Hawaii’s Oahu Island might just be the best place to pop the question to your loved one. With breathtaking views, dazzling beaches, and luxurious resorts – this island has everything needed for a memorable proposal. Whether you’re thinking about asking the big question or dreaming of saying “Yes”, here are a few of the most romantic places on Oahu to get engaged.
Set aside Oahu’s Leeward (west) coast, this five star property offers plenty of Hawaiian tradition, adventure, and romantic backdrops. Aside from an adults-only pool and the lavish Spa & Wellness Center, beachfront dining and live music are available at The Fish House restaurant.
One of the newest properties in the Waikiki resort area, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki combines resort-style living with fantastic services and amenities. Stunning ocean views are available from every guestroom and exceptional dining is available at the BLT Market.
Step back in time at this 1960s beach culture and aloha inspired boutique resort. This fascinating property showcases mid-century Hawaii while still surrounding guests with modern art and design from local artisans. Plus, delicious, authentic island food is served onsite at the Mahina & Sun’s restaurant.
Roy’s Beach House
Enjoy a romantic dinner at this new oceanfront restaurant located at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s legendary North Shore. Indulge in world-renown Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s culinary creations while taking in the dazzling views of the Kulima Cove. For the outdoor-minded couple, plan surf lessons for couples with Hans Hedemann Surf School or a kayak tour while at the Turtle Bay Resort.
Blue Note Hawaii
The legendary jazz club, which recently included a new location at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort , offers live music from world famous international musicians to amazing local artists. Along with Hawaiian “pupus” (or appetizers) and classic cocktails, paint the town red with your loved one! For a more casual scene, enjoy great cocktails while listening to top-of-the-line Hawaiian entertainers at Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.
Celebrity chef Michael Mina’s newly redeveloped restaurant blends an American steakhouse with Japanese sensibility to offer healthy and contemporary dishes. Situated in International Marketplace at the heart of Waikiki, this high-end eatery is great for an unforgettable night out. Afterwards, enjoy walking hand-in-hand around the open-design International Marketplace, a tribute to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, for some great shopping.
Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38
Overlooking the scenic Honolulu Harbor, this coppertop bar and restaurant offers fine bottled and tap wines, craft specialties, and a Brasa inspired oven.
Take a romantic drive with the one you love through Oahu’s tropical rain forest and experience the unbelievable views atop the 2,000-foot peak of Mount Tantalus. With gorgeous panoramas of Honolulu and the island jungle below, this spot would make for a proposal worth bragging about. Then stop by the Spalding House and enjoy the contemporary art museum’s collection and beautiful gardens. For the more active, hike the lush trails by the Hawaii Nature Center together.
Imagine renting a car, grabbing some beach towels, packing a picnic, and spending the day at the pristine shoreline of Waimanalo Beach. Set aside the Windward Coast, this beach is soaked with romance and would make the perfect location for spontaneously popping the question.
Foster Botanical Gardens
Honolulu’s oldest Botanical garden is the home to a stunning collection of tropical scenery. With some of the trees and flowers planted in the 1850s, this romantic garden is a great place to start a life of eternal love. Or on the North Shore, check out Waimea Valley, once an ancient Hawaiian community, home to some great tropical collections and the chance to swim under a waterfall.
Friday Night Fireworks
Start the day with Atlantis Submarine and enjoy the marine life of Waikiki. Continue by settling in to watch the free fireworks show that occurs at the Hilton Hawaiian Village every Friday night. Create your own fireworks by proposing during the grand finale. Cap it all off with a romantic dinner at one of Hilton’s many award winning restaurants!
A 4,000-acre nature reserve on Oahu’s Windward (East) Coast, Kualoa Nature Reserve has amazing locales throughout the property, including rainforest, open valleys, white sand beaches and cliff faces. Experience the immense beauty of Kualoa by horseback, ATV riding or zipling through the Ka‘a‘awa Valley. Explore Hakipu?u Valley, an 800-year old ancient Hawaiian fishpond, and Kuaola’s secluded beach. For movie lovers, sign up for the movie-set tour, as Kualoa is a favorite filming location of many blockbuster movies.