Gold Coast Accountants

Latest News Gold Coast Accountants

What's New in Oahu For 2023?

18 Mar 2023 By travelpulse

What's New in Oahu For 2023?

As tourists begin returning to Hawaii's shores in increasing numbers, the islands are announcing a variety of new offerings including hotels, restaurants, cultural experiences, and events.

O'ahu in particular has just released a rundown of what's new in the destination and the intriguing options underscore the broader travel industry's increasing focus on supporting locals and giving back to destinations. In O'ahu that includes agro-tourism opportunities, ways to support local indigenous artisans, learning about local cultural traditions, and helping with regenerative environmental efforts.

Here's a closer look at some of the options for O'ahu visitors.

Ho'okela Hawaiian Heritage and Culture Center at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

The Hawaiian Music Perpetuation Society is presenting Mahina Na Mana Wahine: A Women's Empowerment Month Kani Ka Pill and Special Guests Presentation Series at the Ho'okela Hawaiian Heritage and Culture Center at the hotel.The events in the series will be held over several Fridays in March. Admission is free.

International Market Place

On the first Thursday of every month, the public is invited to visit the International Market Place for musical performances by Hawaii's world-renowned Royal Hawaiian Band. Established in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the band holds the unique distinction of being the only one in the United States with a royal legacy.

Royal Hawaiian Center

As a sacred and storied place of Hawaiian culture, Royal Hawaiian at Helumoa honors its heritage by offering visitors and residents complimentary cultural classes, including lei making, lau hala (pandanus leaf) weaving, ukulele lessons and beginner hula classes. There are also performances by local hula and male practitioners throughout the week.

Waikiki Beach Walk

Waikiki Beach Walk's Ka Lei Hula offers complimentary hula practice on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. for residents and visitors. Pre-registration is available at EventBrite.com.

In addition to its legendary beaches, O'ahu offers a rich variety of agro-tourism-from lush tropical fruit farms to working cattle ranches. The agro-tourism options give visitors the opportunity to experience the island's agricultural heritage first-hand. What's more, with the growing focus around the world on sustainable and locally sourced food, agro-tourism has played an essential role in O'ahu's tourism industry.

Hawaii Farm Bureau O'ahu Farmers' Markets

There are weekly farmers' markets in a variety of locations including: at Mililani High School on Sundays from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., at Neal S. Blaisdell Center on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and at Kailua Town Center on Thursdays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Kahuku Farm

Kahuku Farm offers a unique and immersive agricultural experience on the North Shore of Oahu. Visitors can explore the 4,000-acre farm, which has been family owned and operated for more than 100 years. Tours take guests through the fields of crops such as bananas, papayas, and coffee, as well as exotic fruits like dragonfruit and lychee.

Along the way, guests can learn about sustainable farming practices. The farm also offers a delicious farm-to-table lunch made with ingredients grown on the property.

Kuilima Farm

Turtle Bay Resort's Kuilima Farm, located inland of North Shore O'ahu, provides fresh produce served at all restaurants on the resort property. Guests of Turtle Bay Resort can take a walking tour of the farm and learn about the Hawaiian land division system and farming techniques. Additional activities include a native Hawaiian plant scavenger hunt and sampling farm-fresh goodies and fruits.

Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve

Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve recently launched a Koa tree planting experience that allows visitors to help with reforestation efforts by planting native koa trees on the ranch's property. Through their reforestation efforts, visitors can help increase the reserve's biodiversity of native species and positively influence its entire ecosystem for years to come.

North Shore Stables

Volunteer opportunities are also an option when visiting Hawaii. At North Shore Stables this includes planting and farming work to help restore native Hawaii shoreline plants to a mile of beach-front coastline. Volunteers weed and clear coastal areas of invasive species and replant native plants that build san dunes, prevent erosion and protect against sea level rise.

Supporting local and indigenous artisans across O'ahu is a powerful way to promote sustainability and cultural preservation while visiting Hawaii. From traditional Hawaiian crafts like weaving and carving to modern art forms like jewelry making, there's a diverse community of artisans in O'ahu. Here are some of the places you can visit them.

Aloha Home Market

Aloha Home market features jewelry makers, clothing designers and food vendors in a pop-up market.

House of Mana Up at Royal Hawaiian Center

The House of Mana Up at Royal Hawaiian Center showcases local brands and products including fashion, food, beauty and home goods. Each item has been carefully curated to reflect the spirit and culture of the islands with a focus on locally sourced and sustainably made products.

Malama Hawaii Makers Market at Royal Hawaiian Center

Shop a curated collection of unique works from Hawaiian artists and designers. The items here range from resin artwork on native wood to hand-crafted jewelry.

For the latest travel news, updates and deals, be sure to subscribe to the daily TravelPulse newsletter here.

More News

Scott Carver architects has unveiled the design for the redevelopment of the former Balmain Leagues Club in Rozelle, inner-west Sydney.
Scott Carver architects has unveiled the design for the redevelopment of the former Balmain Leagues Club in Rozelle, inner-west Sydney.
Organizers of the inaugural Perth Design Week have revealed the flagship program, which will take place from 23 to 30 March, showcasing the design highlights of Perth City / Boorloo and surrounding suburbs.
Organizers of the inaugural Perth Design Week have revealed the flagship program, which will take place from 23 to 30 March, showcasing the design highlights of Perth City / Boorloo and surrounding suburbs.
Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopulous revealed the 2022 winners of the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards on 16 March, recognizing innovation across the state’s design community.
Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopulous revealed the 2022 winners of the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards on 16 March, recognizing innovation across the state’s design community.
Construction has begun on Brisbane’s new Olympic-standard cycling venue – the Murarrie Recreation Reserve International Cycle Park project designed by Bligh Tanner and Cox Architecture
Construction has begun on Brisbane’s new Olympic-standard cycling venue – the Murarrie Recreation Reserve International Cycle Park project designed by Bligh Tanner and Cox Architecture
The Development WA board has decided not to proceed with a $218 million proposal to redevelop the East Perth Power Station.
The Development WA board has decided not to proceed with a $218 million proposal to redevelop the East Perth Power Station.
Randwick City Council has unveiled a draft masterplan to turn Maroubra Junction into a pedestrian-centred green boulevard.
Randwick City Council has unveiled a draft masterplan to turn Maroubra Junction into a pedestrian-centred green boulevard.
Plans have been submitted for a build-to-rent apartment tower on a site in Woollongabba, covering three lots at 62–68 Carl Street.
Plans have been submitted for a build-to-rent apartment tower on a site in Woollongabba, covering three lots at 62–68 Carl Street.
The shortlist for the 20th annual Australian Interior Design Awards includes 38 projects in the Workplace Design category.
The shortlist for the 20th annual Australian Interior Design Awards includes 38 projects in the Workplace Design category.
The Australian Institute of Architects will present its ninth exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, from 20 May to 26 November.
The Australian Institute of Architects will present its ninth exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, from 20 May to 26 November.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the government’s support for a Paralympic Centre of Excellence at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the government’s support for a Paralympic Centre of Excellence at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.
The City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee has unanimously voted in favour of a proposed student accommodation tower designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.
The City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee has unanimously voted in favour of a proposed student accommodation tower designed by Jackson Clements Burrows.
The City of Melbourne will soon introduce draft guidelines for voluntary design competitions, as part of its Design Excellence Program.
The City of Melbourne will soon introduce draft guidelines for voluntary design competitions, as part of its Design Excellence Program.
Rufus Black gave a provoking address at the Architecture Symposium in which he called on architects to commit to concrete targets to reduce our impact on the environment.
Rufus Black gave a provoking address at the Architecture Symposium in which he called on architects to commit to concrete targets to reduce our impact on the environment.
FJMT has submitted a state significant development application for a site in Sydney’s The Rocks precinct, containing an existing clocktower building at 33-55 Harrington Street, and the Rendezvous Hotel at 75 Harrington Street.
FJMT has submitted a state significant development application for a site in Sydney’s The Rocks precinct, containing an existing clocktower building at 33-55 Harrington Street, and the Rendezvous Hotel at 75 Harrington Street.
The board of DevelopmentWA has approved Woods Bagot’s design for a 21-storey mixed-use tower in the Perth City Link precinct.
The board of DevelopmentWA has approved Woods Bagot’s design for a 21-storey mixed-use tower in the Perth City Link precinct.
VisitBritain’s New Online Accent Game Challenges Users To Speak Like Proper Brits
VisitBritain’s New Online Accent Game Challenges Users To Speak Like Proper Brits
Florida NAACP Pushes for Travel Advisory Amid Governor DeSantis' Policies
Florida NAACP Pushes for Travel Advisory Amid Governor DeSantis' Policies
California Ski Resorts Extend Season in Wake of Record Snowfall
California Ski Resorts Extend Season in Wake of Record Snowfall
The World's Happiest Countries Revealed for 2023
The World's Happiest Countries Revealed for 2023
Southeastern Conference Cities Launch 'Visit the SEC' Pass
Southeastern Conference Cities Launch 'Visit the SEC' Pass
Latest News

copyright © 2023 Gold Coast Accountants.   All rights reserved.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z