Top 5 Valentine’s Day dates you still have time to plan in Hawaii

Top 5 Valentine’s Day dates you still have time to plan in Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Do you have your plans firmed up?

If not, check out some of the options that are still available in the islands.

The Love Boat

Wow your sweetheart on the Star of Honolulu.
Wow your sweetheart on the Star of Honolulu. (Star of Honolulu)

Treat your special someone to an evening of love and luxury on the high seas at the Star of Honolulu’s Valentine’s Day cruise. The Star’s romantic sunset voyage departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Prices range from $115-$200.

The most expensive package includes a seven-course signature live Maine lobster and prime tenderloin of beef dinner at a private table, some adult beverages, and live jazz.

Keep in mind there are other sunset cruise options around the state, Groupon and Yelp are a great place to check what’s out there (make sure any deals listed are honored on Valentine’s Day).

An Old Fashioned Love Song

Fall in love with Rock-A-Hula's Be My Valentine Dinner and Show.
Fall in love with Rock-A-Hula's Be My Valentine Dinner and Show. (Rock-A-Hula)

Get serenaded by Elvis and Micheal Jackson at any of Rock-A-Hula’s three dinner and show packages.

They include a gourmet dinner, drinks, and what claims to be the “largest Hawaiian show in Waikiki.”

Admission includes a post-show meet and greet with the cast and a complimentary rose for the ladies.

The Blue Note is another Valentine’s Day concert hot spot. Then venue will be hosting ‘The Manhattan Transfer’ with ticket’s ranging from $45-$65.

Fancy Feast

(Top of Waikiki)

Reservations at Hawaii’s top restaurants go fast. But remember, the most expensive doesn’t always equal the most romantic ambiance.

OpenTable.com already shows many time slots filling up at Oahu’s fine dining establishments.

If you are looking for a cost saver, the bundled prix fixe meals are always a great option. It’s also good to keep in mind that many restaurant coupons and gift cards are not honored on Valentine’s Day.

Stay-cation

Discover the Pink Palace of the Pacific with its rich history, luxurious guest rooms, stunning location.
Discover the Pink Palace of the Pacific with its rich history, luxurious guest rooms, stunning location. (Royal Hawaiian Hotel)

Turtle Bay and the North Shore are perfect for romantic escapes, but as of Monday at 9:30 a.m., there was only one ocean view room left.

The resort says you can celebrate your romantic occasion with a fragrant lei greeting for both of you, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

Top it off with a pre-arrival phone call from their concierge team for unique special touches. All that’s going to cost you a whopping $700 including tax.

Not to worry, there are many other stay-cation options around the state.

It would seem appropriate to to spend Valentine’s Day at Waikiki’s “Pink Lady” (a.k.a the Royal Hawaiian Hotel). There are still rooms with amazing views available at a number of Waikiki hotels, but they are going fast.

Consider Airbnb, rentals are available in Lanikai, Waikiki, and the North Shore for a fraction of the price.

Romantic Beach Picnic

File image of Lanikai Beach, Oahu. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
File image of Lanikai Beach, Oahu. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

ProFlowers.com listed this suggestion, and we have to agree: You can’t go wrong with a beach date.

The best part is that you can wait until almost the very last hour and still have a fantastic memorable experience.

First, don’t forget the lei or roses as a Valentine’s Day flower gift for your love. Second, set up the beach blanket with flickering candles beforehand. Third, get some good bottles of wine, and grab some hoity-toity fancy cheese and crackers. Don’t forget the grapes and strawberries to pair with the wine and cheese.

Fourth, find the perfect romantic beach picnic spot, add in a nighttime swim or a couples massage in the sand. Many hotels and spas in Waikiki offer beach side spa services.

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