If marriage is an adventure, as many say, then the honeymoon is a perfect time for sharing adventures that can kindle romance. And when it comes to creating ideal honeymoon itineraries, couples will find the island of Hawai‘i lives up to its nickname, the Big Island, with a wealth of activities and regions to explore together.
After a day or two relaxing on the white sands of the Kohala Coast, for example, the lush and green windward side of the island offers several excursions especially tempting for newlyweds. At the Umaumau Falls Experience in Hakalau, for example, the exhilarating nine-line zipline course over 14 waterfalls includes four dual ziplines for side-by-side thrills at up to 65 miles per hour, plus a suspension bridge that traverses a lava tube, fern grotto and river gorge ($209 per person).
Better yet, book the Zip N Dip combo ($294), which adds an hour of swimming, paddling, or just playing in a secluded waterfall pool on the Umauma River, with lunch delivered by a special zipline. Not feeling quite that adventurous? You can also opt for the self-guided walking tour ($12), which follows an easy trail through flower- and fruit-filled gardens to several vista points of the spectacular, triple-tiered Umauma Falls. Bonus: You’re likely to be the only ones on the path.