May 26, 2015

Honolulu Awaits You

Honolulu Awaits You! Wondering what you can do while staying at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel? The above video will give you at least a few ideas!

Our partnership with Hawaii’s preeminent tour company with over 70 years of experience, Roberts Hawaii, offers full service tours with transportation year ‘round to every beautiful locale that the Island has to offer – and they even feature Island hopping tours as well.  Not that you’ll ever get tired of Oahu!

How about a snorkeling excursion in Hanauma Bay?  Not only is this one of the most popular activities on Hanauma Bay, but swimming just above the coral rocks and spotting amazing sea creatures is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the day on the island of Oahu – and of course, lessons are available.

A visit to the Waikiki Aquarium is a thrilling experience.  Founded in 1904, it is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States, and features the Amazing Adaptations exhibit — a 60-foot, 3,000-gallon facility.  The exhibit includes nine tanks showcasing a diverse collection of species, from local pipefish, triggerfish, and eels to exotic Australian seadragons.  

Of course, no trip to Hawaii is complete without witnessing the awesome waves of Oahu’s North Shore. Oahu’s 112-mile stretch of white sand shoreline features the North Shore’s famous Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Beach, Sunset Beach, and Turtle Bay.  The Hawaiian name for the Banzai Pipeline is "Ehukai Beach", which translates to “reddish-tinged water" – as the sun turns the breaking waves a beautiful rose colored hue. This stellar beach is known for kayaking, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, (for experienced swimmers only!) and hiking and biking – all available from the “Surf Bus” tour from Roberts Hawaii. You can even have a surfing lesson – which will make your friends at home red with envy!

For hundreds of years, the art of surfing has been a lifestyle to Hawaiians – as the art of “wave sliding” has deep cultural and spiritual meaning – from praying to the Gods for strength and protection when encountering the powerful ocean, to the art of how to properly construct a proper surfboard. And no individual moreso than Duke Kahanamoku can be attributed with spreading the art of surfing across the globe. Duke’s legacy is celebrated every summer with the OceanFest! 

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (1890 – 1968) was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming – as well as a notable actor, lawman, beach volleyball pioneer, and businessman credited with spreading the sport and meaning of surfing around the planet.  Named after his father, Duke Halapu Kahanamoku, who was christened "Duke" by Bernice Pauahi Bishop in honor of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

Another treat you will absolutely want to be a part of is a traditional Hawaiian Luau. Paradise Cove, located on Oahu’s Western side, in known for an extensive array of activities and entertainment for hours – along with a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet dinner and night of music and dancing under the mesmerizing stars.  Roberts Paradise Cove tour is a remarkable one-stop way to experience all that a Luau has to offer.  

Our Hotel is more than happy to help you plan any type of trip you can think of - and we've got suggestions as well - it's our pleasure at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel.

 

 

 

 

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