The Big Island of Hawaii puts off a lot of heat and receives a lot of rain… things are bound to get steamy.
1. STAY IN A TREEHOUSE: Chances are if you picked the Big Island as your romantic getaway then you’re probably a bit more adventurous than the average couple. So why would you settle for average accommodations? This little romantic nest is 16-feet off of the ground in the Hawaiian jungle. This treefort is off-grid and off the charts in charm, comfort and adventure. Keep the downtime at home. You are in Hawaii so live it ‘up’… literally.
2. STARGAZE: Hawaii is one of the most remote places on earth and the Big Island sports a mountaintop observatory at almost 14,000 feet above sea level. It just might be the best stargazing in the world. You can drive all the way to the top of Mauna Kea where several international observatories reside or stop off seven miles from the top and peak through the telescopes at the visitor’s center. Bring a jacket, a blanket and some room for free hot cocoa!
3. GO NUDE: Let’s be honest; in preparation for your wedding you’ve been hitting the gym and the tanning beds in order to get that naughty body looking like a hot totty. So go show it off at The Big Islands clothing optionaL Kehena Beach. You are thousands of miles away from the nearest continent in a place where you can truly let loose. Just get nekked – or chicken out either way it’ll be an experience you can look back on for years to come.
4. KISS IN THE RAIN: If Nicholas Sparks has taught us anything it’s that there is nothing sexier than kissing in the rain. The Hilo side of the Big Island gets about 130 inches of rainfall annually with temperatures typically in the 70s and 80s. It’s a RAINforest after all. So when it inevitably starts to storm don’t run for cover instead grab that new husband or wife and make out like teenagers!
5. GET LEID: Not only does this make for a great pun (your friends are sure to ask if you ‘got laid’ in Hawaii) but it also allows you to incorporate some real Hawaiian tradition into your trip. Legends say that if a departing visitor tosses their lei into the ocean and it floats back to shore, the person will return someday. Of course, if you hate the idea of returning to palm trees, warm weather, beaches and seat turtles then do not risk it! But if you believe trips to paradise should be repeated, then be sure to seal your fate.