2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons: The Top 10 Resorts in Hawaii

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings

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Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic getaway locales, the trip of a lifetime or a combination of all three, you've come to the right spot. BRIDES teamed up with the A-list agents at Virtuouso, a network of more than 11,000 luxury-travel specialists, to find the most romantic, luxe hot spots in the world. Presenting our 2016 Honeymoon Awards — dive in!

Looking for a classic, tried-and-true honeymoon experience? There's good reason Hawaii tops the list of timeless romantic honeymoon spots. White sand beaches, palm trees, lush jungles, and a relaxed attitude to boot, make Hawaii the perfect locale for newlyweds looking to shed themselves of all that wedding stress.

You'll find no shortage of world-class hotels ready to suit all your relaxing needs. From sexy pools to beach-front surf, luaus, cocktails aplenty, and everything in between — these 10 resorts top our must-list when staying on the Hawaiian islands.


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1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, Hawaii Island
Want your super-luxe 'moon with a side of Hawaiian culture? This swank resort on the Kona-Kahala Coast offers fun classes in everything from hula to lei making. And if you'd rather just hang by the beach or one of six stunning pools — King's Pond, carved out of lava rocks and filled with fish and rays, is beyond Instagram-worthy — that's cool, too. Doubles from $845; fourseasons.com


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2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Three very sexy pools, a swim up bar, and underwater music make this Four Seasons Resort in Maui one of the world's top-rated honeymoon destinations. Looking to unwind with some yoga on your romantic getaway? Check! Tennis more your game? Check! Oh, is your new husband a golf fanatic? Check! This is the perfect hideaway to soothe away your post-wedding woes — killer views not optional. Doubles from $729; fourseasons.com


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3. St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
Want spectacular views of the North Shore? Look no further. There's no shortage of grand panoramas at the St. Regis Princeville. This secluded enclave is sure to put the romance in your romantic honeymoon. Doubles from $495; stregis.com


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4. Halekulani Hotel, Oahu
Halekulani, meaning "House Befitting Heaven," has been a Hawaiian institution for nearly 100 years. Hang 10 at Waikiki Beach or just sit back and watch the surfers do their thing, or keep it to the pool for the ultimate in relaxation. Make sure to enjoy the world-class seafood at the hotel's La Mer restaurant. Doubles from $495; halekulani.com


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5. Andaz Maui at Wailea
Looking for stand-up paddle-boarding heaven? You've found it! Rent a board early in the morning on the beach and paddle out with your new husband. Don't miss the Morimoto outpost at this Mokapu beachfront haven. Doubles from $455; andaz.hyatt.com


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6. Grand Wailea Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Maui
The hotel's nine pools are bound to make you want to sit back with a book and order as many Mai Tais as your newlywed heart can handle. Keep it relaxed or take advantage of the hotel's many activities, including a nightly sunset Hawaiian chant or Hawaiian outrigger canoe experience. Doubles from $439; grandwailea.com


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7. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
Sitting on 54 acres of gorgeous lush Hawaiian land, the resort is home to Honokahua Preservation Site, a recognized "wahi pana" (sacred site), and one of Hawaii's largest nature preserves. Doubles from $455; ritzcarlton.com


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8. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Recently renovated villas at this Maui resort have lanai (that's Hawaiian for terraces) with private plunge pools and grills, as well. You can have the resort shop for seafood to barbecue for your own private pool party for two. Doubles from $419; fairmont.com


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9. Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui
Luxury is the name of the game at this Kapalua Bay residence-style hotel. Sit back in the infinity pool or head out for a round of golf and make this romantic destination your own. Doubles from $800; montagehotels.com


Photo: Courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

10. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
If wellness is part of your honeymoon search, the Grand Hyatt Kauai has got you covered. The hotel will keep you and your new husband busy with a daily sunrise walk on the beach, tennis and golf clinics, and a nightly luau. Doubles from $440; hyatt.com

Want to win a free honeymoon in paradise? One lucky couple will score complimentary airfare and a five-night stay at Jade Mountain, an insanely romantic spot on St. Lucia. Head over to brides.com/win for more details!

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