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Top Romantic Things to Do to Fulfill Your Wildest Dreams on the Big Island of Hawaii

Looking for fun activities to do while you are honeymooning in Hawaii? Our recommendations leave no shortage of romantic things to do on the Big Island.

By Annabel Hartigan

Celebrate your marriage in the best way possible with unique activities that will live in your hearts forever. Your magical honeymoon on the Big Island of Hawaii holds endless opportunities to have a relaxing, yet adventurous stay during your entire vacation. With so many different excursions and exquisite restaurants on the Island, you and your spouse will be overjoyed throughout the tropical paradise. Read on to discover hidden gems in Hawaii to explore during the romantic start of your lives together.

11 Honeymoon Activities

1. Star Gaze Atop Mauna Kea

tourist visiting mauna kea observation point

Mauna Kea is home to some of the best observatories in the world. Climb the mountain at sunset and be sure to pack some warm clothes. Top off the romantic night with a fabulous meal as you enjoy the night sky together.

2. Visit Rainbow Falls

rainbow falls in hawaii

The Rainbow Falls cascade 80 ft over a lava cave that, according to legends, is home to the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. This romantic place is worth the hike. As you climb the falls you walk past lush vegetation and outstanding views and end your trek with magnificent views of rainbows that go all across the skies.

3. Hawaii Volcano National Park

hawaii volcano

Feel the heat of volcanic action under your feet as you walk around the Hawaii Volcano, National Park. This National Park on the Big Island is an excellent location to witness the volcano’s fiery splashing lava lake. Although there are times when there is no visibility of lava, it is a thrilling getaway to see spectacular views. What a fun way to spice up the honeymoon with steaming hot lava!

4. Kealakekua Bay Adventure

woman snorkeling kealakekua bay

Kealakekua Bay is a great spot to snorkel and scuba dive with many different species and coral reefs to explore. This adventure will be an awesome way to venture out and see the ocean floor during your honeymoon. With the crystal clear waters, this underwater excursion will transform your experience.

5. Take a Stroll Around Kona

couple embracing on beach

Take an amazing walk through the vibrant town of Kona! There are many hidden gems and endless opportunities for adventure in this quaint town. Walk through the old town and try homemade coffee. Take a seat on the beautiful waterfront or tour the Kona Brewery! This is an incredible way to explore the culture of the Big Island and an amazing stop during a relaxing honeymoon vacation.

6. Helicopter Ride of a Lifetime


Feel on top of the world by starting your marriage with a once in a lifetime helicopter ride on the coast of the Big Island. Beautiful views of volcanoes and the ocean below will take your breath away. View of the unique waterfalls and greenery throughout the island will be a story to tell for years to come.

7. Catamaran Adventure

couple watching sunset on catamaran cruise

As you walk along the beautiful sandy beaches of the Big Island of Hawaii, you will look out and see captivating catamaran boats that will soar through the ocean. This will be the one activity that you will want to do! With the wind blowing through your hair, going on a catamaran will be a transcendent addition to your Hawaiian honeymoon. A large boat will take you on a 2 hour excursion where you can enjoy fine cuisine and tropical drinks to fully put you in the Hawaiian mood. The panoramic views of the volcanic rock surrounding the main land will be an eye opening experience.

8. Punaluu Beach Day

punaluu beach

This gorgeous black sand beach is the place to be on the Big Island. Punaluu Beach is filled with world renowned geography, a few endangered species, and views that will blow your mind. Share an experience of a lifetime on your romantic honeymoon escape.

9. Akaka Falls National Park

waterfall in hawaii

Take a short but beautiful hike to Akaka Falls National Park which holds glorious views of dense tropical forests and picturesque waterfalls. The 100-foot tall Kahanu Falls and the Akaka Falls, which plummet 442 feet into the gorge below, make for a perfect picture moment. The hike takes less than an hour round trip so you will still be able to hit the beach at the end of the day!

10. Dinner at ULU Ocean Grille

table setting at Ulu Ocean Grille

This romantic dinner for two is the epitome of tropical romance. With amazing white sand beaches and outstanding views, this is a dinner that will be unforgettable. Experience a peace like no other while you enjoy a romantic ambience, exquisite cuisine, and views of tranquil waters.

11. Dinner at Canoe House

couple kissing at dinner

This delicious spot right on the water at Mauna Lani Resort will take you and your spouse’s breath away. With fresh seafood and exquisite views, this will be a top moment for your honeymoon. You will feel as if you are dining like royalty as you make memories that will last a lifetime at this waterfront candle lit dinner.

Planning Your Big Island Honeymoon Vacation

Your honeymoon will be filled with love and exhilaration with the endless opportunities this magical place has to offer. The glorious nature and the outstanding beaches will make you feel as if you are living in paradise. No matter what adventure Hawaii brings, you will have the most blissful vacation that will live in your hearts forever.

Does this sound like a place you'd like to explore? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest easy knowing that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to get started planning your dream vacation today!

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