Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Planning the wedding can be stressful, but it’s all worth it when you’re planning the honeymoon. Nearly 33% of weddings happen in a religious institution. No matter where you had your ceremony, your honeymoon in Hawaii will be spectacular. While you’re there, make sure you do the following.
Watch the sunrise
Watching the sunrise with your new spouse is a pretty romantic activity, and it can be even more romantic when you’re in Hawaii. Mount Haleakala (House of the Sun) on Maui is famous for having some of the most amazing views in the world. You and your spouse can head to the summit at the top of a 10,000-foot mountain just before dawn and see a truly breathtaking view of colors. You can also sign up for a bike ride trip that happens just after sunrise to take you back down the mountain.
Go to a festival
Aloha Festivals are a must when you’re in Hawaii. They date back to 1946, and they attract more than 100,000 visitors today. They give you a chance to get to know the Hawaiian culture by experiencing parades, dance, and music. You can see Hawaiian princesses with their riders on horseback, the Royal Court Investiture, and so much more.
Visit the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons is a resort on the Island of Maui, and it’s known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. The resort specializes in romantic activities that will be perfect for your honeymoon. There is an award-winning restaurant where you will be fed a four-course meal, a wonderful spa, and a beautiful pool that guests can enjoy. You also have the option to have breakfast served to you in bed every day, and who wouldn’t love that?
Drive the road to Hana
If you’re going to Maui, Hana is one of the best places to spend some time on your honeymoon. The road to Hana is 64 miles long. You drive around curvy roads through tropic rainforest trees, starting at the city of Kahului. Before you get to Hana, there are several stops where you can see gorgeous waterfalls, black sand beaches, and hike through bamboo forests. You can go on a tour bus or drive yourself to experience this amazing journey.
Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches and awesome wildlife. Plus, your honeymoon is meant to try things you’ve never done before. There are 2.7 to 3.5 million scuba divers in the United States and as many as 6 million active divers around the world. Even if you have been scuba diving before, the experience can be breathtaking when you’re in a new place.
You’re in Hawaii and you’re soaking up the sun; don’t forget to wear your sunscreen! If you’re outside, you’re going to be exposed to the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 90% of visible changes attributed to skin aging are caused by exposure to the sun. Too much sun exposure also increases your risk for sunburn, sun poisoning, and even skin cancer. You want to enjoy your time on the islands and not walk around in pain. Layer it on before you leave the villa!
Between the years 2010 and 2015, Hawaii’s visitation rate increased by 4.3% annually, and it’s no wonder that you want to go to Hawaii for your honeymoon. While you’re there, check out these attractions, wear some sunscreen, and enjoy the company of your brand new spouse.