There few places on earth as romantic as Hawaii for a honeymoon. The swaying palms, the floral scent, the sound of the waves… no wonder so many people choose to spend the first days of matrimony in the Hawaiian Islands! If you’re planning to visit paradise after tying the knot, here are some awesome things to do while one your honeymoon in Hawaii.

Take a Sunset Cruise.

Sunset cruises tend to be on the pricier side, but when are you going to get to spend another honeymoon with your special someone? Make the most of it and spurge on the things that really count. Enjoying an evening on the Pacific is incredibly romantic, and the sunset over the ocean is simply stunning. There are many tour agencies that offer sunset cruise packages, so you can choose the one that suits you best. Many come with complementary drinks and even dinner.

Ride Horses on the Beach.

Feel like you’re in a real-life fairy tale! Why not be a knight and a princess for a few hours? Enjoy the romance of a leisurely horse ride and the charm of the ocean. If you’re lucky, you may even ge the ride all to yourselves. If your heart is set on a romantic ride for two, book on an off-day or during less favorable weather so that you don’t have to deal with the crowds. Or just pick a couple’s ride.

Experience a Luau.

A traditional Hawaiian luau is a must-do activity for every traveler to Hawaii, but its especially necessary for honeymooners. Pick one that teaches you to do the hula so you can dance together! It’s both fun and sexy, after all. Besides, you’re far away from home, and nobody you know will see you do it. Even if you nix the dancing, you’ll still get to enjoy the delicious flavors and fun atmosphere of a tropical party.

See Dolphins.

We know that dolphins were totally your favorite animal when you were a kid, so why not give into your childhood dream of seeing them play? You’ll have a wonderful time, and you’ll also get great photos to add to your honeymoon album. There are many dolphin adventures available in Hawaii; however, not all of them are good for the dolphins. Do you research to find out which are ethical before booking, and consider taking a trip to look at them rather than swimming with them.

Take a Surfing Lesson.

Unless you’re already a pro at surfing (in which case you absolutely must go rent a board and go find some good waves), your honeymoon trip to Hawaii is the perfect time to learn how to surf. Book a lesson for two and experience the thrill of riding the waves! Imagine how impressed your friends will be when you come back as not only a newlywed, but also a surfer.

Take a Spa Day.

It’s no secret that weddings are super stressful, and you’ll need time to unwind and recuperate on your honeymoon. Take a day and treat yourselves to a spa treatment! You deserve it after all that wedding planning and traveling. A massage and facial is just what you need.

Go Snorkeling.

After lounging, a snorkeling trip will be the cheapest thing you do on your Hawaiian honeymoon trip. Even so, it will probably be the best thing you do all week! Buy your own gear for $15 at home and pack it so you can save in rental fees. Bring a bottle of baby shampoo, too, to keep your lenses from fogging up. Ask around for the best sites, and dive in! You’ll be amazed at all the beauty that is waiting for you beneath the surface. Colorful coral, interesting fish, and even lazy sea turtles live in subterranean neighborhoods. Be sure to take along a waterproof camera!

Eat Out.

This might be a big “duh,” but it can be quite an event, if you make it one. Hawaii has some of the nation’s best in fine dining, especially when it comes to seafood. Splurge a little and try some fancy food one night. Don’t forget the local grub, though, because it’s often the mom-and-pop places that have the most delicious and unique choices.

Go to a Farmer’s Market.

There are plenty of markets throughout the islands, and they are a lot of fun to visit. However, if you ask around, the locals can tell you where the legit markets are. If you can find one, you’ll get to taste the best in local produce and learn about the culture of the Islands while you’re at it.

When it comes to Hawaiian honeymoons, you really can’t go wrong. Whether you’re kissing on the beach or snuggling by a bonfire, you’re sure to have one of the most fun and romantic times of your life. The best part, though, is just spending relaxed quality time with the one you love.

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