Royal Kona Resort

The Top Romantic Landmarks on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has no shortage of romantic landmarks, makes narrowing them down to the top few into a very challenging task. The good news is that once you've marked the following five off your list, there are countless others to tackle on your next trip to Hawaii.

1. There is something already magical about stargazing with your beloved. Doing so in Hawaii only magnifies the experience. Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak, is home to a collection of observatories, telescopes, and endless clear skies. Perhaps you'll spot a falling star and make a wish for lifelong love and many more trips to romantic Hawaii.

2. When people think of Hawaii, they probably don't initially think about wild horses, but they should. The Waipi'o Valley is a magical place of waterfalls, wild horses, black-sand beaches, and inviting hiking trails. If you've left your hiking boots at home, don't worry, you can take in the beautiful countryside via horseback or mule-drawn wagon.

3. While volcanoes and romance don't normally go hand-in-hand, they do in Hawaii. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers visitors 7 million years of geological history. Perhaps you're up for a volcano helicopter tour with a private paradise landing on your very own beach. Does it get any more romantic than that? Book your tour early to secure a date when you'll be in town.

4. Your romantic trip to Hawaii wouldn't be complete without some sunbathing on a white sandy beach. For this we turn to Hapuna Beach. With easy parking and beach gear available for rent, there's really no work involved in enjoying this beautiful location. This ease of enjoyment allows you to just take pleasure in spending time with your significant other.

After all the stargazing and horse-spotting, you'll need a romantic place to lay your head. Our Royal Kona Resort is situated on 12 manicured acres featuring everything from lava rocks to palm trees. Many travelers first find their way to our resort when selecting a Hawaii honeymoon hotel, but they continue to come back year-after-year due to our gracious staff and top-notch accommodations.

This is just the beginning! Hawaii has so much to offer travelers, especially those seeking a romantic getaway whether for a honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion. With the right hotel/resort, a few booked excursions, and good company, you can't go wrong in planning a memorable Hawaiian honeymoon.