O‘ahu offers countless activities that seem custom-made by Cupid himself. Whether you and your sweetheart are celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or simply want to get away from it all, ditch your typical date-night routine for these super-fun activities in Hawaiʻi for couples.
1. Make the Morning Hike to Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse to Watch the Sunrise
Wake up early to take the hike to Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse, located just 15 miles east of Waikiki. The moderate hike is just under a mile, and a paved path makes it accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Read more about the hike on the state website.
2. Go Sightseeing
Plan an exciting day trip on O‘ahu with your significant other. Venture to the North Shore and explore historic Haleʻiwa or its famous surf beaches, find the island’s famous film locations, or soar high above the windward coast on a zipline tour over Ka‘a‘awa Valley. Our Blog offers several ideas for activities in this lusted-after destination to help take the guesswork out of planning your next day (or night) out.
3. Bask on Waikiki Beach
The most popular destination on the Hawaiian islands can put anyone in the mood for love. Waikiki Beach’s two-mile stretch of white sand is perfect for watersports like surfing or snorkeling, or just chilling out for hours on the shore. Grab gear from Beach Candy and check out our Waikiki Beach guide for a few ideas to fuel the spark of romance.
4. Set Sail on a Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Let the ocean be your sanctuary and charm your loved one with a relaxing Sunset Sail aboard the Kepoikai II Catamaran. The catamaran leaves right from Waikiki Beach (your feet and legs will get wet while boarding, so dress appropriately). They have a small bar serving beer and Mai Tais, plus you can bring your own food and beverages to drink onboard.
5. Share Poke on Kalakaua Avenue
Sure, there are plenty of romantic bars and restaurants in the beachside neighborhood of Waikiki, but a fun way to experience the culinary scene is through a food tour. Try sampling Kalakaua Avenue’s best poke dishes. The raw seafood dish is a Hawai‘i staple, plus savoring the different flavors and accompaniments is an experience in itself.
6. Taste O‘ahu Wines at Winery Oeno
Go beyond drinks at the local bar and visit O‘ahu’s only winery in Kailua. Book your wine tasting ahead of time at Winery Oeno to sample from their 150+ wine collection that has been fermented and bottled from raw ingredients right here in Hawai‘i.
7. Stargaze in Honolulu
See the stars and city lights with a drive up Round Top Drive in Honolulu. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world when you reach the summit of Mount Tantalus. Other places to spot the night stars on the windward coast include the Spitting Caves, Lanai Lookout, Halona Blowhole, or the J. Watumull Planetarium at Bishop Museum.
8. Go Whale Watching
Each year from January through March, humpback whales, or kohola, can be seen breaching in the island’s surrounding waters. For an experience you and your partner will remember, get up close to these amazing creatures in a safe space aboard a whale watching boat excursion, of which Waikiki offers many. If you prefer to keep your feet on land, a hike to Diamond Head or Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse on the windward coast gives you expansive views of the Pacific.
9. Swim in Waimea Falls
For the adventurous couple, a trip to Waimea Falls provides the opportunity not only to admire the 30-foot falls from afar, but to swim to the base of them (providing the conditions are just right). The falls on the North Shore can be reached by a 30-minute walk along the paved pathway past the Valley’s Visitor Center.
10. Bed Down in The Twin Fin Hotel
The Twin Fin Hotel’s Ocean View suites stand out when it comes to sparking romance. The roomy suites make it possible to breathe in the salt-air while enjoying views of the action in Waikiki from your lanai. Rooms located poolside and those facing west have amazing sunset views; poolside rooms are also complete with full balconies. Make sure to request a poolside room while booking your stay so you never miss a fabulous sunset.
In the mood for outdoor lanai dining and tropical drinks to go with your sunset? Tiki’s Grill & Bar located on the third floor of The Twin Fin Hotel offers a pleasant atmosphere with great views. Watch the sun go down over Kuhio Beach from Tiki’s while listening to island music performed live daily. Take a look at who is playing during your stay with Tiki’s Grill & Bar music calendar.
Save up to 20% plus enjoy a daily breakfast overlooking Waikiki Beach with our Room with a View special offer. Breakfast is served in the exclusive Coconut Club, which is located on the 21st Floor and offers 180-degree panoramic ocean views of the beach and Diamond Head. Read more about our exclusive offers only available on our website and start booking your travel plans with us here in Waikiki.