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:

  • 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.

November 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/

First Friday Street Festival:  Honolulu District – Nov. 7 – 5:00pm-9:00pm, Galleries and other arts venues open their doors this evening for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. These events are free and open to everyone! Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. http://www.artsatmarks.com/

Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony -  Nov. 11 – 4:30pm-5:30pm, As an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this year's ceremony aboard the retired USS Missouri will pay tribute to the sacrifice of all our nation’s veterans – past and present.  Free and open to public.  http://www.ussmissouri.org/

The Color Vibe – Nov. 11 – 9:00am-11:00am, Grab your friends, family and neighbors for the most COLORFUL 5k you've ever been a part of!  #VIBErant color are tossed on you as you run, walk or even skip your way through our color stations and finish off with a HUGE dance party full of color throws, a DJ and a ton of fun! For a limited time, kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult! support@thecolovibe.com

Hawaiian Reef Pro – Nov. 12-23, Haleiwa (Alii Beach Park) Best known as the gateway to the Seven-Mile Miracle, Oahu’s famed North Shore, Haleiwa town hosts the first stop of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Reef Hawaiian Pro. The event runs at Alii Beach Park on the west side of the Haleiwa Boat Harbor, where Haleiwa’s tricky reef is capable of delivering hollow rights, rippable sections and powerful closeouts. http://vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com/reefhawaiianpro2014/news-article/about-the-reef-hawaiian-pro-2014

Makahiki Maoli Festival – Nov. 22 – 9:00am-4:30pm, The festival will mark the end of the traditional Hawaiian year – Makahiki – and celebrates our values, language, arts, education, and activities. The Festival features traditional Hawaiian Makahiki games, native artisans, crafters, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment, and hula. The event is free and open to the public at Kapiolani Park Bandstand. http://www.mmfoahu.org/

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectables & Hawaiiana Show – Nov. 23- 10:30am-4:30pmSunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Early entry at 9 am, General Admission $4.50. The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety two tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. http://www.ukulele.com/

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/

Holiday Craft Fair at the Hawaiian Mission Houses – Nov. 29 – 8:30am-3:00pm, Visit Oahu's oldest and finest Holiday Craft Fair to get your one-of-a-kind and Island-made crafts! Free Admission. info@missionhouses.org

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/