5 O‘ahu Valentine’s Day Dates for Every Couple: The Ballers

Take your date to new heights.
Paradise Helicopters
Photo: Courtesy of Paradise Helicopters


Set on 850 acres of beachfront land on the North Shore, the upscale Turtle Bay Resort serves as the setting for the evening’s festivities. Start off with a custom-chartered helicopter tour from Paradise Tours and get creative with your itinerary. Want to get an aerial view of Sacred Falls and the Ko‘olau Range, zip-line through remote rainforests, then descend to a private catered dinner on a white sand beach? The sky is the limit with an all-you-can-dream helicopter tour.


Paʻakai Restaurant


Post-helicopter tour, decompress in your beach cottage at Turtle Bay and relax in a Jacuzzi with ocean views, then get ready for a sea-to-table dinner with sprawling sunset views at Pa‘akai Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar. Forgo the trouble of figuring out what to eat and opt for their special three-course Valentine’s Day dinner, starting with chef’s sushi roll or poke; your choice of fresh island fish served with a macadamia nut crust and coconut curry, sweet pea ravioli or petite filet of beef au poivre with fingerling potatoes; then a chocolate caramel tart and sweet cream for dessert. For an extra $35, receive 3-ounce wine pairings, from sparkling rosé to pinot noir to chenin blanc, with each dish.


Turtle Bay


End the evening dozing off in your cottage and wake up to 5 miles of naked coastline on the North Shore knowing you just had an epic Valentine’s Day.


  • Paradise Helicopters, located at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, paradisecopters.com.

  • Pa‘akai Steak, Seafood & Raw Bar, located at Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, (808) 293-6000, turtlebayresort.com.


Not sure if your date will split the bill? Try one of these other perfect O‘ahu date ideas