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5 O‘ahu Valentine’s Day Dates for Every Couple: Isn’t It Romantic

Even better than a horse-drawn carriage.


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Kualoa Ranch

Photo: courtesy of Kualoa Ranch

 

Billed as Hawai‘i’s premier movie backlot, Kualoa Ranch lives up to the hype set on a 4,000-acre private nature preserve cradled in a deep valley between some of Hollywood’s most recognizable mountain ridges. Ride with your lover through lush greenery and get lost in the quiet nature of the valley. The two-hour tour offered by Kualoa Ranch will have you feeling like you’re lost in a Jurassic Park world as you get an opportunity to experience the spectacular scenery.

 

Duck Breast

GRILLED DUCK BREAST WITH SHANGHAI NOODLES
PHOTO: COURTESY OF HALE‘IWA BEACH HOUSE

 

After the tour, take a scenic ride around North Shore to Hale‘iwa Beach House and score a seat with a view of the Hale‘iwa Harbor. Start off with a fresh tuna tartare or the lobster Cobb salad served atop Waipoli greens with a savory avocado ranch dressing. Take advantage of its local fish offerings and order the signature Monchong dish with an Vietnamese-inspired ginger-scallion beurre blanc with coconut lemongrass infused rice or share the grilled chili-glazed duck breast with Shanghai noodles. If you didn’t quite leave enough room for dessert but are hoping for a sweet treat, finish off with an espresso martini or a Godiva white chocolate martini.

 

Hale'iwa Beach House

PHOTO: COURTESY OF HALE‘IWA BEACH HOUSE

 

Leave your date brimming with love with a moonlit walk, dance or lie-down on the beach.

 

  • Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 237-7321, kualoa.com.

  • Hale‘iwa Beach House, 62-540 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, (808) 637-3435, haleiwabeachhouse.com.

 

To romantic? Try one of these other perfect O‘ahu date ideas

 

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