The US of A is a superb place to start married life, but many couples only consider the mainland. Might we respectfully also suggest the 50th State, the island idyll of Hawaii, as a happening honeymoon destination?

Hawaii may have been the final state to join the Union, but this is very much a case of the last not being the least. The landscapes are among the most extraordinary on the planet, with an array of exciting ways to explore them from helicopter tours to surfing safaris and even the chance to swim with dolphins or whale watch.

Another chief attraction when considering a luxury Hawaii honeymoon is the quality of the accommodation. We at Original Travel have visited and recommend a range of slick hotels on each of the main islands, from honeymoon favourite Four Seasons to other excellent hotels, all superbly set up to cater to newlywed couples.

We and the concierges at the hotels can arrange everything from candlelit dinners at romantic locations to champagne breakfasts, private beach picnics, horseback rides at sunset and other activities tailored specifically to honeymooners.

Another bonus of a luxury honeymoon in Hawaii is how well it combines with other classic destinations. The easiest way to visit the islands is via LA, so a combination of California - for road trips, wine, cities and national parks - and the beaches and dramatic landscapes of Hawaii makes for a winning twin centre trip. Another (more leftfield) combination is a honeymoon to Hawaii and Japan, which adds a quirky cultural element to the proceedings.


Our honeymoon gift list service allows your friends and family to contribute to the cost of your Hawaii honeymoon by giving money towards the overall cost of your Original Travel honeymoon.

Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Dana Edmunds


Where to go



Aloha. Welcome to the 50th State of the U S of A and one that is completely unlike any of the other 49.

Where to stay

The beach at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, luxury hotel in Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is, in our humble opinion, the best of the bunch among the Four Seasons properties in Hawaii. It seems others agree, as it’s also apparently the most successful Four Seasons in the world.

The pool at night at Hotel Wailea, luxury hotel in Hawaii

Hotel Wailea

Hotel Wailea is one of the few quality boutique hotels in Hawaii, with a relaxed, laid back vibe verging on hippy-ish, but authentic all the same.

Four Seasons Lana'i Manele Bay, luxury hotel in Hawaii

Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay is perched on top of a red-lava cliff overlooking the lovely Hulopo'e white-sand beach. The resort borders a marine preserve and is coloured with waterfalls, gardens, streams and ponds.

The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu

The Modern is a contemporary urban hotel at the top end of Waikiki Beach on Honolulu. Unlike on some of the other islands where height restrictions are in place, the Modern – all 18 floors of it – is a genuine skyscraper with predictably good views as a result.

The pool bar at Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

This Four Seasons Resort is located in the white-sand crescent of Maui’s southwest coast.

The balcony at Koa Kea, luxury hotel in Hawaii

Koa Kea

Koa Kea on the lush tropical island of Kauai is a smaller set up than the ubiquitous Four Seasons resorts we recommend on other islands.

St. Regis Princeville, luxury hotel in Hawaii

St Regis Princeville

The St Regis is part of the larger Princeville Resort, which also includes a Westin Hotel, a smattering of condos, two golf courses and a ranch where guests can go riding or zip-wiring.

Andaz Maui

Andaz Maui

Andaz Maui is a new addition to Maui’s trendy beachfront portfolio of luxury hotels. The resort is situated directly on Wailea’s shore displaying a blend of class and eco friendly amenities.

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Will is our 'Honeymoon Hawaii' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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