With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, love is in the air—from the endless selections of red roses to prominently displayed assortments of chocolate hearts and dazzling jewelry—it’s hard not to get into the spirit of love. So whether you have a special someone in mind or you’re spending the evening with your closest friends and family, Oahu offers lots of romantic and fun ways to celebrate the big day.
So check out our top Valentine’s picks below and enjoy!
Nothing says romance like dinner with a view. Enjoy majestic ocean views at Beachhouse At The Moana and Valentine’s inspired options like chilled oyster with lemon, chili peppers and watermelon, Alaskan king crab with tarragon, corn and blood orange and braised beef tenderloin with shallot herbed polenta, blistered tomatoes and corn relish.
Opting for a singles night instead? Share some tasty entrees and fun drinks at Tiki’s Grill & Bar before a night out on the town. Try their Hawaiian Ahi Poke or their famous coconut shrimp. If you’re a fan of tropical drinks, sip on their “Surf Mai Tai” with light rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and a dark rum float or their “Mega Mango Mojito” with muddled fresh Hawaiian mango, Cruzam Mango Rum, limes, fresh Oahu-grown mint and a splash of simple syrup and soda. With a beach atmosphere, music and delicious food and drinks, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is the perfect hangout for a nice dinner with friends or family.
Best Bar/ Lounge
Sip on some handcrafted cocktails with your significant other at Lewers Lounge. With sultry lighting, lots of martini options and a relaxed atmosphere—Lewers Lounge lends the perfect romantic setting for your special night. Try their “Lost Passion” signature drink with a blend of tequila, Cointreau and fresh juices topped with Champange, or their “Strawberry Basil Martini” with Tanqueray Ten, strawberries and fresh basil.
Looking for a little less romance and a little more fun? Head over to Arnold’s Beach Bar & Grill for good food, lively music and great drinks. Try one of their specials like their “Mai Tai Tiki Tea” or their “Blue Hawaiian Margarita” for an unforgettable Hawaiian treat.
If you’re an avid moviegoer, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to catch up some of the hottest blockbuster hits with your sweetie or friends and family. Romance on the mind? Fifty Shades of Grey, Somewhere Only We Know and Old Fashioned might just be the perfect match. If you’d rather stay at home with Netflix, you can’t go wrong with Safe Haven, The Sweetest Thing or Hitch.
Best Outdoor Activity
Sweep your Valentine off their feet with a romantic Oahu dinner cruise. Both you and your Valentine will fall in love with the beautiful scenery, ocean sunset and the magnificent five or seven course meal. Guests can also look forward to live entertainment throughout the cruise.
Spending the evening with friends or the whole family? Plan a sunset dinner on the beach or go on a hike during the day. Oahu is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails and beaches in the world.
No Valentine’s Day is complete without dessert. If you or your Valentine has a sweet tooth, it’s time to head on over to Little Oven to get your dessert fix. If you really want to impress your date, ask for a slice of the “Pink Satin Cake” or order the “Carmelized Banana Split” made with ice milk and homemade marshmallows and topped with hot fudge, strawberries and whipped cream.
Dessert lovers can also venture over to Patisserie La Palme D’Or for decadent desserts like “Palme Chocolat,” a rich chocolate cake filled with pure chocolate or the “Raspberry Chocolat” with layers of chocolate sponge, raspberry jam and cream filled with manjari chocolate mousse.
Any other ideas for Valentine’s outings? We’d love to hear from you. Simply share your ideas below in the comments section!