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9 Best Islands for Romance
The Island of St. Lucia

Islands are the ultimate symbols of romance and secluded escape for lovers. We seek islands big and small, rich with culture or lush with tropical growth, full of marine life or ancient buildings. Some travelers like the feeling of solitude, while others prefer luxurious pampering. Thankfully, the world is full of beautiful islands to capture our imagination and cater to a wide range of desires.

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8 Secrets to Score Wedding Discounts
Wedding Discounts

Ever wonder if some brides know some money saving secrets that you don’t know? Let us enlighten you by showing 8 ways to save money and still get married in style.

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16 Best Wedding Locations in the U.S.
The Mayflower Grace

The choices for wedding locations are plenty, mind boggling even, so the difficulty here is to select the one that perfectly matches your style, budget, and location desires. There are websites dedicated to wedding venue ratings and plenty of forums, but the challenge of selection still remains.

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5 Ways to Help Wedding Guests Save
Group Rates

Whether you choose to have an out-of-town wedding or go the local route, you will most likely be inviting some guests to be with you on your big day. Support of friends and relatives is always welcome for life events like this. Sure, some couples will escape and elope somewhere, but we want to focus on those that will have guests flying from near and far.

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11 Most Romantic Island Hotels in the U.S.

While there are thousands of romantic hotels around the world, we wanted to focus on those that don’t require a passport to travel to. Not surprisingly, Maui is a winner, followed closely by Kauai, The Big Island, Oahu, and finally Florida Keys. Those destinations are loved by couples all year round for the ultimate fun in the sun. The top hotels in those islands are made for romance and will transport you to paradise right after the big wedding day.

Maui Hotel Wailea

MAUI

Hotel Wailea

This resort started out as private getaway club for Japanese investors and features that sensual zen-like atmosphere, where couples can wonder through mango groves, bamboo stands, koi ponds, and tranquil waterfalls under romantic timber bridges. The property is made of 72 suites, grouped by four in each building. This floor plan maximizes the restful experience and gives a lot of privacy. The units are designed with long stay in mind and complete with kitchenettes and separate living and sleeping arrangements. The interior is toned down with natural textures and materials and features timber floors, majestic tubs, and relaxing rain showers.

The restaurant offers romantic balcony or garden views and exquisite Hawaiian cuisine. The beach is a short drive away, but the hotel compensates with fantastic pool surrounded by cabanas and pool bar for fresh and luxurious treats.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

This resort was built in 1990 and does not look any more special than others from outside - the wonders await once you enter there. The swanky resort features colonial style coffered ceilings and white columns. The atmosphere is definitely regal and relaxed at the same time. The hotel owns grand collection of Hawaiian art and invites its guests to relax on rattan chairs, enjoy plants all around, and marvel at spectacular views of the pool and the ocean through floor to ceiling windows. One thing is clear here – you are on the tropical island, so sit back and enjoy life.

The Four Seasons offers plenty of accommodations with its 380 rooms of various sizes and amenities, all of which have at least partial ocean view. The hotel is home to three world-class restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, to satisfy any exquisite taste and an Italian masterpiece Ferraro’s, where sunsets go very well with a cold glass of prosecco.

There are three Wailea golf courses nearby and endless high-end shopping to be enjoyed before ending the day with a masterful lomi mohala massage in a hut overlooking the Pacific.

Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

This hotel is situated on a majestic 40-acre piece of land and has 832 extravagant rooms, nine uniquely shaped pools, three golf courses, eleven tennis courses, a state of art fitness center and spa, five world-class restaurants, and four bars. The resort offers countless entertainment options to its visitors, such as lava massages, golf lessons, and rope jumping over their pools. Honeymooning couples in search of romance can indulge in bath salt hot tubs, couples massages at Spa Grande, decadent beach, and enticing cuisine options. After all, 2016 Chef of the Year Michael Lofaro whips his creations here, in the floating lagoon Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant.

The Lodge at Kukui’ula

KAUAI

The Lodge at Kukui’ula

This community of resorts is spread out on 1,000 acres of South Shore and has been private for a long time. Non-members can now stay at the lodge and enjoy all the property has to offer, including the exquisite golf course, designed by Tom Weiskopf. The resort is made of collection of villas, bungalows, and cottages, designed with comfort in mind. They feature plantation style complete with chef’s kitchen, high ceilings, shaded lanais, and outdoor living space. Plantation house is a central point for a restaurant, bars, pool, and games. Visitors can enjoy a huge spa center and visit the communal farm.

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

This resort can accommodate couples trying to escape and large groups looking for fun equally well. Large villas are equipped with luxurious kitchens and offer picturesque ocean views. The resort is family friendly, but also has some tucked away nooks for adults only. Kids can have fun at the shallow lagoon pool, while couples can enjoy secluded Jacuzzis and fire pits. Koloa Landing invested $100 Million in 2017 and added another 200 villas and studios, another pool bar and grill, and one more lagoon pool with slides and cabanas.

BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Volcano House

This resort offers something truly unique for adventurous couples looking for unforgettable memories after their "I do" ceremony. Vacationers, staying here, can enjoy not just ocean views, but also a volcano, spewing bright red lava of the Halema’uma’u crater on the Kilauea caldera rim. The view here is unobstructed and definitely once in a lifetime. Volcano house is located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and was built in 1846.The hotel was recently renovated and updated. The Rim restaurant offers floor to ceiling windows to have a truly magnificent dinner and the view.

Four Seasons Resort Lanai

LANAI

Four Seasons Resort Lanai

This Hawaiian island is the most remote and has only one runway airport, but that doesn’t stop couples from seeking the serenity and seclusion it offers. The Four Seasons resort has been recently updated from Bali inspired décor to a more modern twist with teak and zebra wood, hand-made wool rugs, and mahogany flooring. The resort features 217 rooms, some of them suites, decked out with wooden bathtubs. All rooms have open terraces with sweeping views of stunning Hulolo’e Bay. The current owner Larry Ellison invited world-renown chef Nobu Matsuhisa to run one of the restaurants, and created a golf course for guests worth exploring for everybody.

OAHU

Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

This glitzy hotel has been coming for three years and is now finally open to public. The high-rise building contains 307 modern island style units that range from studios to 3 bedroom apartments, overlooking the beach. The hotel delivers expected luxuries and offers gourmet Dean and Deluca market and infinity pool on the 8th floor, complete with spa.

The Laylow, Autograph Collection

This modern resort is located in the heart of Waikiki and combines city vibes with beach relaxation. 251 rooms are designed to showcase the history of the islands and portrait the mid-century Honolulu spirit. The resort is known for its exclusive restaurant Hideout, run by Chef Bryan Byard, who supplies the freshest ingredients from Hawaii farms and ocean. The courtyard is complete with bamboo growth surrounding the tension-edged pool, framed by Brazilian hardwood Ipe.

Amara Cay Resort

FLORIDA KEYS

Amara Cay Resort

This resort is located on Islamorada Island and invites guests to spend a few days at the beautiful private beach. The interior is not any less impressive and features newly renovated common areas and seafood oasis Oltremare Ristorante. The colors here are tropical and rich, while all 110 rooms are toned down with earthy palette and does not distract from the beauty of Atlantic Ocean right outside the window. The hotel’s famous Sparrows Rum Bar is known for fish tacos and decadent key lime pies.

The Perry Hotel

This hotel is the newest member of Key West accommodations and brings a totally new spirit to the Stock Island. The décor is modern with clean cut lines, white walls, natural wood, and grey stone. This serves as a perfect canvas for impressive local art. The hotel is horse-shoe shaped and situated on a private marine, offering water views from every room. The Perry hotel has 100 rooms and 6 pools. This means that when guests are not shuttled to downtown Key West, there is plenty to do on the property. In addition to pools, the visitors can enjoy an oyster bar, an art gallery, and fresh seafood restaurant, serving such local delicacies as stone crab and Key West pink shrimp. Spirit lovers can visit an onsite distillery.