5 Star Wedding Blog
UK Luxury Wedding and Planning Ideas

Hawaii – a dreamer’s paradise


Slow down…

The most recent state to join the United States of America in 1959, Hawaii evokes visions of white sandy beaches, gently swaying palms and soft strains of ukulele. A picture that is most welcome any time of year, but especially during our long, grey winters here in England.

Made up of eight islands, each with its own personality and attraction, Hawaii is world renowned for offering a taste of the ‘Aloha Spirit’ – the coordination of mind and heart within each person. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others. It’s no wonder that the islands have such a name for total peace and happiness.


This American state is the only one composed entirely of islands and each benefits from a warm tropical climate. Summer highs can reach 31°C and even in winter night temperatures rarely dip below 18°C. It truly is a paradise.

relax hawaii - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
IMAGE: Hawaii State Parks


From The Royal Hawaiian, or the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’ in Honolulu, Oahu to the luxurious Andaz Maiu, Hawaii boasts some of the most exquisite hotels.

royal hawaiian waikiki oahu hawaii 103909 2 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The Royal Hawaiian is known as The Pink Palace of the Pacific – never guess why…!
7c1c89b3911b47ba9eac706dff67b5f2 LARGE - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Stunning views from the Andaz Maui
0bc5f6ac01c650b065898948607d1914 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The infinity pool at the Sheraton Waikiki

The best beaches

The Hawaiian islands by their very nature have a multitude of beautiful beaches. Whether it’s surfing, snorkelling or just relaxing on the sand with a stunning view, Hawaii can definitely cater for you!

HHV images tablet 1680x1080 Locations Travel - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Waikiki Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the world, boasting more than four million visitors every year and breathtaking views of Leahi (Diamond Head).
18e14f34 35f7 41f8 8541 dc1dbcfde1d8.c10 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Three miles of white sand and crystal clear water at Kaanapali Beach. IMAGE: HomeAway
12 1024x683 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Wailea Beach on Maui

Things to see and do

If you’re not content with relaxing on a beautiful beach or enjoying some fresh local cuisine, there’s plenty to explore on the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii is home to several gorgeous national parks as well as one of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kilauea. And with canyons, tropical plants, colourful flowers and Pearl Harbour memorial, there’s beauty, culture and history enough to satisfy all your senses.

6081685023 bd667c229a b - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The Japanese bridges in Liliuokalani Gardens IMAGE: macprohawaii
dec96f83776ea20f1d8575f8584048f3 e1515096517474 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Snorkelling on the Kona Coast. IMAGE: Bo Pardau
Nani Mau Gardens - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Nani Mau Gardens. IMAGE: Only in Hawaii
ki i totems - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Ki’i Totems, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawaii
hawaii kilauea eruption - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The volcanic Kilauea. IMAGE: wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

Famous fans

Who wouldn’t choose to holiday in Hawaii?! From Justin Timberlake to Kanye, Sandra Bullock to Cameron Diaz, the list is nearly endless, celebrities just adore the serene Polynesian vibes and Aloha Spirit.

cameron diaz in a blue bikini on a beach in hawaii 05 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Cameron Diaz loves the Hawaiian spirit

Famous residents

Growing up in Oahu, Barack Obama must still have a little piece of Hawaii, and he regularly enjoys his winter vacations at Kailua Bay Beach.

obama paradise point estates - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The Obama’s luxury pad. IMAGE: Point Estates

Oprah’s remote ranch sits on the side of Mount Haleakala on Maui, towering 4000 feet above the beautiful sea.

oprah Erik Aeder Getty - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Oprah’s Hawaiian hideaway. IMAGE: Erik Aeder/Getty

Of course, Beyonce and Jay Z love a slice of Hawaii, in the same neighbourhood as the Obamas.

Beyonce Jay z Hilton Hyland - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
The lap of luxury for Beyonce and Jay Z. IMAGE: Hilton & Hyland

It wouldn’t be a celebrity hotspot if Rihanna didn’t have a house here! With tropical gardens, a Japanese bath house, a salt water lagoon and a stone fire pit, her pad on Paul Mitchell’s estate just screams luxury.

1463508663136 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Rihanna’s escape. IMAGE: Air bnb

Film locations

Being so picturesque, it’s been used for many a film location. See if you can recognise scenes filmed in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 50 First Dates and Punch Drunk Love.

598ddbceb0bf3378823574 - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Punch Drunk Love
001 summer abroad title - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

See for yourself

Hawaii is the perfect place to relax, unwind and reset. With the very best boutique spas offering, among other treatments, traditional Hawaiian lomilomi massages, you can spend all day being pampered and indulged. Drift from hotel to spa to beach, enjoying the gorgeous, relaxing Hawaiian atmosphere.

hero.desktop - Hawaii - a dreamer's paradise
Pure bliss
You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.