Looking for the ideal romantic getaway with your significant other, but not too sure where to start looking? If intimate restaurants with sunset views and endless gardens with flowers and waterfalls sound up your alley, then look no further than Oahu. Oahu has valleys of green, plenty of restaurants to enjoy together, and a bustling city life that will leave you with much to do during your stay. If you both are adventurers, there’s something for you. If you both are foodies, there’s something for you. If you both are hopeless romantics, there’s something for you.
Explore Oahu together and enjoy these 10 activities!
Land stretching from the mountains to the sea, Waimea Valley is the embodiment of history and mother nature. This valley is looked after by a non-profit dedicated to nurture and care for it, with ancient stories surrounding this landmark. Walk through botanical gardens and historical sights to reach a magnificent waterfall. There is a small entrance fee, and note that there are restrictions when it comes to bringing drone cameras or pets. Either way, this is a wonderfully intimate activity to spend the best of days with your partner.
Ko Olina Lagoons
Stunning sunsets set upon the Ko Olina Lagoons in Oahu. Spot Hawaiian monk seals if you can, and enjoy the serene and calm views from this location. Are you a couple with a couple of kids? This is a great spot for families! The waves aren’t dangerous and you can try out your snorkel gear. Visit the lagoons for the views and the calmness of the waters, and stay for the good times and perfectly maintained beach.
Diamond Head State Monument
On the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline, Diamond Head State Monument is something to truly be admired. Hiking, coastal views, and history all lay in the heart of this monument. The monument was created during an explosive eruption that cemented together into a rock called tuff around 300,000 years ago. For those outdoor lovers, the trail that leads to the summit is completely worth the end result. 2 miles and 452 feet of elevation, don’t miss out on the sunsets here.
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
Are you and your significant other garden lovers? This peaceful refuge is exactly what you need during your vacation. Venture through 400 acres of tropical plants and collections that will astonish you in every corner. There are opportunities to fish, paint, and to camp in the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens. Take in the views of the hills and mountaintops while you have a picnic together on the grounds. You’ll fall in love with every second spent in these gardens.
Ka Moana Luau
Because what’s an intimate vacation without a luau? Ka Moana Luau is a phenomenal experience that is a must while visiting Oahu. Get treated like a celebrity with the Moana Celebrity package which includes a flower lei greeting, drink tickets, a complimentary mai tai, and a souvenir photograph! The Moana Splash package includes a Moana Splash seating as well as admission to Sea Life Park Hawaii and drink tickets. The Moana Classic offers a drink ticket, shell lei greeting, and a buffet dinner. What is there to eat? There are food items like Kalua pork, Hawaiian sweet rolls, and fresh-cut fruit.
Holokai Catamaran – Sunset Sailing
Holokai Catamaran offers a little something special for everyone. There is the Turtle Canyon Snorkel Sail, Tradewind Sail, Friday Fireworks Cruise, and a romantic Sunset Cruise. The Sunset Cruise is the sweet spot for couples, offering that perfectly intimate night out on the ocean. This cruise departs around 5 PM each day and lasts for roughly 1 and a half hours.
Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
Mauna Loa Helicopter tours offer tours for Kauai, the Big Island, and Oahu! All with unique and exciting experiences. For the Oahu helicopter experience, you can go with the “Oahu Experience VIP Private Tour”, “The Magnum P.I. Experience Private Tour”, “Oahu Pro Photography Flight”, and “The South Shore Experience.” From the bustling city of Waikiki to off-the-doors flying experiences to photo goals tours — there’s something for everyone wanting to experience the unforgettable views of Oahu!
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
If you and your significant other are looking to get some history in during your vacation in Oahu, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a definite must. Be patient with the lines and crowds, as this is one of the most popular attractions on the island, but you’ll be thankful that you waited around for the humbling experience. Walk through the grounds and visit the USS Arizona Memorial as you learn about what happened at Pearl Harbor.
You’ll be amazed at the attention to detail at La Mer in Oahu. La Mer is known as Hawaii’s only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes 5 Star Restaurant, offering some truly unbelievable views of the ocean. Are you and your significant other looking to catch dinner with a stunning sunset? This is the spot you’ll want to come to. You’ll find Hawaiian souffle, roasted fuck filet, and textures of chocolate all on the menu at this French restaurant. Although the menu can be quite pricey for some, it is definitely worth it for a romantic date night out on the town with the best views and unique dishes.
53 By The Sea
Exquisite fine dining with equally incredible views. 53 By The Sea offers tasty forkfuls of items like honey macadamia nut shrimp and braised short rib! You won’t stop your admiration at the food, however, because the ambiance in this restaurant offers even more. You’ll be greeted by a truly magnificent staircase, as well as a view of Diamond Head from the ocean view. Excellent service, flavorful bites, and a romantic atmosphere keep you coming back again and again.
It’s time to get your romance on with your partner and head to Oahu to experience a truly memorable trip. From romantic restaurants to intimate attractions and secluded beaches, you’ll never want to leave this paradise.