Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the land of Aloha is the ultimate romantic setting. While flowers, cards, jewelry, and fancy dinners are nice, they are easily done anywhere. Below are some Valentine’s Day dates that span the lot from quirky to dreamy, but are sure to be ones for the scrapbook because you can only experience them here on Oahu. No matter what you plan, make sure to catch Hawaii’s iconic sunset together. That can be the most gorgeous, sentimental and inimitable moment of all!
Where else can you take your romance to adventure on an 83-foot galleon called the Treasure Seeker, hosted by pirates? Only in Hawaii — Waikiki to be exact. You will sail past surfers in search of treasure off the shores of Waikiki all the while defending the ship against passing boats with water cannons. At night, 21+ can enjoy an evening under the stars with music, fireworks, and dancing.
For those with keiki in tow or just wanting a day date, Kahuku Farms on the North Shore is a one-of-a-kind experience with fresh, farm-to-table meals and regularly offered tractor rides through the fields. Grass picnic areas and shaded seating are plentiful for lunching. We highly recommend the homemade, seared banana bread with homemade banana or haupia ice cream for dessert! The family-owned farm is just minutes from Turtle Bay and the rest of North Shore’s infamous beaches, so you and your loved one can enjoy the ocean after this special stop.
TEA FOR TWO
Tea at 1024, voted “Best High Tea” by Honolulu Magazine, 2012 Zagat Rated, & Talk of the Town-excellence in service, is offering pre-packed picnic baskets for a romantic day at the park. The baskets contain assorted tea sandwiches, salad, scones, a fruit platter, mini sweets, tea setup (with vintage teacups, cloth napkins, table cloth and more), and can also include champagne or wine if desired. Since Tea at 1024 is located in the arts district of downtown Honolulu, grab your basket of goodies and pick your romantic picnic spot using our South Shore area guide.
EXPLORE EAST OAHU
The East side of Oahu is a paddler’s paradise with offshore reefs sheltered from big ocean waves, secluded islands to explore, and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii’s largest natural harbor with the Sunken Island just up the road. Rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to explore together, or get a private guided tour, from Twogood Kayaks, located in beautiful Kailua town. They also supply large foam pads and easy racks in order to strap your rentals to your car so that you and your sweetheart can roam the east side’s many secluded beaches to enjoy alone!
PAMPER YOUR PASSION
Enjoy being in the most isolated paradise on Earth by pampering your love in an idealic setting. Kapolei’s leading full service salon, Gialuchi Salon and Day Spa is a one stop heaven for relaxation, offering manicures, pedicures, facials, full body waxing and hairstyling, massage, body wraps and scrubs, and more. They feature natural, organic products such as Pureology, Eminence, Aquage, Pure Fiji, and Maile Organics. If enjoying your stay at a vacation rental and not wanting to leave your little slice of heaven, Kaomi Pa Mobile Massage will come to you. Kaomi Pa offers Lomi Lomi massage, a traditional native Hawaiian healing art that promotes muscle relaxation, improves circulation and is a non-invasive option for chronic pain.