Popping the Question in Hawaii

Every year, hundreds of couples do it. Bruce did it. But, Lanai didn’t. Hmmm…what could we be talking about? Proposing in Hawaii, of course! The romance of Hawaii lends itself to picture-perfect proposals, and there’s no better place to pop the question. That’s because Hawaii offers something many other places don’t: OPTIONS.

If you always dreamt of a beach proposal, you have dozens of beaches at your disposal. One of our favorites is Lanikai Beach on Oahu. Your best bet is to arrive early, when you can still find parking, and let the beautiful scenery do the rest. Set the stage on this mile-long, white sand beach and enjoy the amazing Mokulua Islands in the background for added drama.

If you prefer to pop the question on a neighbor island, we found a few options that definitely have the “wow” factor. First, you may want to consider the Na Pali Coast on Kauai. It has a little bit of everything and is one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. The area is home to waterfalls, beautiful green mountains, and a breathtaking coastline. On Maui, our favorite proposal spot is the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. It sits on a hilltop at about 4,000 feet elevation and is home to about 55,000 lavender plants including 45 different varieties of lavender. Also on Maui, you can ask your beloved to marry you at Waimoku Falls, which is a 400-foot-high waterfall, set above East Maui’s sacred Pools of Oheo. Or, whisk your beloved to the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island. The view of the heavens from atop Mauna Kea is unmatched just about anywhere in the world, and you can get an up-close view of the stars during the free stargazing program, which is held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night of the year. As the stars start to make their appearance overhead, whisk your beloved to a secluded spot and propose right then and there.