The Hawaiian islands are revered in the honeymoon world for good reason: The beaches are palm lined and gorgeous, with frothy white-capped waves that lure surfers from around the world. The attitude is chill and laid-back in a way that's alluring to vacationers as they strive to shake off their everyday lives and just relax. The food — from tuna poke to macadamia-nut-crusted fish, shave ice topped with tropical fruit to mac-nut pancakes dripping with coconut syrup — celebrates the local bounty.
And you can't come here without doing a luau, where hula dancers show you moves you've never seen before and the traditional dishes, like pork cooked underground and a coconut-milk pudding called haupia, will forever remind you of this time. As will the souvenirs, which could be anything from Kona coffee beans to a ukulele. In Honolulu, you'll also find insane shopping: Chanel, Gucci, and Saint Laurent all have outposts on Waikiki.
More important than the restaurants and shops — and even activities like outrigger canoeing and surf lessons — are the hotels. These islands are dotted with world-class resorts. You'll find sexy pools, impressive spas, and guest rooms worthy of distracting you from the beaches — at least for a little while.
Best of all, because each island has its own personality, you can mix and match them for your honeymoon and still save some to explore on anniversaries to come.
The "2015 Brides Best Honeymoons" top-resort lists were based on the quality of TripAdvisor reviews of properties with more than 30 reviews and a significant percentage of honeymoon reviews.