Kona Village ResortQueen Ka'ahumanu Big Island, HI
On the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, Kona Village Resort embraces the essence of aloha, or love. Ideal for couples, particularly in the months of May and September, the oceanfront resort is known as one of Hawaii’s most exclusive and romantic destinations. Thatched-roof hales nestle amid 82 acres of lush lagoons and pristine white and black sand beaches, home to native green sea turtles.
Couples can celebrate their wedding overlooking the azure sea or on an island in the lagoon, shaded by towering coconut trees. While an expert wedding planner personalizes the event and perfects every detail, couples can snorkel in the calm waters of Kahuwai Bay or hop aboard the resort’s Ribcraft boat for whale-watching or a breathtaking snorkel cruise. Tennis, workouts at the fitness center and Hawaiian-inspired treatments at the spa balance deliciously prepared meals using fresh, island-grown vegetables and locally caught fish.
Perhaps best of all, Kona Village is completely unplugged, without telephones, TVs or radios to interrupt the Hawaiian sense of place. Rated among Hawaii’s top hotels by Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler, the resort and its staff truly welcome each guest with the caring spirit of aloha.