It’s official, today is Feb 14th – Valentine’s Day. A day many embrace and celebrate and a day many dread. Some see it as a gross commercialization of a manufactured day to make money off the guise of love. Feeling the pressure to buy over priced roses, and packaged chocolates. I however love it…due to the fact I have an actual valentine this year.
Even if you don’t embrace all the mushy emotion of the day, you have to admit that Hawaii is a very romantic place. We have some of the best beaches in the world and Hawaii is the number one honeymoon destination. Not to mention the sunsets, flowers and long strolls along the beach. It doesn’t get more romantic than that.
So how do we celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Hawaii? It can be traditional with dinner and roses, or it can be an afternoon surfing together and watching the sunset. It could be a walk around Diamond Head or drinks and nibbles at the waters edge at Lanikai beach as the sun goes down. Or perhaps a private hula? I think the best valentine ideas are free, it is really who you are with that makes it special. But I must admit, I am still a sucker for those over priced red roses.