Places to Visit in Waikiki
We offer an array of tours and activities onsite at the Polynesian Hostel. Check out “What’s On” below and follow us on Instagram for other great places to check out while you’re here!
Sunday FunDay Turtle Canyon Snorkel & Sail – This 3 hour snorkel and sailing trip with Royal Hawaiian Catamaran just off the coast of Waikiki is the best way to spend a Sunday in Waikiki! All you need to enjoy this fun day out is to wear your bathing suit and bring a few drinks for the boat! Seats are limited so please e-mail us or sign up upon check-in.
Waterfall & Beach Day – Every Thursday we head out to Maunawili Falls and Alan Davis Beach Park for the day. Maunawilli Falls is off the beaten track and a VERY nice change from the crowded Manoa Falls. After our hike up to the falls we head to Fresh Catch for some Poke before we check out Alan Davis Beach Park (next to Makapu’u light House) for a chill afternoon of snorkeling. The tour leaves around 9:30 and returns at 4pm. E-mail us or check with reception for more details!
Big Kahuna Scuba Diving & Snorkeling – On Friday we dive! The Polynesian Hostel has a long standing partnership with Big Kahuna Water Sports to give our guests access to some of the best diving & Snorkeling on the Island for the most affordable price. Check with Reception for more details.
Hanauma Bay Snorkeling – Every Saturday Morning we offer a group trip to Hanauma Bay with our friends from Snorkel Fest! We offer a special discount when you book directly through Polynesian Hostel so make sure to sign up at reception!
Diamond Head Hike – Every (and by every, we mean weather permitting…) Monday morning we leave from The Polynesian Hostel and walk up the road to the crater. This is an easy hike to end your week and a great way to meet other guests, don’t forget to bring $1 to pay your entrance fee. On the way back, check out some of the local cafe’s and restaurants on Monsarrat Avenue.
Wednesday Sunset Sail – Our friends at Royal Hawaiian Catamaran take us into the big blue to enjoy sunset and a few drinks (BYOB) from just off the coast of Waikiki every Wednesday evening. Seats are limited…. it’s a boat.
Shark Cage Diving – North Shore Shark Adventures is located on the North Shore of Oahu. The shark is nature’s most perfect predator and have existed for over 350 million years, even before the time of the dinosaurs. Come join North Shore Shark Adventures, the best shark tour on Oahu, and see these amazing animals!
Dolphin Snorkeling – Ko Olina Ocean Adventures combines dolphin tours with snorkeling! Ko Olina Explorer, our Dolphin Snorkel speedboat, is fun, safe, and exciting. We offer some of the best snorkeling tours in all of Oahu and we hope you’ll join us.
Surf Lesson – The Ohana Surf Project provides a personalized learning experience. A team of expert, multilingual surfing pros are your instructors for your surf lesson in Waikiki. We offer a comprehensive curriculum of basic and advanced techniques with an instructional session customized to your age, skill level, and personal goals.
Kayak Rentals – Choose your own adventure! He’eia State Park is your gateway to Kane’ohe Bay, and your kayaks and snorkel gear are set up right on the water, ready to go! Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures is located at He’eia State Park on the East coast, or windward side of Oahu.
Horseback Yoga – Explore yoga principles of balance and flexibility for both you and your horse. Breathe, Stretch, Strengthen, Allow, Connect…Do you have a special place in your heart for horses? Are you interested in Yoga? You can enjoy both of these amazing things together, on the beautiful Pacific Ocean!
Pearl Harbor Tour – The USS Arizona Memorial is Pearl Harbor’s most visited attraction. Built in 1962, the memorial marks the resting place of 1,102 sailors and marines who were killed aboard USS Arizona when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan on December 7, 1941. Enjoy a fast and hassle-free visit to the most historic attraction in Aloha state without being a worry to stay in a long line for USS Arizona Memorial ticket.
Honolulu Heights – Hawaii Forest & Trail will guide you to experience a birds-eye view of Honolulu and discover how Honolulu’s volcanic past continues to shape and influence life on Oahu. Discover the region’s history from spectacular view planes atop ancient eruptive sites. Our Naturalist guides will reveal and connect you with a Hawaii that few will experience
Ultimate Adventure Package – This package will satisfy those who are thirsty for adventure and looking to spend their day participating in new exciting experiences. Our professionally trained guides will accompany you throughout the day and make sure you’re having maximum fun! Come join us at Coral Crater Adventure Park.