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.
Relax and reconnect with one of LaaKea's couples massage packages. For $160 per person, couples can enjoy two hours of luxurious spa treatments. Start your day with the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of the 30-minute "Just Perfect" massage, followed by 30 minutes in the Ganbanyoku herbal steam dome.
For a night cap, visit Lewers Lounge at Halekulani. Unique among Waikiki bars, the lounge is the perfect place to sip on a "Lost Passion" or "Sherry Amour" after-dinner drink while listening to live jazz. For a post-dinner snack, enjoy one of the appetizers or try the ethereal Halekulani signature coconut cake.
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.