Congratulations on your wedding! You’ve made the effort to come to Hawaii and have an intimate Hawaii beach wedding beautifully–and perfectly–orchestrated by Kalona. Now that the wedding’s done, it’s time to think about what you can do while on the island for your honeymoon!

Oahu boasts a diverse selection of activities and attractions that not only showcase the Hawaiian culture people come to see and fall in love with, but also the natural beauty of the island. Here are our top suggestions for the best things to do while in paradise:

hula kidsExperience a fun evening at a luau

No visit to the state is ever complete without a night to one of Hawaii’s best luau activities: Paradise Cove Luau. Your evening is filled with food, songs and dances not only from Hawaii but also from other parts of Polynesia.

As an added bonus, when you book your luau directly through A Rainbow in Paradise Weddings you will receive a discount on your wedding package. Discounts will vary according to the size of your party. Go to our Specials page for more information.

Hike up to Diamond Head’s summit

Diamond Head has been Hawai’s most popular landmark ever since tourists started visiting the islands. People instinctively think of Hawaii when they see Diamond Head in postcards, magazines and on the web. The hike up to its summit is quite a challenging activity, but the rewards when you get to the top far outweigh your efforts. You’ll see Waikiki, Honolulu and as far out as Ewa Beach to the west, and Kahala, Koko Head and Hawaii Kai to the east. Perfect photo opportunities to show to friends and family back home.

Hanauma BayVisit Hanauma Bay

If you’re thinking about lying on the beach and enjoying the warm weather, why not do it at Hanauma Bay? The bay is another popular Hawaii landmark known not only for the beach but also for its snorkeling activities. You can rent a pair of fins and snorkeling gear (or bring your own) and see exotic marine life, some unique only to Hawaii. Just remember to plan your visit anytime other than Tuesday when the park is closed. A visit on Wednesday or Thursday is recommended.

Explore the island!

Makapu'u LookoutRent a car and go around the island! There’s a lot to see and do along the way that will surely pique your interest in one way or another.

You can also go on an Oahu tour and experience a sightseeing bonanza with a tour guide that really knows the island’s natural wonders as well as its history and culture.