Six Sweet Spots to Share a Romantic Hawaiian Sunset!
Toast to Your Love and Valentine’s Day Magic!
While love is always in the air in the Hawaiian Islands, it’s especially sweeter in February. In fact, many couples head to paradise for amorous getaways that celebrate Cupid’s favorite holiday–Valentine’s Day!
Here are six sweet spots perfect for cuddling up with your sweetheart to catch the sun as it slowly slips below the horizon. If you’re especially lucky, you may even see a coveted “Green Flash!”
Waikiki Beach, Oahu
Hawaii’s most famous resort area merits its status for awesome surf and beautiful sunsets
There’s a reason that Hawaiian alii (royalty) chose this south shore site for their playground. Aside from the perfect beach and ocean, the sunsets are downright regal. Adding to the seductive scene are the Hawaiian tunes floating in the breeze and tiki torches that add a glow to the evening. It's hard to top catching the sunset glory from Kaimana, Queen Surf, Kuhio, and Fort DeRussy Beaches.
Ko Olina Resort, Oahu
Leeward Oahu’s coast unfolds to stunning sunsets that take your breath away
Photo Credit: Leigh Anne Meek
The gentle lagoons fronting the leeward side’s high profile resorts make for a perfect perch to relax with toes in the sand and slip into the end of another glorious day. Take a sunset cruise from Ko Olina Marina to sail into the sunset.
Kaanapali Beach, Maui
West Maui sunsets are Hawaii’s most dramatic
Just a few miles north of Maui’s historic whaling port of Lahaina, Kaanapali Resort wows with the sun slipping below a Pacific Ocean horizon with the islands of Molokai and Lanai painting a perfect backdrop. On most days, the beach is decked with beachcombers, sunbathers, and stand-up paddleboarders. Punctuating the dramatic view is the moment that a diver leaps into the ocean from 40-foot-high Black Rock.
Poipu Beach, Kauai
Kauai’s south shore opens to stunning sunset vistas
Kauai’s south shore favorite overwhelms with sunsets that cap a perfect day of snorkeling amid abundant marine life in the gentle offshore waters. As a bonus, you’ll often spot sunbathing honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles), rare Hawaiian monk seals swimming or lounging in the sand, and seasonal humpback whales frolicking offshore.
Hanalei Bay, Kauai
This “Bali Hai” setting is nothing short of stunning
One of the most popular, beautiful beaches on Hawaii’s “Island of Discovery,” the north shore’s Hanalei Bay offers its best viewing during the summer and fall months. Imagine that postcard perfect image of paradise that defines Hawaiian Island romance.
Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona defines sunset splendor
Established by King Kamehameha I to serve as the seat of Hawaii's government, Kailua-Kona Town has evolved from a mellow fishing village and royal retreat into the sports fishing and IRONMAN capital of the world. On the grounds of the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Resort, you’ll spot its namesake enshrined via art and attitude. Dark volcanic rocks edging the water make for dramatic sunsets.
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