Monday, August 10th: Now the tournament is over its time to relax and take in some of the many, many attractions Oahu has to offer. For example, why not Experience Kualoa Ranch on the Windward Side and head to Hawaii’s slice of Hollywood.
Kualoa Ranch is a 4,000 acre park that attracts hundreds of visitors daily, not only to see dramatic landscape where movies were filmed ( Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbour, and popular TV shows like Lost, and Hawaii Five-O) but also to engage in many exciting outdoor activities. Spend a day exploring the vast grounds, riding ATVs, horseback riding, kayaking to a secret island, zip lining across the jungle, and a multitude of other equally entertaining options!
Or you could Surf Waikiki waves.
There are some great south swells near Waikiki that’ll keep the beginners entertained. Some of these surf spots are Walls, Publics, and Canoes. Intermediate surfers can sharpen their skills at the surf breaks at Kaisers, Bowls, Ala Moana, and Diamond Head.
Is Pearl Harbor appropriate or a little too much for children? Many families attend with kids and have lots of fun!
The ferry ride out to the Arizona Memorial, and viewing the sunken battleship from the viewing platform is captivating! Plus visiting side attractions including walking aboard & viewing the Battleship Missouri big guns, or wondering below deck on the Bowfin Submarine and touching hundreds of pressure valves, and exploring the hangers of the Pacific Aviation Museum, are playgrounds in the eyes of the kids…and for the whole family on that note!
Tuesday, August 11th: The Honolulu Zoo is a 42-acre zoo in Queen Kapiʻolani Park in Honolulu, It is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch and is built on part of the 300-acre royal Queen Kapiʻolani Park.
The Honolulu Zoo features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats, and over 601,510 people visit the zoo every year. Located at the end of Waikiki (towards Diamond Head), this is an easy and inexpensive Honolulu Attraction to wander into and spend sometime with the kids and family!
Sometimes referred to as the Waikiki Zoo, you’ll be coming face to face with are giraffes, snakes, lions, elephants, cheetahs, vultures, hippos, rhinos, monkeys, tree frogs, gazelles, komodo dragons (hope this one doesn’t get out of its cage), the elusive Hawaiian nene bird, and much, much more.
The Waikiki Aquarium is an aquarium in Honolulu, Founded in1904, it is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States.
Built next to a living coral reef on the Waikiki shoreline, the Waikiki Aquarium is home to more than 3,500 organisms of 490 species of marine plants and animals.
Waikiki Aquarium is one of the popular things to do in Oahu amongst the many Honolulu attractions for visitors. This award winning aquarium in Waikiki will delight you with multi-coloured tropical fish, monk seals, reef sharks, live corals, and much more!
Make sure to check out the new Sea horse exhibits. There are 9 displays of these precious and rare syngnathid species, including the popular sea dragons, pipefish, and other beautiful and colourful types of exotic seahorses. A couple of sea horse nursery tanks are currently on display.
You will finish the tour by playing another match against a local club, will you say goodbye to Hawaii with a win?
Wednesday, August 12th: Time to purchase those last minute souvenirs before leaving for the airport to catch your return flight to the UK this evening.
Royal Hawaiian Center is the premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destination in Waikīkī, comprising shops and restaurants over three city-blocks of Hawaii’s renowned Kalākaua Avenue.
Hawaiian gifts and specialty aloha apparel are in abundance in Waikiki, but at Royal Hawaiian Center one-of-a-kind finds and uniquely authentic gifts are conveniently available in one beautiful location.
If you tire from shopping, exploring and browsing, the center invites you to participate in complimentary cultural lessons, demonstrations and activities held Monday through Saturday.
Hands-on experiences including hula, lomilomi, ‘ukulele and lei making are just a few of the memories that can be made (first come, first served and some classes may be limited to 25 people). In addition, live evening entertainment can be enjoyed most nights around 6 p.m.
After dinner you will return to the airport where you will drop off your rental vehicle and say Mālama pono to Hawaii, with fantastic memories of your time on the Island of Oahu.