If being the capital of Hawaii isn’t enough for Honolulu, then calling it one of the prime choices for a romantic getaway certainly should be. While Honolulu offers all the amenities of a major city with fine dining, world class shopping, and luxurious spas, it is pure perfection for a secluded romantic getaway as well. With sand so white and Pacific blue waters, the beaches of Honolulu are first choice for walking hand in hand together into the sunset.
Honolulu has something pleasurable for every taste. Tropical gardens, waterfalls, and rainforests are just some of the ingredients your romantic getaway awaits for you to devour. An enchanting visit to Honolulu will leave you with a fullness of body and soul whether ingesting the panoramic view or basting in the warmth of the sun. The magnificent hues of a rainbow randomly appearing after a shower is just icing on the cake of romance. On your excursion, you can expect to have an affair of the heart with the one you love as well as one with Honolulu.
As far as activities go, there is a bevy of choices ranging from surfing to volcanoes. Diamond Head crater, once you arrive at the top, will present you with a panoramic view like no other. There aren’t many attractions that offer such unparalleled beauty as the view from the top of this crater. It is truly a unique experience. Sharing the view as a couple makes it even more distinctive. Of course, there are a host of water activities for couples to enjoy such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing. A more adventurous, yet still amorous, undertaking may be a helicopter tour over Honolulu or a bicycle ride for two.
Entertainment for couples abounds in Honolulu. There is, of course, the luau experience. A luau is a feast of traditional Hawaiian foods such as pig and poi, but it also provides insight to culture, tradition, and history. Music from drum beats, guitars, and ukuleles are kept in time with the art of dance through storytelling known as hula. Fire dancers perform to the beat of the drums as well. The ambience for this incredible experience is the open outdoor setting under the moon and by the water on a warm Hawaiian night lit up by torches. Nightly shows at Honolulu hotels abound as well as clubs, restaurants, and lounges.
The waterfalls of Honolulu deserve a tribute all to themselves. Scenic waterfalls can be found off the beaten path for you to explore. Some can be viewed from your car while others require a small hike through lush rain forests to view hidden waterfalls. Although the waterfalls are a visual delight, there is much myth and legend surrounding them. Some were used, according to myth, as sacred bathing pools while others were said to have healing properties. Either way, sharing in the exploration of these breathtaking waterfalls and the history behind them is a sure fire way to bring couples closer together through beauty and knowledge.
Honolulu is also steeped in history. Iolani Palace has been restored to show its original majestic state where you can walk the halls once only privy to monarchs. Here you can learn about Hawaii’s royal heritage. Of course, no trip would be complete without a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. This memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Whether you are visiting Honolulu for the first time or rejuvenating your relationship, you will find this destination to be a natural choice for anything from a destination wedding to renewing vows on your anniversary. A heart felt proposal at sunset on the beach in Honolulu can also create the memory of a lifetime.
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Once visiting Honolulu and being embraced by its exorbitant and majestic beauty, one might even consider purchasing a piece of Honolulu real estate so you can be assured upon return that memories of nostalgia can be rekindled.