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The perfect vacation on Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

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lindamura's pictureby lindamura review
added on 6th of March, 2008
So much of Hawaii's appeal is tied to aloha, affection and love, it’s surprising to find there’s no word in the Hawaiian language for romance.

Hard to believe, too, because if ever a destination inspired romance, it’s Hawaii. The islands are exotic, magical and beautiful – just like being in love!

Think Hawaii and couples think of strolling barefoot on the beach as a mosaic of brilliant colors is painted skyward at sunset. Of a dinner cruise and slow dancing under the stars. Of sharing a mai tai, enjoying a luau, and the fresh fragrance of island flowers. Most of all, the closeness, the warmth, the vision of two lovers as one.

Hawaii and romance is a timeless pairing that spans all generations and draws couples from all walks of life. It also explains why the islands consistently rank so highly when people are asked to name the world’s most romantic destinations.

Hollywood has done its part to endorse Hawaii as a setting for romance and love. In 1953, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr ignited the big screen in From Here to Eternity with their passionate kiss rolling in the warm surf of a golden Hawaii beach. Movie kissing hasn’t been the same since.

Fans of Elvis Presley are quick to remember the wedding scene from Kauai in Blue Hawaii as one of the highpoints of the King’s film career.

More recently, the hit movie 50 First Dates used the charms and relaxed ambiance of Hawaii as a backdrop for its romantic storyline. Again and again, Hollywood’s message comes through like Cupid’s arrow in spring: romance thrives in Hawaii!

As such, romance is an essential component of Hawaii's visitor industry. Romance couples – especially honeymooners – tend to upgrade their travel options and favor higher-end accommodations and services. In many cases, a romance vacation in Hawaii is the trip of a lifetime; there’s no scrimping by couples to celebrate this special moment in their lives.

Couples also enjoy coming to the islands for anniversaries, especially those who honeymooned here. Most come back to re-live the fond memories and many reaffirm their love with island-themed vow renewals.

But all of them come back for romance and the spirit of ho‘onanea, which means in Hawaiian, “to pass the time in pleasure”.

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Honolulu Travel guide

Honolulu, HI, United StatesThe city with its surrounding areas can be easily visited thanks to the wonderful public transportation system. Downtown is also an easy place to get around as it is surprisingly small. It’s not so close to the shore, built around a spacious plaza on King Street and among its most important attractions are the Iolani Palace, built in 1882 and the state capitol. If you go towards the shore you won’t find a nice beach to walk along for too long as lately there has been a lot of constructions going on. The Aloha Tower is one of the buildings you can visit there. It is a good place to have a bird’s eye view of the city and... Read more »


Recent reviews for Honolulu

Paradise on Earth - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Hawaii, everyone first thinks of it as the island of paradise and it is! The warmth of the islands invites you to start off by taking in a deep breathe of the fresh air, admire the cascading waterfalls, crystal clear waters, lush mountains,... Read more »

The World's Best Island - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Many people come to Hawaii thinking you can travel between the islands by ferry. In fact, it’s only possible in "Maui Nui" – a family of five islands that once ago were one. Molokai, Lanai, Molokini and Kahoolawe lie... Read more »

Kayak and hiking on Molokai - Mar 6, 2008, by lindamura
Outdoor explorers, eco-seekers, ocean adventurers – welcome to Molokai – an island that’s unequivocally “Hawaiian By Nature”. A sign at the airport - “Slow Down, This is Molokai!”- is your first... Read more »

Welcome to Hawaii! - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Your Pacific Paradise. Aloha! Hawai'i. Hawaii, everyone first thinks of it as the island of paradise and it is! The warmth of the islands invites you to start off by taking in a deep breathe of the fresh air, admire the cascading... Read more »

What to know about Hawaii before you visit - Mar 5, 2008, by lindamura
Hawai'i is the world’s most geographically isolated landmass, located 2,400 miles from the West Coast of the U.S. and often called the "Crossroads of the Pacific". Many people are surprised to learn that Hawai‘i... Read more »


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