Because of its world-renown reputation, Hawaii is a preferred destination for honeymooning couples. Not surprisingly, approximately a half a million newlyweds visit our isolated archipelago each year. And each island certainly has its romantic appeal, from sunrises atop Haleakala on Maui and cycling along a beach on Kauai to a scuba lesson on Hawaii Island and tandem parasailing—or skydiving for some brave duets—on Oahu. So whether it's a leisurely or adrenaline-pumping activity, couples are sure to enjoy what the islands have to offer.
While standup paddle boarding is all the rage these days, surfing lessons are still a lot of fun. Semi-private lessons are recommended for couples, who want more personalized attention. Couples will be able to catch more waves and your instructor will be able to adjust to your skill levels.
Strapped in a body harness and soaring 300 feet in the sky, adventurous couples can get a natural high as they parasail above the ocean. Get ready for the exhilaration of take-off, followed by the panoramic view of Waikiki Beach. Couples can choose to stay dry or get dipped upon descending.
Nothing quite tests the bond between couples than jumping out of an airplane holding hands. What better way is there to start your future together than by sharing a real "leap of faith." Two "I Do's" and one kiss later, you may find yourselves free falling at a speed of more than 120 mph.
Breeze through miles of pathway bordered by the sparkling blue ocean and swaying coconut palms on the newest and most comfortable Trek Beach Cruisers. Cyclists will find that the path is a scenic stretch that wanders for several miles past parks, playgrounds and beaches. Don't forget to pack a picnic.
In the calm shadow of Hawaii Island's oldest volcano, a healthy swath of finger coral reef awaits scuba-diving couples. Crystal clear blue water reveals a variety of fish and invertebrates, green sea turtles, white-tip reef sharks, manta and eagle rays and Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
For a romantic splurge, the Five Star Sunset Dining & Jazz cruise starts with a pier-side hula and a Captain’s Welcome Reception, followed by a Hawaiian Bellini at the top deck. Get read to set sail in the luxurious Art Deco Super Nova room, complete with sultry, romantic harmonies.