With just a few days before Valentine's Day, it is but fitting to list down the top romantic places in the islands so you and your bae can get ready for an unforgettable date in paradise. Hawaii boasts of numerous sun-kissed beaches, breathtaking waterfalls and other unique attractions that all make for a romantic date-worthy venue but we will make it easier for you love birds by listing down the very best.
This picturesque beach in Oahu spells romance any time of day, but it's beautiful sunrise will surely enchant your loved one. Waking up early and dragging your sleepy ass to the beach on Valentine's Day will be worth it.
Another Oahu attraction, this ridge from an extinct cinder cone On the southern Koolau Range offers spectacular panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, Punchbowl Crater, and downtown Honolulu, with the vast blue ocean as a backdrop. The twinkling city lights at night makes it a perfect after-dinner-date spot.
Located on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, Sunset Beach is known for big wave surfing and beautiful sunsets, hence its name. Enjoy the wonderful colors of sunset while holding your love's hand. Just make sure to keep a safe distance from the surf.
The lava outcropping known as Black Rock at the Northernmost end of Kaanapali Beach is a great spot for watching the sunset with your loved one. There is a nightly tiki torch lighting preceeded by Hawaiian chanting and ended with adventurous souls cliff diving off the top of the Black Rock.
Harold W. Rice Memorial Park
Rice Park, formally known as Harold W. Rice Memorial Park, is a 3.8-acre county park located at the up-country district of Kula in Maui, Hawaii. Sitting about 2,500 feet above sea level, the park offers a nearly unobstructed 180-degree view across the Central Maui isthmus all the way to the West Maui Mountains, making it a popular spot for sunset watching.
Heart-Shaped Hole near Nakalele Blowhole
The Nakalele Blowhole might be considered one of the most popular natural attractions in West Maui but it is the famous heart-shaped hole in the lava rock located to the right of it that spells romance. Naturally formed due to the crashing of waves on the lava rock over the years, the heart-shaped hole has become a must-see attraction and selfie-worthy backdrop among couples.
The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, located about half way to the summit of Mauna Kea, offers free stargazing programs every evening. See what is written in the stars for you and your loved one. Expect a lot of cuddling as it can get chilly up there!
Take your loved one's hand and watch this 80-foot waterfall cascade into the inviting pool below. Located in Kauai, it is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible waterfalls in Hawaii. The pool below may be inviting but getting down there is a bit difficult. Only the brave and sure-footed can can take a slippery trail down to the bottom of the falls.
Na Pali Coast
Dubbed as Kauai’s crown jewel, Na Pali Coast is considered as one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline in the world. Located on the northwest side of the island, its boasts of picturesque 4,000-foot high rugged cliffs, deep valleys, fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters teeming with colorful tropical marine life.
A lava rock grotto located along the banks of the Wailua River on the eastern side of Kauai. It is overgrown with a variety of ferns and other tropical vegetation that adds to its ethereal beauty. Because of its sheer natural beauty, the Fern Grotto is dubbed as the most romantic spot on the island of Kauai. In fact, many couples chose to get married there.