RECOMMENDED BIG ISLAND HAWAII BEACH WEDDING LOCATIONS

Below are our personal location recommendations for your wedding and photo shoot.  Click on the photos to enlarge and for a short description, along with any fees associated with the location.

Kukio Beach
Kukio Beach

Soft, sandy beach. Entrance is through Four Seasons Hualalai resorts. Sandy beach. About 30 minutes from downtwon Kailua-Kona. $50 ROE Permit Fee + $25 Travel Fee

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Waikoloa Beach
Waikoloa Beach

Great location if staying at a Waikoloa area resort. Beautiful sunset views any time of year. Good location for just bride & groom ceremonies or groups of 6 or less. No permit necessary. $50 travel fee.

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Kekaha Kai/Mahai'ula Beach
Kekaha Kai/Mahai'ula Beach

Just north of the Kona Airport. Long stretch of beach. Both sandy and lava rock mixture. We recommend Mahai'ula beach on the far North end. $75 travel fee.

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End of the World
End of the World

"End of the World" as many locals call it. 30 minutes from downtown Kona. Scenic lava cliff overlook. Waves crashing into lava wall can make for nice photos. $30 travel fee. Sunset only is recommended as the lava rock collects and gives off a lot of heat during the day.

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Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley

Currently unavailable due to road closure. Valley of the Kings - 4 wheel drive vehicle (not all wheel) is needed to get down to the beach. Beautiful green forest that opens to a black sand beach. Can be windy. 8am start at the latest is best. Ask about our Waipio Adventure Package. $275

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#2 Makalawena Beach
#2 Makalawena Beach

For the adventurous - Some say that this is the islands best beach. Soft sand, clear waters, and no crowds, but it takes some work to get to. Ask about the all inclusive Makalawena Package or add an additional $275 fee for travel and beach permit

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Kikaua Point Beach Park
Kikaua Point Beach Park

Add $75 for permit and travel. Location has a flat grassy area as well as sandy and rocky shoreline areas with palm trees.

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#8 Punaluu Black Sand Beach
#8 Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Approximately 100 minutes from Kailua-Kona. $175 fee for travel in addition to ROE permit fee.

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Old Airport Beach Park
Old Airport Beach Park

5 Minutes from central Kona. No travel or beach permit fee. Busy, local "kine" beach.

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