Romance Hawaii Guide : Romance Hawaii Guide 2016
WORSHIP THE BIG OUTDOORS 38 ROMANCE HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: Hawai‘i Island HAWAI‘I ISLAND’S PERFECT BACKDROPS Discover extraordinarily romantic settings of every scope and size on Hawai‘i Island including: • under moonlight on a secluded white- sand beach • in a misty atmospheric rainforest among lush tropical foliage and breathtaking Hawaiian flowers • at the historic and charming Mokuaikaua Church or the equally quaint St Peter’s seaside church • on horseback on the scenic uplands of Waimea or in stunningly beautiful Waipi‘o Valley • in style on the highly-manicured lawn at the elegant Four Seasons Resort Hualālai • overlooking the great expanse of ocean at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel golf course • on a luxurious catamaran sailing at sunset along the picturesque coastline • in the magnificent Japanese Garden at Hilo’s popular and revered Lili‘uokalani Park • among the colourful petals in the Rose Garden at Parker Ranch. USEFUL WEBSITES FOR HAWAI‘I ISLAND WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS Please download an online version of the Hawai‘i Island Travel Planner. gohawaii.com/au/big-island/visitor- guide In the very back of this guide you will also find a listing of handy wedding and honeymoon services. Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson DaveMiyamoto/davemiyamoto.com Embark on a round-trip you’ll never forget. The prestigious ‘National Geographic’ magazine has named the drive around Hawai‘i Island among its ‘50 Ultimate Road Trips in the World’. Frolic in Kealakekua Bay (Kona Coast). Home to spinner dolphins, this marine conservation district is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Rise to the challenge of the Crater Rim Trail at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The all-day 18 km hike loops around steam vents and craters, passing rainforest and desert. Par t of the spectacular trail circles Kīlauea — the most active of Hawai‘i Island’s five volcanoes. Rich with plant and animal life, the trail delivers diverse panoramas. Start at the Visitor Center for advice and maps. Step back to an ancient time in the sacred 73-hectare Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. It’s magical at sunset. Swim with spectacular manta rays on an unforgettable night dive in Kona. These gentle giants have an extraordinary wingspan of up to six metres. Take in historic Hilo, with quaint shops and cultural sites. Then head for mystic Rainbow Falls. Walk hand-in-hand through lively Kailua before taking in the town’s great nightlife. FAVOURITE COUPLE ACTIVITIES Cruise the boardwalk in fashionable Puna, then drive along dramatic coastal Highway 137, stopping to explore volcanically-heated hot ponds and watch glowing streams of lava burst into the sea. Discover stargazing atop Maunakea — a remarkable and romantic experience. Enroute, visit one of Kona’s high-quality coffee farms, with free tours and delicious samples on offer.
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