After the I Do, on The Island of Oahu

Outdoor adventure and luxury experiences create the dream honeymoon on Oahu

Hawaii constantly ranks as one of the top romance travel destinations in the world and it’s no coincidence that the island of Oahu is known affectionately as “the Heart of Hawaii.” From natural beauty and adventure to sophisticated resorts, spas and nightlife, Oahu is the place for those looking to mix things up on their honeymoon. A new era of experienced and adventurous explorers are looking to get outside and discover all the island has to offer, hand-in-hand. Couples will find Oahu to be the perfect getaway to get off the beaten path and explore uncharted territory.

Get Outside and Explore Together

The natural beauty on Oahu is enough to inspire any great romance. Couples can entice their senses with vibrant native flowers and the sounds of a tranquil waterfall or stroll along on any one of the 125 miles of shoreline surrounding the island of Oahu. For the adventurous couple activities include: 

Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden is a 400-acre botanical garden that features rare and endangered plants from Hawaii, Polynesia, Malaysia, Africa and Southeast Asia. The garden offers a wealth of experiences couples can enjoy, including a 32-acre lake, walking trails, romantic picnic areas, onsite campgrounds, crafts, cloud-watching and other activities.
(808) 522-7060 or www.honolulu.gov/parks/hbg.html 

On the west side, Wild Side Specialty Tours takes intimate groups of travelers to encounter coastal marine life. This extraordinary and unique experience includes a rare opportunity for swimmers to encounter free-roaming dolphins in their natural habitat. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
(808) 306-7273 or www.sailhawaii.com 

For some of the most romantic views of Honolulu, drivers can head up the road that circles Mount Tantalus. The road is narrow and has several hairpin turns with beautiful homes along the way. 

In the summer, couples can snorkel at Pupukea Beach Park nicknamed Shark’s Cove on the North Shore, a marine conservation zone with a cove filled with fish, coral formations and lava caves. 

Paradise Helicopters provide guests with once in a lifetime air tours. The popular 75-minute Circle Island tour takes guests on a full circle of Oahu in a luxurious Bell 407 helicopter. It features large windows and limousine-style seating for a scenic, comfortable ride.
(808) 969-7392 or www.paradisehelicopters.com      

Located in lush Kaaawa Valley with sweeping views of Kaneohe Bay, Kualoa Private Nature Reserve offers horseback riding, ATV tours, an ocean voyage and ziplining to adventurous couples looking to explore the outdoors. A boat takes visitors across an 800-year-old ancient Hawaiian fishpond to Secret Island to enjoy snorkeling or windsurfing.
(808) 237-7321 or www.kualoa.com

Eat, Drink and Be Married

The island of Oahu is an emerging foodie destination with a mix of traditions and flavors shaped by the many ethnic groups that make up the population. For a romantic night on the town newlyweds can treat themselves with a visit to the following restaurants and bars. 

Spend some time and relax at SALT at Our Kakaako. SALT is a city block driven by passionate chefs, artists and entrepreneurs. From the hottest eateries to one-of-a-kind events, SALT is a local gathering place to eat, shop and have fun. 
https://saltatkakaako.com/ 

Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean surround guests at Hoku’s restaurant, and couples watch as food is prepared and served straight from the open kitchen to the table as they enjoy the old charm of the Kahala Hotel & Resort. For an intimate dinner served under the stars in a cabana setting, the Seaside Grill has been home to many marriage proposals.
(808) 739-8760 or www.kahalaresort.com

Under the new ownership of local chef Jeremy Shigekane, Chef Mavro continues to be one of the most romantic restaurants on Oahu. Utilizing local ingredients that shine in contemporary island and French fusion fare, couples will be taken on a culinary journey through an expertly prepared tasting menu.
(808) 944-4714 or www.chefmavro.com 

Love fills the air at Bali Steak & Seafood at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, which offers a dramatic oceanfront setting, a relaxed atmosphere, and an award-winning selection of fine wines. A weekly firework show on Friday nights makes this dinner extra special.
(808) 949-4321 or www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

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