Best Hawai‘i Honeymoon Resorts in 2023

Hawai‘i’s honeymoon resorts come in all shapes and sizes, each showcasing their own type of romantic amenities. Here are some of our favorites (along with some of our Readers’ Choice picks).



Hula Dancer at the Halekūlani

Photo: Courtesy of the Halekūlani

The classic beauty, picturesque views and evening ambiance at Halekūlani make it a true favorite amongst visitors and residents who are looking for romance. Named one of HAWAI‘I Magazine’s Readers’ Choice picks for Best Hotel for Romance, the touches of classic luxury resonate throughout the hotel property—from the dining tables of La Mer to the massage tables of SpaHalekūlani. The hotel’s signature restaurant, House Without A Key, not only offers modern plates and cocktails, but a memorable experience with its evening hula and musical performances under the 136-year-old kiawe tree that fronts views of the Pacific and Diamond Head (Lēʻahi). For some late-night romance and fun, Hawai‘i honeymooners can find jazz performances at Lewers Lounge.  

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikīkī Beach

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

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Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa transports visitors from the hustle and bustle of Waīkīki and into a lobby filled with classic beauty and elegance. Guests can choose between classic or modern accommodations, with a variety of beautifully-appointed suites for those who need a little extra room. The Moana Lani Spa is a great place to relax, as it’s one of HAWAI‘I Magazine Readers’ Choice picks for Best Hotel Resort Spa. The hotel is also highlighted in the Readers’ Choice Awards as a top contender for the Best Hotel for Romance and Best Luxury Resort categories. One of the crown jewels of this hotel is the 100-year-old banyan tree that sits in the center of the courtyard. You’ll be dining under its beautiful branches while enjoying island-inspired classics. The resort even offers an elegant afternoon tea menu for a different take on Hawai‘i honeymoon romance.

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Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux

Couple at Hotel Wailea Relais Chateaux

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Wailea, Relais & Châteaux.

Hotel Wailea is one of the few options for those looking for an adults-only Hawai‘i honeymoon experience. Stretched over a 15-acre property, it can feel like you’re all alone in this gorgeous Wailea oasis. Of course, when you’re ready for mingling with other adults Hotel Wailea offers a fun pool experience, one of the most gorgeous bars on Maui—Bird Cage Bar—and specialty dining options that include dinner in a treehouse. The hotel offers expansive views of the Pacific from a vantage point a little further back from the beachside hotels (don’t worry, they offer a shuttle service down to the beach). All suite accommodations include a bedroom, full kitchen and a luxury bathroom that you’ll never want to leave. In addition to all of the amenities, Hotel Wailea offers romance packages, some including time with a licensed couples’ therapist.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Couple at Four Seasons Resort Maui At Wailea

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With one of the best adults-only pools in Hawai‘i (location scouts for HBO’s “White Lotus” agree), Four Seasons Resort Maui is a dream destination for honeymooners. The pool includes a swim-up bar, music piped in from underwater speakers and stunning views stretching out over the infinity edge of the pool. Guests can find excellent dining options including Spago, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante and the occasional pop-up event. The Lobby Lounge is the place to be in the evenings with craft cocktails and live music in addition to a torch lighting ceremony. This is the place to indulge in wellness experiences, including a massage in an oceanside hale (hut) or a revitalization treatment from Next|Health. Then again, with some of the best beds you can find anywhere, it might be hard just to get outside of your room.

The Ritz-Carlton, Maui

Couple Horseback Riding The Ritz Carlton Maui

Photo: Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Maui

While Wailea represents modern tastes, the Ka‘anapali and Kapalua area appeals to those with more classic tastes. It’s also a great option for honeymooners who want to connect more with nature while they connect with each other through Ritz-Carlton’s natural, cultural and archaeological experiences. The secluded nature of the property, set on 54 acres with views of Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, gives the feeling of being worlds away from everyone else, while also being close to beautiful beaches, horseback riding adventures and casual nightlife in Lahaina. Dining is top-notch at the resort, including coastal cuisine from Banyan Tree and Burger Shack’s indulgent burgers and shakes perfect for a beach picnic.

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Hawai‘i Island

Fairmont Orchid

Couple at the Fairmont Orchid

Photo: Courtesy of Fairmont Orchid.

The Fairmont Orchid offers beautiful grounds to explore, whether walking along the sands of the nearby private beach or taking in the smells of the herbs growing in the culinary garden. This Hawai‘i honeymoon resort’s signature restaurant, Brown’s Beach House, is the perfect place to take in the sunset while enjoying food that highlights local ingredients and outstanding craft cocktails—and be sure to keep an eye out for pop-up bar and restaurant events. The award-winning Spa Without Walls stands out at this resort, offering treatments in outdoor settings that range from a waterfall hale to oceanfront cabanas. The pool also stays open late for some romantic night swimming. For those looking to deepen their knowledge of Hawaiian culture, Fairmont offers a variety of cultural experiences that can help couples connect with each other.

Four Seasons Hualālai

Four Seasons Hualalai

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Hualālai.
Photo by Alan Kennedy.

While Four Seasons Hualālai offers all of the indulgences that you’d expect from the Four Seasons brand—excellent dining, incredible beds, top-notch service and plenty of amenities.. Most notable is the King’s Pond, a saltwater aquarium and swimming pool where guests can swim with more than 1,000 fish as well as a spotted eagle ray named Kainalu. The pool has accompanying programming with marine biologists and naturalists for those who want to dive a little deeper into that world. Four Seasons Hualālai also recently introduced an experience perfect for a Hawai‘i honeymoon—the Moonlight Massage Spa Experience treats guests after hours and they can receive a variety of services with the added benefit of moon bathing.

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Ko‘a Kea Resort

Couple at Koa Kea Resort

Photo: Courtesy The Meritage Collection.

Kaua‘i’s Ko‘a Kea resort truly oozes luxury and romance. This smaller, boutique resort has been named one of the most romantic hotels in the world; HAWAI‘I Magazine readers agree, choosing it as one of Kaua‘i’s Best Hotels or Resorts for Romance. Everything at this hotel is just a few steps away from the ocean, making it easy to enjoy one of Kaua‘i’s best beaches, Po‘ipū Beach. From morning yoga on the lawn to intimate, private oceanfront dinners, the ocean is always front and center during your stay. Romantic dining is a big highlight here, with local favorite Red Salt as the signature restaurant where couples can dine over candlelight or get room service from the restaurant for those nights when you really don’t want to leave your cozy accommodations.

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Resort

Photo from a room with a view of the ocean from 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

Photo: Courtesy of 1 Hanalei Bay.

The recently renovated and rebranded 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Resort brings touches of nature into your stay in Kaua‘i’s famous Hanalei Bay, a perfect choice for couples who get excited about sustainability. Though the nightly fee definitely reflects the luxury of the resort, there are some great perks like no parking or resort fees and complimentary access to a variety of cultural and wellness experiences. You’ll want to splurge for the oceanview rooms here, as the views are spectacular and oceanview rooms include floor to ceiling glass that allows guests to really take it all in. Dining options focus on delicious, healthy foods with farm-to-table options and a juice bar. The pools and hot tubs are open 24 hours a day so honeymooners can create their own version of nightlife. Not surprisingly, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay has been recognized by HAWAI’I Magazine readers as one of Kaua‘i’s Best Luxury Hotels and Best Hotels or Resorts for Romance.

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Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort

Sensei Lanai A Four Seasons Resort

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons.
Photo by Barbara Kraft.

If you and your new spouse want to feel like you’re on a private island, Lāna‘i is definitely the place to be. This tiny island has a population of just over 3,000 people, so you won’t have to worry about crowded beaches, especially at pristine locations like Hulopoe Bay. And at Sensei Lānaʻi, A Four Seasons Resort, couples can enjoy sunset sails, horseback rides, four-wheeling adventures and other experiences, plus fine dining at Nobu and One Forty Steak & Seafood.One of the great things about this hotel, in addition to a gorgeous, tropical-inspired property with luxurious rooms is the unique activities and programming that guests can enjoy. Though there aren’t too many families visiting this high-end resort, there’s also an adults-only pool to escape to for serene privacy.

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