Beautiful, friendly and totally unique, Hawaii constantly ranks as one of the best places for couples to
celebrate their honeymoon.
Sounds tempting? Check out our guide to planning a honeymoon in Hawaii. We’ll run through all the
essentials you need to know, including the best places to visit in Hawaii and tips for choosing a resort.
Before we dive in, some key facts about Hawaii:
• Flight time from the UK: Approx 22 hours, with stops
• Main languages: English, Hawaiian and Hawaiian Creole English
• Currency: US dollar
• Number of islands: 8 major islands,
• Capital: Honolulu
Choose your island
The first thing to do when planning a honeymoon in Hawaiian is to select your destination. Hawaii has eight
major islands to choose from, although six of the largest remain the most popular for holidaymakers.
Here’s a quick look at the big six and their unique characteristics:
Kauai is known as the ‘garden island’, thanks to its lush greenery and incredible natural wonders. It’s a land
of waterfalls, green mountains, caves and riverside jungles. This makes it ideal for nature lovers in search of
adventure and exploration off the beaten track. The island may feel secluded, but it’s actually very well
equipped in terms of luxurious resorts and fantastic restaurants.
Home to the capital Honolulu, Oahu is known as ‘the heart of Hawaii’. It’s famous for the magnificent
Waikiki Beach, one of the best beaches in Hawaii – however it can be a little crowded. There are plenty of
other stunning beaches to choose from on Oahu though, along with amazing fusion food, farmer’s markets,
jazz clubs in the capital. You can also enjoy hikes in the peaceful Waimea Valley, big wave surfing on the
North Shore and sightseeing at the Pearl Harbor site and Diamond Head Crater.
Molokai is the place to come if you’re interested in traditional Hawaiian culture, as it’s the least developed
of all the main islands. Expect untouched landscapes, beaches all to yourself, adventure road trips through
the Halewa Valley and fascinating guided tours in the Kalaupapa National Historic Park.
The smallest inhabited Hawaiian island, Lanai feels intimate, serene and secluded – perfect for a romantic
honeymoon. There aren’t many places to stay, but the available choices offer luxury, fine food and spa
treatments. It’ll feel like having your own private island, all to yourselves.
Maui is the most romantic and luxurious of all the Hawaiian Islands. It’s a true island paradise, boasting
pristine beaches, perfect blue waters, jungle valleys, and scenic coastal hikes and drives. This is a place for
swimming, sunbathing and gentle exploration, along with a smattering of cocktails and pampering.
6. The island of Hawaii
Also known as the Big Island, this huge island offers it all – from secluded beaches to waterfalls and historic
villages. But what visitors really come for is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, one of the best places to
visit in Hawaii thanks to its dramatic scenery.
Looking for a touch of luxury?
This is your honeymoon, so it needs to be more special than your average summer holiday. The great news
is that Hawaii is more than equipped in terms of luxury hotels, romantic restaurants and sumptuous spas.
So, it’s easy to add a few extra special touches to your trip.
Get in touch with our travel experts here at Blank Canvas to put together a personalised itinerary for your
dream honeymoon in Hawaii.