A 48 Hour Traveller Trip Clip soaking up the sun on one of the most famous beaches in the world… Waikiki, Oahu! This place is perfect for any type of trip. Whether it be for couples, families, or bachelor/ bachelorette parties! There are endless opportunities for fun in the sun. The above short video clip shows surfing Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and snorkeling Hanauma Bay on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.
A Bachelor Party Quick Guide to Waikiki, O’ahu
This post sheds some light on hitting Waikiki for a bachelor/ stag party… over a weekend. Now depending on where you are flying from, Waikiki may be a bit pricey but your crew will have an unbelievable time. You’ll get a sunburn from the beach, you’ll surf turquoise waters, and suck down Hawaiian tropical drinks in infinity/edge pools until you have a perma-grin! Not to mention some great people watching.
Accommodation: Location, location, location. Stay in a hotel right on Waikiki Beach so that you can take advantage of the pools with a view. I recommend the Sheraton. If you want to cut costs a bit but still be right in Waikiki then simply go back a row of hotels off the beach.
Bachelor party crew chillin’ in the Sheraton Waikiki edge pool after a surf session
Food: You are surrounded by tons of food joints. From fast food to patio restaurant and bars. Dukes has an awesome atmosphere, live music, and some good eats. Perfect for your bachelor party laughs and to embarrass the bachelor who should be wearing a coconut bra and grass skirt. Amazing how many people we met there.
Nightlife: Another huge advantage to staying in Waikiki for a bachelor party is that it is packed with bars and clubs. Just roam around the strip and bar hop and you’ll fine something to your groups liking. You can also ask the hotel bellhop for what’s going on while you are there or want to know about the gentleman clubs. One night we ended up doing last call at Senor Frog’s as it has a solid mix of tourists and locals dancing and drinking until 4am. Follow it up with a late night hot dog stand or Dennys (it’s a bachelor party remember) and you are good for a 4 hour sleep before hitting the surf!
Activities: Too much to list so I’ll only mention a few.
Surf Waikiki: You are on Waikiki Beach so surf your ass off! The waves aren’t too big so great for all levels; especially if you want to surf with your group. At times, it can be crowded but you can always paddle out to a further break to be a bit more secluded. Also make sure to try paddle boarding, it was harder then I thought but once you get a hang of it you can explore all over, catch some waves, and follow around sea turtles!
Trip Tip – there are a couple surf shops that will deliver your rental boards straight to the hotel so they are ready to go right when you arrive. Set it up before you go and rent for a couple days so it’s cheaper.
Diamond Head Trail: The most famous volcanic crater in the world is Diamond Head, located on the South-east Coast of O’ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The views are amazing and the Diamond Head Trail is a good way to sweat out the booze from the bachelor party outing the night before.
Golf: A popular activity for bachelor party getaways is a round of golf. We hit Lauana Hills Country Club. It was pretty cool to play a tropical course, but play early morning before it gets too hot and so that you can get back to the beach for some more surf! I must admit our bachelor party crew lost a few golf balls, but had tons of laughs.
Note: In this video no carts or clubs were hurt and every other hole was played with the utmost respect.
Snorkel Hanauma Bay: This is a must do as Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii. You will see all kinds of marine life from tropical fish to octopuses and sea turtles! Make sure you have a water camera! You can hire a tour company that picks you up at your hotel, provides gear, and brings you back so that no time is wasted. We chose to do this the day we left so it was an awesome use of time before we caught our flight back.
There is obviously much more to do while in Oahu and I didn’t even touch upon the culture to discover… but if you are having a bachelor party over a weekend in Waikiki then this is a good start. Mahalo.
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