The Most Scenic Places to Pop the Question on the Big Island

8/19/2021

Big Island of Hawaii - Proposal Spots

Looking to pop the question in a land famed for its magical, diamond-like waves and romantic sunsets? There's no better place than Hawaii Island (the Big Island) when it comes to creating a picture-perfect proposal. If you're wondering which amazing setting to choose for your proposal, read on for our four fave romantic spots for engagements on Hawaii Island.

Big Island of Hawaii - Proposal Spots

Rainbow Falls 

Connected to the Wailuku River, Rainbow Falls in Hilo provides the perfect cover for someone planning a surprise proposal because it offers many hidden areas and coves. The 80-foot falls and emerald-hued swimming hole create a fantasy landscape that inspires romance. There's even a chance that a rainbow will form in the mist just as you get down on one knee. The best part is that you can easily bring along a photographer to capture the moment from some tall rocks on the other side of the gorge.

Mauna Kea Summit

When it's time to bring your love to new heights, pop the question at Mauna Kea Summit in Kailua-Kona, with an elevation of 13,796 feet. This wonder of nature offers stunning views of desert landscapes, lava reserves and the deep valley. You'll also be able to stare at the majesty of Mauna Loa. Considered the largest volcano on the planet, this active volcano is the perfect representation of the fire of your love (and one of the keys to planning the perfect romantic getaway is throwing in a little adventure). If you prefer an evening proposal, stargazing tours of Mauna Kea Summit can be booked.

Liliuokalani Gardens 

Peppered with bridges and pagodas positioned over lagoon-like waters, this beautifully manicured park, established in honor of Queen Liliuokalani in Hilo, combines touches of Hawaiian culture, Japanese aesthetics and a vibe that feels Venetian—and it's the largest "authentic ornamental Japanese garden outside of Japan." Find a beautiful bridge shaded by bamboo trees and cascading flowers to ask that all-important question. Bring along some champagne and nibbles for a celebratory picnic somewhere on the acres of open grassland surrounding the park.

Kailua Bay

Made famous in part by the Ironman Triathlon, Kailua Bay is a favorite spot for Instagrammers thanks to the scenic views. The dark lava rocks dotted along the coastline gives it an exotic look, and a sunset stroll along any of the many deserted beaches offers the perfect scenario to capture the mood.

Big Island of Hawaii - Proposal Spots

Black Sand Beach 

You may have your heart set on a beach proposal in Hawaii—especially since it's known for having some of the most romantic beaches in the world—but you may be having a hard time imagining yourself having such a special, intimate moment on a beach that's crowded with surfers and tourists. Meet Black Sand Beach. The fact that this secluded, stunning beach in Waikoloa was forged by the merging of lava with beach sand is adequately symbolic for a proposal. This beach doesn't feel like any other beach you've been on. The "sand" is actually fine grains of lava. Yes, it's a perfect fit for a love like no other.

Ready to pop the question on the Big Island? Say yes to romance with a stay at one of our Outrigger Resorts, from a villa on the exclusive Waikoloa Beach to the all new Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa. Happy (almost) engagement!

 

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