Active/Outdoor Enthusiast

If you love the great outdoors, Hawaii is the place for you! Whether you are interested in hiking through a tropical rainforest, golfing at one of the islands’ world famous golf courses, ocean kayaking off the coast, paddle boarding or doing all of these things and more, the islands’ stunning natural beauty and gorgeous weather will help ensure you have an unforgettable time. Here are our favorite ideas for a perfect active vacation.

Must Dos
  • Hike up Diamond Head (Oahu)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) in Haleiwa (Oahu)
  • Windsurf/Kite surf at Kailua Beach Park (Oahu)
  • Snorkel around Molokini (Maui)
  • Kayak on the Wailua River (Kauai)
  • Hike over lava rock in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Big Island)
  • Take a zodiac trip along the Kalalau coast and explore Sea Caves (Kauai)
  • Charter a boat and go sports fishing (Big Island)
Less Active Activities
  • Take a roadtrip along the Road to Hana (Maui)
  • Horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch (Oahu) or through Hanalei Valley (Kauai)
  • Zipline on Haleakala after watching the sunrise (Maui)
  • Stroll through tropical rainforest at Lyon Arboretum (Oahu)
  • Visit the Alii Kula Lavendar Farm (Maui)
Favorite Hikes (Easiest to Hardest)
  • Akaka Falls (Big Island)
  • The Pillboxes (Oahu)
  • Maunawili Falls (Oahu)
  • Manoa Falls (Oahu)
  • Kilauea (Big Island)
  • Pipiwai Trail (Maui)
  • Kalalau Valley Trail (Kauai)
  • Koko Head (Oahu)
  • The Kuilau Ridge Trail (Kauai)
Favorite Golf Courses
  • The Turtle Bay Palmer Golf Course (Oahu)
  • The Princeville at Hanalei (Kauai)
  • Waikoloa Beach Course (Big Island)
  • Makaha Resort and Golf Club (Oahu)
  • The Kaanapali Golf Courses (Maui)
Favorite Surf Spots
  • Waikiki Beach (Oahu)
  • Sunset Beach (Oahu)
  • Hookipa Beach (Maui)
  • Pine Tree Breach (Big Island)
  • Banyans in Historic Kailua (Big Island)
  • Lymans Beach (Big Island)
  • Laniakea (Oahu)
  • Diamond Head (Oahu)
  • Hanalei Bay (Kauai)
  • Kahaluu Beach (Big Island)
  • Honolii Beach Park (Big Island)
Rentals
  • Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, Inc. (Oahu)
  • Quality Surfboards Hawaii (Oahu)
  • Adventures in Paradise (Big Island)
  • Surf N Sea (Oahu)