Hawaii is a well-known spot for honeymoons and weddings. A generous supply of sun, sand, and sea also make these stunning islands a perfect destination for a bachelor party. , Whether the groomsmen prefer to party all night in Waikiki or hike through the rainforest in Akaka Fall State Park, there’s something fun and exciting for everyone in Hawaii. As you book a stay at one of many incredible Hawaii vacation rentals, look for properties near these vibrant destinations.
1. Waikiki, Oahu
With its bustling beaches and wild nightlife, the Honolulu neighborhood of Waikiki is the perfect spot for a classic bachelor party. Book vacation rentals near the water and spend your days soaking up the sun; if swimming isn’t enough, check out Waikiki Beach Services for surf lessons. After dark, head to the area’s best clubs – try The District Nightclub, Addiction, or Playbar. For less dancing and more drinking, start with happy hour cocktails at O Bar, drinks by the beach at Mai Tai Bar, and a relaxed game of pool at Suzie Wong’s Hideaway.
2. Kaanapali, Maui
Take advantage of Hawaii’s fantastic waves with a learn-to-surf bachelor getaway in Kaanapali. Tucked away in the northwestern corner of Maui, this stunning area is home to one of the most beautiful and surfer-friendly spots in the state: Kaanapali Beach. With its crystal-clear water and long, rolling waves, the beach is ideal for beginning and intermediate surfers. Book an early surf lesson with Kaanapali Surf Club; the knowledgeable instructors can take your entire group through the basics and get you out on the waves in no time. After that, you can enjoy drinks in a cave at the Grotto Bar and end the evening with whiskey and ceviche at The Dirty Monkey.
3. Ka’a’awa, Oahu
Escape the crowds in Ka’a’awa, a stunning stretch of coastline on the eastern side of Oahu. A string of oceanfront vacation rentals line the Kamehameha Highway, providing excellent water access and some of the best sunrises in the state. A few miles away, the adventure of a lifetime awaits at Kualoa Ranch, which was the filming location for the “Jurassic Park” movies. Get in touch with your inner dinosaur hunter as you roar across valleys on ATVs or horses, zipline through the jungle, and kick back at secret beaches. Be sure to stock your kitchen with food and drinks, as there’s not much of a local restaurant and bar scene; when you want to eat out, it’s worth your time to drive up to Punalu’u to pig out at the fantastic Aloha Shrimp food truck.
4. Hilo, Hawaii
Combine the best of urban and wilderness adventures in Hilo. If your groom is dying to get into the rainforest, make the short drive up to Akaka Fall State Park; here, step into a wild jungle paradise as you hike through bamboo groves and past enormous draping ferns to the awe-inspiring Kahuna Falls and Akaka Falls. Back in the city, hike along the lava rocks before a swim at Carlsmith Beach Park. Later, join the locals at the Hilo Town Tavern for beers and burgers, or try the legendary fish bowls at Pineapples Island Fresh Cuisine.
5. Princeville, Kauai
For grooms who can’t get enough golf, Princeville is one of Hawaii’s best bachelor party vacation destinations. Head to Makai Princeville to play 18 holes with a view of the ocean and rainforest-covered mountains. The best tee times are at sunset or sunrise when the sky is flooded with brilliant colors. A few miles away lies Hanalei Bay, one of the most picturesque beaches in the state. In the evening, head to the St. Regis Bar in Princeville, or check out the tapas and cocktails at Bar Acuda in Hanalei.
6. Kekaha, Kauai
Plan the bachelor party of a lifetime with a sailing and snorkeling adventure along the Napali Coast. Here, jungle-covered cliffs shoot steeply from aqua waters, and hidden coves and sea caves provide plenty of spots for exploring. Stay in Kekaha, and book a tour of the coast through Holo-Holo, Capt. Andy’s, or Makana Charters and Tours. Most tours offer stops for snorkeling and an onboard barbecue; for the ultimate getaway, charter a private boat. Afterward, head to The Saddle Room in nearby Waimea for the best burgers and beers on the island. Another great stop is the Porky’s food truck, which serves incredible hot dogs topped with shredded pork.
7. Haleiwa, Oahu
Enjoy non-stop thrills with a bachelor getaway on Oahu’s North Shore. After you check into your rental property in stunning Haleiwa, head straight for a shark-cage dive with Hawaii Shark Encounters or North Shore Shark Adventures. As you dip below the surface of the water in a strong steel cage, enormous sharks swim within arm’s reach in one of the most heart-pounding wildlife encounters on the planet. Later, try your hand at surfing at the legendary Waimea Bay; take a lesson from Sunset Suzy. For a real taste of the North Shore, head to Ehukai Beach Park to watch expert surfers hang ten on the picture-perfect Banzai Pipeline. When you want a night out with the guys, head to Schofield Barracks for pool and poker at Tropics Warrior Zone.
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