The Best Hotels for a Honeymoon on Hawaii's Big Island

Posted by Adam Warner


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From upscale resorts right on the beach to romantic bed and breakfasts set amidst lush rainforest terrain, the Big Island of Hawaii is home to a wide range of honeymoon-worthy hotels and accommodations.

Read on to discover our top hotel and resort picks for a honeymoon on the Big Island. After you've found your favorite, add it to your honeymoon registry instantly and start planning the vacation you've always been dreaming about.


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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Considered the first resort ever on the island, Mauna Kea has been an extraordinary hotel option for couples going back more than five decades.

The property is situated on a secluded section of white-sand beach along the Kohala Coast and features elegant accommodations, a wide-range of dining options (from fine dining to casual outdoor eateries), an outdoor pool and top-notch spa, plus beach club, tennis, and two world-class 18-hole golf courses.

The hotel is also home to the island's premier luau, a truly dazzling event that should rank as one of the top highlights on your honeymoon.


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Four Seasons Hualalai

Truly an immaculate property situated along the Big Island's Kona Coast. The resort is set amidst black lava, lush vegetation, white-sand beaches and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Honeymooners will be treated to fine dining options (don't miss the alfresco dining experience at ULU Ocean Grill), world-class golf, tennis, a variety of pools, a health club, and the incredible Hualalai Spa.

The resort's recently refurbished accommodations are stylish and cozy. Couples will particularly love the oceanfront rooms on the hotel's lower level, complete with unbeatable views and spectacular outdoor showers.


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Fairmont Orchid

For an authentic Big Island tropical vacation experience, look no further than the Fairmont Orchid, set along a dramatic stretch of the Kohala Coast.

On top of 32 lush oceanfront acres, the resort boasts six restaurants (Brown's Beach House is a must, known for its spectacular setting and terrific Hawaii regional cuisine), an award-winning spa, golf, a 10-court tennis center, impressive beach club, and massive outdoor swimming pool. Oceanfront rooms offer majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, a private furnished lanai, king bed, and spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.

Hoping for a little honeymoon adventure? The Orchid's Hui Holokai Beach Club will set you up with a wide-range of activities, everything from snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding to surfing and outrigger canoe tours.


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Volcano Village Lodge

When you're set to explore the interior of the island, book a stay at Volcano Village Lodge, an elegant bed and breakfast located just two miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Rooms have a luxury private tree house ambiance, thanks to large windows, wooden furnishings, fireplaces, and private seating areas. In-room breakfast is provided daily and consists of a main entree and fresh local fruits.

Honeymooners can also enhance their overall experience with in-room massages, hula classes, and ordering chocolate-covered pineapple and fine champagne.


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Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection

It's easy to see why Mauni Lani was recently named Travel & Leisure's top resort on the Big Island.

Guestrooms are both contemporary and spacious, with many boasting sweeping views of the ocean. The lush grounds are highlighted by a 3,900-square-foot resort pool, a separate adults-only pool surrounded by swaying palms, multiple dining options (including CanoeHouse, an oceanfront restaurant featuring farm-to-table dishes), soft-sand beach, and the "Surf Shack", which offers a long list of daily activities plus light bites and beverages.

A rejuvenating spa experience at Auberge Spa is not to be missed. Signature treatments like the A'ala Massage feature authentic ingredients sourced from local farms.


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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Recently renovated, the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is a top choice for honeymooners thanks to its oceanfront location, gorgeous grounds, and amazing amenities (think kayaking and manta moonlight night snorkeling).

Couples will also be captivated by four excellent dining options, the award-winning 18-hole Hapuna Golf Course, and two magnificent swimming pools (including a super romantic adults-only infinity pool). Say aloha to honeymoon heaven.

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