Consistently rated one of the best honeymoon destinations, Hawaii offers great beaches, warm weather year-round and many things to do. You can go snorkeling, surfing, play golf or relax on the beach. A week in Hawaii is a great way to spend a honeymoon, whether you check into a full service luxury resort or rent a condo near the beach. West Maui has many great places to stay, championship golf courses and relaxing spas offering a variety of unique treatments. Book a couples lomi lomi massage as soon as you arrive. Here are some resorts to choose from for your honeymoon:
Secluded Hawaii Honeymoon in Hana
There are quite a few places in Hawaii where you can spend your honeymoon enjoying the peace and quiet of nature. Travaasa Hana has a natural spa, the beautiful Hamoa Beach and luxurious accommodations. The hotel is located on the secluded east coast of Maui which you can reach by driving the curvy Hana Highway or by flying directly from Honolulu. Some people find Hana too secluded - the town has one general store and a restaurant. However, Hana is one of the best places to go in Hawaii if you want to slow down and relax.
The Seven Sacred Pools in Haleakala National Park are a 45-minute drive from Hana. Go there to swim or hike to one of the waterfalls. The land is simply beautiful with lush foliage, running water and different tropical plants.
Beachfront Honeymoon on the Big Island
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, located on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, offers a beautiful sandy beach, romantic tiki torches lit a night and many ocean-based activities. You can snorkel, explore marine life, get a massage or relax with a view. At night, hold hands looking at the starry Hawaiian sky. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel also offers unique bungalows overlooking the ocean, a luxury honeymoon vacation idea.
The Fairmont Orchid hotel, located at the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii, has beautiful honeymoon suites, elegant restaurants and a sandy beach. There are two scenic golf courses at the Mauna Lani, several beaches, daily yoga classes and two luxurious spas.
All-Suite Honeymoon Vacation on Maui
If you want to have a choice of different restaurants, an array of vacation activities and shopping, take a look at Wailea, a luxury resort community on Maui. The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is an all-suite and villa resort that caters to honeymooners. Enjoy the beautiful Polo Beach which fronts the resort and go snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or windsurfing.
Look for Honeymoon Packages to Save
Honeymoon packages can save you time and money because somebody else has already thought about activities and services couples enjoy and put them in a package. To make sure that you are actually getting a good deal, add up everything in the package and compare it to purchasing those services separately. For example, some packages are called all inclusive but end up not including everything. The biggest expense in many destinations can be tax, especially in Hawaii, so check if it is included. All inclusive honeymoon vacations usually include some or all meals, activities and accommodations.
Oahu Offers Many Great Options
Waikiki Beach has many full-service vacation resorts as well as a choice of beach vacation activities that range from surfing and swimming to museums and shopping.
The Outrigger Waikiki has a wider beach than many hotels that surround it because the hotel tower is situated a bit further back from the ocean. The rooms at the hotel were recently renovated and the hotel lobby exhibits a collection historic Hawaiian artifacts.
The Sheraton Waikiki is a large hotel located right on Waikiki Beach. The hotel beach, open to vacationers during the low tide, is close to restaurants and cafes in the area. If you are interested in shopping while on vacation, there are numerous shops a short walk away. For a view of the ocean, ask for one of the rooms facing out to sea. City view rooms, however, are usually cheaper.
Hilton Hawaiian Village offers over 20 restaurants and many beach vacation activities. Those looking for a more secluded beach vacation on Oahu can head to the island's north shore and stay at Turtle Bay Resort. The resort has guest accommodations just steps from the beach.
Ocean view rooms at Halekulani on Waikiki Beach are popular with honeymooners because of their large lanais. The hotel, known for its attentive service, has a spa and an elegant oceanfront restaurant.
For a more secluded romantic Hawaiian vacation, book a room at the The Kahala Hotel & Resort, ten minutes from Waikiki Beach. The resort has a relaxing beach and a unique lagoon with dolphins incorporated into the hotel design.
Indigenous treatments at Spa Luana nicely complement the natural setting of Turtle Bay Resort on the secluded north shore of Oahu. The spa offers private yoga lessons with ocean views.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located across the street from Waikiki Beach, has a new spa on the second floor of the Kealohilani Tower. Spa Olakino offers specialized treatments and traditional Hawaiian remedies that rejuvenate and relax. Exotic Hawaiian plants and fruits are used to make fresh products which are utilized during the treatment. The spa measures 6,000 square feet in size and is operated by Paul Brown. To book treatments at the spa, call 808-924-2121 or visit www.spaolakino.com. Beach vacation activities on Waikiki Beach include surfing, sunbathing and swimming.
Waikiki Beach is an ideal Hawaii honeymoon vacation destination for those who like to relax on the beach as well as enjoy a great selection of things to do. Waikiki Beach on the Hawaiian island of Oahu offers many different hotels, restaurants and shops.
Things to Do
Take a surfing lesson, go swimming and enjoy romantic sunsets. There are also plenty of shops along Kalakaua Avenue and in Downtown Honolulu, a 15-minute car ride from Waikiki.
Where to Stay
Waikiki offers a number of hotels and vacation resorts ranging from inexpensive to ultra luxury. If you want to stay right on the beach and book a room with a view of the ocean, expect to pay more.
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, also known as the pink palace on Waikiki Beach, is romantic and luxurious. The Mai Tai Bar at the hotel is famous for its pink beer and a view of the beach. Other hotels on the beach include the Outrigger Waikiki and the Sheraton Moana Surfrider, both located next to the Royal Hawaiian.
Where to Eat
Choices range from the romantic Orchids at Halekulani to the beachfront Surf Room and Duke's Canoe Club. Kalakaua Avenue is home to quite a few cafes and casual eateries.