As one of the most popular destination wedding locations, Hawaii offers many beautiful places to say “I do” or enjoy a relaxing honeymoon. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, tropical landscapes, and breathtaking sunsets make the Hawaiian Islands a picturesque location for nuptials or getaways in any season.
With a number of islands to choose from – each with its own charm – there are a variety of options for your wedding or honeymoon. Say “aloha” to the famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu, explore the lava-lined coast on the Big Island, view lush greenery on Kauai, and indulge in romantic activities on Maui.
To discover six breathtaking venues and honeymoon locations in “The Aloha State,” we teamed up with the wedding specialists at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Explore the sites below, and be inspired by the sand, sea, and traditions of the Hawaiian Islands for your upcoming fête or honeymoon.
1. Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Experience a piece of history when you host your wedding or enjoy a romantic honeymoon at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach. Introducing the world to the Hawaiian Islands in 1901, the property was the first hotel on Oahu’s famous beach and is known as the “First Lady of Waikiki.” A variety of event venues offer views of the ocean, including the Diamond Lawn & Terrace and The Roof Garden & Terrace, ideal for more intimate gatherings. Following the celebration, couples can visit the Moana Lani Spa, which rests on ‘Apuakehau, a natural healing spring, for rejuvenating treatments.
2. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
Known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific,” The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki – which opened on Oahu in 1927 – offers many beautiful sites for nuptials. Host a rehearsal dinner or welcome party at Azure210 just steps away from Waikiki Beach, exchange alfresco vows in the gardens or on the ocean lawn, and enjoy a reception on an expansive lanai or in one of two ballrooms. Additional Hawaiian activities make for great additions to the wedding itinerary, including a royal luau, floral lei making, surfing lessons, historic tours, and more.
3. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Couples desiring a location on the Big Island will find a beautiful venue situated on the iconic lava rocks of the Kona coast. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay features comfortable guest rooms for guests with large lanais, as well as a pool, hot tubs, and a 200-foot waterslide for those of all ages. For couples seeking a more traditional ceremony, the Bayside Chapel is ideal, while services can also take place atop black lava cliffs, a vast lawn, or amidst romantic gardens. Newlyweds staying at the resort for their honeymoon will find serenity at the Ho‘ōla Spa, which offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments, and is also ideal for pre-wedding pampering.
4. The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Located on the “Garden Island” of Kauai, The St. Regis Princeville is situated in the resort community of Princeville at Hanalei. Couples are invited to exchange vows cliffside, on a terrace boasting waterfall views, in a barefoot beach wedding ceremony, or at an intimate cove. Outdoor reception sites are available, as well as an indoor ballroom, which hosts up to 500 loved ones. Honeymooners will enjoy private candlelit dinners on the sand, as well as therapeutic massage therapies at the spa. Golf-loving couples and bridal parties will enjoy the Makai Golf Club at The St. Regis Princeville Resort – a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design providing beautiful scenes of Bali Bai and Hanalei Bay.
5. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding locations that showcase views of the sea. The Ocean Lawn features space for up to 500 attendees, and the Black Rock Lawn is perfect for an intimate ceremony for up to 50 guests in a hidden corner of the property. Ka‘anapali Point, the newest venue, overlooks Black Rock and is lovely for up to 40 loved ones, while the Coral Reef Room offers an indoor option with large windows providing exceptional seascapes. After the celebration, honeymooners can unwind at The Spa at Black Rock, and enjoy a private “Dinner Under the Stars” with private butler service next to a waterfall or in the gardens.
6. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka‘anapali
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka‘anapali features ocean-view rooms, five pools – including an adults-only pool and Jacuzzi, a 15,000-square-foot spa, and dining options with menus showcasing the freshest local ingredients. Couples can exchange vows at a variety of tropical venues, including the intimate Lokahi Point, the Aloha Pavilion with oceanfront outlooks and beach access, or the Ocean Front Lawn, which offers unobstructed sights of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands. Prior to the celebration, the bride and her ‘maids will enjoy oceanfront shopping at nearby Whaler’s Village, while the groom and his groomsmen test their skills on one of two championship golf courses.