Events & Activities

STAY, PLAY & DISCOVER on OAHU

As a guest, you can experience a variety of amazing marine activities outside your doorstep including: kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, guided Eco-Tours, snorkel/sandbar boat excursions and a private boat charter. For additional entertainment we offer a Monday Night Dinner, Wednesday Dinner Buffet with live Hawaiian music, a Friday evening Fire knife performance and Hula dance and a memorable Saturday Reef-Snorkel-Sandbar Cruise. Our friendly staff can arrange golf, horseback riding, hikes and eco-tours as well as cultural shows through our local partners at Polynesian Cultural Center, Kualoa Ranch, Macadamia Nut Farm and Ko’olau Golf Club.

RESORT ACTIVITIES

The resort offers many on-site recreational activities, including:

  • Gingerbread House Workshop December 16th and December 23rd (fee)
  • Pool and Hot Tub
  • Floating Sun Lounge
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Yoga & Meditation Class (complimentary)
  • Instructional SUP and Kayak Class (complimentary)
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (fee)
  • Monday’s Aloha Night Island Grill (fee)
  • Wednesday’s Dinner Buffet with Live Hawaiian Music (fee)
  • Friday’s Pau Hana Dinner with a Spectacular Fire Knife Performance (fee)
  • Wednesday Boat Excursion - Manta Ray and Turtle Adventure (fee)
  • Saturday Sandbar Boat Excursion & Reef Snorkel Adventure (fee)
  • Private Boat Charter (fee)
  • On Call Massage Services (fee)

AREA ACTIVITIES

Hiking on Oahu

Stay on the Windward Coast of Oahu and experience Hawaiian culture, tropical beauty, spectacular places, great activities and world renowned Hawaiian beaches. Windward Oahu has it all within a close proximity to Paradise Bay Resort.  Here is a list of our favorite land and water activities on the Windward Coast:

Great Hikes, Biking, Shopping, Luau, Golf, Horseback, ATV, Surf, Sportfishing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Kiteboarding, Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Boat Excursions, Paragliding and more.

Check out some of Oahu's top activities and places to explore:

  • Valley of the Temples
  • Heeia Park Eco Tours
  • Heeia Pier Excursions
  • Koolau Golf Club
  • Kualoa Ranch Activities
  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden and Hike
  • Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu's #1 Paid Attraction)
  • Macadamia Nut Farm Tour
  • Historic Kailua Town
  • Haleiwa Town
  • Sea Life Park and Chiefs Luau

One of the best ways to explore our island is on foot!  Take a hike on Oahu and reward yourself with panoramic ocean views and lush mountain scenery. On the eastern tip of Oahu is the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, which features breathtaking views of the indigo Pacific Ocean. You can also go on guided educational hiking tours. Waimea Valley on the North Shore offers valley hikes every Saturday perfect for families. Discover stunning views as guides help you identify native and exotic plants, showcase the valley’s indigenous birds and lead you to various streams including the beautiful Waimea Waterfall.

 Ask our concierge staff to recommend hiking trails around the area.  

Oahu is home to world famous Waikiki Beach, the legendary North Shore and other amazing off-the-beaten-path beaches.  Explore some of beaches on the North Shore and along the Windward (East) coast: Kailua Beach, Lanikai, Kahana Bay and Malaekahana state recreation area and beach-Sunset Beach, Ehukai Beach(Banzi Pipeline) and Waimea Beach and Falls. 

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

Surf's Up on Oahu!

Oahu is called the "Heart of Hawaii" so it's the appropriate home to Hawaii's widest range of popular activities and famous sights from the big city Waikiki and the famous North Shore to the tropical Windward Coast.  There are so many things to do that you'll never be able to do them all in just one visit:  Golf, Shop, Luau, Surf, Windsurf, Kiteboard, Dive, Snorkel, Deep Sea Fishing, Skydive, Glider Ride, Helicopter tours, Sailing, Boat Excursions, Parasailing, Shark Tours, Bike, Hike and more.
We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii:

  1. Attend a Luau
  2. Learn to Catch a Wave off Kailua Beach
  3. Drive to the North Shore – Surfing Capital of the World
  4. See Waikiki and Oahu from the Top of Diamond Head
  5. Honor America at Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial
  6. Shop in Waikiki and Ala Moana Shopping Center
  7. Get a Taste of Honolulu with Hawaii Food Tours
  8. See Oahu from the Air with a helicopter ride
  9. Listen to Some Live Hawaiian Music
  10. Find Places Where the TV Series and Movies such as LOST and Hawaii 5-O Were Filmed

Calendar of Events

Plan your trip during one of Oahu’s many special events. Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances, stage shows, musical events and sports competitions throughout the year on Oahu.

Refer to our events calendar for upcoming concerts, sports events and entertainment at the Paradise Bay Resort and on the island of Oahu. Our resort provides you with easy access to an array of entertainment venues so can take part in all the island happenings. For non-stop action during your vacation, refer to our calendar of events.

At the end of each day, return to the Paradise Bay Resort to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, relax on our floating dock or on your lanai patio, as well as a peaceful night’s sleep in our beautifully appointed accommodations.

December Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:30pm-7:00pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. http://www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Vans World Cup of Surfing – Nov. 24- Dec. 6 - The World Cup of Surfing is the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Held at Sunset Beach, the big wave event is steeped in tradition, as the infamously long and shifty wave is held in the highest esteem by big wave surfers around the world.  http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/

Honolulu City Lights (30th Annual) – Dec. 6 to Jan. 2 – Daily - Lighting of the 50-foot Norfolk Christmas tree on the Honolulu Hale lawn, live entertainment and the unique Electric Light Parade along King Street. The parade showcases fire, police and emergency vehicles, refuse and other huge maintenance trucks, buses and other city vehicles festively lit with thousands of lights. The 60-unit parade also features corporate sponsor floats and vehicles, and numerous high school marching bands. Opening night, Sat. Dec. 6th at 4 p.m., tree lighting at 6 p.m. Decorated wreath exhibit in Honolulu Hale open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
After the parade, families can view the decorated Christmas tree and wreath displays in the courtyard of Honolulu Hale before venturing over to Sky Gate, on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, to watch the star-studded holiday concert and enjoy the family rides and food booths.  http://honolulucitylights.org/ 

Xterrra Trail Run World Championship – Dec. 7 – 9:00am-12:00pm, A 21-kilometer half-marathon course is considered the world championship course, and it takes runners through some of the most diverse – and scenic – terrain on the planet. It is an event open to runners of all ages, with skill levels that can range from elite to beginner. In order to accommodate the various levels, there will be various courses – the 21K championship course, a 10K, a 5K, and an “adventure walk.” www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/worlds

Billabong Pipe Masters – Dec 8 – 20 – Banzai Pipeline (Ehukai Beach Park) The Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop of the Vans Triple Crown and the final event of the ASP Men’s World Tour, is the perfect venue for the culmination of both series. An iconic and historic wave, the Banzai Pipeline is often referred to as the best wave on the planet. Known for its perfect, heaving top-to-bottom barrels and its close proximity to shore, not only is it the perfect wave for those willing to charge, but also for the spectators on the beach. http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/billabongpipemasters2014/news-article/about-the-billabong-pipe-masters-2014 

Honolulu Marathon - Dec. 14 – 5:00am – 4:00pm, 26 miles - The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head.  At the starting line is Ala Moana Beach Park where the Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Blvd, 5 a.m. finishing in Waikiki. http://www.honolulumarathon.org/

5K Jingle Rock Run for Make-A-Wish Foundation - Dec. 21 –6:00am-9:00am- A 5k Race and Keiki Sprint to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with Hope, Strength and Joy. Come and enjoy the holiday lights and festivities. Runners and walkers will share their holiday cheer through Kakaako, Downtown, then Jingle all the way back to Mother Waldron Park for our holiday entertainment. There will also be a Keiki Sprint for the young revelers. Children age 12 and under are invited to participate! Festive attire is highly encouraged. Strollers and pets (especially reindeer!) are also welcome! All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Come out and Share the Power of a Wish®! http://raceroster.com/events/2014/3265/jingle-rock-run-2014

Hawaii Bowl 2014 – Dec. 24 – 3:00pm-5:00pm, Televised on ESPN, the Hawaii Bowl is now in its 13th year, the bowl will pit a team from the Mountain West against a team from Conference USA. The game will be played on Christmas Eve for the tenth time. http://www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com/

January Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:30pm-7pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Hatsumode – Jan. 1 – Midnight to 5pm - For the Japanese, shogatsu or New Years remains the country's most important seasonal celebration when millions of people visit a Shinto shrine during the first three days of the New Year. This visit to the shrine is called Hatsumode.
Hatsumode is a powerful ritual that lays an excellent foundation for the new year. The purpose is to enhance the new year with health, joy, abundance and positive energies which will uplift and empower our lives. Embrace the spirit of the Japanese New Years in Hawaii with a traditional blessing. www.e-shrine.org

Bosetti 10K Run – Jan 1 – 7am-10am, Course starts on Kealahou Street and heads away from the beach up to Hawaii Kai Drive, where the runners will make a left and continue to Lunalilo Home Road. The course turns right and goes through the residential area until the turnaround. The return route is along the same path, finishing at the start point. http://www.mprrc.com/

Elton John and his Band in Concert – Jan. 10 – 8pm to 10pm – Elton John and his band return to Honolulu, HI on Saturday, January 10th at Blaisdell Arena as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The 10-city tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Elton John’s band includes original members Davey Johnstone on guitar and Nigel Olsson on drums, as well as Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. Ticketmaster.com 

Sony Open – Jan. 11-18 – Each January the Sony Open in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's greatest golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club on the island of Oahu. The event is the largest charity event in Hawaii and has raised over $14 million dollars for the local not-for-profits since 1999. www.sonyopeninhawaii.com

February Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:30pm-7pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Great Aloha Run – Feb. 16 – 7am - The Great Aloha Run has accomplished and achieved many milestones in its 31-year history. The Great Aloha Run has also been recognized nationally as one of the top “100 Great Road Races” by Runner’s World Magazine. Over the past 30 years, the Great Aloha Run, Hawaii’s largest participatory race, has raised over $10 million for over 150 non-profit health and human service organizations and community groups throughout Hawaii.  The GAR, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes in the Aloha Stadium. There are divisions for elites, age groups, wheelchair and handcycle competitors, Sounds of Freedom (military running in formation) and those who just want to walk the course with friends and socialize along the way in the Back of the Pack.
There is a place in the Great Aloha Run for everyone who wants to participate. It is this inclusive philosophy that reflects the Hawaiian name for this race, “Ke kukini me ke aloha pau‘ole”—the race with compassionate love. www.greataloharun.com/

Laieikawai – Feb 20 – 8pm-10pm- University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kennedy Theatre. The inaugural production in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s new Hawaiian Theatre program. This stage adaptation of the traditional Hawaiian moolelo (story) of Laieikawai will feature hula, oli (chant), mele (song) and will be performed entirely in Hawaiian.  http://www.hawaii.edu/kennedy/2014-2015/laieikawai/index.php

Na Leo Pili Mai Festival – Feb. 22 – 5pm to 6:30pm – Kawaiahao Church - 50 advanced treble jr. high voices and the Hawaii Youth Symphony II will join together for a concert featuring some of Hawaii's most advanced musicians & youth talent. Free will offering taken. info@hyoc.org