Hawaii is also a top vacation destination for couples, hosting many of the world's top resorts and hotels. In the 2008 Gold List by Condé Nast Traveler, many of the most highly rated resorts in the world are found in Hawaii. In the same survey, when voting for the best island in the world, four of the Hawaiian islands are listed in the top ten with Maui, once again being selected as the top tropical island in the world.
Whether you plan to marry in Hawaii, honeymoon in Hawaii, or just spend a truly romantic vacation, Hawaii has much to offer you. In this feature, we'll get you started with some key sources of information on weddings in Hawaii, honeymoon planning, romantic places and we'll even suggest a couple of books to help you plan your visit.
If you are planning to marry in Hawaii you will need to secure a marriage license. This must be done in person when you arrive in Hawaii. The good news is that there is no waiting period and no blood test is required. Many couples plan their own weddings, or have friends who live in the islands help them out ahead of time. Many make use of the many wedding planning services available in the islands. Here are some resources to help you get started.
Obtaining a Hawaii Marriage License
The State of Hawaii provides detailed information on how to obtain a marriage license on each of the islands of Hawaii.
Weddings and Honeymoons
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has a searchable listing of the local companies that will help you plan your wedding in Hawaii.
Honeymoon in Hawaii
For those who marry elsewhere, Hawaii remains the destination of choice for a honeymoon and there is little wonder why. With perfect climate, top resorts, beautiful beaches and an economy that is geared to make every tourist's visit memorable, Hawaii, no ka oi - Hawaii is the best. Here are some resources to help you plan your honeymoon.
Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays
Pleasant Holidays, the largest agency providing travel to Hawaii, is constantly providing great new offers for travel to Hawaii.
Expedia has some great deals for honeymoons in Hawaii at most major resorts and using the major airlines serving Hawaii.
Interview with Geri Bain
Guide Susan Breslow Sardone's very informative interview with the travel editor of Modern Bride Magazine and author of Modern Bride: Honeymoons and Weddings Away.
What to See and Do in Hawaii
There is virtually no end to the things to do in Hawaii. There is so much to see and do that you'll want to make some plans before you leave home. The most popular day trips, sails and activities sell out several weeks in advance, so make your plans early.
Romantic Places in Hawaii
There is no end to the number of romantic places in Hawaii. While almost anyplace can be romantic if you're with the right person, Hawaii certainly does help the process along. Here are few resources to help get you in the mood.
Hawaii Photo Gallery
A picture speaks a thousand words. We have lots of photos of romantic places in our Hawaii Photo Gallery.
There's nothing more romantic than to sit and watch the sunset with someone close to you. We've gathered some of our favorite photos of some of the types of sunsets that you might see in Hawaii.
Life's a Beach in Hawaii
Explore our two galleries totaling 104 beach photos, featuring a montage of pictures of children and adults of all ages basking in the the sun and frolicking in the waters of the islands.
Beach Photo Gallery 1
Beach Photo Gallery 2
Hawai'i Weddings Made Simple
Everything you need to know about getting married in Hawaii. Make your dream wedding in Hawaii a reality. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone planning a wedding in Hawaii. It's a complete guide to all the people, places, and things you'll need to make your wedding in paradise perfect.
Hawaii in Love
A look at the history of Hawaii through love stories. The book also includes lots of resources for romance including island come-ons, love spells, and charms as well as information on the most romantic hikes, resorts and swimming locations on each island.
Best Places to Kiss in Hawaii: A Romantic Travel Guide
The third edition of this popular book provides great information on the best places to stay, eat and visit in Hawaii from a "kissing perspective". You can order this book right from this link