When you're in one of the most romantic places on Earth, every day feels like Valentine's Day. Sun, sea, and scenery attract lovers from all over the world to Hawaii. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway or an adults-only afternoon during your family vacation, these fun date ideas offer you and your sweetheart a little something out of the ordinary.
Bond on a Sightseeing Stroll
Feel the Earth's heartbeat and say "I lava you" at the Big Island's most breathtaking natural attraction. The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Drive along Chain of Craters Road and admire the majestic and unexpected ways the volcanoes have shaped Hawaii's landscape and its history. Hike along more than 150 miles of trails and discover plants and animals native and exclusive to Hawaii. Before your visit, check the conditions to properly prepare and be mindful of local customs.
Wish Upon a Star at Mauna Kea
Get cozy under a canopy of twinkling stars. Mauna Kea offers a clear, stunning view of the night sky at more than 9000 feet above sea level. Telescopes are set up for stargazing at the Visitor's Information Station Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Find more information here.
Make Friends with the Locals
If you don't mind a little company on your date, some smart and playful creatures would love to spend some time with you! Meet Hilton Waikoloa Village's resident dolphins in an interactive and insightful Dolphin Quest encounter. Splash and play with Kona and Keo in their ocean-fed sanctuary. Enjoy an unforgettable experience while supporting our marine conservation and scientific efforts. Learn about Dolphin Quest and book an encounter here.
Unwind with a Spa Day
Relax and revive with a calming spa treatment. Enjoy a seaside massage at Kohala Spa, complete with champagne service for two. Take a look at packages and specials, and plan an afternoon of rejuvenation with your significant other.
Enjoy a Sunset Picnic on the Beach
The most conventional date idea on the list might just be the most romantic. The only thing better than watching a sunset is watching it with someone you love. Pack a blanket, some snacks, and a bottle of wine. Find a secluded spot on the beach. Listen to the waves kissing the sand as the sun dips behind the palms and into the watercolor sky.