The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in Honolulu, Hawaii

With its pink hues, the Royal Hawaiian is one of the most romantic hotels in Honolulu
With its pink hues, the Royal Hawaiian is one of the most romantic hotels in Honolulu | Courtesy of the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki /
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16 November 2021

Hawaii ranks high on your list of dreamy U.S. destinations for a reason. Romantic hotels in Honolulu, postcard-perfect beaches in Kailua, and amazing Pacific dining throughout Oahu are only a few of the reasons why you and your beloved should book a flight for your next rendezvous. Want to ensure that your gesture of love goes beyond chocolate and roses? You could check into one of the most romantic hotels in Honolulu for starters, easily bookable via Culture Trip.

Sheraton Waikiki, for a sublime sleep

A water slide feeds into the lagoon pool at Sheraton Waikiki
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Sheraton knows that sometimes the most valuable gift you can give your spouse is a good night’s sleep. Up the ante with their Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, which means an ultra-comfortable bed with a private lanai and ocean views that’ll make it hard to submit to some shuteye. Go a step further and really butter your better half up with a sublimely sleep-inducing massage at Spa Khakara, or perhaps a nightcap or two at the Edge of Waikiki pool bar.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki, for the ultimate spa experience

An aerial view of the iconic pink Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki with Diamond Head in the distance
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What makes the Royal Hawaiian one of the most romantic hotels in Honolulu? An illusion – or, as it’s known at the resort (and in Sanskrit), the Abhasa. You and yours will disappear into this Oahu garden oasis spa, for thermal mud slimming treatments, shiatsu massages and detoxifying facials. A complimentary garden yoga session and an oceanfront table for two in your own luxury cabana will cap off a day you’ll never forget.

Halekulani, for designer decor

A luxury room at the Halekulani with an oceanfront balcony
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Some partners surprise their lover with Vera Wang clothing; you can surprise them with a Hawaiian suite crafted by the designer herself. The eponymous suite at Halekulani is the pinnacle of style and sophistication – from its private entrance foyer to the wrap-around balcony, while a spa-style bathroom will pamper you two in ways the personal butler can’t. As an exclusive perk, the For You, Everything complimentary program gets you and your beau access to even more astounding arts and cultural experiences on the island.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, for sky-high swimming

The luxurious living room at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, with a city and ocean view from a balcony on a high floor
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The romantic vacay you’ve been long overdue for is waiting at the Ritz-Carlton Residences. How does sushi shared with only seven other lucky guests at Sushi Shi sound? What about floating in the two highest infinity pools in Waikiki, or staring out at the glittering Pacific from your suite after a long day at the full-service spa? Food your language of love? How about Italian fine dining above the ritzy Kalakaua Avenue?

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, for bringing the kids

A spacious upscale king room at the Kahala Hotel and Resort with an oceanfront balcony
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A romantic trip to Hawaii needn’t mean leaving the kids behind (well, unless it does), which is why we recommend the Kahala Beach Suite at the Kahala. Your room is only footsteps from the beach, which means the kiddos will be in earshot while you relax in the deep-soaking tub. Let them tucker themselves out for an early bedtime; you’ll need the evening hours to enjoy a parents-only massage, chef’s appetizer and cocktail service.

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach, for puppy love

The beachfront pool area at Moana Surfrider on Waikiki Beach with palms and ocean beside
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Feel like two high-schoolers in puppy love again at the Moana Surfrider. This romantic hotel in Honolulu invites you and your beau to spend a sleepover with an ocean view and as much dessert as you can fit in. The night in your tower suite is yours to spend however you like, whether that be retelling embarrassing date stories on the balcony or snuggling up with your favorite flicks under the covers.

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, for a babymoon with a view

The wraparound view of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head from a restaurant at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
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If you’re nine months too late to take that last-minute babymoon, you and your partner need a well-deserved stay at Outrigger. At your request, your ocean view suite (the one with the wrap-around balcony and panoramic views, of course) can have a crib rolled right into the bedroom. Pull the blackout curtains and let the baby (and you!) get a long nap. In-room coffee, daily housekeeping service and turn-down service – if that doesn’t scream heaven for two new parents, we don’t know what does.

Prince Waikiki, for a pet-friendly paradise

Overhead view of the swimming pool area with white lounge chairs at the Prince Waikiki, with the marina in the background
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Finding romantic hotels in Hawaii shouldn’t mean leaving the other love of your life at home. Prince Waikiki is just as warmly welcoming of your pooch as it is of your life partner. You’ll all appreciate the island breeze floating through your suite’s windows, particularly on the private rooftop balcony of the lanai suite. Strap on the leash and grab two biki bikes from the bicycle station to trade the long stroll on the sand for a breezy beachside walk on two wheels and four paws.
These recommendations were updated on November 16, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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