If you’re dreaming of a getaway with a touch of sea breeze, sunny beaches, and cultural flavor this Easter, then this guide to Hawaii Easter activities on Oahu and Maui is your ticket to an island-style celebration! From beachside egg hunts to educational festivities, the islands provide a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages and interests.

Here’s the plan — we’ll start with Oahu, the bustling island full of urban adventures, and then hop on to Maui, where relaxation and nature blend seamlessly. Whether you’re zooming in from the mainland or just a neighboring island, grab your aloha spirit and get ready for a memorable Easter escapade.

Easter on Oahu - Events and Activities

Celebrating Easter on Oahu

In Hawaii, Easter is more than just a hop down the bunny trail — it’s a time when the islands’ rich history and modern culture unite in colorful celebrations.

Oahu’s Egg Hunts and Brunch Galore

For family travelers, Oahu is a treasure trove of Easter egg hunts and family-friendly brunch specials! The local community centers and parks often host free egg hunts, where keiki (children) can enjoy a non-competitive and joy-filled search for colorful treasures.

Don’t miss the special Easter-themed brunches offered by the island’s top restaurants and resorts. Think farm-to-table delicacies, oceanfront settings, and the warm island sun as you savor dishes whipped up with local flavors. Make sure to reserve your spot early, as these events are popular and tend to book up fast.

Here are some of the top dining spots to check out in 2024:

STRIPSTEAK Waikiki

Join STRIPSTEAK Waikiki for an exquisite Easter Brunch on March 31st, 2024! Delight in Shellfish Platters, Caviar, and a three-course menu featuring delectable options like Filet Mignon Au Poivre and Japanese A5 Wagyu. Indulge in traditional favorites such as Crab Cake Benedicts. Savor Diane Mina’s Bloody Marys and Mimosas are made with freshly squeezed juices to enhance your brunch.

Plumeria Beach House

Gather with family and friends at Plumeria Beach House for an Easter Sunday brunch buffet on March 31st, 2024. Their all-you-can-enjoy buffet will feature carving stations, chef specialties, hot pods, and delicious dessert offerings.

Original Roy’s

Original Roy’s invites you to indulge in a delectable set menu specially crafted for Easter Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a culinary experience from 9:30 am to 1 pm with delightful dishes to savor. Don’t miss out on this exquisite dining opportunity!

Prince Waikiki

If you’re looking for a dinner to remember, join Executive Chef Jeremy Shigekane from March 28th to 31st between 5:00 pm and 9:30 pm as he delights guests with a special Easter Dinner! Indulge in an array of delectable dishes at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, from Temaki Sushi to Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Grilled Lamb Chops, Pineapple Sherry Glazed Ham, and more.

Tip: Be sure to head over to the Hiana Bar during your visit. This lovely rooftop hangout is the perfect place to enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or locally brewed beer.


Divine Easter Sunrise Services on Oahu

You’ll come across many church services happening around the island, and one of the most well-known is the annual Easter Sunrise Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. It’s an exceptional event that brings folks from all over to celebrate Easter and soak in the stunning city views at sunrise.

If you’re attending, remember to bring a blanket or chair and dress warmly, as the mornings can be chilly. This event, loved by locals and tourists alike, offers a peaceful moment for reflection and community as the sun rises over the island, casting a gentle glow over the serene beauty of Punchbowl Hawaii.

Please note this event has yet to be confirmed for 2024. We recommend contacting our team for an updated list of available services or the local churches to learn more about their Easter Sunday services.


Easter Bunny Photos at Royal Hawaiian Center

Looking for a special photo opportunity to capture cherished moments with your loved ones this Easter weekend? Join Aunty Lele and Uncle Lapaki for a complimentary photoshoot that your little ones will adore!

This three-day event at the Royal Hawaiian Center runs from March 29th to March 31st, 2024, between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Immerse yourself in this extraordinary Easter celebration filled with joy, laughter, and fun activities suitable for all ages!


Cultural Events and Oceanic Festivities

Easter on Oahu isn’t just about the modern iterations of the holiday — it’s also a time to partake in traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian celebrations. Luau shows often feature special Easter programs, showcasing historic island customs and dances that reflect the spirit of the season.

Cultural centers such as the Polynesian Cultural Center or Bishop Museum may host educational Easter events, where you can join in craft making, learn about island history and folklore, and maybe even witness a live hula performance. These activities are both entertaining and a fantastic way for the family to connect with Hawaiian culture.

 

Easter Activities Maui Hawaii - Mount Haleakala Sunrise

An Easter of Tranquility on Maui

Compared to Oahu’s bustling Easter, Maui leans into the serenity of the occasion.

Beachside Egg Hunts and Conservation Efforts

Easter egg hunts on Maui can take an exhilarating turn, with special events often set up near the beach. Imagine your little ones scouring the golden sands for hidden treasures while the gentle waves provide a soothing soundtrack!

Maui’s Easter celebrations also often focus on the conservation of the island’s natural beauty. Some organizations or resorts may combine egg hunts with beach clean-ups or educational sessions about marine life and environmental awareness. This blend of fun and stewardship ensures that Easter is enjoyable and meaningful.


Family-Focused Luaus and Nature Outings

Maui’s luaus at this time of year feature an Easter twist, with a focus on family fun and island traditions. These are more than just shows; they’re experiences that transport you back in time while adding contemporary Polynesian inspirations to the mix.

For a more intimate Easter, consider a family outing to the island’s many nature spots. From the absolutely breathtaking views from Mount Haleakala to the captivating Road to Hana, Maui promises an Easter filled with adventure and the wonder of its unspoiled scenery. Bring the camera; you’ll want to capture these memories.


Easter Sunday Services to Enjoy on Maui

Easter Sunday on Maui offers a range of church services, reflecting the island’s rich tapestry of cultures and denominations. Many churches welcome visitors to celebrate with special music, hula, and messages of hope.

From sunrise services on the beach that capture the beauty of creation to traditional services in historic churches, Easter on Maui allows for a spiritually enriching experience. Whether you’re seeking a quiet place for reflection or a joyful congregation to share in the festivities, the island’s churches provide a welcoming atmosphere for all to commemorate this significant day.

 

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Plan Your Easter Escape to Hawaii on Maui and Oahu

This Easter, hop into the spirit of aloha and celebrate the season in a way only the islands of Oahu and Maui can offer! Whether you stay close to Waikiki Beach in search of urban fun or escape to the serenity of Maui’s Hana Coast, the experiences you’ll find are as diverse and vibrant as the Hawaiian culture itself. Pack your Easter baskets and your lei; the adventure awaits.

From a cozy studio for a solo or sweetheart escape to a two-bedroom for you and your loved ones, Midway Vacations has a cozy vacation rental that’s just right for you! Contact us today to start planning an Easter island adventure to remember for years to come.

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