The mere mention of “Hawaii” calls to mind, pristine beaches, crystal clear warn waters, and amazing sunsets; all the ingredients for a romantic getaway to the Aloha State.
Every island has its own charm and beauty, and you can find romance on all of them.
The 50th. State is an island archipelago made up of 8 main islands, several atolls, numerous islets, and undersea seamounts. Over all there are more than 100 islands that span 1500 miles from the the Big Island of Hawaii to Kure Atoll. The 8 main islands are Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Lani, Kaui, Ni’ihau, and Kahoolawe; all but the last are inhabited.
The Island of Oahu, also known as The Gathering Place, is the most populated island and is the seat of the state’s government. The state capital Honolulu is on Oahu. Here is a list of romantic things to do on this island.
Rent a kayak for a day from Kailua Sailboards located a block away from Kailua Beach.
Paddle from Kailua Beach to Popoia “Flat Island”, Moku Nui (the larger of “Twin Islands” or Na Mokulua as both islets are known), and Lanikai Beach.
Na Mokulua islands are both part of Hawaii State Seabird SanctuaryMoku Iki, the smaller of the two, and the interior of Moku Nui are off limits to visitors. Popoia Island is also part of the bird sanctuary. I boasts a tranquil strip of sand that is popular among kayakers and surfers when conditions are right. The island offers magnificent views of the near by Na Mokulua island, Kailua Beach, and Lanikai Beach. Lanikai Beach is always on someone’s list of top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s known for its extra fine white and and clear turquoise water.
Watch the sunset at Waikiki Beach, or any beach around the island
Take a drive up Tantalus Drive to the lookout in Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Wayside.
Drive past lush tropical foliage and stately homes on your way to the Wayside which is part of the Hawaii State Park System.
The lookout offers sweeping views of Honolulu from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it on one of the picnic tables in the park. If you’re up to it take a short easy hike on the ‘Ualaka’a Trail. The trail loops through thick forest canopy.
Enjoy a picnic and a swim at Kualoa Beach Park on Oahu’s windward coast.
You can swim, paddle, or wade across to Mokoli’i Island aka Chinaman’s Hat, during low tide.
Drive to the parking lot at the very end of Lagoon Drive behind the Honolulu Airport. Watch planes take off and land on the Reef Runway.
Ride a horse along the 12 mile oceanfront trail in the Turtle Bay Hotel
Snorkel among the sea life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
Go parasailing and get a bird’s eye view of the island.
Schedule a couples massage at the Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and relax!
Take a drive along Oahu’s North Shore.
Browse the shops in the seaside town of Haleiwa, drive by the world renowned surfing beaches Sunset, Pipeline, and Waimea Bay, and stop for lunch at Giovanni’s shrimp truck. End the day watching the sunset on one of the many beaches along this coast
Oceanside dining at awarding winning La Mer in the Halekulani Hotel . Wine and dine in classic elegance in full view of Diamond Head
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