Peek Perfect Day: The Big Island

This week’s post comes from our friends at Peek, who offer a carefully curated  selection of high-quality activities, which are easily bookable online via computer, tablet or mobile phone. We’ve been a fan of their Peek Perfect Days and  asked them to create a special one for Wanderers honeymooning on the Big Island. 

For couples looking to celebrate their “I Do’s” on Hawaii’s Big Island, planning each day’s activities is essential in order to take advantage of the seemingly limitless opportunities for fun, adventure and romance. Here’s our Peek Perfect Day from morning to evening of some of the top activities to do in the Big Island. With plenty of options for the courageous risk-takers to the romantic laid-back couples, all honeymooners are sure to find something to make their special celebration a time they’ll always remember.


  • If your mornings usually consist of a caffeine fix, take a visit to the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation for a free coffee tasting and tour of the biggest organic coffee farm in the nation. Become “Roast Master for a Day,” to roast your own batch of Kona Coffee.
  • At Akaka Falls State Park, which has free admission and takes around 30 minutes to circulate, couples can go on an easy, low-intensity hike while enjoying the spectacular views of Kahuna Falls and Akaka Falls.


  • Experience the awe-inspiring Kona Coast on a kayak tour. Skim crystalline turquoise waters and come face-to-face with local wildlife, like dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays.



  • Indulge your inner daredevils with a zip through Hawaii’s diverse natural landscape with this Kohala zip line canopy tour through the lush canopies.


  • Whether the volcano tour is by foot, boat, or helicopter, the awe-inducing volcanoes at the island’s Volcanoes National Park should be part of every couple’s honeymoon experience.


  • Looking for a unique way to capture your honeymoon? A professional photography session will allow you to relax about the photos you’ll have for years to come.


SunsetSailCap off the end to a perfect Hawaiian day with a romantic dinner for two, on a gorgeous sunset sail as you admire your stunning surroundings.

  • As the sun sets its last rays, head back to shore, preferably to the soft sandy beaches of the popular Spencer Beach Park and Hapuna Beach, for some serious stargazing. Away from big city lights, constellations illuminate Hawaii’s sky like no other.
  • Or if you’re feeling adventurous, swim under the moonlight on a night snorkel with Manta Rays. Top the evening off with a couple of Mai Tais!



Revel in the sweetness of newlywed life by lying in the lap of luxury at Hawaii’s most extravagant hotels: The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu and Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, both of which are lavish and highly-rated across the board. If the thought of staying at expensive accommodations after spending a substantial amount of money on a wedding appears terrifying, opt for the affordable route by choosing the Manago Hotel or My Island Bed & Breakfast Inn, which are budget-friendly and high quality.

(All images via Peek)

Destinations We Love: Belize

When it comes to picking a honeymoon destination it can be hard to decide whether to prioritize relaxation or opportunities for excitement and adventure. Luckily Belize offers plenty of opportunities for both. Found along the Caribbean coastline between Mexico and Guatemala, this small country features jaw-dropping white sand beaches, crystalline waters, jungles hiding lush hiking trails, Mayan ruins, and gorgeous wildlife.

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Here are our top five things not to miss while in Belize:

1. Diving or snorkeling the Blue Hole. Considered one of the world’s top ten diving sites, this submarine sinkhole is absolutely stunning.  Most visits also include dives near Half Moon Caye giving you chances to spot sea turtles, sharks, and elusive sea horses.

2. Exploring the Mayan ruins of Caracol or Xunantunich.  Embrace your inner Indiana Jones while climbing the jungle clad temples and palaces of these Mayan cities. If you’re feeling really adventurous, take a tour of Actun Tunichil Muknal, an underground limestone cave that features Mayan artifacts.

3. Float through caves.  Take a tour of the Caves Branch system and its gorgeous rock formations while staying cool as you float down the river.  Just remember to keep your “butt up!”

4. Hiking in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Hoping to catch a glimpse of a jaguar? This is the place to do it. Even if a big cat doesn’t make an appearance you’ll see gorgeous tropical birds, koatis, and tapir.

5. Rent a bike and explore Caye Caulker. Cruise front street on a beach cruiser, stop at the Split for an afternoon drink and wait for the Cake Man to show up with his homemade cakes.

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When to go: Avoid hurricane season, and visit between late November and early April.

Don’t forget: Your passport and bathing suit.

Unmissable journey: Make sure to include a domestic flight in your travel plans–the views of Belize’s coastline are unforgettable.

Best meal: A cold Belekin paired with freshly caught lobster and a side of rice and beans.

Souvenirs: Besides your tan, don’t forget to bring home a few bottles of Marie Sharp’s famous hot sauce.

Language: Unlike its Spanish speaking neighbors, the primary language spoken in Belize is English, making it an easy place to travel for non-Spanish speakers.  Besides English and Spanish, various Mayan dialects, a distinct Creole, and Garifuna are all spoken in Belize.