Activities in Hawaii
Beaches, Boating, Botanical Gardens, Dining, Fishing, Golf, Hiking,
Horse back riding, Jet skiing, Kayaking, Sailing, Snorkeling, Surfing,
Swimming and Windsurfing, Cultural and Historical Sites of interest.
The house is located just minutes from major highways.
GENERAL HAWAII ACTIVITES
Annette's Adventures puts together tour
packages to Hawaii's unique, off-the-beaten-track places of
natural and cultural significance following the principles of
ecotourism, which means protecting the local ecosystems and
cultures through responsible travel. Ecotourism is an exciting
alternative to the usual type of mass tourism. We strive to
leave little, if any, impact on the environment. We use
locally owned, small lodges and b&b's and activity
operators who care for the environment.
Valley of the Temples -- The Valley of the Temples, also
nestled at the base of the towering Ko'olau Mountains, is 15 minutes from the
inn. Here you can see the full size replica of the Japanese temple, Byodo-In.
Ring the enormous temple bell for good luck and feed the fish in the 2 acre koi
ponds in this tropical version of Japan.
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Polynesian Cultural Center -- Hawaii's most visited tourist attraction, is located 25 miles or 40 minutes from our property.
The center has numerous activities which include: 7 Polynesian villages representing the cultures of Tonga, Tahiti,
Marquesas, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa, canoe rides, a canoe pageant, an IMAX theater, a luau, and finally, my personal favorite, the night show of dancers representing the different Polynesian islands.
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-- The thousands of marine animals you will see include whales, dolphins,
penquins, seals, fish, sharks and even the wolphin (a cross between a false killer whale and an Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin).
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Sea Life Park
Kailua Beach -- Rated the world's best beach for 2 years in a row by Conde
Nast, Kailua Beach is just 7 minutes from our property. Miles and miles of white sand beach and aquamarine waters are perfect
for walking, playing in the water, or indulging in the many water sports available on the beach.
This beach is not crowded during the week and is never as crowded as Waikiki, even on the weekends.
Many people also fish from this beach. Two fishing poles are available on our property for ocean fishing.
Waimanalo Beach. Our favorite beach on the island. This beach is 10 miles south of our property. This is another long (3.5 mile) white sand beach. The water here is an unbelievable cerulean color.
A great beach for walking, body surfing or boogie boarding (We have 4 boogie boards for you to use.)
This beach is even more deserted than Kailua Beach, especially during the week. Locals also fish from this beach.
For information on the numerous other beaches on the island, check out the following web sites:
Hawaii Visitors Bureau
Oahu Destination Guide
Whatever your taste, chances are its available on Oahu. We even have foods you had no idea existed, or that you had a taste for.
Two miles from the property is a small shopping center with Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean food. There is also the usual American fast food restaurants, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Burger King. For sit down restaurants there is the Yum Yum Tree. A juice shop and Starbucks Coffee Shop provide the energy boosts you will need to keep up with all of the activities on the island. Also in the shopping center is a large Foodland grocery store if you prefer to do your own cooking. They have an excellent fish counter.
My most recent favorite is Haleiwa Joes (promounce the "w" as a "v") in the Haiku Garden section of Kaneohe. Though it is only open for dinner, if you arrive early enough you can walk through the garden, by the pond and be serenaded by the bullfrog. This is a large, open aired (no walls) restaurant. The food I have had has been great.
Our friend, Jack, swears the Baci Bistro in Kailua has the best food on the island. The food is excellent seafood and Italian cuisine, but expect to drop $30.00-40.00 per person for dinner. It is also open for lunch Monday's through Friday's.
There are numerous other restaurants and deli's in the area. Just ask. We'll be glad to help you find the foods you wish to eat.
There are numerous, numerous hikes on Oahu. Research the hiking trails through the following sites:
Close to our property (about 10 minutes away) is the Maunawili Trail. The complete trail is 9 miles long but you can take a shorter branch and end up on top of the mountains, sometimes in the clouds. On clear days, there are spectacular views of the windward coast and valley. This is an easy, family hike. We saw children on the trail. The hike to the top of the mountain and back, at a slow pace, took just under 2 hours. This trail offers rare and breathtaking views of an unspoiled part of the natural environment of Oahu.
Correa Trails Hawaii has one hour guided trail rides for adults and children over the age of 8 years old. The ranch has 105 acres with riding trails overlooking Waimanalo Bay. Discover an unspoiled tropical paradise while enjoying the stunning panoramic ocean views. The horses are gentle and well trained.
On the eastern coast of Oahu, visit the Kualoa ranch for many sports as well
as tours of the ranch.
Enjoy Hawaii's largest bay, Kaneohe Bay, by ocean Kayak. Available on the property are two ocean kayaks, each seating two people. Paddle out to Coconut Island where "Gilligan's Island" was filmed.
Enjoy Pacific ocean sport fishing on comfortable boats.
Oahu has some of the worlds most challenging golf courses.
There is the Bay View Executive in Kaneohe
with hills that provides dazzling views of
Kaneohe Bay and Coconut Island on one side and the sheer cliffs of the
dark green Ko'olau Mountains on the other. The Bay View is
lit for night play. The Pali and the
Ko'olau Golf Course are set almost next to each other at
the base of the pleated Ko'olau Mountains. The Ko'olau Golf Course is rated
the most difficult one in the United
States. It has a large elegant clubhouse and a good restaurant. You may click on
this link to make a reservation at the Ko'olau Golf Course:
This is the official government web site for the U.S.S.
Sailing adventures from catamarans to yachts
SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS & WHALE WATCHING
Guests who swam with the dolphins at any of these three locations have had
the following two comments:
"The highlight of my trip to the Hawaiian Islands"
"A life changing experience"
This is the web portal to the Hawaii Fire Surf instructors. One of my guests
did take surfing lessons from this school and rated it as an excellent
Includes rentals and lessons for ocean kayaking, kite surfing, surfing and windsurfing.
Located just 10 minutes from the inn.
Hawaii's Aloha Paradise Inn Bed
and Breakfast in Oahu's Favorite Hawaii Activities