Love is in the Air
Believe it or not, there really is no word for "romance" in the native Hawaiian language. "Hoonanea" comes closest, meaning "to pass the time in pleasure."
These are the pictures every other destination in the world tries to imitate, but can't match: You're strolling together by the light of the mystic lanterns and torches, the glow of an orange moon shining down on your glistening white beach. Or perhaps you're riding horseback through sparkling surf, with the palms swaying in the balmy breeze. Maybe it's the hula dancers that are swaying, under a Banyan tree, to the serenade of steel guitars and ukuleles. Or it could be that once-in-a-lifetime kiss, intoxicated by the scents of plumeria and night-blooming jasmine.
All these experiences are waiting for you in Hawaii, along with countless others we'll leave to your imagination. Little wonder therefore that Hawaii is the number one dream destination for lovers the world over.
And it is all so easy. Couples simply need to get a marriage licence, costing USD 60, once they are in Hawaii from the local Health Department, be over 18 years old and have their passports ready to hand.
Many local hotels have special wedding packages that take care of all the organization, allowing the bride and groom to relax. For a list of British and Irish tour operators specialized in arranging weddings and honeymoons in Hawaii, please go to our tour operator listing.