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12 Couples Activities to Try in O‘ahu
February 07 ,2024

The beautiful island of O‘ahu offers everything you need for an unforgettable couples’ adventure filled with romance, relaxation, and endless fun. And at Prince Waikiki, we’re dedicated to ensuring your experience is nothing less than extraordinary. So sit back, relax, and let us help plan your dream getaway with our list of 12 couples activities to try in O‘ahu, Hawaii. With so many incredible things to choose from, the only question you’ll have is what to try first!

 

Hike O‘ahu’s Natural Wonders

 

Diamond Head in Honolulu

 

Tourists love visiting the enchanting paradise of O‘ahu to explore its expansive 600 square miles of natural wonders. And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, there is no better way to experience the island’s beauty than on foot!


Embark on a captivating adventure at Diamond Head. This exhilarating hike is a must-do for any couple in search of the perfect blend of excitement and natural beauty. Located in the Ko’olau Range of volcanoes, Diamond Head is a famous volcanic cone formed by an eruption 300,000 years ago. It is one of Hawaii’s most popular national parks and hiking destinations. While the hike itself is about 1.6 miles and requires some effort due to its 560-foot climb, once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded with remarkable views that create a romantic setting for you and your special someone.

 

Maunawili Falls in Oahu, Hawaii


If you want to explore more of the Hawaiian wilderness, Prince Waikiki is just a short distance from O‘ahu’s most breathtaking waterfalls. Manoa Falls is just over 20 minutes from Prince Waikiki by car, making it a popular choice for visitors. You can take a leisurely 1.5-mile hike on a tranquil trail, surrounded by lush Hawaiian landscapes. And at the trail’s end, you’ll be rewarded with the majestic sight of a 150-foot waterfall. If you’re up for more adventure, Maunawili Falls is another option. Located about 13 miles from Prince Waikiki, this three-mile hike will take you through the scenic Waimānalo Forest Reserve, leading you to a secluded 20-foot waterfall near the Ko’olau Mountains.

 

Have a Ball on the Golf Course

 

A woman overlooking a man golfing at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club during sunset.

 

The couple that plays together stays together! Whether you’re a golf pro or just starting out, Prince Waikiki has you covered with an amazing golf course to enjoy quality time together.

 

Just a 30-minute drive from your Prince Waikiki retreat, you’ll find the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. It’s the only course of its kind in Hawaii, boasting three interchangeable nines spread across 27 acres of the sunny Ewa Plain. And the views are simply magnificent! You’ll catch glimpses of the Waianae Mountains and have the ocean in constant sight. Not to mention the lush ferns, towering palm trees, and vibrant flowers that create a lovely scenic backdrop for a leisurely game.

 

But the fun doesn’t stop there! After you’ve conquered the course, reward yourselves with some well-deserved relaxation at the Birds of Paradise Restaurant. Their menu is packed with delicious food and drinks that will satisfy all your cravings.

 

Catch Some Waves on the Surf

 

 

Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing and boasts some of the best waves on the planet! So why not embark on a romantic surfing adventure with your partner in O‘ahu. With its picturesque beaches and delightful weather, it offers the ideal setting for some quality one-on-one time.

 

For the experienced surfers out there, Ehukai Beach, or Banzai Pipeline as the locals call it, is the place to be. This beach is famous for its challenging barreling waves. But even if you don’t surf, you can still enjoy watching expert surfers conquer the ocean. Looking for more laid-back surfing vibes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Waimea Bay is a great option for those seeking a more relaxed surfing experience. This beach has it all — a charming moon-shaped shoreline, crystal-clear turquoise water, and soft white sand. And here’s a bonus: you can even take a leap off a cliff for an extra rush of adrenaline!

 

Spend an Afternoon at the Art Gallery 

 

Guests of Prince Waikiki can enhance their love for history and art with a complimentary visit for two to the Honolulu Museum of Art. This museum gives you an incredible overview of important art movements that span centuries. When you visit, you’ll get to see works by famous artists like Van Gogh and Monet, as well as Pacific and Polynesian artifacts. Plus, they have one of the best Asian art collections in the United States. And if that’s not enough, they also have a collection of contemporary Hawaiian art, including handcrafted surfboards and Georgia O’Keeffe’s pieces inspired by Hawaii.

 

Embark on a Sunset Sail

 

Catamaran approaching pier at Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii

 

What could be more romantic than sailing into the sunset on a luxury catamaran? While there are many local tour-based companies that offer catamaran excursions, the only 5-star catamaran option within city limits in Waikiki is Holokai Catamaran. With a capacity for 49 passengers, this is the place to be if you want gorgeous views, refreshing drinks from the onboard bar, and some quality time under the Hawaiian sun. They offer a range of adventures every day, from snorkeling to sunset cruises. Just remember to book in advance to secure your spot!

 

There are also plenty of other local companies to choose from if Holokai is fully booked, such as Maita’i Catamaran, Kepoikai ll, and Na Hoku II, which all offer sailing tours at a variety of price points. Potential activities and adventures on these boat tours include moonlight sails, island-style dinner buffets, and snorkeling! 

 

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner for Two

 

A table set for two with the sunset in view from the floor-to-ceiling windows at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar in the Prince Waikiki Hotel.

 

After a long day of fun activities, take some time to unwind and enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to spend quality time together, we have plenty of dinner options that are sure to satisfy your cravings.


At Prince Waikiki, we offer four dining experiences at the hotel. If you’re looking for a fantastic date-night experience, we highly recommend checking out our award-winning
100 Sails Restaurant & Bar. Here, you can savor fresh island flavors, sip on delicious cocktails, and, most importantly, soak in the picturesque Hawaiian views. We also have Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo, which combines Japanese flavors with Hawaiian touches. It’s a true gem, and the only Katsumidori location outside of Japan.

 

And if you’re still hungry for more, why not surprise your loved one with our exclusive in-room Romance Package? Available in February, this package includes a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and macarons — all delivered directly to your room. It’s the best way to add a little extra romance to your stay!

 

Explore O‘ahu by Kayak 

 

Young couple paddling in a kayak

 

Bond over your shared love of nature by embarking on a thrilling kayaking adventure in O‘ahu. Explore the beauty of the Hawaiian paradise at your own pace as you paddle along the crystal clear waters, occasionally taking a break to soak in the stunning scenery. When it comes to starting your kayaking journey, Prince Waikiki is the place to be, whether you’re a visitor or a local. The waters near Prince Waikiki are even known for their turtle sightings. So, keep your eyes peeled while you’re out on the water!


Renting a kayak is easy, especially in the Waikiki Beach area. Hawaii Beach Time, a trusted local rental shop, provides the convenient service of delivering a double kayak directly to Prince Waikiki. There are also other kayak rental companies, like Waikiki Shore Beach Service, that offer affordable hourly rentals. And if you’re up for a guided tour, local tour-based companies such as Godspeed Adventures and Active Oahu Tours are available to take you on expertly-led island excursions. 

 

Pamper Yourselves at the Spa

 

Close up of a woman receiving a massage at Naio Bliss in the Prince Waikiki hotel.

 

If you and your partner are in need of some serious relaxation, then Naio Bliss Spa is the place to be. Located at Prince Waikiki, this spa is all about helping you unwind and find inner peace. Inspired by the beautiful elements of the ‘aina (land) and the kai (ocean), Naio Bliss Spa offers a range of treatments that can be enjoyed at the spa or in the privacy of your hotel room, guaranteeing a truly blissful experience.

 

With a selection of eight distinct massage styles, you’ll find plenty of variety to suit both you and your partner’s preferences. For something extra special, we recommend trying the Alihi Lani Escape. This exclusive package includes a 50-minute pohaku (hot stone) massage that combines traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi techniques for ultimate relaxation and skin nourishment. If a facial is more your thing, you won’t want to miss out on the Muliwai Hydrating Facial. This rejuvenating treatment is infused with a delightful blend of passionflower, banana, and coconut oil, revitalizing and hydrating your skin. It’s the ideal way to treat yourself and your partner to some well-deserved pampering.

 

See Hawaii from the Clouds on a Helicopter Tour

 

Helicopter ride with open doors over Sacred Falls State Park on Oahu, Hawaii.

 

Want to make your trip to Hawaii even more amazing? How about taking a scenic helicopter ride to witness the alluring beauty of the islands, waterfalls, coastlines, and beyond, all from a whole new perspective? It’s an unforgettable adventure you simply can’t pass up!

 

Here at Prince Waikiki, our friendly and knowledgeable concierge services are here to help. We can provide details on duration, location, and the choice of flying with the doors on or off, according to your preference, so that you and your loved one can have the absolute best experience possible.

 

Unwind at our Club Lounge

 

 

Sometimes, you just need a vacation where you can kick back and lounge under the sun. And at Prince Waikiki, we’ve got just the thing for you! If you’re all about that ultimate relaxation, we highly recommend checking out our Club Lounge, available exclusively for guests staying in our Club-level rooms. It’s the perfect tranquil spot to unwind and recharge. 

 

Enjoy ocean views from our indoor and outdoor seating areas while soaking up the warm weather and admiring the beautiful Hawaiian landscapes. To make your experience even more amazing, we have a personal concierge to make sure you have everything you need. In addition, we provide complimentary breakfast and dinner, as well as daily snacks and a selection of beer and wine on tap to satisfy all your cravings. And our infinity pool is an added bonus! The Club Lounge is a true hidden gem that’ll make you feel like you’re in your own private paradise. Trust us — you won’t want to leave!

 

Enjoy a Self-Guided Brewery Tour

 

For couples who love craft beer, we recommend embarking on a self-guided tour of O‘ahu’s local breweries, all handpicked by the Prince Waikiki team. First, head over to Kona Brewing Co, where you can both take in the marina views while indulging in their artisanal ales. It’s a match made in beer heaven! Then, walk over to Waikiki Brewing Company. This establishment is known for its vibrant atmosphere and delicious beer (ask about their award-winning brews!). Finally, make your way to INU Island Ales in Kaneohe. They are masters at brewing the much-beloved “Island Ale” style. Prepare your taste buds for some delicious drinks, and be sure to grab a crowler of their latest creation to enjoy later in the evening from your room!

 

Go on a Snorkel Adventure

 

Snorkeling is hands down one of the best ways to experience the ocean. Luckily, there are many places near Waikiki Beach where you can rent some snorkeling gear and explore countless sparkling beaches!

 

Queen’s Beach is part of the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District and is bursting with marine life. You’ll be guaranteed to come face to face with all sorts of incredible creatures. For more aquatic fun, head over to Hanauma Bay. It’s a nature preserve with Hawaii’s highest concentration of fish species. And there’s more! If you’re willing to venture a bit further, check out Kahe Point Beach Park. It’s about 26 miles from Prince Waikiki, but it’s worth the extra effort to visit! This hidden gem is famous for spinner dolphins and warm waters teeming with sea turtles and schools of fish. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a magical underwater wonderland! 

 

Start Planning Your Perfect Couples Getaway 

 

A couple enjoying breakfast in bed at Prince Waikiki.

 

If you’re looking for an amazing trip for you and your partner, look no further than Prince Waikiki. Our oceanfront location offers easy access to nearby couple-friendly activities and attractions. Ready to turn your dream vacation into a reality? Start planning your ultimate getaway now at Prince Waikiki by exploring our latest offers and vacation packages.

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