Destination Overview

Hawaii is pure tropical romance. An orchid lei around your neck, a flower behind your ear, and a pareo over your bathing suit will all be part of your heavenly Hawaiian honeymoon. This sunny island paradise seemingly made for two opens her arms to honeymooners. Spectacular scenic beauty envelops you like a giant cloak. Every day is flower-filled and full of fun. You’ll find a hibiscus on your breakfast tray, a rainbow over your shoulder, and a smile on every face. 132 islands dot 16,000 miles of the North Pacific to comprise the most exotic state of the USA.

Rich Polynesian culture and an “Aloha” (welcome) spirit invite you to relax and explore. Six main islands, each with its own look and personality, beckon. You only have to decide which one to make your own. Oahu, includes Honolulu, the state capital, which was once the headquarters of warrior kings whose palaces still stand. This is the place for those who like sophisticated city pleasures blended with sprawling seaside resorts. See it first, then get out to the “Neighbor Islands” where the rolling countryside is lined with beautiful beaches.

LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity
Everyone is free to express themselves however they so choose in Hawaii. The state makes it a point to be as welcoming as possible, and the LGBTQIA+ community can enjoy the full range of adventure, shopping, and nightlife opportunities on offer.


About Hawaii

Most Romantic Spot in Hawaii

It goes without saying that Hawaii’s white-sand beaches are some of the most romantic on earth – so choosing just one is an impossible task! The good news is that there’s no reason to just pick one, with Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach in Oahu, Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Kalapaki Beach and Hanalei Bay in Kauai, and Polihua Beach and Hulopoe Beach in Lanai being among the finest.

Things to Do in Hawaii

  • Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso – Swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles, snorkel at Molokini Crater, and take an adrenaline-pumping plunge from a catamaran water slide on this thrilling adventure tour.
  • Paradise Cove Luau – The magic of a traditional Hawaiian luau awaits at Paradise Cove. You’ll enjoy authentic cocktails and flavorful dishes as you take in live entertainment with an incredible sunset as the backdrop.
  • Night Manta Ray Adventure on the Big Island – This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows couples to revel in a breathtaking Kona sunset and snorkel with manta rays at night with an experienced guide.
  • Star Casual Sunset and Show Cruise – Enjoy a delicious meal, live entertainment, and one of the most gorgeous sunsets you’ll ever see during this two-hour cruise.
  • Chocolate lovers will definitely want to check out the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, which has been making fine Hawaiian chocolates since 1997.
  • At 14,000 feet above sea level, Mauna Kea is an absolutely stunning location for stargazing. Thousands of stars light up the night sky as you and your loved one will hold hands and dream of your new life together.
  • The colorfully-named Rainbow Falls are tucked within a lush forest, and the hidden-nature quality makes the 80-foot-tall falls even more impressive.

Hawaii Restaurants & Local Cuisine

  • Family-owned and operated since 1973, Mama’s Fish House has become a culinary institution in Maui. The menu includes everything from Tristan Island Lobster Tails and Haleakala Ranch Beef Fillet, all served in a paradisical location on the beach. The restaurant books up months in advance, so don’t delay with this one.
  • As Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star restaurant, La Mer is a fine dining experience you’ll never forget. In addition to locally-sourced seafood dishes and distinct Hawaiian flavors, you’ll be treated to breathtaking Halekulani views as you dine by candlelight.
  • You’ll dine on the water at Tidepools! The revered restaurant’s thatched-roof bungalows are perfect for couples looking for a secluded dining experience, and the fish and steak dishes live up to the magical setting.
  • Lahaina Grill has won numerous awards for its fine dining excellence, and foodies will not be disappointed with a menu that’s bursting with handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and dishes like the Kona coffee roasted Colorado rack of lamb and Maui onion and sesame seed crusted seared ahi.
  • True to its name, Oasis on the Beach is an oceanfront dining experience that spotlights the natural beauty of Kauai. Foodies will delight in succulent meat and seafood dishes prepared with an artistic flair.
  • Sweeping ocean views await at Orchids, which serves a terrific variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you want to take in the sunset or sit out on the deck for a Sparkling Sunday Brunch, this Honolulu favorite lives up to its reputation.

Traveling to Hawaii

Where is Hawaii?
Hawaii is an archipelago located in the central Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian Islands are situated approximately 2,400 miles southwest of California and about 2,600 miles southeast of Japan. The state of Hawaii consists of a group of islands, with the main eight islands being Hawaii (also known as the Big Island), Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe.

Flights to Hawaii
The main entry point is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu, but you may also find direct flights to other islands like Maui (OGG), Kauai (LIH), or the Big Island (KOA). Major U.S. airports offer direct flights to Hawaii, such as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and more.

Hawaii Weather
Hawaii’s weather is favorable for outdoor activities and exploring the islands at any time, with warm temperatures and beautiful scenery year-round. The average temperature ranges from the mid-70s during the winter months to the mid-80s in the summer. As for rainfall, it’s important to consider that Hawaii has a wet and dry season. The wet season typically runs from November to March while the dry season, from April to October, sees less rainfall, but isolated showers can still occur. The eastern sides of the islands receive more rainfall due to trade winds, while the western sides are generally drier.

What is the best month to travel to Hawaii?
Late December, right after the holidays, through May marks peak tourist season in Marathon. Travelers who don’t mind a bit of humidity may consider a visit during the summer months in order to avoid crowds and take advantage of better hotel deals.

How long should a honeymoon in Hawaii be?
The ideal plan for a honeymoon in Hawaii is between 10 to 14 days. This duration allows you to experience the beauty and diversity of the Hawaiian Islands without feeling too rushed. You can explore multiple islands, such as Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii in 2 weeks, or you can extend your stay and delve deeper into the islands’ offerings.

Destinations to Explore

Additional honeymoon destinations in Hawaii you may want to consider: