By A.R. Royo
“The grandest place for love,” is how many couples describe the Big Island of Hawaii, where romance is painted in bold strokes on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. They know that the Big Island is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, or for loved ones to celebrate together, year after year.
A treasure trove of romantic possibilities, the Big Island often means adventure, too. Here, glorious days and nights provide an abundance of romantic adventure from delightful rainforest hikes, thrilling helicopter rides over waterfalls and volcanoes, to an intimate snorkeling tour or a heart-pounding swim with wild dolphins.
Come evening, it’s time to relax and enjoy a Big Island sunset cruise with that special person who brings you joy. Big Island sunset cruises depart from Kona and Waikoloa on the leeward side of the island, where the seas are calm and sunsets spectacular.
Begin an evening of magic, romance and enchantment aboard the Spirit of Kona glass-bottom boat. On this delightful sunset dinner cruise you’ll enjoy a delicious Pacific rim-style meal, complimentary Mai Tai and full premium cash bar.
Or set sail aboard the Body Glove Catamaran for a 2-hour sunset cocktail cruise that includes heavy pupus, live music and open bar, while cruising the glorious Kona Coast. Live entertainment, a terrific drink menu, and the gorgeous blue Pacific at sunset make the perfect setting for an unforgettable evening of tropical romance.
Been to a Hawaiian luau yet? Probably not like the luscious variety offered on this sensual isle. Island Breeze Luau Show is held under the stars on the grounds of Kamehameha the Great’s former estate in Kailua Kona. Gathering of the Kings, at The Fairmont Orchid Resort, provides a traditional Luau Show including a lei greeting for lovers, dinner and dancing.
The Royal Kona Luau Show, Legends & Legacies, invites you and your beloved to join a cast of singers, drummers, and hula dancers for a mesmerizing extravaganza. Legends of the Pacific at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, greets you with exotic Polynesian dances and music of the Pacific Rim, highlighted by an island-style feast under the stars.
On the Big island of Hawaii, it’s the little things that you’ll always remember, reliving them again and again. For this tropical isle is an epic palette where matters of the heart, have become a fine art.