Still not over the celebrations of New Years? Maybe only just edging out of holiday mode? You’re probably, definitely in need of a break (yes it’s only Feb, but we need a break). Well lucky for you, Remix and Hawaiian Airlines have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky guy or gal. Click here for your chance to win!
To get you in the holiday spirit before you set off, North Shore luminaries and Remix have done the hard yards to come up with our very own play list of the top 5 things to do along one of the world’s most recognised (and utterly breathtaking) coastlines.
1. Take the plunge and cage dive with sharks.
Forget the storyline of our fave film Jaws and pull up your big girl pants cause swimming with the sharks is a travel venture must do on the Hawaiian coast. Set out from the North Shore to the depths of the big blue Pacific to spend the afternoon getting up close and personal with one of Hawaii’s most famous ocean residents. Swimming with these guys who lurk beneath the surface might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure will leave you with legit bragging rights.
2. Zip lining through the sky on thrilling 500 ft courses.
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie with a need for speed, you’ll love the feeling of flying down the Hawaiian ziplines! Set off from the Ko’olau Mountains to experience the North Shore from above with options from eight world-class zip lines, abseiling, rope bridges and other surprises along with way, all with complimentary panoramic views of the Hawaiian coast for as far as the eye can see.
3. Who can resist a day spa and massage by the sea?
The pleasures Hawaii’s North Shore has to offer extend far beyond jam packed days full of adventure and fun. Although boating, surfing and fishing are good ways to enjoy the clear blue waters of the sea, the islands spa scene is world-class and not to be missed! Discreetly tucked away on the North Shore, the Nalu Kinetic Spa at the Turtle Bay Resort is a truly tranquil breather from the chaos and crowds of Honolulu. Let the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean flood your conscience as you relax in their outdoor lounge overlooking the sea, and with massages done in airy, outdoor cabanas, you’re sure to leave feeling revived amid the serene and breathtaking surroundings of the coast.
4. Find a friend and devour a Haleiwa Bowl together.
The eateries around the North Shore are in abundance but, after spending the day under the hot, hot sun of Hawaii, nothing can beat an ice cold smoothie bowl. Found in a little wooden shack on the Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa Bowl is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with it’s insta-worthy and definitely delicious smoothie bowls. Boasting a menu with vegan options and packed full of smoothies, bowls, coffee and kombucha, health freaks, it’s your turn to be spoilt for choice and leave with your taste buds and tummies content.
5. At last, the most important and enjoyable thing… the waves.
What’s a trip to Hawaii without a bit of sun, surf and sea? If you’re after some rest and relaxation, pull out a picnic blanket and recuperate on the white sandy beaches of the North Shore. But for those of you go-getters, seize the day, get touristy and hire a jeep to take a roadie along the Coast. Be sure to stop off at world famous beaches such as Sunset and Pipeline along the way, where you’ll have the chance of witnessing both amateur and pro surfers take on some of the worlds gnarliest waves. If you’re up for it, hire a board and get amongst the action, you don’t wanna miss it! Shaka dude.
If it’s ideas for quick day breaks or adventurous activities your after while on holiday, be sure to add these to-do’s to your next Hawaii vacay itinerary.