Teamwork and communication are essential components to any successful relationship. Occasionally, though, it’s necessary to vent frustrations by shooting your partner with spherical, gelatin-capsules fired at high speeds from a compressed air-powered gun. To develop all of these qualities, head over to Paintball Hawaii. You can kiss and make up afterward. 111 Sand Island Access Road, 847-2255, paintballhawaii.com.
If you and your companion have a need for speed, head out to the Podium Raceway in Kapolei. This 44,000-square-foot venue boasts Italian-made electric go-karts that reach speeds of 45 mph. The track features hairpin turns, long straight-aways and the chance to rub your partner’s face in your ultimate victory. 91-1085 Lexington St., Bldg 1844, Kapolei, 682-7223, podiumraceway.com.
Have you and your love always wished you could surf the epic North Shore? Well, perhaps first you should start small and have a date learning how to stand-up paddle (SUP) with Surf N’ Sea. You’ll both enjoy miles of calm water at the mouth of Anahulu Stream, in Haleiwa, while still getting an intensive core workout. After a few hours of peaceful paddling, you’ll certainly be on the path to winning the next Eddie, or maybe just watching the competition together. 62-595 Kamehameha Highway, 1-800-899-7873, surfnsea.com.
For the couple that likes to work out together, Volcanic Rock Gym offers an exciting rock climbing experience with top-rope routines, a top-out boulder, wall traversing and crack climbing. Owner Justin Ridgely welcomes all ages and experience levels, so don’t worry if you and your partner fall head over heels onto the floor mat below a few times. $12 day pass, gear rentals available. 94-423 Ukee St., 397-0095, Waipio. volcanicrockgym.com. Watch a video from our editors.
Fly high through the air with your loved one with SeaBreeze Water Sports as you go on a tandem parasail ride. Take in the views together of the Hawaii Kai coastline and the Koolau mountain range, and share the experience and exhilaration of being pulled by the parasail above and by the boat below. 396-0100, seabreezewatersports.com.
For the adventurous couples, take it underwater during an introductory scuba diving course through Aaron’s Dive Shop in Kailua. After learning basic skills in a pool with a professional instructor, you and your partner will then set sail with your instructor and a small group of divers. Relax during a short boat ride in the open ocean before experiencing the thrill of breathing underwater, hand-in-hand with your aquatic lover. 307 Hahani St., Kailua, 262-3333. hawaii-scuba.com.
Ice Palace offers late night skating hours—with the lights off—from Thursday through Friday. Hug the walls with each other, or skate across the rink hand-in-hand. You’ll be skating heart circles around each other in no time. Earn extra points if you catch her before she falls. 4510 Salt Lake Blvd., 487-9921, icepalacehawaii.com.
After partaking in sporty dates together that include climbing and getting hit by paintballs, sooth your tired—and sore—muscles with the Hilton Hawaiian Village Mandara Spa’s “Exploration in Chocolate” spa package. The 2 1/2 hours of luxurious pampering begins with a 50-minute couple’s side-by-side Swedish massage, followed by a chocolate scrub—that you give each other. Finally, rinse off in the ready and waiting aromatic bath. $450, 2005 Kalia Road, Kalia Tower. 945-7721.