It’s not too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day escape and the Big Island of Hawaii is playing cupid to help you set up the tryst of a lifetime with a few amorous specials:
- Say ‘I do” again with the “Romantic Sunset Vow Renewal at Sea” aboard one of Ocean Sports’ legendary catamarans. You get two fresh leis, a personalized ceremony performed by an Ocean Sports captain, a champagne toast and a customized certificate to commemorate the event. Reservations are required at least 24 hours prior to the cruise and an additional fee applies. For more information, visit www.hawaiioceansports.com.
- The oceanfront Royal Kona Resort is romance central with on-site wedding coordinators available to plan your amorous interlude by the sea. For more information click on www.royalweddingshawaii.com.
- Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay recently launched its “Keauhou - A New Current” wedding package offering five picturesque locations overlooking Kailua-Kona’s iconic lava rocks and coastal views. The package blends luxury and all-inclusive convenience with a personal wedding specialist, choice of location on property, marriage license and signing, bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, wedding cake with fresh floral top, three thousand orchid sprinkle at the wedding site, and more. For more information, visit www.sheratonkona.com/weddings.
- Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has a “Romance Package” fit for every Romeo and Juliette that comes with lovey dovey accommodations, a cool top-down rental car with complimentary hotel parking, an arrival amenity of a chilled bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate, daily breakfast for two, and a one-time dinner ($100 value) for two with rates starting at $479 per night at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and $825 per night at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The offer is valid through December 2015. For more information, visit www.princeresortshawaii.com/romance.
- What is more romantic than a dining on the sand withThe Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Indulge “Private Sunset Dinners on the Beach” package. You dine on a lovey table set on the sand and feast on scrumptious, aphrodisiacal Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, visit www.maunalani.com.
- Book a couples masseage
- Plan sunset strolls on the beach
- Sit on your lanai to watch the sunrise or sunset
- Eat macadamia nuts together
- Book a helicopter ride over the Island (see video)
- Keep your eyes on the lookout for rainbows that happen almost on cue in the Islands
- Go to a luau
- Take hula lessons together