The Hawaiian Islands are the postcard-perfect picture of a tropical island paradise. Surrounded by the clear blue water of the Pacific Ocean and framed by soft sand and beautiful beaches, the islands are an excellent backdrop for romance.
1) Learn To Hula
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Anyone can watch a hula dance on Oahu, there are opportunities all over the island. However, not everyone will learn the art of the hula themselves, and this is where you can do something romantic and unique to you.
Hula is an opportunity to share a story. Learning the motions allows you to be a part of that story and share it with your loved one. Local Hawaiian kids will learn the hula at King Kamehameha School on Oahu and the other islands. Visitors can take a beginner’s hula dancing class at a hula halau.
Hawaii Hula Company
If you are shy about shaking your hips in front of people, consider booking a private lesson with the Hawaii Hula Company. Their team of hula professionals offers lessons for couples and groups. They bring Hawaiian music, costumes, and fresh flower leis to you. You and your partner will learn the basic steps and hand moves and dance to a classic Hawaiian song.
Ka Hale IO Kahala Hula Studio
The Ka Hale Studio, 15 minutes east of Waikiki Beach, offers beginning and experienced classes for kids and adults. Call to inquire about upcoming classes for new dancers, as the online schedule is listed for their current students only.
Polynesian Cultural Center
You may prefer to watch an exciting hula performance before you jump in with both feet. Or both hips, in this case. The dancers at the Polynesian Cultural Center are experts in the art, and this is one of the best places on Oahu to watch hula dancing.
2) Romantic Things To Do Together – Explore The Island Of Oahu
With so many fun Oahu activities to enjoy together, spending a day touring the island is a good idea. See the best of Oahu on a Premium Oahu Circle Island Tour to see where you want to spend your time the next day.
Aloha Circle Island Tours will show you the white sand beaches and fun things to do on Oahu at popular spots like:
Diamond Head Lookout
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
The Halona Blowhole
From Here to Eternity Beach
Sandy Beach Park
Haleiwa for snorkeling
Green World Coffee Farm
You’ll see these highlights and much more of Oahu and build fun memories together as a couple. A circle island tour is an excellent start to your Oahu romantic getaway.
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3) Trek Through Waimea Valley As A Couple
Waimea Valley is a sacred site for the Hawaiian people and a place to be immersed in Hawaiian history and culture.
Take the trail to Waimea Falls and stop at several cultural stops along the way. Swimming in the pool at the bottom of Waimea Falls is dependent on the falls, and lifeguards decide each morning if visitors will be allowed to jump in the water. Bring your change of clothes along, just in case.
There are additional trails you can take throughout Waimea Valley. Stay on the marked gravel trails out of respect for the sacred status of the valley. Trails wind through the botanical garden filled with tropical plants and exotic birds. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy eating at the onsite restaurant.
4) Romantic Things To Do In Oahu With Hawaiian Culture
Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center at night to enjoy the best luau in Hawaii with live music, fantastic food, and a stunning hula performance. During the day, the Polynesian Cultural Center is an exciting attraction to explore, with villages that represent the Polynesian islands and Hawaiian culture.
At night the villages of Polynesia are lit by tiki torches, and visitors are treated to an immersive experience with fire dancers, special effects, music, and the ancient story of Mana and his beloved Lani.
5) Make Memories With A Diamond Head Crater Hike
Add a Diamond Head Crater hike to your list of fun things to do on Oahu as a couple. The trail to the lookout point is a series of switchbacks, stair climbing, and a trek through a 225-foot-long tunnel. From November to May, you can enjoy whale watching from the top.
The trailhead starts at Diamond Head State Monument, where you pay an entrance fee of $5 per car. The Diamond Head Crater is popular, especially during high season and on weekends. If possible, plan your visit for the off-season months or during the mid-week to avoid the crowds. After all, getting into Oahu nature is romantic, but doing it with a crowd is not so much so.
6) Romantic Things To Do In Oahu Off The Beaten Path
Head to Oahu’s famous North Shore for romantic things to do that are off the tourist trail. The North Shore is home to world-class surfing, whale watching in winter, remote beaches, and even horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch.
Lanikai Beach is not a white sandy beach, but don’t let that deter you because this is where you will most likely spot Hawaiian green sea turtles sunning themselves on the rocky shoreline. Visit Lanikai in the afternoon to see, but don’t touch the turtles.
One of the most remote beaches on Oahu, Kaena Point, is on the northwest point of the island. You’ll need to wear your hiking shoes to get there, but you won’t see many tourists here, and you can visit the Ka’ena Point Bird Sanctuary.
Sunset Beach is especially popular in the winter months when professional surfers come to surf the famous Banzai Pipeline. Spend an afternoon watching the surfers and grab a spot on the beach in the late afternoon to watch a stunning Hawaiian sunset.
7) Romantic Things To Do In Oahu With The Marine Life
For active couples who love exotic marine life, romance is more than an expensive dinner in a fine-dining restaurant. People who like outdoor adventures will enjoy these underwater things to do in Oahu for couples.
Scuba Diving In Oahu
Scuba diving in Oahu is an exciting chance to explore lava tubes, coral reefs, and shipwrecks. Even if you aren’t a certified diver, you can still explore the amazing marine life with a beginner shallow dive.
Snorkeling In Oahu
Snorkeling in Oahu is another great activity for couples with a chance to see colorful tropical fish, coral, and sea turtles. For some of the best snorkeling in Oahu, check out Pupukea Beach, Shark’s Cove, and Hanauma Bay.
8) Romantic Things To Do On Oahu For Food Lovers
You could make reservations at one of Honolulu’s many fabulous fine-dining restaurants. You could even head to the North Shore to enjoy farm-to-fork cuisine. However, if you are looking for unique things to do in Oahu for couples, consider taking a cooking class and making a classic Hawaiian dish.
Cooking classes are a fun way to spend time together, share a laugh, and learn how to cook a new dish or two. Classes are available at restaurants, like Chef Chai’s Cooking Class, or private homes, like Hawaiian Style Cooking Classes.
9) Things To Do In Oahu For Couples Who Love History And Art
Perhaps you both love history and art. Or only one partner longs to spend an afternoon touring historical sites. Either way, spending an afternoon visiting one of the most important sites in American history is a memorable way to spend an afternoon.
Visiting Pearl Harbor is a step back to 1941 and a critical time in US history. Admission to the Pearl Harbor National Memorial museums is free, but reservations are mandatory to take the boat tour to the USS Arizona Memorial.
USS Arizona Memorial
To visit the USS Arizona Memorial, you’ll need a reserved time ticket from the National Park Service recreation site. You’ll take a short boat ride to the white memorial above the sunken ship, where over 1,000 sailors are interred at sea.
Honolulu Museum Of Art
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Exhibits include classic and modern art, plus an impressive collection of Asian and Hawaiian art. Plan your visit in advance so you can also visit Shangri-La, the former home of heiress Doris Duke, near Diamond Head.
Reservations are required through the museum to visit Shangri-La, and they sell out quickly. The tour departs by private shuttle from the art museum to go past Waikiki Beach to the other side of Diamond Head. The tour includes the beautiful home, lovely gardens, and Duke’s collection of Islamic art.
Leave The Driving To Us
Sit back, relax, and let us show you around. When visiting Oahu, you can spend more time enjoying yourself and less time searching for a place to park. Let the locals with Aloha Circle Island tours show you around Oahu, Hawaii.