Aqua Oasis is only minutes away from many shopping destinations including the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and a short drive to Ala Moana Center – an open-air mall with 4 levels of shops featuring local retailers and chain department stores alike. Also nearby to Ala Moana Center are Ross’ Dress For Less, Walgreen’s, and Walmart for added convenience.
Want to learn more about what’s whirling around you when you’re surfing or taking a swim? No need to get in the water for that! Check out this family-friendly activity, right on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach. You’ll meet honu (sea turtles), Hawaiian monk seals, beautiful reef fish, seahorses, intricate corals and more!
Located just a short drive away is Ala Moana Beach Park, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This 100-acre park offers large grassy areas, restrooms, showers, concession stands, a music pavilion, tennis courts and picnic areas. Take in views of Diamond Head, the Honolulu cityscape, and beautiful sunsets. Calm lapping water and a lot of space for sunbathing makes this the prime spot for a perfect beach day!
If surfing isn’t your thing, but big waves are, then you’ll love an outrigger canoe ride off Waikiki Beach! Ancient Hawaiians used outrigger canoes to travel between the islands and for fishing. Take a tour of Waikiki in a modern version of these canoes and see living reefs, a plethora of fish, sea turtles (which we call honu), and dolphins! Canoe rides are available at the many ocean activities stands along Waikiki Beach.
Set sail on one of Waikiki’s most popular outdoor activities. A catamaran cruise is a great way to spend some time in the open water taking in views of Diamond Head, sipping on a Mai Tai, and sunbathing. Some catamarans offer snorkeling right off the boat, whale watching, or fishing.
For those who aren’t afraid to get wet, the best way to see the waves is to catch one off Waikiki Beach! Legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, made Waikiki famous for surfing. With its protective bay and mellow waves, Waikiki Beach remains one of the most desired places to surf. Take a lesson and you’ll up on a board in no time!