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Hawaii is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world and for good reason…it’s tropical, it has all of the amenities and activities you could want, and it’s relatively easy to get to for being on the other side of the world.
Before I let you in on my favorite Big Island honeymoon resorts, here’s my biggest tip for planning the best honeymoon…pick the right time of year to go. Hawaii is an extremely family friendly vacation destination so when kids are out of school, expect even the swankiest resorts to have a pool full of kids. While a lot of places have adults only pools, kids are always around everywhere else you go, so if you’re looking for a quieter time to go, pick spring or fall (or at least avoid the summer and winter holidays). I’m not telling you this to make you think Hawaii isn’t the perfect honeymoon destination (it is), but many people mistakenly believe that by staying at a super expensive beach resort they’ll limit the kids (noise) around, but that’s not necessarily the case. When you go has more to do with it than where you stay.
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That being said, here are 5 amazing Big Island honeymoon resorts…
Four Seasons Hualalai: Four Seasons Hualalai is the most extravagantly luxurious resort in Hawaii hands down (even more so than the other Four Seasons resorts) and it’s practically made for honeymooners. The resort pretty much only has king size beds and the amenities are so vast and wonderful that you’ll never want to leave! Pricing starts at $749/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Fairmont Orchid: Another five star resort, the Fairmont is a totally dreamy place to spend your honeymoon. Set on a gorgeous white sand beach, the pools, spa, and restaurants at the Fairmont are top notch. I absolutely loved my stay at the Fairmont! Read all about it here. Pricing starts at $270/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: If you’re looking for a trendy spot with vintage Hawaiian vibes to spend your honeymoon, you’ll love the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. It’s located on one of the best beaches on the Big Island. Pricing starts at $385/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel: This lovely beachfront resort sits on a great beach, has great pools, gorgeous sunsets, a stellar spa and plenty of golfing. It’s location on the Kohala Coast makes it a short drive from Kona but also somewhat convenient to the north shore and Hilo for a day trip. Pricing starts at $295/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
Hapuna Beach Westin: Located in a lush jungle like setting on Hapuna Beach (what many consider to be the best beach on the Big Island), the Westin is currently undergoing renovations but has everything you need for a great honeymoon (amazing pools, hot tubs, tennis, golf, a spa, and fabulous restaurants). Pricing starts at $285/night. Click here to check pricing and availability during your stay.
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