The Ultimate Guide to a Hawaii Honeymoon

June 11, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to a Hawaii Honeymoon

Aloha Hawaii! If you are thinking about a honeymoon in Hawaii, you have come to the right place. We break down our favorite islands, activities to do, places to explore, hotels and resorts to book and so much more to bring you the ultimate guide for a Hawaii honeymoon.

We want to make sure you have everything you need before jet setting off to paradise. We have compiled a packing list of must haves when honeymooning in Hawaii so don’t worry about what to pack for your trip, we have you covered!

  • White bathing suites
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hats
  • Bathing suite coverups
  • Beach tote
  • Sandals, wedges, sneakers
  • Fancy dinner outfits
  • Athleisure wear
  • Accessories (jewelry, purse, clutch, etc.)
  • A few good books
  • Toiletries
  • And most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen!

Now, you are packed and ready to experience the true paradise of the islands of Hawaii and find the best honeymoon spot to kick off newlywed life!

Kauai

Often referred to as the “Garden Island”, Kauai is surrounded by green valleys and tropical rainforests along the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. As one of the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, you will find more of the charming, traditional, tropical island feel when visiting the Kauai island. Kauai features unforgettable activities like snorkeling, hiking along the Na Pali Coast, sailing, zip lining and more! The golden beaches of Kauai are nothing short of beautiful with breathtaking sea cliffs along the coast with picturesque backdrops of mountains. For the more adventurous of hearts that want to experience the island from a bird’s eye view, we have just the activity for you! Kauai offers helicopter tours to see first-hand, the most remarkable waterfalls, canyons, rainforests, and everything in between that Kauai has to offer.

Check out some of our favorite local island food spots in Kauai:

No matter where you book your stay, you will find uninterrupted, stunning views of Kauai:

Photos sourced from: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Facebook and Ko’aKea Hotel & Resort Facebook

Oahu

In Oahu, you have the best of both worlds. Think, a city full of tall buildings and hustle and bustle of people, but surrounded by the ocean and quaint, easygoing surf towns. Often called “The Gathering Place”, Oahu is the perfect combination of both traditional and modern-day Hawaii. As the third largest island in Hawaii with 112 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, you will find endless places to explore and activities to do when booking your honeymoon here. Take to the beaches of Oahu with its white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Don’t forget to pack your sneakers because Oahu is home to one of the most iconic hikes in Hawaii, the Diamond Head hike. At the top of this extinct volcano, experience the breathtaking, panoramic views of Waikiki Beach. Attend a traditional luau, celebrating Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions with a feast of food, entertainment, and so much more.

Don’t miss out on some of the best places to eat in Oahu:

Check out these must stay hotels and resorts when booking your honeymoon in Oahu. We have to admit, these hotels and resorts are pretty instagrammable if we do say so ourselves.

Photos sourced from: The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki Facebook and Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina 

Maui

Known as “The Valley Isle”, Maui is home to some of the most beautiful and unique features that Hawaii has to offer. As the second largest Hawaiian island, Maui is known for its pristine beaches that have either white, red, or black sand. Experience a sunrise or sunset like never before when hiking the world’s largest dormant volcano, Haleakala in the Haleakala National Park. The breathtaking views of Maui during sunrise or sunset at the summit of Haleakala is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Rent a car to drive The Road to Hana, you won’t regret it! The Road to Hana is more than just a 64.4-mile-long coastal drive, it’s one of the most scenic highways with various sights to stop along the way! If you love road trips, but on a tropical island, the Road to Hana is a must do when visiting Maui. Make sure to check out a few of our favorite stops along the way like the Maui Garden of EdenHana Farms Roadside Stand, Wailua Falls, and King Gardens Maui. If you book your visit to Maui in the winter months, don’t miss out on watching the migration of humpback whales. Take whale watching to a whole new level when booking a guided tour that will take you to some of the best spots throughout the island to create this unforgettable memory. Maui is nothing short of one of the most beautiful islands of Hawaii with never ending places and activities to explore together.

These mouthwatering places to eat are a must when visiting Maui:

Some of our favorite hotel and resorts to book in Maui for your honeymoon stay with the most picturesque backdrops to capture the perfect honeymoon memories:

Photos sourced from: Montage Kapalua Bay Facebook and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Facebook 

Lanai 

One of the smallest Hawaiian Islands is also known one of the most enticing and private islands of them all. With 89,000 acres of countryside, 400 miles of 4-wheel drive trails, zero stop lights and only 30 miles of paved roads throughout the island, the remote and private name of this island reigns true. With endless adventures to explore together on the island, we carved out some of our favorite must do’s when visiting Lanai. With 18 miles of beaches stretched along the Pacific coast, Lanai is home to some of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. At Hulopoe Beach Park, you have the chance to see some of the rarest colorful Hawaiian fish and endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles when snorkeling here! Rent a 4-wheeler or mountain bike to visit the famous Garden of the Gods. Although there are zero paved roads to get to this destination, it is worth the trek. This rock garden on a vast landscape, is the perfect combination of mysterious and breathtaking and a must see when visiting Lanai. Take to the trails and hike along the Koloiki or Munro Trail for some of the most stunning views in all the island. Lanai is the perfect spot for those looking for paradise in a remote island with endless adventures to explore.

Don’t miss out on these local delectable eats when visiting Lanai:

A few of our favorite luxury hotels and resorts on Lanai to make your island honeymoon all that much better:

Photos sourced from:Four Seasons Resort Lanai 

Island of Hawaii

The Island of Hawaii, often referred to as “The Big Island” is a true inspiration of nature, culture, and everything in between. Since the Island of Hawaii is so big, there are endless activities and adventures that you can do and explore during your time here. Don’t worry, we have done the research for you, so all you have to do is book your trip and experience everything The Big Island has to offer! Tropical, picturesque beaches and Hawaii go hand in hand. The Island of Hawaii features black, white, and green sandy beaches along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The Big Island encompasses 4,028 miles of land to explore and book true once in a lifetime experiences and adventures. There are endless hiking, biking or horseback riding trails that overlook some of the most scenic views of the island. Visit the botanical gardens on the Hilo and Hamakua coasts or take a trip the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. There is something for everyone on the Island of Hawaii.

The Big Island has no short of great food. Check out some of our favorites:

The Island of Hawaii offers some of the most romantic and charming hotels and resorts:

Photos sourced from: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa Facebook 

Mahalo Hawaii, until next time!

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