The romance of a Hawaiian honeymoon
Hawaii is the number one honeymoon destination in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Where else could the bride and groom expect to be treated like royalty, and still be able to relax in casual, informal clothes? Where else would the exotic scents of fragrant flowers mingle with the aroma of some of the world’s most delicious cuisine? America’s 50th state has it all.
For the honeymooner, Hawaii is paradise. For the honeymooner who loves to surf, swim, dive, or just laze about on pristine sands, Hawaii is heaven on Earth.
The Six Islands of Hawaii
The six destination islands of Hawaii consist of Hawaii itself, known as the Big Island, and the five smaller islands of Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai and Maui. There are many other smaller islands but these six offer honeymooners a wealth of romantic options.
On Big Island, where many honeymooners choose to go, there are romantic honeymoon packages offered by the major resorts and hotels, such as the Kona Village Resort. Seasoned travelers suggest not staying too long at Hawaii’s most urban location, Waikiki – ride the trolley to Chinatown and then head for your chosen beach or resort.
Island hopping can be a fun way to spend your time in Hawaii, spending a few days on Big Island then heading out to visit one or more of the smaller islands.
On Oahu you can steep yourself in the rich history of the islands, and visit the Iolani Palace, where the last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani made her home.
On Molokai, be sure to see the Iliiliopae Heiau, a huge ancient temple platform, and one of the most spiritual sites in the world.
Kauai is where you go to drink in the beauty of Hawaiian plant life at the botanical gardens and attend a fabulous luau at one of the resorts.
Lanai is an island steeped in history and prehistory. Visit the Lanai Playhouse, built in the 1920s, for a truly romantic retro experience.
On Maui, take the Lahaina-Kaanapali and Pacific Railroad for an unforgettable journey through historic plantations.
Romancing the Hawaiian Islands
If you decide to settle on one island, rent a car and go exploring. You’ll rediscover the pleasure of driving together through gorgeous scenery on quiet roads. There is no rush and bustle here, with plenty of time to pull over and spend a romantic time together in some of the most beautiful places on earth.
What to Wear in Hawaii?
Take your most comfortable walking shoes, because you will want to take long romantic strolls together, and not just on the beach. Island dress is casual, even at night, and even at the resorts, where shirts and dress shorts without jackets and ties are acceptable for men, and slacks are acceptable for women.
But you will want to go shopping together, and may pick up some fabulous aloha shirts and muu muus, both of which can be worn at any time of day.
Don’t forget a camera! Your Hawaiian honeymoon will be a romantic, sensual experience that you want to relive again and again.