Destination Overview

Hula performances, palm trees, gorgeous black sand beaches, happy people. Hawaii, the U.S. state, means many things to different people, and almost all end with a smile. It is a 1,500 mile long volcanic archipelago comprised of hundreds of islands, and is about 2,000 miles west and a touch south of mainland United States. At the very base of the chain in the southeast is Hawaii Island, the largest of the group. Called the Big Island to avoid confusion, this tropical Eden has everything you’ll find on all the other islands—active volcanoes, stunning beaches, vibrant green rainforests and snow-capped Mauna Kea, the state’s highest peak.

The impressive sizedisland boasts an incredible array of environments and activities. Some are available on the other Hawaiian Islands, but each holds its own unique mystique and appeal, and the Big Island is no different. In fact, here is a wealth of fabulous resorts, charming local communities and big towns as well as many of Hawaii’s sacred historical sites like the birthplace of King Kamehameha I.

Perfect at any time of year, your Big Island honeymoon is the very essence of romance from the moment a lei is placed around your neck on arrival. Dramatic adventure lies ahead from desert-dry Kona on the west to lush, tropical Hilo on the east. In between you’ll discover exceptionalgolfing, whale watching, extraordinary diving and snorkeling, surfing, hiking and the list goes on and on. However, this is your time to embrace your love in dazzling sunshine by glittering sea, and what better way than in an intimate hideaway on the Big Island?