Our local recommendations will take you up and out of the hubbub of Honolulu, through picturesque scenery, to tide pools and kayaking, and back to the fresh air markets and one of the island’s best Luaus. Dive into our history at the Polynesian Cultural Center and spend every evening admiring the glowing skies from our top sunset spots. No matter what you’re looking for, we are happy to be your guide to Honolulu activities and more.
The market at Kapiolani Community College is the largest on the island and worth checking out. Browse and taste tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers - we recommend lilikoi! You can also purchase top quality beef, seafood, baked goods, hand-made pasta, local honey and coffee!
Located in the heart of Honolulu, Kaka’ako Farmers Market brings the abundance of the country into the heart of the city. Enjoy an ice-cold freshly cracked coconut while listening to the local entertainment.
Off the Beaten Path Adventure
Visit Kaneohe Sandbar for breathtaking views from the shallow waters in the middle of Kaneohe Bay. Rent a kayak with friends and lounge, socialize or picnic. Enjoy the picture-perfect drive through lush greenery on the way to Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens. From there you can explore 400 acres of pristine grounds. Bring a picnic and stroll around to find your perfect spot. You can also go Shark Diving with North Shore Shark Adventures, which departs from Haleiwa Harbor - choose from snorkeling or cage diving.
Hiking Near Honolulu
A 4.4-mile, moderate out-and-back path that opens out to views of Waimanlo and the Na Mokulua Islands, as well as Rabbit Island and Koko Crater.
A moderate but steep incline hike that offers breathtaking views of Kahana Bay, Kaawa, and the cliffs of Pu’u Manamana. You have to see the view from the top!
Island Culutre & Sunsets
Spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Wander through 4.2 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities like twirling poi, drumming, and creating haku lei. Cap off the day with an unforgettable Luau, arguably the best on island! We also recommend taking the time to catch a beautiful sunset. Here are the best sunset spots on Oahu.
Duke's Lane Market & Eatery, just across the street - so many options for takeout!
We have rice cookers for your suite - just ask!
The Ala Wai canal loop is a great run or walk in the morning or evening.
There are 2 grocery stores within walking distance to stock up your kitchen.
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