Honolulu from Diamond Head

If you want to have a romantic Valentine’s Day, there is no better place to spend it than in a tropical paradise like Honolulu, Hawaii. Valentines Day activities in Honolulu are easy to come by since the beach city itself is so close to Eden; from night swimming to romantic hotel packages and dinners, to the exotic Valentines Day flower bouquets, there’s so much to do here. With panoramic sunsets, calming water sounds, an amazing ocean view, and steep volcanoes and “hike-able” mountains as a backdrop, you can’t go wrong in the romance department here even if you just went to the beach and handed out some roses and chocolate! But of course, you want to one-up that idea, so we’ve got the Top Five Valentines Day date ideas – and they’re listed right here.

If you’re in Honolulu for Valentines Day, you don’t need to worry about going on a getaway weekend jaunt because you’re already in one of the most romantic cities in the country. Here there are restaurants and date ideas galore: there’s a multitude of ideas, flowers, Valentines gifts and more! We’ll start it off for you with the following comprehensive Guide to Valentines Day in Honolulu.

1. A Beach Picnic of Wine, Cheese and Fruit

First, don’t forget the exotic orchid lei as a Valentines Day flower gift for your lover. Second, set up the beach blanket with flickering candles beforehand. Third: get thee very best bottles of red and white, one each, and grab some hoity-toity fancy cheese and crackers and don’t forget the grapes and exotic fruits to pair with the wine and cheese. Fourth: follow up your romantic beach picnic with a nighttime swim or a couples massage on the beach. Many hotels and spas in the area offer beachside massage. Check out the Marriott Waikiki, Aqua Resorts and Waikiki Plantation Spa.

2. Romantic Bed and Breakfast Stay-Cations

You won’t have to go far from the city for this romantic Honolulu getaway. There are many Bed and Breakfasts in and around the Honolulu area for you to choose from. All offer a snuggly little room for two, a fireside breakfast, lunch or dinner, and more cozy amenities. Try J & B’s Haven, Hale Ola Ohana, Manoa Valley Inn, and Aloha Bed and Breakfast. All of the above have ocean views, private pools, special amenities, snorkeling, and special discounts for nearby attractions like SeaLife’s Swim with Dolphins, which is, by the way, a terrific date idea for a Valentines Day surprise, and an unforgettable gift. Don’t forget to have some Valentines Day flowers delivered to the bed and breakfast for your love! Choose a lush bouquet of her favorites, whether that’s roses, carnations, orchids or something else!

3. A Valentines Day Dinner

Many restaurants and hotels in Honolulu and Waikiki Beach offer grand dinners to mark Valentines Day and make it even more special. Try the famous buffet at The Willows (call for reservations, 808-952-9200); sample the famous Valentines brunch at Orchids Restaurant (call for reservations, 808-923-2311); or try something new with four-star-rated fine dining at La Mer, which offers a famous five-course meal for the holiday. Call 808-923-2311 for reservations at least a month ahead of time.

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4. Spa Relaxation Date

Everyone loves a spa date, whether you’re with the girls or taking a lover. The famous Outrigger Reef on the Beach resort’s Serenity Spa has much to offer for a Valentines Day fete. The 5,000-square-foot facility has state-of-the-art space, equipment and offerings, including a Couples Massage and Romance Package. Couples Massage types include Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Hot Lava Rock, Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Pregnancy, and Poolside Massage. Specific couples packages are the Romance in Paradise Package and the Serenity Now Package. Call 808-923-3111 for reservations and pricing.

5. Chocolate-tasting at Brasserie du Vin

Taste a variety of chocolates at du Vin, while the chef offers his insight into chocolate’s history, production and health benefits, as well as the culinary application of chocolate as sweet and savory appetizers. The tasting includes chocolate samples, a savory appetizer of chocolate-rubbed pork loin stuffed with rainier cherries topped with a chocolate demi glace, and dessert. Served with Grahm’s 10-year Tawny and “Tres Ojos” Granacha. Seating is limited; call 545-1115 for reservations.