THE BIG ISLAND
If you have visited the Big Island of Hawai’i, you know how varied the terrain is around every corner. From the mist and waterfalls of Hilo you can view a volcano spewing fire; ride a horse through green cow grass waving in the wind; and drive on a road along the ocean next to stark black lava. Big Island is the most geographically diverse in the island chain.
Splurge on the Big Island:
Cannot Beat The Mauna Kea’s Beach
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits above the best beach on Hawai’i; the sandy crescentshaped Hapuna Beach at Kauna’oa Bay is perfect for walking hand in hand. Originally built by Laurance Rockefeller to house an art collection, the hotel is sited so that the first thing you see as you walk through the doors is a magnetic view to the ocean that is framed by the open lobby. Oceanfront rooms are tastefully decorated with large lanais for hanging out and enjoying the views. Baths in the suites are also very sexy, again with ocean views and bathtubs big enough for two. You will see the magic of Mauna Kea’s Beach soon enough. PrinceResortsHawaii.com
Thrifty on the Big Island: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Nearby Value
We did not have to go far. Next door to the Mauna Kea is the luxury deal. Reserve an oceanfront room here, and you will still have one of the most romantic views in the world. Guests at Hapuna Beach Hotel may also dine at the Mauna Kea and sign it to their room. Go early and watch the Manta Rays swirling at the point, and then dine under the stars overlooking the beach at the Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. PrinceResortsHawaii.com
Although many choose to island hop (holoholo), for a romantic stay, it is often best to select only one island for your trip. You will find much to do on each island, but remember that you and your loved one are visiting paradise so that you can truly connect with each other. Mahalo!
Hawaii Tourism: www.gohawaii.com
Photography Courtesy Prince Resorts Hawaii