By Robert Reid, executive summary by darmansjah
The Hawaiian island of Oahu has more potential proposal spots that grains of sand. Beautiful Manoa Falls is surrounded by purple orchids and red ginger. It’s an easy mile-long hike through ferns and bamboo from Lyon Arboretum. Or you could hide a ring under a snowball cone topped with ice ccream at Masumoto’s Shave ice on the North Shore, and walk the short distance north to Hale’iwa Ali’I Beach Park. Is your girlfriend a Magnum P.I. fan? Grow out a Tom Selleck moustache in advance, and ask her shirt unbuttoned, wearing a Detroit Tigers cap – on Waimanalo Beach, a location from the TV Show. More adventurously, pop the question underwater, at Hanauma Bay. It’s a dream spot for snorkeling. Base yourself at Waikiki’s design-savvy Hotel Renew, a half-block from the beach (from US$145; hotelrenew.com).