January 16, 2016
You could go anywhere for Spring Break. The fact that you chose Hawaii is a testament to how much you appreciate the natural beauty here as well as the potential for fun. Aside from laying on the beach by day and hitting the clubs by night, there’s plenty to do here to stay active and make lasting memories with friends. Check out the top four best things to do on Oahu for Spring Break.
Sure, you can do this at Waikiki Beach, but why stop there? Head to the Hawaii Kai section of Honolulu for a different perspective. This clean and quiet suburb located on the East side of the island is a top destination for parasailing thanks to the trade winds inherent here. Start out at Koko Marina and have a blast trying your hand at this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, then grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants located here.
Hanauma Bay is where it’s at when you’re looking for an amazing place to snorkel. You’ll get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful fish, reefs and marine creatures in all of Hawaii and indeed the world. It’s located on the south shore of Oahu as part of the Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park, stretching an impressive 100 acres. The bay itself is comprised of a deep cove with a 2,000-foot white sand beach and hiking trails that meander among the cliffs. There’s a tram that will take you down from the cliffside or you can choose to walk down the paved trail.
Where else can you learn from the best? The North Shore of Oahu is the premier destination for watching professional surfers and trying your hand at this popular native sport as well. The Banzai Pipeline on Sunset Beach is basically a large surf break in front of Ehukai Beach Park where some of the biggest waves in the world can be caught. Watch the pros do their thing and sign up for a surfing lesson from one of the many providers in the area. In the summer, the waves are a bit tamer; winter brings the big guys.
Spring Break wouldn’t be what it is without some cocktails, music and fun. Check out the Mai Tai Bar at the Ala Moana Center for happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring draft beers for just $2.50 at last check. The PlayBar in Waikiki offers $1 drink specials, while the Nashville Waikiki sells mai tais for just $2.50. If you prefer to drink in your hotel room, stock up on 99-cent shots of flavored vodka and throw your own private party.
If you’re looking to do some tours during the day, check out Hoku Hawaii Tours while here. We offer a great Circle Island Tour that takes you all over Oahu for all the highlights.