Published: 12 September 2015 by: William O’Keeffe

Nestled just steps from the beachfront in beautiful Waikiki, this boutique hotel offers couples the opportunity to unwind, sit back and relax while experiencing all Hawaii has to offer.

Hotel Renew is located far enough away from the main street in Waikiki to feel relaxed and tranquil, yet still only one-minute walk to the famous Oahu beachfront. 

The front desk at Hotel Renew

On arrival

On arrival at Hotel Renew, couples will be greeted with a warm and homely welcome by the staff. A cold towel, pineapple juice and the chance to personalise the scent in your room are all perfect touches to begin a wonderful stay at Hotel Renew. 

A Premier Ocean View Room at Hotel Renew

The rooms

Hotel Renew provides couples with modern chic rooms creating a sense of calm and serenity. The rooms look out at the stunning views of the ocean, providing an idyllic sense of romance for couples wanting to experience all the beauty Hawaii has on show from the minute you wake up. You don’t even have to go outside to experience the dazzling sights of Oahu when the balcony looks directly out over the majestic Diamond Head and the window looks out over the crystal blue waters of Waikiki. 

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What to do

Hanuama Bay

Snorkelling

A must visit for any couple is Hanuama Bay. This protected reef sits inside an ancient volcanic cone and is just a 30-minute drive from Waikiki; it provides some of the most amazing waters for amateur snorkelling in Hawaii. You won't be long in the water before all sorts of marine life surround you and you can hear the beautiful rainbow fish chomping at the coral. If you are really lucky you may see some of the local green sea turtles. Most of the shuttle services will hire out snorkelling gear included in the fare and also pick you up and drop you off right from the doorstep at Hotel Renew. Make sure you head out to Hanuama Bay early, as the marine park is a very popular destination.

Spectacular view of Diamond Head

Hiking

Diamond Head is just on the doorstep of Hotel Renew. Either jump on the shuttle bus or if you are in the mood for a longer walk it is an easy 45-minute stroll through the suburbs to the entrance of the park. Diamond Head provides a view stretching out over the vast ocean horizon and it's also a perfect opportunity to see Waikiki from above. The walk is best early in the morning or late afternoon when it isn’t too hot. 

Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise

Sunset sailing

After a hike up Diamond Head one of the best afternoon activities is an afternoon sunset sail. Freshen up back at Hotel Renew as the sailing catamarans are less than a 10-minute walk away. The sunset cruise takes about 90 minutes and usually includes a drink upon boarding the boat. The crew will take care of everything, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the sights.

Related article: 10 Romantic Experiences in Hawaii

Couples can get up close to giant green sea turtles

Hire a car and visit the North Shore

If you have enough time, hire a car and venture out to the North Shore for a day trip. Hotel Renew has valet parking so for couples looking to hire a car for more than a day coming back and parking at the hotel is an easy option.

The North Shore has so much on offer for couples to explore. From the lazy green sea turtles beaching themselves in the sun throughout summer to the magnificent waves of the pipeline in the winter, couples will have no trouble finding things to keep them occupied.

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Waikiki from above; photo: Edmund Garman – Flickr

Helicopter ride around Oahu

The only way to see it all is from the sky. A perfect end to the trip for couples is to organise a romantic afternoon flight. The helicopters fly from Honolulu Airport and are a magical way for couples to experience the island's beauty and majestic views.

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