There’s something about the twinkling lights of Christmas trees and the merriment of the holidays that make people more romantic. After all, according to
WeddingWire, December is the most popular month for marriage proposals. Whether you’ve already purchased an engagement ring or are still looking, finding the perfect place to propose is of utmost importance. Hawaii’s breathtaking landscapes are the perfect backdrop for any occasion, but these 14 spots offer something a little more magical for your holiday proposal.
1) Mount Tantalus Lookout.
Perhaps one of the coolest spots overlooking Honolulu, the drive up to Mount Tantalus via Round Top Drive is as gorgeous as the lookout point. Propose as the sun is setting and the lights of the city begin to sparkle.
2) While stargazing at the summit of Mauna Kea.
As the most isolated population center on earth, Hawaii is an astronomy enthusiast’s paradise, and nowhere is the stargazing more incredible than at Mauna Kea Observatories.
3) During a hike.
If you and your significant other are the outdoorsy types, there isn’t much more romantic than a proposal on top of a mountain after a good hike. Just imagine the photos you could stage!
4) Hanalei Bay at sunset.
Can you imagine anything more romantic than cuddling up with your significant other at the beach with a bottle of champagne and watching the sun slip into the horizon? Any beach will do, but Kauai’s Hanalei Bay is perhaps one of the prettiest.
5) Near a waterfall.
That fancy engagement ring is at risk of being swept away if you propose underneath a waterfall, so I would advise you to stick to waterfall lookout points, like the one at Akaka Falls State Park, or Rainbow Falls, pictured above.
6) Propose at a romantic restaurant.
If you’re more traditional, you might want to head to one of Hawaii’s many incredible restaurants for that special moment. Top of Waikiki and Ulu Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge in Kuapulehu are excellent choices for a romantic meal with stellar views.
7) While horseback riding through Waipio Valley.
Known as the Valley of the Kings, and a popular spot for horseback riding, Waipio Valley’s 2,500-foot cliffs will offer the perfect backdrop for a stunning proposal.
8) Kaena Point
With striking views of the northwestern tip of Oahu, Kaena Point is a relatively easy hike into a protected bird sanctuary. The sunsets are second to none, and the walk is relatively secluded.
9) Kealia Beach.
Said to be one of the longest beaches on Maui, preclude a picturesque proposal with a romantic walk on this secluded beach reminiscing about your relationship.
10) Overlooking Waimea Canyon.
Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, you and your significant other are sure to get swept away with the views from Waimea Canyon. Just don’t forget to propose before you get lost in the stellar views.
11) In a lush, tropical garden.
Perhaps the most impressive – and romantic – botanical garden in Hawaii is Allerton Garden, located on Kauai’s south shore. With garden rooms, small waterfalls, fountains and statues, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to pop the question.
12) At Lanai’s Sweetheart Rock.
With a romantic namesake and incredible views, a proposal at Sweetheart Rock, also known as Puu Pehe, seems pretty idyllic. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a getaway to the magnificent island of Lanai.
13) During Friday night fireworks on Waikiki Beach.
Sure the beach gets crowded during the weekly fireworks, but your sweetheart will never forget a proposal during the fireworks, followed be celebratory drinks at a nearby bar.
14) Basically anywhere.
Every single beach, mountain, valley, and jungle in Hawaii is absolutely breathtaking, and they can all be the picturesque backdrop to pop the question. After all, it really isn’t the location that makes the proposal perfect: it’s the love you share with your significant other.