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Take some time away with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day to enjoy an escape featuring plenty of sand, sun, water, and loads of romantic island fun. North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and especially Hatteras Island, have something for you and your significant other to enjoy during a well-deserved Valentine’s Day respite. Relax and unwind indoors or out, with a myriad of year-round and OBX Valentine’s Day activities to choose from.


Enjoy the tastes and flavors of Hatteras Island this Valentine’s Day. Several restaurants around the island offer delicious fare, any day of the week. Many of these restaurants are also offering Valentine’s Day specials that may include dinner for two, or a special lovers’ dessert to share. Contact your restaurant of choice to see what’s on the menu and if reservations will be required. You can also check whether they offer pick up or delivery if you’d rather celebrate in private.

Spa Day

Get the ultimate rest and relax during your Valentine’s Day retreat with your sweetheart. Spoil yourselves with a special spa day. There are several spas scattered around Hatteras Island that offer services like massages, body wraps or scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Select spas offer Valentine’s Day specials, many of which include a couples’ massage, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, or other treats. Select spas have just-for-men services that tailor services to his unique needs.


The island means beach, any time of the year. During your Valentine’s Day escape, the harsh sun isn’t as intense, making it easier to stay out and enjoy the day a little longer. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise together with a walk or run on the sand, or plant an umbrella and have a romantic beach picnic. If you don’t mind the cold waters, you and your loved one can paddle around on a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe: check out the pristine marshes and wildlife sanctuary of the area. If your romantic vacation includes an increase in adrenaline and speed, take off together on a jet ski, or get your thrills above the water parasailing. Add in some private lessons together for a new skill while you’re at it with certified surf instructors can take you from land classes to catching your first wave on a traditional surfboard or windsurfing equipment by the time it’s time to head home.

Beach Horseback Ride

Whether you and your sweetheart are seasoned equestrians or first-time riders, you’ll be sure to enjoy this beach experience on your Valentine’s Day vacation. The breathtaking backdrop of the beach and waves of the Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras Island is a romantic “trail” ride you’ll want to add to your Valentine’s Day vacation itinerary. Call or email to make reservations with your preferred company, and be prepared to provide ages, heights, and weights of riders. That info helps them pair everyone with the horse that will be most appropriate for their needs. You can book a private ride or join other vacationers for a group adventure.

Bike Rentals

While you can hop in your rental vehicle and drive around the island, there are some places a rental vehicle can’t fit. For those nooks and crannies around Hatteras Island, rent a bike and go cruising. Many companies offer off-season pricing, making it easier and less expensive to rent the bike you want. Most companies offer helmets with their rentals, but you’ll have to ask about other extras like lights, baskets, water bottles, and anything else you may have on your bike at home. You may even be able to rent a bicycle built for two for some added romance.

Escape Hatteras

Use your love to work together this OBX Valentine’s Day. The activity has been growing in popularity, and you’ll want to add it to your Hatteras Island to-do list this Valentine’s Day. Located in Frisco, you can challenge yourself to stories like “The Crazy Keeper,” “The Spanish Flu,” and others. Each room is rated by difficulty and an ideal group is 2-6 participants. While they are open during the off-season, hours may vary. It’s a great activity for you and your sweetheart, or if you are on a couples’ Valentine’s Day vacation with others. Advanced reservations need to be made online.

Celebrate Love on Hatteras Island

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for you and your significant other’s trip to Hatteras Island this Valentine’s Day, make sure that booking comfortable and stylish accommodations are a top priority. Book a vacation rental with Midgett Realty. We have accommodations as small as 1-bedroom for your romantic Valentine’s Day sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a 6-bedroom home so multiple couples can share the Valentine’s Day island fun.

Prepare a romantic meal or any meal of the day in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a comfortable living space, or retreat to a private bedroom to relax the day or night away with the one you love.

Contact us today!