With spring in full swing, hotel and resort properties around the Aloha State are offering a range of attractive, romantic packages to couples who are planning weddings and honeymoons. The following is a sampling from each of Hawaii's four major islands.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort on the south shore is offering couples a Romantic Celebrations Package, which includes a daily buffet breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House, one dinner for two at the beachfront property's Hoku's restaurant, a $100 resort credit for every three nights of stay and Champagne and chocolate strawberries. The specials require at least a five-night stay, with a starting room rate of $445 per night.
The Sheraton Kauai Resort, located on the southern coast, is offering a Kai Maile package that features the property's gorgeous Ocean Point ceremony location, a nondenominational wedding officiate, a bamboo cabana, a Hawaiian flower lei, a hand-tied bouquet, ceremony rehearsal, professional wedding coordination, a solo musician for an hour and two hours of photography for $3,750 plus tax.
The Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux has a new package for couples looking to mix a little excitement into a romantic vacation. The property's Suite Getaway for Two offers travelers accommodations in an oceanview, one-bedroom suite and throws in four hours in a two-passenger, manual transmission 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster reproduction from Maui Roadsters and comes with a gourmet picnic-basket lunch.
Weddings events of two to eight people will run $2,000 and between nine and 70 $3,000 at the Travaasa Hana on the southeastern coast. The base price includes booking of venues, along with the officiate and marriage license arrangements. Add-on options include music by a traditional ukulele musician (one hour for $200) or hula dancers (one hour for $100).
Big Island of Hawaii
Affluent couples looking to soak up the luxury at one of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai's jaw-dropping suites can book the property's Romance Package, offering guests sparkling wine, daily breakfast for two at the Ulu restaurant, a couples spa treatment valued at $500 and turndown service on a chosen night. The special is good through Dec. 18 and starts at $3,795 a night.