Romance on The Big Island


Kona Airport Lei Greeting

Surprise your significant other with a traditional welcome to the Islands - an authentic lei greeting!  Lei giving is the perfect way of saying "Aloha" and honoring the ones you love. It’s a Hawaiian-style reception that won't be forgotten.

Kahua Ranch Horseback Adventure

Have a horseback riding adventure with spectacular panoramic views of the mountain and coastline, cinder cones, ancient Hawaiian ruins and lush pastures!

Volcano, Waipio and Waterfall Hike

Witness nature's beauty on the Big Island of Hawaii as you take off on a exhilarating helicopter tour to a remote rainforest where you will then embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure!

Helicopter and Airplane Tours

With a multitude of diverse climate zones, the Big Island is the perfect destination to explore by helicopter. Choose from a variety of Big Island Helicopter flights departing from both Hilo (East-side) and Waikoloa (West-side) locations.

Big Island Resort Spa Treatments

The world class Mandara Spa massage treatments will melt away your tension and pave the way for a perfect tropical experience!

Big Island Champagne Sunset Sails

End your day in Hawaii with a sunset cruise along the beautiful Kohala Coast. With departure from Waikoloa Beach, this romantic sail is perfect for those staying on the Kohala Coast!

Island Luaus

Experience an evening of delicious food and authentic Polynesian entertainment that celebrates 'ohana, family and friends, and experience the best dining and entertainment that the Big Island has to offer!


Whether it’s watching the sun sizzle into the ocean from the deck of a champagne dinner cruise, enjoying a couple’s massage in a private cabaña overlooking the ocean, walking hand-in-hand along a beautiful white sand beach, getting silly at a sumptuous luau, being pampered at a luxury resort, or renewing your vows in a seaside garden illuminated by torchlight, it is easy to find romantic things to do on The Big Island. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Free Cultural Activities

Kohala: Hawaiian cultural activities are offered daily at the King’s Shops in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. Listen to Hawaiian music, take a ukulele lesson, watch a hula performance, make a lei, learn about Hawaiian native plants, or take a guided tour of a petroglyph field. You can even learn to hula, all for free. Phone (808) 886-8811 for information or click here for a current schedule of events.

Kohala: The Queen’s MarketPlace in the Waikoloa Beach Resort offers an array of activities ranging from free hula lessons to Hawaiian quilt making. Click here for a monthly schedule of events.

Kohala: The Shops at Mauna Lani offer free classes and cultural events throughout the month. Click here to download a schedule of events.

Kohala: Enjoy live Hawaiian music in the atrium of the Mauna Lani Resort from 6 - 7:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, accompanied by a hula dancer.

Kailua-Kona: On the third Sunday of each month from 1pm to 6pm, Alii Drive becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway and marketplace. At 4pm, there is a free Hawaiian music concert at the Hulihee Palace honoring Hawaiian royalty. Seating is on the grass so bring your own mat or chair.

Keauhou-Kona: Stop by the center courtyard of the Keauhou Shopping Center for Hawaiian free cultural activities including a hula show on Fridays at 6p.m. Phone (808) 322-3000 for information of click here for a schedule of events.

Thinking of Getting Married on the Big Island?

A Big Island wedding can be as elaborate or casual as you desire. For a more formal wedding it may be easier to enlist the services of a wedding coordinator.

However it doesn’t have to cost you a bundle to say, ‘I do” in paradise. Click here for some suggestions for a do-it-yourself wedding.