Ideas for the Best Places to Propose in Hawaii 

Get Engaged in Hawaii - Some Romantic Proposal Locations on the Islands

Places to Propose

Romantic Place to Propose in Hawaii on the BeachA Candlelight Dinner on the Beach is Just One Idea for a Romantic Proposal in Hawaii
By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Oct 22, 2014

Planning on a way to "Pop The Question" in Paradise? We’ve put together a list of best places to propose in Hawaii for those who would like to get engaged during their romantic vacation in the Hawaiian Islands.

Of course, there's some very romantic ways to get engaged in Hawaii. To start with, here's just a few ideas for proposals that you could arrange fairly easily for that moment of a lifetime:

On a Hike: Hawaii has some fantastic cliff and valley hikes, like Oahu’s east coast, the bamboo and rain forests around Hana in east Maui, or the Na Pali Coast Trail or Hanakapiai Valley on Kauai.

A Walk on a Secluded Beach: A stroll through the sand and waves at sunset could be a 9 or 10 on the romantic meter! Or, a mid-day picnic lunch at the waters edge with a bottle of wine and a blanket.

You need the perfect beach for this - we suggest:

  • Big Island: Honomalino Bay, Kua Bay
  • Maui: On the south shore, Sugar Beach and Kamaole II Beach
  • Oahu: North Shore between Waimea Bay and Turtle Bay
  • Kauai: Spectacular remote beaches on the north shore, including Haena, Lumahai and Ke'e.

Sunrise Proposal: If you’d like to get engaged at 6AM instead of 6PM, Haleakala National Park in Maui is the place. On Oahu, try Lanikai Beach.

Sunset Engagement:

Sunset Engagement Locations: Head to the west coast of any of the Hawaiian Islands. Our top picks of the most romantic sunsets in Hawaii:

  • Maui: Kapalua & Kaanapaili beaches in the west, Makena and Wailea on the south shore.
  • Oahu: Up high at the lookout from the top of Puu Ualakaa State Park.
  • Big Island: spectacular sunsets anywhere on the Kailua Kona coast.

Hotel Proposal & Engagement Packages in Hawaii

Fairmont Hotels Hawaii Proposal Packages - imagine booking a romantic canoe ride for 2, and having your hand written marriage proposal appear inside a bottle for your special someone to discover! Fairmont Hotels Engaging Proposals program can work with you to help put together your dream proposal (and wedding & honeymoon too) in Hawaii, including ideas built around their romantic resorts in Maui and on the Big Island of Hawaii. See the link above or call 866-662-6060.  

JW Marriott Ihilani's The Perfect Proposal - Hawaii - need a proposal and engagement location on the warm east shore of Oahu? The Marriott Ihilani has put a romantic one together which includes airport limo service, champagne, privater dinner, couples massage, luxury accommodations and much more. (March 2015 Update: Resort is closed for renovation and re-branding, will tell you more as we find out.)   

Grand Wailea Luxury Maui Proposal Package - if cost doesn't matter much, the Grand Wailea resort in Maui can arrange something quite special for you: services of an engagement agent to set up a picturesque sunset proposal on one of Maui's most beautiful beaches, complete with ukulele or guitar player, photography and one nights ocean view accommodation. Price is $2500.  

More Ideas on the Best Places to Propose in Hawaii:

Kauai: Almost anywhere! The Garden Isle is a paradise from coast to coast. Luscious tropical gardens and rainforests, valleys, beaches. Kauai is certainly one of the best places to propose in Hawaii.

Kohala Coast on the Big Island: Long, white sandy beaches, rolling surf, secluded coves, volcanic and most importantly, few people! The perfect spot, and one of the best engagement proposal spots in Hawaii.  

In a Romantic Restaurant in Hawaii: Just imagine: sunset, warm breeze, tiki torches, delicious seafood, and some island music gently playing in the background.

Propose on a High Mountain on Hawaii: OK, we only recommend this proposal idea for those who are reasonably physically fit and have a sense of adventure. Head on up, way way up, to the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island, the highest point in all the Hawaiian Islands. If you time it right and arrive close to sunset, you can have one of the most amazingly romantic settings to propose anywhere in Hawaii! To do this, you'll need a reliable 4WD vehicle, parkas (it's cold up there!), good driving skills, and a stop on the way up to adjust to the oxygen level at the top, which is 40% less than seal level. If you're still interested, you need to read more about the requirements for Visiting the Summit of Mauna Kea before embarking on this romantic proposal.  

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