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May 24, 2023


Congratulations, you want to propose to your significant other while visiting Oahu. The island of Oahu offers a variety of beautiful locations for a memorable proposal. Here are some of the best places to propose on Oahu.

  1. Makapu’u Lookout

YUP, THIS IS MY FAV! Located on the southeastern coast of Oahu offers incredible views of the ocean. This location offers mountains, greenery, tidepools, rocks, and sandy beach. PRO TIP: You may see Whales here in the wintertime!

Best time of Day. Sunrise or Sunset

  1. Lanikai Beach

Located on Oahu’s windward coast, Lanikai Beach is renowned for its pristine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. This location can be very busy in the afternoon but is my favorite sunrise location.

Best time of Day: Sunrise

  1. Kualoa Regional Park

Known for its stunning landscapes and movie-worthy scenery, Jurassic park Fans rejoice. This is one of my top three photo locations because it offers it all; mountains, greenery, and two beach views. This is always a quiet location.

Best time of Day: Afternoon

  1. The Sandbar

Located on the windward side of Oahu, this natural formation can be found at the center of Kaneohe Bay. Depending on the tide, it can be covered with waist-high water or completely exposed, creating a small beach in the middle of the ocean. 

Best time of Day: Afternoon

  1. Waikiki Boat Charter

Want to stay in Waikiki but skip the crowds? Charter a sunset cruise to pop the question. Pro-tip. Schedule on a Friday night during the weekly firework show.

Best time of Day: Sunset

  1. Lanai Lookout

this picturesque spot offers an awe-inspiring combination of dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, and stunning panoramic vistas.

Best time of Day. Sunrise or Sunset

  1. Crouching Lion

For the adventurer. This is a very steep 15 min hike that is well worth the trek. It offers panoramic views of east side of the island—making it a romantic spot for a proposal.

Best time of Day: Afternoon

8. Waialae Beach

Waialae Beach is a short distance from Waikiki that offers palm trees, sand, rocks, and a great location for setting up a picnic, flowers, signs, champagne, etc.

Best time of Day: Sunrise and Sunset

9. Kahana Bay

The famous dock on Oahu with the gorgeous green mountains in the background. This location offers a sandy beach, greenery, and warm calm water that makes you want to jump in!

Best time of Day: Afternoon

10. Halona Blowhole

Want to propose in front of the famous Hawaii cave? Halona Blowhole offers rocks, cliffs, sandy beach. Must be adventurous for this location due to the rocky walk down to the water.

Best time of Day: Sunrise

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