The Big Island of Hawaii has many beautiful locations for your Big Island wedding and Hawaii island vow renewal. There are more options than the beach recommendations listed below. If you have a special request for a Big Island wedding ceremony location, please contact us.
Most romantic Big Island wedding sunset beach locations are located along the Kohala coast located north of Kailua-Kona between the Kona International Airport, Waikoloa Beach resorts and the northern pat of the Koahal coast. Kona weddings are very popular for many couples as you enjoy less crowded beaches with beautiful settings for picturesque Kona sunsets and there are several options near Kailua-Kona town, as well as south and north.
We will be happy to assist in your decision to find the perfect Big Island wedding ceremony location for your special day.
Please note: No drones, accessories, structures, devices, amplified instruments, appliances, apparatus or equipment of any type whatsoever shall be placed on or within the right-of-entry area or premises, including but not limited to the following: arches; bowers; altars; tables; chairs; kahilis; tents and/or tarps; event signage of any type including banners, sandwich boards; kiosks or carts; stanchions, posts, ropes or similar equipment for the purpose of demarcation of the right-of-entry area; and surfboards, windsurf boards, kayaks or other ocean recreation equipment. Read the full DLNR terms & conditions for commercial beach activities HERE. You can contact us if you want to use anything decorative or if you have elderly guests that require seating.
The following beaches are now managed by the State Park Division and require an application by the couples at least 45 days in advance to be considered.
Hapuna Beach & Beach 69 aka Waialea Beach
Kua Bay aka Manini'owali Beach & Mahaiula Beach (and the entire Kekahakai State Park)
If you like to have your ceremony at any of these you can apply as a private person only. They may or may not approve it and you have to apply here: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/state-parks-special-use-permit/
Please follow these instructions if you decide to apply and let us know if it has been approved.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS:
The max amount of participants in a wedding or vow renewal ceremony at Hawaii's public beaches is currently limited to a maximum of 20 people during COVID restrictions (usually 30 people including all vendors (exeption is Kikaua Beach Park where the maximum is 20 people). We will update this page once restrictions change or will be cancelled.
Romantic vow renewals on the Big Island of Hawaii are a favorite of many married couples that enjoy celebrating their anniversary in Hawaii on a secluded beach or alternate location such as a beautiful vaction rental with unobstructed ocen views or private estates. You cannot find these anywhere else in Hawaii! The Big Island is the best-kept secret for a private beach wedding or romantic private estate celebration.
Mauna Kea Beach
This is a sunny and calm beach, yet limited parking only available as it is located on the grounds of the hotel and permits are issued on a first come first serve basis. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE
Hapuna Beach (see special permit regulations above)
Hapuna beach is nice large popular beach (next to the "Prince" Resort) with plenty of beach sections for a beautiful ceremony. Very popular at weekends! Perfect for early morning or sunset weddings and vow renewals. Otherwise it is too busy and one should consider "Puako" beach a few minutes south. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Located near the Mauna Lani resort this beach offers a very private and secluded location. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Pauoa Bay Coconut Grove (near Fairmont Orchid Hotel)
Located near the Fairmont Orchid Resort this beach offers two beach bay locations, We usually use the Coconut Grove. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Waialea Bay aka "Beach 69" (see special permit regulations above)
Located at the 69 mile marker (Kohala coast) is this beautiful sand, black lava rock and nice green vegetation filled beach. Usually very private. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Anaehoomalu Bay aka "A Bay"
If you love amazing sunsets, Anaehoomalu Bay should be on top of your wedding ceremony location list. it is very popular beach for weddings and vow renewals on the Big Island. Nearby you also find many great affordable restaurants to choose from. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
This beautiful white sandy beach is located within the "Four Seasons" resort area. You to check in at the guarded gate and get a permit for your car. Walk down the beautiful path past natural coastal ponds and other "Hawaiiana" to this lovely beach. Bathrooms, easy parking and a 100 yard walk lead you to your romantic beach wedding site. Usually great sunsets and weather at this location. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE (Next to 4 Seasons).
Kikaua Beach Point
Kikaua Park is a very popular location. This gated area offers sand, palm trees, grass and a view! Located only minutes north of the airport. This beach is in a gated community area and they only allow once ceremony at a time.Please inquire ahead for this location. Maximum participants is limited to 20 people. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Manini'owali Beach aka Kua Bay (see special permit regulations above)
With breathtaking 180 degree ocean views and numerous swaying palm trees, this perfect Big Island beach location has both a white sandy beach and a grassy area. This is also one of the best locations we can recommend for those looking for a great deal of privacy for a morning or sunset ceremony. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.
Old Airport Beach Park
The "Old Airport Beach Park" is a beautiful three and a half mile long beach park and the closest near Kona. Just a few minutes from Alii Drive use Kuakini Hwy North to the beach park entrance. Drive to the end and see the romantic sandy cove with palms and great ocean vistas. See more pictures HERE and find it on Google Maps HERE.