Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2018
WATER SPORTS Learn to surf, stand-up paddleboard or ride an outrigger canoe on Waikīkī Beach or at one of O‘ahu’s many other beaches. If visiting during winter, drive to the North Shore to watch the world’s best surfers ride Hawai‘i’s huge waves. SPA TREATMENTS O‘ahu’s superb spas offer both Hawaiian- and Asian-influenced therapies, with some using natural local ingredients such as seaweed, papaya, ti leaf, poi (taro) and coffee. FIRST FRIDAYS Celebrate O‘ahu’s vibrant art scene on the First Friday of each month when galleries come alive with exhibits and entertainment in Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. LUXURY HAWAI‘I 09 TOP THINGS TO DO ON O‘AHU HIKE LĒ‘AHI (DIAMOND HEAD) For panoramic views over Waikīkī and O‘ahu’s southern shore, hike to the top of Lē‘ahi (Diamond Head) — a 230m high extinct volcanic crater which was named a National Natural Landmark in 1968. KUALOA RANCH See where movies including Jurassic Park, Godzilla and Skull Island and TV shows Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I. and LOST were filmed at The Kualoa Ranch and Private Nature Reserve. The 1620ha working cattle property and reserve established on the north-eastern side of O‘ahu in 1850 also offers horse-riding, an ATV tour and sailing on a catamaran to Kāne‘ohe Bay. CHARTER A YACHT Book a private boat charter to swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles or simply enjoy a relaxing cruise under the Hawaiian sun. POLO Watch the game of kings at Hawaii Polo Club at Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore. Established in 1963, the season runs from April 15 until September 2, with matches from 2 to 5pm, a beach bar and a band from 5.30pm to 7pm. PEARL HARBOR Book a premium luxury tour to Pearl Harbor with Hoku Hawaii Tours to visit the resting place of 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II in 1941. The attraction encompasses the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Bowfin Submarine Museum, Pacific Aviation Museum and USS Oklahoma Memorial. HIT THE SHOPS Shopping is undoubtedly one of Honolulu’s biggest attractions, with plenty of designer boutiques to splash your cash. Favourites include the world’s largest open-air shopping mall, Ala Moana Center, Royal Hawaiian Center and the International Market Place A Paradise Helicopters sightseeing flight over Kualoa Ranch. The Na Ho'ola spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.
Luxury Hawaii 2017