Reunited and it Feels So Good
Just like the classic tune by Peaches and Herb, reuniting feels good. Sure, Hawaii gets a lot of credit for being a hit among honeymooners. However, the unspoken truth is it’s even better when you’re a little bit older, a little bit wiser and have spent many years getting to know each other. Heading to Oahu on your anniversary is the perfect way to rekindle the romance that brought you together so many years ago. Here are some inspiring things to do in Oahu:
There are many quiet, secluded spots on Oahu where you can snuggle with each other under the night sky. On a clear night, head far away from the heavily congested areas where the city lights drown out your view. The beaches at Hanauma Bay are ideal as they include some of the darkest spots on Oahu. If you would rather watch the serenity of the stars indoors, head to the Bishop Museum Planetarium where you can catch one of many shows, such as The Sky Tonight, In My Backyard and Wayfinders: Waves, Winds and Stars.
Have a Picnic
Sure, there are lots of five-star restaurants on Oahu, but anyone can make a reservation. To truly celebrate just being together, pack up a picnic lunch or dinner and head to one of the state parks such as Heeia State Park and Diamond Head State Monument. Kapiolani Park on the east end of Waikiki, one of the biggest and oldest parks in Hawaii, features several picnic tables to enjoy your spread of sandwiches. Many places let you camp overnight, so get cozy with your partner and enjoy being immersed in nature.
Make Sparks Fly with Fireworks
Did you know Waikiki has a spectacular fireworks display every Friday night? The show is free to the public and lasts a good 10 minutes. Reserve a spot on the beach earlier in the evening; you’ll get a particularly good view between Hilton Hawaiian Village and Outrigger Reef. Anywhere at the western end of Waikiki should be good though.
Watch the Sunset
There are lots of romantic places to watch the sun sink into the ocean on Oahu. Some terrific places you must try include Ala Moana Beach Park, Kakaako Waterfront Park, Sunset Beach, Tantalus Dr. and Waikiki Beach. Renewing your vows is easy to do on the beach at sunset. Ask the wedding coordinator at your resort if there is a justice of the peace that can marry you on the beach so you can seal the vows you made many years ago.
Oahu is a magical place for anyone, but especially lovers. Rekindle that passion with the simpler things in life. If you’re itching to get out and explore Oahu, though, catch a Circle Island Tour with Hoku Hawaii Tours!