By: Hannah Boyce Rumple Tropical paradise any way you want it That’s what a Hawaiian Honeymoon can be. There are so many different activities to partake in for the adventurous , romantic, or relaxing couple. Because there are so many different activities, hotels, and islands, I will only cover the four main islands and a snip bit of the things to do on them. You will have to decide what kind of honeymoon you want! Oh, and I should mention that my husband and I went here for our honeymoon, so I will point out some of the fun things we did along the way. The islands Whether you’re going to just one island or several, I recommend you go for at least a week in order to get the full experience. Since it does take quite a while to get to Hawaii, you want to make the most of your experience. I recommend that you try at least two islands during your stay, because each island is unique in its own way. The four islands we’re going to discuss are Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii (aka: the Big Island). Oahu Hawaii Honeymoon Odds are you will fly in to Oahu, Honolulu to be specific, since that is the main airport. Honolulu is not only the capital of Hawaii, but it provides for a great many activities. So since you’re going to be there anyway, you might as well take advantage of your time there. This is just one spot that my husband and I took advantage of. Oahu is the island known for its nightlife and tends to be more crowded than the other islands. Things to do Though you may want to take advantage of the great restaurants and nightlife later in the evening, some of the great daytime activities include: Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and Diamond Head. 1)   Pearl Harbor is a MUST SEE, especially since it is a large part of American heritage. Here you can tour the site of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor which was a major act in getting the United States to join World War II. The site includes a museum, as well as the Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri. 2)   If you want to check out one of Hawaii’s largest exports, check out the Dole Plantation where pineapple is abundant! Dole whip (delicious pineapple frozen treat), train ride to the fields, great views, maze, and yummy pineapple are all in store for its visitors. 3) If you want to be a little more adventurous, head over to Diamond Head, Oahu’s inactive volcano. If you are feeling super adventurous you can hike to the top which is a very steep and strenuous trip. Where to stay in Oahu 1)  After all this outdoor exercise, you may want to retire to a relaxing spot. There are several great spots in the area. Waikiki is the main area that most tourists stay. My husband and I stayed at the Hilton Waikiki. It was a beautiful resort with plenty of shops and pools. It even has its own saltwater lagoon! 2)However if you want a more expensive luxury resort for your honeymoon, travel over to the Royal Hawaiian. This hotel is definitely more geared to the ultimate honeymoon experience with great spa and dining packages for couples. 3)  If you want to stay more out of the way, head up to the North Shore, which is more secluded of an area, but a favorite for surfers. The Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore is a beautiful hotel with plenty of pools and a golf course. 4)  Finally, there is the Ko’Olinia area. This is home to the newer Disney resort, Aulani. Of course, since this IS a Disney resort, expect the high class Disney customer service, but the potential for more kids. There is a special adults only pool and snorkeling lagoon! Maui Maui is a whole other story! This is the second island my husband and I went to on our honeymoon. It is much more laid back then Oahu, but still has plenty of activities for all types. Activities 1) Some of the more popular activities are visiting Haleakala, the inactive volcano. Head up there for a beautiful sunrise, hike into the crater for some awesome pictures and colors, or even go horseback riding! Make sure to bring some warmer clothes because it gets pretty chilly up there! 2) If you want to see some other beautiful scenery, rent a car or take a tour on the Road to Hana ( as seen below). My husband LOVED this! We rented a convertible and he had a blast driving around the 60 miles of hairpin turns and twisty roads! Make sure to look up some spots to stop along the way! There are TONS of beautiful waterfalls, parks, and fruit stands along the way. Make sure to bring your swimming suit if you’re up for diving into the water! Hawaii Honeymoon 2 3) If you want to do some shopping, try visiting Lahaina. It is an old whaling village with restaurants, shops, art galleries and nightlife. 4) There is plenty to do on Maui, and one thing you can’t miss is going to an authentic Luau! Some of the best are the Old Lahaina Luau and the Kaanapali Sunset Luau at Black Rock. The latter is held at the Sheraton Maui in Ka’anapali. Where to stay on Maui 1) Sheraton Maui in Ka’anapali – This hotel is right on the water and offers several pools, restaurants, and even a daily cliff diving ceremony. 2)  My husband and I stayed just down the road at the Westin Maui (as seen below). It is a beautiful hotel with an open-air lobby, numerous pools (including an adult only), great beach, walking distance to an outdoor mall, and another great luau. Hawaii Honeymoon 4 3)   If you want to try another part of the island, Wailea is beautiful as well. Try the Grand Wailea resort which boasts nine pools, a beautiful beach, golf nearby, great restaurants, and rumored best spa in Maui. 4)  The Four Seasons is also a fabulous hotel. It provides for snorkeling, a spa, several pools with swim up bars, and an excellent restaurant, Spago. My husband and I went here because we were familiar with the owner of Spago, Wolfgang Puck. If you do make it here, sit on the porch for a beautiful sunset dinner. Maui is the perfect mix between a relaxing and active Honeymoon. Kauai If you’re looking for a completely laid-back honeymoon, travel to Kauai. Kauai is a much more relaxed and secluded island. Most of the activities include sightseeing the beautiful canyons and waterfalls. Things to do 1)  The Waimea Canyon is labeled as the grand canyon of the pacific, while the Wailua Falls boasts the beautiful Fern Grotto and kayaking. 2) If you’re up for a boat ride, the Napali Coast is supposed to be beautiful, partially because it is only accessible by boat, helicopter, or hikers. 3)  You can also take a trip to the Old Koloa Town to see the town’s plantation past. Make sure to stop and get some ice cream at Lapperts! Where to stay in Kauai 1)  After a long day, you can relax in some great hotels. The Ko’a Kea Resort is a luxury hotel on Poipu Beach. The spa and an ocean front bedroom suite, just steps from the water will make a complete Hawaiian experience. 2)   The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is a honeymoon favorite with its open-air lobby, spa, golf, luau, and numerous restaurants. Kauai is the perfect place for a relaxing honeymoon. Hawaii– To do Finally, we reach the Big Island, Hawaii. Though I have not been to Hawaii Island, I was able to see its active volcano, Kilauea, from the top of Maui’s Haleakala. Kilauea can be viewed from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and certainly will give you a different experience than that of the inactive volcanoes on Maui and Oahu. Hawaii Honeymoon 3 Some other fun activities include snorkeling, zip-lining, and golf. You can also hike in the Place of Refuge, also known as Pu’uhonua o Honaunau Hawaii Island has more recently become a great place to visit and has numerous hotels to make for a great honeymoon. Where to stay in Hawaii 1)  The Hilton Waikoloa Village is a mega resort. It has a saltwater lagoon, you can swim with dolphins, relax in the spa, and dine at some fabulous restaurants, including a sushi bar. 2)  The Fairmont Orchid is another great honeymoon spot. It includes a special open air spa with ocean front massage cabanas, numerous outdoor activities, including paddle boarding lessons, and six great restaurants to choose from. The Big Island is certainly filled with great hotels and activities to appease every personality. Hawaii is truly a tropical paradise. Make your honeymoon special and make it your own by selecting which island style suits you. As you can see, there is certainly something for everyone from the nightlife of Oahu to the relaxing atmosphere of Kauai. Thinking about proposing soon? Check us out! We are Ring Cam the only engagement ring box with a camera in it that records proposals! Capture the special moment and relive it with your love forever. Check out our Shop, Testimonials, videos, or follow our social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. If you have any questions or thinking about working with us? visit our contact page. 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