These are the most romantic, luxury hotels in the Hawaiian islands.
Looking for the best Hawaii honeymoon resorts? The Hawaiian Islands are a top honeymoon destination for good reason: The beaches are palm lined and gorgeous, with frothy white-capped waves that lure surfers from around the world. The attitude is chill and laid-back in a way that's alluring to vacationers as they strive to shake off their everyday lives and just relax. The mouthwatering fare includes everything from tuna poke to macadamia-nut-crusted fish, shave ice topped with tropical fruit to macadamia-nut pancakes dripping with coconut syrup.
And you can't honeymoon in Hawaii without visiting a luau, where hula dancers show you moves you've never seen before and the traditional dishes, like pork cooked underground and a coconut-milk pudding called haupia, will forever remind you of this time. As will the souvenirs, which could be anything from Kona coffee beans to a ukulele. In Honolulu, you'll also find insane shopping: Chanel, Gucci, and Saint Laurent all have outposts on Waikiki.
More important than the restaurants and shops — and even the adventurous activities like outrigger canoeing and surf lessons — are the hotels. These islands are dotted with world-class resorts. You'll find sexy pools, impressive spas, and guest rooms worthy of distracting you from the beaches (at least for a little while).
11. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai
On an island ruled by mega-resorts, this sleek sanctuary in Poipu stands out for its understated style and size. (The 121 mod rooms here each have a private lanai.) Locals love the place, too: You may see some very relaxed monk seals sunbathing on the hotel's golden sands. (Rooms from $429; koakea.com)