A resort made for romance
Courtesy Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Lanai is the romantic island resort you’ve always dreamed about. Plus, it’s the winner of many accolades, like Bride’s Top Honeymoon Resorts. Plush landscaping makes walking to your chic, tech-savvy room (the curtains are controlled by a bedside touch button) feel like you’re traversing a tropical oasis, with orchids, waterfalls, thick foliage, and koi ponds. Romantic hideaway spots, including birds nest chairs for couples hidden by garden waterfalls or perched over the ocean, means there’s always a private nook for two. And there are plenty of opportunities for romantic dinners under the stars since all the delicious dining spots, including One Forty steakhouse and a branch of foodie favorite Nobu, have open-air seating with spectacular views. These are the 11 things you need to know about visiting Hawaii.
Courtesy Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)
An epic love story lies behind the most iconic spot on Lanai, Pu’u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), a stone outcropping next to a jutting cliff overlooking glistening Hulopo’e Bay. Legend has it that the “Sweetheart” name stems from the story of a princess and a warrior whose epic love came to a dramatic end at the rock. Wake up early to hike the short path from the resort to watch the sunrise or come later to catch the gorgeous technicolor sunset. If you officially have the travel bug now, check out these 30 other secret island escapes around the world.