The Polynesian Hostel Beach Club has been blogging online for over four years now. We try to bring you the best information to make your trip to Hawaii as enjoyable as it can be. Since it’s the beginning of the year now, we thought it would be good to bring all of that information together into one easy to navigate post. Use this as a guide to help plan activities during your stay with us.
Here are some posts on various attractions around the island. Of course, there’s much more to explore. But take a look at these. You might want to include them on your visit here.
Explore Downtown Honolulu and check out the different museums, Chinatown, Aloha Tower, and the only royal palace in the United States.
Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000 acre ranch on the Windward Coast of Oahu which offers a number of activities like zip lining, ATV tours, horseback riding, and movie site tours.
Pearl Harbor is a must if you like history. Check out the Arizona Memorial and the ship that sunk during the Japanese attack.
Valley of the Temples is tranquility at its best. A nine foot tall golden Buddha is housed inside. Go here if you want some peace and a time of meditation.
Dole Plantation is where the famous Dole pineapples are grown. They also have the world’s largest maze, which can be quite fun if you’re with a small group of friends and/or family.
Budget Tips & Free Things
As backpackers, we’re always looking for ways to save money. Hawaii can be expensive. But if you use the tips in the following links, you can save a lot of money on food, accommodation, and transportation.
Plus, here’s another link on the free things you can do in Waikiki like hula shows, beaches, fireworks, and more.
Also, more ideas on free stuff:
Check out the most awesome sunsets,
Or go whale watching.
And still more, here’s a link on budget places to eat.
There are many different festivals and events throughout the year. Following are some links to posts written in 2017. So the dates may be different. But most of the events are usually annual. So you can expect the same events and festivals to be happening around the same time each year.
There are tons of places to go hiking around the island. Here are a few that we wrote about over the years.
Diamond Head Crater is the closest and most popular hiking trail. It only costs a dollar to get inside the park.
Koko Head is the next closest one and can be a bit more challenging but is well worth the effort.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is a very easy one, offers some awesome views, and is a great place for whale watching too.
And here’s a few hiking tips while you’re exploring the island.
Getting Around Oahu is not that difficult. The buses are easy to navigate and are the cheapest. There’s a moped rental just down the street from our hostel, which can be fun. Rent a car if you want more freedom and plan to visit other parts of the island.
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