Hawai­ian Hideaways

For Your Ro­man­tic Get­away

LuxeGetaways - - Couples Travel - BY MICHELLE M. WIN­NER

The Is­lands of Hawai’i form a grace­ful arch­ing ar­chi­pel­ago of the eight main Hawai­ian Is­lands of Hawai’i, Maui, Kaho’olawe, Lana’i, Moloka’i, O'ahu, Kaua’i, and Ni’ihau teth­ered to what is called the Hawai­ian Ridge. Each is­land dif­fers in age and to­pog­ra­phy, and each with its own ro­man­tic charm. Dur­ing the early 1900’s, the world was en­tranced by the exotic na­ture of Hawai’i af­ter lis­ten­ing to pop­u­lar mu­sic of that pe­riod, and sub­se­quently tourism landed in Hawai’i. Imag­ine your first view of the Pink Palace (The Royal Hawai­ian Ho­tel), as you sailed by Waikiki aboard your Mat­son steamer to “dis­cover“the is­lands. To­day, vis­i­tors ar­rive by the mil­lions in search of the cul­ture and beauty that was Hawai’i. Thought­ful trav­el­ers, es­pe­cially those seek­ing a ro­man­tic in­ter­lude to­gether no longer seek the “wicky-wacky-Waikiki” of the pop­u­lar songs in the 1920’s, Mag­num, P.I.’s red Fer­rari 308, or even Don Ho’s bub­bles. In­stead, they are look­ing for a truly au­then­tic stay, and a place to re­lax into the rhythm of the is­lands and dis­cover ro­mance with their part­ners — some­times even with kids in tow to en­joy Hawai’i. Wan­der with us to sev­eral of th­ese spe­cial places on O’ahu, Maui, Kaua’i, Lana’i and Hawai’i. Th­ese are each trea­sured des­ti­na­tions, so take your time to get to know each of them, and to al­low Hawai’i into your heart.

Photo by Kurt Win­ner Pho­tog­ra­phy Cour­tesy Hawaii Tourism

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