While it may seem silly to create a summer-specific bucket list when we live on remote tropical islands with endless summer, there are some activities that are so awesome, you just have to try them as soon as possible. From parasailing and visiting rainforest zoos to taking a submarine tour and completing full moon hikes, here are 17 Hawaii activities you should really think about trying this summer.
1. Go for a sunset dinner cruise.
2. Try something new – like windsurfing!
Who knows, maybe you'll find your new favorite water sport?
3. Hang out with exotic animals at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo.
4. Go for a hike in the middle of the night, by the light of the full moon.
This is definitely something that I want to try this summer!
5. Try acai bowls and smoothies from across the islands – and find your favorite.
I'm still working on finding my favorite acai bowl on Oahu - and it's quite the fun challenge!
6. Take a day to drive around the entire island, stopping anywhere that sounds cool.
Spontaneous drives are the best, aren't they?
7. Head underwater with a submarine tour.
See the Pacific from a whole different angle!
8. Hang out under a cascading waterfall.
Is there anything more Hawaiian?
9. Have a barbeque at the beach with all of your closest friends.
There's nothing better than good food, great friends, and a beautiful beach.
10. Take to the skies and go parasailing.
11. Visit a local farmer’s market.
Because fresh Hawaiian produce is simply amazing.
12. Hike through a bamboo forest.
We suggest the bamboo forest on Maui's Pipiwai Trail.
13. Go to a luau, or listen to live Hawaiian music.
14. Check out the sea life at the Maui Ocean Center or the Waikiki Aquarium.
15. Enjoy dinner at one of Hawaii’s many exceptional waterfront restaurants.
This particular view is from the Kona Inn Restaurant.
16. Head underground, and explore any of Hawaii’s magnificent caves.
We suggest Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Thurston Lava Tube or Maui’s Waianapanapa Caves, located off Hana Highway.
17. And finally, relax. Spend an entire day on the beach – from sunrise to sunset.
Because everyone needs a day to relax every once in a while.