crater Rim Drive to the summit of Kilauea. Along the way, you’ll see all manner of landscapes, from desert to tropical rain forest. If you have more than five or so hours, check out the East Rift and coastal section of the national park, taking Chain of Craters Road. You can spend a day hiking in and around the park as well, if you like to go off the beaten path.
No matter what you choose to do and see on your honeymoon, you are sure to spend it reveling in the beauty of the islands – and in each other.