Where to Go in Hawaii For Your Pre-Wedding Shoot, Wedding, Honeymoon & More!

Say “I Do” in Hawaii! The Perfect Romantic Destination For Honeymoons, Weddings & More

Here's why Hawaii is the most romantic destination on Earth!
Bride and Groom walking on bridge in tropical garden, South Kauai

Image credit: Bride and Groom walking on bridge in tropical garden, South Kauai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

What’s more romantic than committing yourself to the love of your life? Doing so against a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop on a faraway island paradise.

Whether you’re looking for an idyllic destination to photograph the union, exchange your nuptial vows, or have a romantic honeymoon getaway, Hawaii is that dream location straight out of your Pinterest board. From sparkling beaches to scenic canyons, here are some incredible places in this island paradise to celebrate the most important milestones in your lifetime.

Couple walks amongst beach palms, Molokai, Hawaii

Image credit: Couple walks amongst beach palms, Molokai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

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Wedding Shoots and Weddings

Pose along the breathtaking coastlines

Newlyweds run along Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii

Image credit: Newlyweds run along Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu | Hawaii Tourism Authority

A destination wedding shoot promises brilliant photos that go a long way in making this important milestone in your life truly extraordinary. With an endless array of picturesque locations and scenic backdrops, Hawaii offers a lot more than its white sandy beaches for that perfect wedding shot.

Newlywed couple enjoys time by the beach, Island of Hawaii

Image credit: Newlywed couple enjoys time by the beach, Island of Hawaii | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Halona Blowhole Lookout, Oahu, Hawaii

Image credit: Halona Blowhole Lookout, Oahu | Hawaii.com Member Heather M.

Head to Halona Blowhole Lookout for a dynamic shot, where rushing waters burst out in soaring geysers against the backdrop of the intensely blue ocean in the distance. While you’re getting that perfect shot, ensure that you comply with all warning signs and stay within the designated viewing area at all times!

Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Punaluu, Hawaii Island

Image credit: Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Punaluu, Hawaii Island | Hawaii Tourism Authority

For an unusual twist on the usual beach wedding photoshoot, head to Punaluu Beach to take your wedding photos on one of Hawaii’s captivating black beaches. Formed by solidified molten lava, the ebony beach with crystalline waves provides the right amount of drama and will perfectly contrast the bride’s pearly white gown.

* Do note that a state film permit may be required when shooting your wedding photos on the beach. Check the Hawaiian film permit office website for more information on locations and permits required.

Halona Blowhole Lookout, Oahu

8483 Highway 72, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA

Punaluu Beach, Island of Hawaii

Ninole Loop Rd, Pahala HI 96777, USA

Say “I Do” in a fairytale chapel

Newlyweds pass well-wishers after ceremony, Maui, Hawaii

Image credit: Newlyweds pass well-wishers after ceremony, Maui | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Imagine saying “I do” under a tiered chandelier in an intimate fairytale chapel, with sunlight streaming through floor length windows and offering perfect views of the ocean. Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel will have you exchanging vows in a magnificent glass, sun-drenched alcove overlooking the glittering waters.

Seaside Chapel in Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii

Image credit: Seaside Chapel in Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii | Pixabay

Dreaming of a true love’s kiss? Walk down the aisle at Seaside Chapel in Grand Wailea Resort, a quaint chapel, straight out of a Disney animated movie. Furnished with stained glass windows, it sits in the middle of a perfectly manicured, verdant garden that abuts the sea, making it a wedding venue worthy of a princess.

Paradise Cove Crystal Chapel, Oahu

92-1089 Ali’inui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Seaside Chapel, Grand Wailea Resort, Maui

3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753

Have your reception along Wailea’s sparkling waterfront

Guest toasts newlyweds at wedding reception, Maui, Hawaii

Image credit: Guest toasts newlyweds at wedding reception, Maui | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Celebrate your wedding with a magical evening reception on the coast of Wailea on Maui, that promises to delight you and your guests. Bask in the warm sunset on the Pacific Terrace of Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, where you can have a lovely reception overlooking the ocean’s horizon.

For an intimate and private wedding, there’s the secluded Oceanfront Lawn of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, which envelopes you in lush greenery and offers majestic views of the sapphire waters.

Alternatively, turn to Sugar Beach Events, one of Hawaii’s top event planning companies for a one-of-a-kind and classy reception, complete with fairy lights and local flavours.

Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott

3700 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Hawaii 96753 USA

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii 96753, USA

Sugar Beach Events

85 N. Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96790, USA

Honeymoons and Anniversaries

Romance is always in the air in Hawaii – its balmy climate, enchanting scenery and lingering scent of tropical flowers make for the perfect couples getaway, whether it’s your honeymoon, wedding anniversary or even a Valentine’s Day retreat.

Plan the honeymoon of your dreams with all-in one way fares from only RM 899 (or RM 904 for non-members)* with AirAsia X. Book your flight from now till 31 Dec 2018 and get ready for a romantic getaway and memories that will last a lifetime.

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* Travel Period: 8 Jan 2019 – 13 Aug 2019. Other Terms & Conditions apply.

Picnic on Hulopoe Beach and trek up to Sweetheart Rock

View of Hulopoe Bay, Hulopoe Bay, Lanai, Hawaii

Image credit: View of Hulopoe Bay, Hulopoe Bay, Lanai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Have a romantic picnic on the beautiful Hulopoe Bay Beach, which is situated just adjacent to Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The picturesque white beach, glimmering waves and clear pools produce the perfect backdrop for a romantic picnic that is amazingly unreal.

Hikers with Puu Pehe in the distance, Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii

Image credit: Hikers with Puu Pehe in the distance, Manele Bay, Lanai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

And a visit to Hawaii with your sweetheart isn’t complete without a visit to Puu Pehe or, you’ve guessed it, Sweetheart Rock! Legend has it that a man was so heartbroken by his lover’s death that he climbed to the top of the rock to bury her, before leaping to his own demise. Visiting Puu Pehe promises a magical experience, as the waters below grant you a glimpse of dolphins, turtles and other marine life.

Hulopoe Beach

HI-440, Lanai City, HI 96763, USA

Stargaze atop Mauna Kea

Snow topped Maunakea from the Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii

Image credit: Snow topped Maunakea from the Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Maunakea is a massive dormant volcano that many consider sacred. If you are interested in visiting the summit, sign up for a tour from one of several permitted activity providers. You can then visit the summit safely with experienced guides who will share the culture and history of this majestic mountain.

Maunakea Visitor Information Station

Image credit: Maunakea Visitor Information Station | Manfred Wallner

Visit after dark for a truly enchanting experience; take a peek into the universe beyond with the telescopes provided and be awed by the constellations during the star tour. Temperatures tend to drop at night with strong winds, so bundle up and take this as an excuse to cuddle up to your lover!

Maunakea Visitor Station

Refer to their website for more information

Watch the sunrise at the top of Haleakala Crater

Couple watch rising sun, Haleakala, Maui

Image credit: Couple watch rising sun, Haleakala, Maui | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Considered one of the most stunning sunrises you’ll ever see, this is definitely a sight to be shared with your beloved. Located at the summit of Haleaka National Park, expect to make a hike up in the wee hours of the morning through frigid temperatures to catch a glimpse of the glorious sunrise. You can even make a date out of it and enjoy a picnic breakfast as the sun breaks the horizon. Just take note that you’ll need to make reservations for a permit to view the sunrise!

Couple watch the sun rise atop Haleakala, Haleakala, Maui

Image credit: Couple watch the sun rise atop Haleakala, Maui | Hawaii Tourism Authority

If you’re both not morning people, you can still have a dreamy moment at the summit during sunset! With the killer view, great ambience and your significant other by your side, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.

Haleakala Crater

30,000 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790

24 hours daily

US$10 – $25 depending on your mode of transport and size of group

Sail along the towering Nāpali Coast

Napali coastline, Northwest Kauai, Hawaii

Image credit: Napali coastline, Northwest Kauai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Made up of sheer cliffs, ragged rock walls interspersed with waterfalls and impossibly steep valleys, the Nāpali Coast is magnificent to say the least. Sail around the coast for a splendid view of the spectacular surroundings.

Napali Coast, Kauai

Image credit: Napali Coast, Kauai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Even better, go at sunset and have the ultimate sunset cruise complete with incredible views, a gourmet dinner, inviting waters and a glass of champagne with your lover.

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

Kapaa, HI 96746, USA

Daylight hours, daily

Embark on a romantic hike through Waimea Canyon

Couple enjoying the Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea, Kauai

Image credit: Couple enjoying the Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea, Kauai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

A couple that exercises together stays together! Take your pick from the various hiking trails that run through Waimea Canyon State Park and work up a sweat while admiring the stunning views together. You can also pack some food and set up a picnic overlooking the breathtaking scenery.

Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai

Image credit: Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai | Dru Kelly

If hiking isn’t your thing, you can also drive over to the Puu ka Pele and Puu Hinahina lookout points along the trail, which offer some of the most delightful perspectives of the canyon. Sweet views with your sweetheart? Sounds like a dream.

Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, HI 96796, USA

24 hours daily

Celebrate your anniversary in style

View spanning from downtown Honolulu to Waikiki Honolulu, Oahu

Image credit: View spanning from downtown Honolulu to Waikiki Honolulu, Oahu | Hawaii Tourism Authority

It’s always a good time to show your partner how much you love them and a trip to Hawaii is a fantastic way for the both of you to celebrate milestones and spend some quality couple time together. Take an adventure together and enjoy Hawaii from a different point of view with a private helicopter tour! Create more wonderful memories together on a thrilling ride with sublime views of this island paradise.

Moana Surfrider, Honolulu

Image credit: Moana Surfrider, Honolulu | Moana Lani Spa

While you’re there, go for a traditional Hawaiian couples massage for a pampering treat and the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Opt for either lomilomi, which is often used by native healers to knead and bring about a healthy shift in your body, or pohaku, which involves the use of volcanic stones that penetrate the body tissue for calming effects.

Renew your vows overlooking scenic beaches

Couple run along Papohaku Beach, Papohaku, Molokai

Image credit: Couple run along Papohaku Beach, Papohaku, Molokai | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Take it a step further and renew your vows overlooking the iconic Waikiki Beach. Relive the excitement, love and adoration you felt on your wedding day and reaffirm your promise made to each other, whether it’s been a year, or even ten! Be sure to seal your love by saying “I love you” the Hawaiian way: aloha au ia oe!

View from the Makapuu Point Lookout, Makapuu, Oahu

Image credit: View from the Makapuu Point Lookout, Makapuu, Oahu | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Couple looking from near Makapuu Lighthouse to Manana Island, Waimanalo, Oahu

Image credit: Couple looking from near Makapuu Lighthouse to Manana Island, Waimanalo, Oahu | Hawaii Tourism Authority

Slightly more secluded but just as magnificent is Makapuu Beach, a quiet beach with soft sand, tide pools and rich blue waves. For the ultimate view, renew your vows at Makapuu Lookout Point, which gives you an amazing vantage point of Makapuu Lighthouse and the spectacular beach below.

Makapuu Beach and lighthouse, Oahu

41-95 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795, USA

Regardless of which stage your love story is at, the ultimate romantic adventure awaits in the sunny islands of Hawaii!

The greatest love stories may be timeless but AirAsia X’s incredible deals for flight tickets from Malaysia to Honolulu are only available for booking until 31 Dec 2018! Enjoy an unbelievable price of RM 899* (RM904 for non-members) for an all-in one way flight to Hawaii and revel in how unbelievably gorgeous and romantic this island paradise is! Book here to make your dreamy wedding and holiday a reality!

FLY TO HAWAII FROM ONLY RM899!

* Travel Period: 8 Jan 2019 – 13 Aug 2019. Other Terms & Conditions apply.

For more information about all the amazing things you and the love of your life can experience in Hawaii, visit https://www.gohawaii.com/.


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