What better destination to create cherished memories with the girls than on a beautiful tropical isle? Oahu is home to stunning white sand beaches and other opportunities for enjoying nature, as well as boasting a vibrant shopping, dining, and nightlife scene. With the activities of the city and the beauty of the coastline, Oahu makes for an excellent girls’ Hawaii getaway locale. Get started on planning with some of these fun things to do on Oahu!
With miles of postcard-perfect beaches to choose from on the island of Oahu, you can take your pick from remote and tranquil to active and happening. Visit one of the island’s remote west coast beaches for some photo-worthy time to yourselves, such as Keawaula Beach. For activities such as stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkeling, the pristine waters of the Ko Olina lagoons are ideal. Waikiki offers beaches filled with action, including local favorites such as boogie boarding and surfing. Whether you and the girls want to soak up the sun and enjoy your days with a drink in hand, or you want to experience the many water activities available here, the perfect beach awaits on Oahu!
Every girl deserves to be pampered and booking a day at the spa is the perfect way for everyone to relax, unwind, and get into the relaxed rhythm of island life. You’ll find numerous spas located across the island, ready to provide a soothing experience. The Laniwai spa offers an environment conducive to a girls’ Hawaii getaway. Before and after your treatments, enjoy complimentary access to the Kula Wai Outdoor Hydrotherapy Garden, where soaking pools, vitality baths, cold water plunge pool, heated whirlpools, rain showers, and comfortable lounge areas provide a serene backdrop for enjoying quality time together. Then indulge in a treatment such as the traditional Hawaiian lomilomi massage.
From the latest fashions to tropically inspired casual wear, you’ll find plenty of options for adding to your wardrobe on Oahu. Shop discounted name brands at the Waikele Premium Outlets or make your way through the largest outdoor mall in the world at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Ala Moana features a stage that showcases free daily performances, including local Hawaiian music and hula dancing, as well as over 300 shops and restaurants.
Start one of your girls’ day outs with a relaxing yoga session right on the beach! Whether your group consists of regular yogi’s or you’re new to the practice, there’s no better place to begin than with a front row view to the ocean. The sea breezes and sounds of the crashing waves set the body right at ease, and knowledgeable instructors are comfortable working with both regulars as well as one-time visitors. Check out Yoga Under the Palms for a yoga session right along the shores of the famed Waikiki Beach. Sunset Yoga Hawaii also offers sunset sessions along Waikiki Beach, a picturesque and calming way to end an evening in Oahu!
Take the excitement to the next level by trying out a yoga session on a stand up paddle board with Yoga Floats! These sessions will take you directly onto the water, adding the extra challenge of maintaining balance on the SUP as you challenge your body with a variety of moves. For a peaceful, memorable experience, try their Light Up the Night session, held after sunset to the twinkling of the Honolulu skyline. Underwater lights create an ethereal glow under the paddle boards, creating a colorful glow across the calm water’s surface. The movements in this class are slow and calm, allowing participants to focus on balance while taking in the nightscape. Every Friday night, a dazzling fireworks show is displayed from Waikiki Beach, and these evenings of yoga are extra special. For athletes who want more of a challenge, Yoga Floats also offers a more intense daytime SUP Fitness class. These bootcamp style classes will increase your heartrate and provide a challenge in balance, providing an invigorating workout all while taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of the ocean. And when your session is over, it’s easy to cool off in the refreshing waters of Waikiki!
The great thing about vacationing on Oahu is that some nights can end with a skyline-lit yoga session over the water, while others can end with tropical cocktails in an upscale bar along the beach. Head to Duke’s Waikiki for delicious cocktails with a tropical flair, such as their Mai Tai or Lava Flow. Duke’s also serves up a decadent slice of Hula Pie perfect for sharing, made with a cookie crust and topped with macadamia nut ice cream, whipped cream, and hot fudge.
Enjoy both the beauty of the island and access to Oahu’s best activities when you base your girls’ Hawaii getaway in one of our Oahu vacation rentals! Contact our team today!