Enjoy your next vacation in the tropical island paradise. This year means plenty of beach time, but there are a myriad of other things that you can do and explore. Take a much-needed break to a place full of sand, sun, fun, and plenty of rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in a Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history, see the sights, and more. No matter how long you’re here, or how diverse the interests of your group may be, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on an Oahu escape.
No trip to the Hawaiian islands is truly complete without attending a luau. It’s the perfect celebration of Polynesian culture and often includes a lei greeting, as well as hula dancers, fire twirlers, and many others. You’ll dine on delicious Hawaiian and Polynesian cuisine, typically served buffet style. Whether you’re staying in Waikiki, North Shore, or the Windward Coast, you’ll have no trouble finding a luau near you, as many hotels, resorts, and cultural centers offer them on a nightly or weekly basis. Some popular options include the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, the Paradise Cove Luau in Ko Olina, or the Diamond Head Luau in Waikiki.
You can read all the guidebooks and information you like before you arrive. Those sources lead you to the popular “must see” attractions and destinations, meaning you’ll be dealing with the crowds of other people with guidebooks in hand that recommended the site. Instead, take your sightseeing advice from the locals, or join tours run by local companies that know the best spots on the island. These may be “off the beaten path” treats that offer a different experience of island life. Consider exploring the lush Manoa Falls Trail, where you can hike through the verdant rainforest to reach a stunning waterfall. Or venture to the serene Byodo-In Temple nestled in the Valley of the Temples on the Windward Coast, offering a tranquil retreat away from the bustling tourist areas. For history buffs, a visit to the historic Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu provides insight into Hawaii’s royal past. Whichever sights you choose to explore, you may also get in stops to sample local cuisine, and no doubt get many photo opportunities.
On Oahu, karaoke is a staple of nightlife. There are a variety of bars and other locales where you can showcase your talent. If you’re still a bit shy, just cheer on those brave enough to take the stage. Some places offer special private rooms so you can display your talents for only your loved ones, free of embarrassment. Some great places that the locals always go to are Wave808, Sky Park, Blue Ribbon, and Soju Bang. Some of these places do offer food for purchase but be sure to call and check before making any reservations.
While exploring Oahu typically necessitates a rental vehicle, there are hidden gems inaccessible by car. Embrace the island’s spirit of adventure by opting for two wheels instead. Numerous scooter rental companies offer a variety of options to suit every traveler’s needs. Cruise along the coastal roads on a sleek scooter, perfect for solo adventurers, or opt for a comfortable ride on a scooter built for two. Families can enjoy the freedom of exploration with scooters equipped with child seats, ensuring everyone can join in on the fun. With each rental, safety is paramount, as helmets are provided, and additional gear such as locks, baskets, lights, and water bottles are available upon request. Soak in the island breeze as you embark on an unforgettable scooter journey through Oahu’s stunning landscapes and hidden treasures. One of many great scooter rental locations like Scooter Rental Hawaii, local in Waikiki provides exemptional customer service with easy pick-up access and delivery within the Waikiki area.
While swimming and beach lounging are fantastic activities to include in your daily itinerary, exploring beneath the waves offers a deeper appreciation for the island’s rich ecosystem. Embark on a scuba diving adventure or snorkeling excursion to discover Oahu’s vibrant marine life up close. Local diving enthusiasts recommend diving spots like Shark’s Cove on the North Shore, where you can encounter colorful reef fish and fascinating underwater rock formations. For a chance to swim alongside majestic sea turtles, head to Turtle Canyon near Waikiki. Experienced divers may also enjoy exploring the underwater lava tubes and caves at Electric Beach on the west coast. Whether you opt for a single-location dive or a multi-stop expedition, Oahu’s diverse underwater landscapes promise unforgettable encounters with dolphins, rays, whales, and an array of sea creatures.
USS Arizona Memorial
President Roosevelt called the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor “a date which will live in infamy.” The attack marks the United States’ official entry into World War II. Take some time to take in a little history at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, as well as a tour of the USS Arizona memorial museum. The memorial museum was built directly over the wreckage of the warship by the same name. The ship was so irreparably damaged it never saw a day of action throughout the war. Take the 45-minute guided tour off the memorial hosted by a National Park Service member. Those tours run every 15 minutes daily 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Make sure to gather everyone together for one tour, as group sizes are capped at 145 people in accordance with US Navy and US Coast Guard regulations.
An island getaway, particularly in Hawaii and Oahu, guarantees ample beach time. While a visit to the renowned Waikiki Beach is a must, don’t overlook the charm of Oahu’s lesser-known gems. Venture beyond the tourist hotspots to discover local favorites such as Lanikai Beach, renowned for its powdery white sands and turquoise waters, or Makapu’u Beach, where you can admire panoramic views of the rugged coastline and catch glimpses of migrating whales during the winter months. For a secluded retreat, consider exploring the pristine shores of Waimanalo Beach, beloved by locals for its tranquil ambiance and picturesque surroundings. No matter which beach you choose, Oahu’s diverse coastal landscapes promise endless opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation.
An Oahu Home Base for Fun
Indulge in relaxation after a day full of fun Oahu activities in a vacation rental by Midway Vacations. From intimate studios ideal for a solo or romantic getaway to spacious two-bedroom havens for you and your cherished ones, we offer a range of accommodations tailored to suit your tropical island retreat. Whip up delectable Hawaiian and Polynesian dishes or savor a favorite home-cooked meal in our fully-equipped kitchens. Afterward, unwind in the inviting ambiance of our open living spaces or retreat to the tranquility of a private bedroom.
As you step into your serene oasis, let the stresses of everyday life dissipate, replaced by the warm embrace of the Aloha spirit. For an unforgettable Oahu escape, contact us today to reserve your next memorable getaway in paradise.
Make your vacation escape to the lush, tropical island of Oahu. Enjoy your much-needed break surrounded by sand, sun, fun, and plenty of rest and relaxation. You’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy, including nightlife in Oahu, and an array of shopping options where you’re sure to score the perfect gift or souvenir.
The stores are a Hawaiian convenience store staple throughout the island chain. You won’t have far to go before encountering one – there’s likely one within walking distance of your accommodations. Convenience items include bottled water, grocery items like bread and milk, as well as Hawaiian- and beach-themed souvenirs. If you forgot some sandals, you’ll likely find a pair to fit your vacation needs in one of these stores.
Big Island Candies
Indulge your sweet tooth. For over 40 years, the company has been home to some of Hawaii’s best cookies, chocolates, confections, and sweet tooth-satisfying goodies. Choose from milk chocolate dipped Macadamia nut shortbread, cocoa dusted chocolate almonds, Hawaiian Red Chili toffee, and a variety of other treats. Pair your new favorites with one of their coffee blends. For those who can’t decide on one item, there are gift baskets and boxes that offer a combination of sweet, delicious flavors!
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu Magazine and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser have rated the club Hawaii’s Best Live Music Venue. The venue hosts two shows nightly full of world-class talents. You’ll hear the best musicians in jazz, pop, rock, reggae, and traditional Hawaiian music. Added to the music, enjoy a unique dinner experience, craft cocktails, and more.
If a “Made in Hawaii” stamp is important for the items you pick up during your Hawaiian vacation, make sure to add a stop here. You’ll find authentic, fun, products that celebrate “ohana and Hawai’i’s unique sense of place.” Every item, including wood picture frames, wall art, ornaments, games, and more is made right in Hawaii!
Take your pick of the array of comedy clubs across the island! All of them are ready to make you laugh. In addition to many “resident” comedians at various clubs, they also host several visiting acts.
Waikiki, Kailua, Manoa, and many other places across Oahu hold farmers’ markets. You’ll find homemade and handmade arts, crafts, and more. Pick up fresh produce, honey, and other delicious ingredients for your next homemade meal. If you’re looking for fashion, there are several malls and shopping centers, including Windward Mall, Ala Moana Center, Royal Hawaiian Center, and many others. You’ll find what you’re looking for, from necessities left behind at home to the perfect “Made in Hawaii” souvenir.
There is an array of karaoke bars and locales that offer the fun – and often embarrassing – activity. Showcase your own talent, or cheer on those brave enough to get on stage. If you’d rather display your talents for only your loved ones, several karaoke clubs offer special private rooms, so you can enjoy the night without the dreaded embarrassment.
You won’t have to go far to find a place where you can attend an authentic Hawaiian lu’au. These traditional Hawaiian parties include native Hawaiian cuisine like poi, poke, lomi salmon, and more. Entertainment is often traditional Hawaiian music, kanikapila, and hula. Be careful! Some shows may even pull you up on stage for a hula lesson! Many hotels offer shows nightly or weekly, while others are produced by private companies at other locations around the island.
Moonlight Dinner Cruise in Honolulu
It’s a great activity if you’re looking for a special date night activity. Cruise through the waters of Honolulu by moonlight while you enjoy a three-course dinner at the same time. Choose from indoor seating or seating on the boat’s premium upper deck. Enjoy soft drinks or bottled water with your meal. A knowledgeable guide will fill you in on some of the facts of the area while you enjoy the ride.
The District Nightclub
Spice up the night just moments from Waikiki. The club is one of Honolulu’s newest nightlife experiences, where the fun lasts seemingly all night long. Enjoy dancing and other nightlife, including their specially designed 23-foot DJ booth, leveled dancing floors, and more than ten VIP tables for the ultimate night club experience on Oahu.
Your Shopping and Nightlife Home Base
From a cozy studio for a solo or sweetheart escape featuring loads of shopping and nightlife experiences, to a 2-bedroom unit to include even more of your loved ones, Midway Vacations has a cozy vacation rental on Oahu that’s just right to make your home base. Arrive and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away and be replaced by the spirit of Aloha. Our homes have plenty of secure storage to hold all your new purchases. Prepare ingredients for a picnic on the beach or any other meal in the fully equipped kitchen, relax in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom.
Vacationing in a lush, tropical island paradise for your next vacation no doubt means plenty of beach time. Take a much-needed break to a place full of sand, sun, fun, water, and plenty of rest and relaxation. While spending time on the beach and in the water is a priority, Hawaii and the island of Maui offer some of the best snorkeling in the world. You’ll no doubt want to spend the day – or multiple days – exploring both above and below the water. Don’t forget an underwater camera to get pics of what you find below the surface while snorkeling in Maui!
If you’ve never been to Hawaii, or snorkeling for that matter, book a tour. There are plenty of charter boats that will take you out to explore the underwater world. Just walking down to the marina docks will offer you several tours, offered by private boats as well as tour companies. Companies typically provide the mask, snorkel, and flippers needed for the adventure, but you’ll have to bring your own wetsuit.
On Your Own
You can start out exploring on your own, or you can do so after finding the best spots on a guided excursion. Head to the closest beach and wade out into the water. You’ll be amazed at what you can find close to shore. If you want to explore past the beach near your rental, pack up the rental vehicle and head to just about any other beach on the island.
For beginner snorkelers, this beach is a great place to get your feet wet. The quarter mile of sandy beach boasts great snorkeling, as well as swimming, boogie boarding, and more. For SCUBA experiences, dive instructors choose it due to the good beginner-level dive at the outer reef. There are bathrooms and showers available.
One’uli Black Sand Beach
Another typical bucket list for a Hawaiian vacation is a trip to its unique black sand beaches. This beach is on the Wailea side of the Pu’u Ola’i cinder cone and is considered excellent for snorkeling and diving – there’s a coral reef not far offshore. The black sand covers the beach, but it often disappears and is replaced by hard lava at the water’s edge.
The cozy beach is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, boogie boarding, and other water activities, including snorkeling. When you’re not plunging beneath the waves, check out the tide pools at the north end. You can make a day out snorkeling, or rent stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, beach and snorkel gear, and bikes from the nearby Mana Kai hotel at the north end. Hit the available showers before returning to your car.
Ke One o Polo Beach
Two beaches in one! The two beautiful crescents of sand are a popular spot, close to Polo Beach Club and Fairmont Kea Lani. You’ll be sharing the slice of paradise at the north end with hotel guests, but the south end can be fairly uncrowded. No matter what part of the family-friendly beach you set up on, it’s is great for all water activities, including snorkeling, boogie boarding, or a casual dip. Facilities include a grassy park with showers, bathrooms, picnic tables, and grills – in case you need a break from the underwater exploration.
This long, sandy beach is typically uncrowded and normally frequented by locals. That makes it great for undisturbed underwater exploration. The beach has very few public access trails, but when you get there, you won’t regret the trip. The waters are a wonderland for snorkeling and many other water and beach activities.
The quarter-mile long piece of sand neighbors the Andaz Wailea Hotel. Make sure to bring your own beach chairs, umbrellas, and other gear – the ones on-site are for hotel guests only. These are also prime waters for boogie boarding, swimming, as well as snorkeling along the south end. Public parking is shared with nearby Ulua Beach, which is also popular for snorkeling and dive instruction, so come early. There are also bathrooms and showers available.
Exploring Above and Below Water
While there are many places to explore below the surface of Maui’s waters, the water closest to your vacation rental is a great place to start! Choose from a cozy studio for a solo or sweetheart escape full of beach relaxation and fun, or a 2-bedroom for you and even more of your loved ones. Midway Vacations has a vacation rental that’s just right for your tropical island retreat full of snorkeling fun.
Open the door of your “home away from home” and feel all your stresses and worries wash away into the nearby Pacific Ocean, being replaced by the spirit of Aloha. Prepare ingredients for a beach picnic after a snorkel excursion, or any other meal of the day in a fully equipped kitchen, relax in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom.
Contact us today to start planning your Maui snorkeling adventure!
The year-round sun and warmth of the Hawaiian Islands is the perfect destination for your next fun-filled getaway, no matter what time of year you need a break. The decision to enjoy a tropical island respite may be a no-brainer, but planning all the details takes time and energy. Make your planning a little easier and choose the island of Oahu, beautiful Waikiki, and an Oahu vacation rental home provided by Midway Vacations.
The beautiful condo of Waikiki Banyan 3803 T2 is a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo with room for up to 4 guests to share a Hawaiian vacation. You’ll feel the spirit of Aloha the moment you step in and see the breathtaking view of the beach and ocean.
- Mountain Views
- Golf Course Views
- 38th Floor of Tower 1 at Waikiki Banyan – Penthouse Level
- Outdoor Living
- Pool (heated) & 2 Spas (Floor 6 of Tower 1)
- Coffee Shop (Ground Floor, Tower 1)
- Air Conditioning
Island Fun & Relaxation
Guests looking for a fun and relaxing island stay on Oahu will find everything they’ve dreamed of and more when they enter Waikiki Banyan 3803 T2. Kick back in comfort, style, and Hawaiian beach delight in the 38th floor east-facing unit that brings in beautiful views of the mountains and golf course.
The condo itself boasts a spacious balcony with views of the mountains. Enjoy coffee, a meal, or just sit out in the beautiful island weather at the cozy low-top table for two.
The community also has outdoor features to enjoy. Spend time on the sprawling covered patio on the ground floor. A large pool surrounded by adjustable chaise lounges is a great place to soak up the island sun, along with an upper deck that hosts two hot tubs. If you’re not interested in the pool area, there is a surrounding area featuring multiple stone picnic tables and built-in stainless steel BBQ grills where you can prepare and serve an al fresco meal!
If there are kids in the group, they can burn off some energy in the play area: the play structure offers hours of entertainment, including multiple slides, stairs, and more to keep them busy. On top of all that, Waikiki Beach is within walking distance, meaning you can be down by the water in no time!
Step into the beautiful unit and it’s welcoming and cozy foyer. Continue on into a great room with natural light spilling in from the tall glass windows and sliding door to the outdoor space with mountain and golf course views! The bright great room with ten-foot ceilings combines the daily functions of living, cooking, and dining into one. Wood floors run throughout the unit, and host comfortable furnishings. Take a seat on the couch, or a comfortable chair and enjoy a movie or TV show on the wall-mounted flatscreen TV or plan the day.
At mealtime, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. The open, yet cozy space features a full suite of appliances, ample counter space, and a myriad of cabinets and drawers. Open any one of them to find the many utensils and cookware you need for delicious home-cooked meals. The kitchen island doubles as prep space as well as the dining area. The bar side seats four.
At the end of a day full of Hawaiian fun and adventure, get a good night’s sleep. The bedroom hosts a king bed, night tables with lamps, and a desk with a chair. It will be difficult to get any work done there, as the desk faces the breathtaking mountain view. Close the sliding door for extra privacy.
The en suite bath hosts a walk-in shower and a single-sink vanity with extra counter space. A second sleeping space can be found in the living room. The couch folds out into a queen sleeper sofa to sleep two more guests! Full length curtains can be closed to block out the sun for a good night’s sleep before another day of Hawaiian adventure.
Sleeping Accommodations, Sleeps 4
1st Level | Master Bedroom – King + Full Bath
1st Level | Living Room – Queen Pull Out Sofa
- On-Site (one car) Parking pass & key required; MAX height 6 feet
Things to Know:
- On-Site Coin-Op Laundry
- Self-Check-In/Check-Out (early check-in available for extra fee)
- Free Access to Resort Amenities
- Beach Chairs (2) & Cooler Included
- All Linens Provided
- Starter Amenities
- Close to Waikiki Beach
- NO Resort Fees
- NO Pets
- NO Smoking
No matter when you come or how long you plan to stay on Oahu, Waikiki Banyan 3803 T2 will give you the Hawaiian excitement, fun, and relaxation you’re looking for. The community is close to Waikiki beach, fun attractions, activities, dining, shopping, and more to help you create the perfect stay for you and your loved ones.
The year-round sun and warmth of the Hawaiian islands is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation, whether you need to escape the winter blahs of home or just take a much-needed break. The decision to enjoy a tropical island respite may be simple, but planning all the details is time consuming and often stressful. Make your planning a little easier when you choose the island of Oahu, beautiful Waikiki, and a vacation rental home or Waikiki vacation condo provided by Midway Vacations.
Waikiki Banyan 3709T1 is a beautiful and relaxing one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo with room for up to four guests to enjoy a fun Hawaiian vacation on Oahu. You’ll feel the spirit of Aloha the moment you step in and take in the breathtaking view of the Diamond Head and the ocean beyond.
- View of Diamond Head Mountain
- 37th Floor of Tower 1 at Waikiki Banyan
- Pool (heated) & 2 Spas (Floor 6 of Tower 1)
- Coffee Shop (Ground Floor, Tower 1)
- Air Conditioning in Unit
Oahu Relaxation & Rejuvenation
Guests looking for a fun and relaxing Hawaiian island vacation on Oahu will find just what they’ve dreamed of and more when they arrive at Waikiki Banyan 3709T1. Relax in comfort, style, and experience Hawaiian beach and mountain delight in the home with breathtaking views of Diamond Head Mountain.
Once you’ve made yourself at home, the condo itself boasts a sprawling balcony with views of Diamond Head Mountain and the Pacific Ocean waves slapping against the shores of Waikiki Beach beyond. Enjoy coffee, a meal, or just sit out in the beautiful island weather at the cozy outdoor dining set for two. Moving to the community’s outdoor features, you’ll find the ground floor boasts a sprawling covered patio where you can meet the neighbors – and even get a delicious cup of coffee! Head up to floor six of the tower to a large pool surrounded by adjustable chaise lounges where you can soak up the island sun, along with an upper deck with two hot tubs. If you need to fuel up before more island fun, there is an area surrounding the pool deck featuring multiple stone picnic tables and built-in stainless steel BBQ grills where you can prepare and serve your favorite al fresco meal. The kids in the group can burn off some energy in the play area boasting a play structure with multiple slides, stairs, and more to keep them busy. The best part: all of it is within walking distance of Waikiki Beach!
Wrap yourself in the Spirit of Aloha when you step into the beautiful and cozy condo at Waikiki Banyan! The home boasts a spacious great room that combines the daily essentials of living, cooking, and dining into one bright and open space. Nearly floor-to-ceiling windows bring in bright Hawaiian views of Diamond Head, the ocean, and Waikiki Beach! Bright, beachy colors pop against neutral fabrics throughout the home. Wood floors host a comfortable couch and chair surrounding a cozy coffee table. Plan the day, watch a favorite movie or show on the large, flat-screen TV, or just take in the view with loved ones! At mealtime, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. A full suite of appliances joins spacious counters and an array of cabinets and drawers. Open them up and find everything you need to create and serve a home-cooked meal. A round, glass-topped table seats four.
At the end of the day, or for a nap between adrenaline-pumping or relaxing Oahu activities, choose a comfortable sleeping space. The enclosed bedroom features a queen bed and a full bed – perfect for a family that prefers to stick together in a single room. A spacious mirror-front closet as well as a separate dresser with a mirror offers extra space for all of your things. The other sleeping space is in the living room: the couch pulls out into a queen-sized bed. The bathroom hosts a tub/shower combo and single-sink vanity. There’s space for everyone to have the ultimate Hawaiian getaway on Oahu!
No matter when you come or how long you plan to stay on Oahu, Waikiki Banyan 3709T1 will give you and your traveling companions all the excitement, fun, and relaxation you’re looking for. Our community is close to Waikiki Beach, with an array of fun attractions, activities, dining, shopping, and more to help you create the perfect and unique stay for you and your loved ones.
Contact us today to book a stay full of Hawaiian island memories that will have you coming back for years to come!