Hawaii is a great place to plan any romantic trip, but especially the ultimate romantic trip: a honeymoon! Each Hawaiian island is unique and has different activities. Depending on whether you want a relaxing honeymoon or one full of adventure (or a mix of both), deciding on a Hawaiian Island is an important first step!
Here are some different romantic activities on each island.
1. Oahu – For a Traditional Hawaiian Experience
There are so many amazing sites to explore on Oahu, but here are a few of the most romantic activities that we’ve compiled:
North Shore Horseback Riding
If you decide on Oahu, you absolutely can’t miss an opportunity to see the stunning North Shore. This beach is famous for its towering waves and world-renown surf competitions. However, the North Shore has more to offer for the non-surfer. A romantic way to see this awe-inspiring beach is to go horseback riding here. This would be a great place to snap some pictures of you and your significant other peacefully riding on the beach (preferably at sunrise or sunset).
Depending on what time you decide to book a tour, a helicopter ride can be one of the most romantic activities on Oahu. There is nothing quite like seeing the beauty of the island from the air. This kind of experience is sure to make your honeymoon unforgettable!
There are several different tours that you can take over Oahu, but we recommend these:
Dinner on Waikiki
Waikiki is one of the hotspots on the island of Oahu with various kinds of romantic dinner spots, some with great views of the beach. Depending on what kind of food you’re in the mood for, you could be sitting on a balcony overlooking the sunset on the ocean or picnicking on the sand, watching surfers take their last turns on the waves.
Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
It might be obvious given the title, but on this cruise, you are able to swim alongside green sea turtles and tropical fish. This guided tour will allow you to learn about the fish you are swimming with, as well as the turtles. You even have the opportunity to see whales and dolphins if you are lucky. While on the tour, you will be treated to a sandwich buffet, as well as a freshwater shower when you are done snorkeling. Also, this cruise will be right up against the Ko’olau mountains, so be sure to take as many pictures as you can.
2. Hawaii – For the Couple that Loves Adventure
The “Big Island” is full of adventure and definitely the island for your honeymoon if you like exploring! Here are some ideas:
Helicopter Volcano Tour
This may not sound romantic, but flying over some of the most amazing and unique views on the earth is definitely not an experience you will forget! Some tours, like the Doors Off Helicopter Tour, even allow you to fly with the doors off over the volcano so that you can literally feel the heat of this amazing natural wonder. Of course, a volcano tour is complete with all of the other majestic sites of the island, including the rainforest, green, black and white beaches, as well as Rainbow Falls!
Hawaiian Sunset Sailing
What’s more romantic than sailing on the water at sunset? On a sunset sailing cruise, you will be able to unwind from a long day at the beach while you sip drinks from an open bar and eat scrumptious appetizers. This trip will bring you along the famous Kohala Coast where you might be lucky to see dolphins and whales. For more information on where and how to book a cruise, you can go here.
Hike to Waterfalls
What’s great about the Big Island is that there are many waterfalls on the north and east sides of the island due to the heavy rain and the topography of the land. Some of the more popular waterfalls you can visit are ‘Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Pe’epe’e Falls, Umauma Falls, Hi’ilawe Falls. All of the falls listed here are among the tallest, most popular and the most accessible on the island so you can spend your time wisely. While you are at the falls, you can enjoy lush greenery as well as the opportunity to swim in a few of them. Be sure to be cautious and obey signs that tell you-you cannot get into the water.
3. Maui – For an Unforgettable Romantic Experience
There are many different activities to do on Maui. If you’re looking for a wide variety of options, Maui might be the island for you. Details here:
Couples Spa Package
If you’re looking for a peaceful romantic getaway, a couples massage is where to start. There are many deals for massages on sites such as Groupon, and Maui is the perfect place to kick back and just enjoy the beautiful environment of the island side-by-side your favorite person!
Haleakala Sunrise Summit
Hiking to the Haleakala Summit at sunrise is a great way to kick off an adventurous honeymoon. So many people appreciate this amazing experience that starting in February 2017, you now have to make reservations before heading up to see the sunrise of this amazing mountain! If you enjoy hiking, nature, and adventure, this is the Maui activity for you!
Hana Road Trip
Road tripping on Hana is a tourist favorite on Maui. This gorgeous winding road will give you an entire day’s worth of beautiful scenery. Not only is Hana a great way to see the island, but sitting in the car with some music and exploring Maui is relaxing and bonding for whoever you are with. If you are looking for a day of relaxation with unbeatable scenery, you should spend some of your trip driving this unique stretch of road.
Go Horseback Riding
There is nothing like a romantic horseback riding adventure on one of the most stunning islands. There are a few different ranches that offer rides, but one of our favorites is the Mendes Ranch. Their team is full of energy and they make riding easy to understand if you have never done it before. The trail they take you on offers a little bit of every time. You are able to take your horse through the forest as well as along huge cliffs. The professional riders also give you some insight into the ranch and how it came to be.
Now that you have an idea about the best Hawaiian island for a honeymoon, it’s up to you to decide where you want to go to celebrate your journey as a couple. For more information about any of the helicopter tours you see above, contact Tropical Helicopters today and one of their team members will answer any questions you might have.
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