10 Best Romantic Hotels on the Big Island to Enhance the Romance

Vacationing is often about romance, and whether you're honeymooning or escaping with a longtime love, there's a good chance you're looking for accommodations that will enhance the romance. The Big Island is home to a broad spectrum of romantic hotels. From large resorts to quaint, modest inns, travelers have options to find the hotel that suits them best. Whether you're looking to escape to an oceanfront room in the heart of Hilo, or escape to an inn with a waterfall and natural pool, you'll find it here on this list.

For those looking for affordable oceanfront accommodations, explore your options in Hilo. The Hilo Seaside Hotel, the Hilo Hawaiian, and the Naniloa are all side by side on quiet Banyan Drive, yet just minutes from the best dining and shopping in Hilo.

On the other end of the spectrum is Kalani Oceanside Retreat. The lack of televisions, telephones and stereos in the rooms take away any distractions from couple's time. Set amongst Puna's dense jungles and offering a somewhat communal living opportunity, this is the place to go to just enjoy nature, and each other. Individual cabins offer privacy, while a campground provides outdoors types with an opportunity to sleep under the stars.

At the Halana Lodge, located inland in the chilly climate of Volcano Village, you'll find a secluded haven in B&B style. Just minutes from Volcano National Park, the lodge is in close proximity to the island's southern attractions.

Accent any vacation with a romantic hotel to enhance the romance, thanks to this list of the Big Island's ten most romantic hotels.



The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the top two affordable hotels in Hilo. It's clean, simple and modest with a traditional Hawaiian theme. There's no frills, but for a budget hotel it's pretty beautiful as it's located right on the water in Hilo...  Read More



Hilo's most classic hotel, the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel manages to offer the most upscale accommodations in Hilo, but for a large hotel it's still without resort like bells and whistles. There's a pool which can be wonderful on those hot and humid...  Read More



The oceanfront property is located on the shores of Hilo Bay. There are 317 renovated guestrooms and eight ocean front suites featuring original artwork by local artists, new furniture, spacious marble tile bath, refrigerator, 32-inch flat TV,...  Read More



Uncle Billy's is an "old school" hotel located right on the water in Hilo Bay. Uncle Billy's is modest with a Hawaiian decor throughout the hotel. There's a pool on site, along with a restaurant and gift shop. There's no frills, but it's clean,...  Read More



Nestled along the beautiful Puna Coast surrounded by lush jungle, Kalani Oceanside Resort is a unique and alternative resort. Private bungalows as well as a vast camp ground offer overnight accommodations, and a communal kitchen and restaurant...  Read More



Halana Lodge is a unique property with five bedrooms. Lodge offers a large living room, complete kitchen, family room, covered lanai, laundry room and dining room that can seat 20. All rooms are located on one floor. The lodge rents individual...  Read More

The Palms Cliff House Inn
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Found on top of an ocean cliff on the Big Island, Honomu, the Palms Cliff House Inn offers a breathtaking view of the ocean. The Akaka Falls State Park and the Kolekohe Beach Park are only two miles from the area. Private lanais and complete...  Read More



The Hilltop Legacy at the highest spot in town that allows you to look down on beautiful Hilo Bay. At this bed and breakfast you can enjoy the privacy of the peaceful Hilltop Retreat, a pair of over one hundred years old Banzai trees, koi pond,...  Read More



Just 10 minutes from Hilo, once you arrive at The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls you'll feel far from the town. There's a waterfall and natural pool in the backyard, that you can swim in if you sign a waver, and it's a must do. The owners travel all...  Read More



The Luxurious Waterfall and Pool Resort Hakalau is located in the neighborhood of Hakalau. The Hilo Airport is the nearest airport in going to the hotel. Other nearby landmarks includes the World Botanical Gardens, the Akaka Falls and Hawaii...  Read More


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