From a new romantic dining experience to a host of new spa offering catered to brides-to-be, Oahu will not disappoint as either a wedding destination or honeymoon setting.
New Offerings at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina
From a new outdoor fire pit designed to making dining under the stars even more romantic to a new bridal collection, here at the latest offerings for couples at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina
The newest feature when dining under the stars (and moon) at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is the outdoor fire pit. It’s an ideal location for an intimate gathering because of its beachfront location surrounded by lighted Hawaiian torches.
Clients may reserve the fire pit for special occasions and are required to make their reservation at least 24 hours in advance. There’s also a minimum $500 order on food and beverage items that can be selected from the new Fire Pit Tapas Menu.
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa offers the Makali’i Bridal Collection that features three bridal packages, which couples can wed oceanfront with the sound of waves gently lapping, or under soaring coconut trees, surrounded by tropical flowers and waterfalls near the wedding gazebo. Rates begin from $3,000. For more information or reservations, agents should call 800-626-4446. Visit www.ihilani.com.
Journese Offers Unique Romance Package in Oahu
Journese is now rolling out specific packages catering to the romantic client.
In Oahu, Journese offers stays at The Kahala Hotel & Resort with daily breakfast included as well as a $50 resort credit and an anniversary gift.
Clients can relax in the private lagoon with resident dolphins before retreating to The Kahala Spa. Visit www.Journese.com.
The Modern Honolulu: A Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Hotel Offers Unique Spa Packages for Brides-to-be
The Modern Honolulu: A Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Hotel’s The Spa at Modern Honolulu offers an array of spa treatments specifically designed to for brides. Travel Agent breaks down some of their best offerings.
The Modern Male‘ana
The spa’s Body Polish will exfoliate and prep guests' skin, making it smooth to the touch and in its best form to show off in wedding whites.
Indulge in a 50-minute Massage that will reduce tension and increase circulation. The spa’s 60-minute Rejuvenating Oxygen Facial will infuse, plump and hydrate skin with results that continue to develop up to 48 hours after treatment. The Atoxelene Liquid Botox Hand Treatment is especially designed to treat the delicate skin from the wrist to fingertips.
Finish the day with a complimentary glass of champagne during the spa’s Hand + Feet Retreat. Nails are then shaped and polished to perfection.
The packages are $507 and last five hours.
The Chic Bride
Clients start with a relaxing 50-minute Massage followed by a refreshing Rejuvenating Oxygen Facial, finishing with the spa’s customized Hand + Feet Retreat. Brides-to-be can relax and enjoy a glass of champagne. This package costs $327 and last three hours and 35 minutes. Visit www.themodernhonolulu.com.
If it’s lavish enough for Bill Gates, the island of Lanai should be lavish enough for clients looking to go all out on their honeymoon or wedding.
Lanai offers perhaps most luxurious honeymoon and wedding options, prompting Gates to tie the knot there. Here are the latest offerings for romantic clients heading there...
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Highlights Romance Travel
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai is putting the spotlight on 10 romance travel packages with a set of special offers.
As part of the Stay Longer promotion, clients who stay three nights can get a fourth night free on Lanai. At Manele Bay, rates for the deal start at $404 while The Lodge at Koele offers rooms from $254, valid now through September 30.
Here are the top romance travel packages available:
Ride Off Into the Sunset
A horseback ride at sunset ends with champagne for two with views of Maui, Molokai, Kahoolawe and possibly the Big Island of Hawaii. Offered by Lanai Grand Adventures, this offering accommodates horseback riders of all levels. Guests can also enjoy a drive in a horse-drawn carriage through town, starting from The Lodge at Koele and continuing through Lanai City and the romantic upcountry scenery.
Dinner a Deux
Couples can enjoy a private dining experience in The Lodge at Koele’s Orchid House. The dinner includes a champagne cocktail and a five-course tasting menu. Alternatively, at the new Nobu Lanai, clients can cook for each other using a tableside sizzling lava rock as part of the Nobu Lava Rock experience.
This hike heads up Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) next to Hulopoe Bay at sunrise. Legend has it that Pehe, the wife of a Lanai warrior, died and her heartbroken husband buried her at the top of Puu Pehe then jumped from the 80-foot summit to the surf below, unable to bear his sorrow.
It’s Not Far Down to Paradise
Trilogy Excursion’s 51-foot sailing catamaran will carry couples on a sunset cruise with light appetizers, cocktails and more.
The Lodge at Koele offers reordered ‘in-pagoda’ instead of in-room overlooking the reflecting pond and gardens surrounding the resort.
Love Potion Number Lanai
Melanguer Jaana Roth of the Spa at Manele guides couples to design a made-to-measure perfume. The demi-blends are by boutique perfumer Ajne. Through a customized olfactory question and answer session, couples narrow down their aromas of choice from a selection of more than 200 scents, bottle size and shape and then the blending begins.
Take a Dole Stroll
A walk around Dole Park, named after the company whose Lanai plantation supplied the world with pineapples, takes in a village square lined with towering Cook pines and plantation buildings housing general stores, restaurants, art galleries, clothing boutiques and more.
Capture the Moment
Romantic clients can commission a sketch or painting by local artist Mike Carroll. Mike moved from Chicago to Lanai to pursue his life-long passion for art and nature and his original oil paintings and prints celebrate Hawaii. Couples can share a favorite romantic spot or send in a photo to commemorate their visit and take home a unique remembrance of a special time together.
Wine & Nine
At Manele Bay, couples can head out to the Manele Golf Course after 3 p.m. for the Ocean back nine, and then make their way to VIEWS, the new clubhouse restaurant, and catch the sunset while enjoying a bottle of wine, light snacks and views of Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock) and Hulopoe Bay.
Picnic on a Back Beach
Couples can take a 4x4 to Halepalaoa Beach on the eastern side of the island. Named for the whales that once washed ashore there, this beach is a quiet place to relax, sunbathe and swim. The ruins of the old Maunalei Sugar Plantation wharf are nearby. Visit www.fourseasons.com.
The Big Island
What separates Hawaii Island from other wedding and honeymoon destinations in the Aloha State is simply its venues. The choices on Hawaii Island, in fact, can range from a sunset beach ceremony on the Kona or Kohala Coast to the pagodas of Liliuokalani Gardens with Maunakea towering in the background.
Romance and Epicurean Experiences Featured in Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu's Fall Promotion
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu on Hawaii Island recently announced its Fall Promotion, a season-long celebration of romance, epicurean experiences and escapism.
The resort brings an extra level of romance to clients visiting in September. Offerings such as a toes-in-the-sand private romantic dinner on the beach; a ribcraft exploration and snorkeling together among exotic fish and marine life; and a day of pampering spa treatments for two at Hualalai Spa’s garden-set hale, offer all the makings for fostering romance in Hawaii.
The resort’s culinary program kicks into high gear in October, as Executive Chef Massimo Falsiniand and his team offer a number of extraordinary epicurean experiences for visiting clients. The culinary highlight of the month is Chef Fest, a celebration of high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes and culinary experiences. The series of events will be held at the resort October 22-25 and features some of today’s top celebrity chefs coming together to cook, teach and entertain in an intimate and relaxed beach setting.
Additional offerings include such weekly dining events as Tuscan Nights at Beach Tree, the Farm-to-Table Dinner Party at‘ULU Ocean Griil + Sushi Lounge and the Chef’s Counter, an interactive dining experience for two that includes a custom designed dinner cooked just inches from one's seat, expertly paired with spectacular wines.
With holiday indulgence just around the corner, November is the time to get fit. Between the award-winning Hualalai Spa & Sports Club, the ocean activities offered through Alaka’i Nalu and a month-long shopping promotion, there are plenty of opportunities for get in shape.
Watersports fans can enjoy the extensive selection of experiences through Alaka’i Nalu, from outrigger canoeing to stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling. Clients can also take advantage of Blissful Black Friday at Seaside Beach and Seaside Luxe. The boutiques are offering discounted purchases along with complimentary gift wrapping and shipping throughout the month.
December is all about escapism before the madness of the holidays sets in. The resort will make it easy for clients to get it all done without taking away any precious pool and beach time, from personal shoppers who take all the trouble of shopping away by finding the perfect gifts for everyone to an array of retail trunk shows from renowned designers, shopping and cocktail parties. To make things even sweeter, Sugarfina, a candy boutique, will have its own sweet boutique inside Seaside Luxe, complete with a tasting bar where guests can sample and purchase delectable treats.
Creative types will enjoy holiday card making using an array of creative elements, options and ideas to assist in creating beautiful holiday cards, embellished with personal touches. Cients can take the cards home or have the Resort mail them with a Hawaii postage mark. Visit www.fourseasons.com.
Journese Offers Romance Package on the Big Island
Journese is rolling out specific packages catering to the romantic client. On the Big Island, Journese offers stays at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii with a complimentary night and free breakfast daily.
The resort is set on 32 beachfront arces on the sunny Kohala Coast. Luxuriate in the Spa Without Walls with waterfall massage huts and enjoy the Fairmont Gold Experience with club floor access. Visit www.journese.com.