When Labor Day rolls around again this year, where are you planning to be? Is this going to be the year you finally leave your backyard barbecue and head to the islands for a final farewell to the season we all so fervently love, or are you going to be disappointed with a so-so celebration once again? Labor Day Weekend in paradise—otherwise known as Kapolei—offers endless sunsets, exciting adventures, and the opportunity to shed all your cares and live the island life. What are you waiting for?
Every Day is a Good Day for the Beach
Multiple beaches mean multiple places to celebrate. Pack a lunch, your favorite beverage, and a gallon of sunscreen and bid farewell to summer with an epic celebration. Just be sure to stay and watch that Hawaiian sun set over the waters that surround our island home; our sunsets offer the perfect end to a perfect day!
Paradise Cove Luau
Nothing signifies the Hawaiian lifestyle better than an authentic luau, and the Paradise Cove Luau is the best on the island! Serving pig, poi, and the Pacific Dream and featuring fire and hula dancers, your Labor Day celebration will be one for the record books.
Take a Sunset Cruise
We’ve already discussed the merits of a Hawaiian sunset, but the benefits are enhanced exponentially when viewed from aboard an Ocean Joy Cruises vessel. Offering sunset snorkel cruises and the opportunity to learn about the magical history of our favorite Hawaiian island, and with costs starting at $65 for babies and topping out at $149 for adults, this Labor Day Weekend experience will change your life!
Wet n’ Wild Hawaii
Summer and waterparks go hand in hand, so what better way is there to spend the final weekend of summer than a visit to our favorite water wonderland? Offering rides for all levels of daredevils, including a kids’ playground, a lazy river for those who scare easily, a family water coaster and the Waimea Whirl for moderate players, and a surfing experience and tornado water slide for the “danger seekers” in your group, Wet n’ Wild caters to all members of your family.
Stay Home and Play Hooky
Well, you’re not really playing hooky, but taking a break from vacation adventures will soothe your soul, especially when you spend your time in one of our luxurious Beach Villas Hawaii vacation escapes. With designer extras and luxury amenities like the ones we offer, you’re definitely going to want to do more than just sleep here! Reserve yours today and celebrate the best Labor Day Weekend ever!
No matter what time of year you are planning your visit, Kapolei is hot year-round. Luckily, the city has gorgeous beaches and plenty of activities to keep you cool. Here are some of the top Kapolei activities to beat the heat, and still have a great time.
Visit One of Our Beautiful Beaches
Paradise Cove Public Beach
This small, hidden cove is a secret spot among many of the locals. The cove makes the water flat and shallow, so it is easy for swimming and snorkeling. This spot is also known for its sea turtle population; however, the parking lot is very small and fills up fast.
Kahe Point Beach Park
This beach is known for its snorkeling because of its crystal-clear waters and abundance of fish. The spot is also popular for scuba divers, and many of the local dive shops use this beach for training, so you will see them getting their gear ready on the beach. Kahe Point Beach is located just north of the Ko Olina Resorts.
Ko Olina Beach Park
Ko Olina Beach Park is made up of four sapphire-colored lagoons covering an area of more than 600 acres. The lagoons are manmade, and each has a perfect white sand beach for soaking up the sun. The shape of the lagoon protects beachgoers from large waves, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There is public parking from sunrise to sunset, and each lagoon has a restroom, but there is no lifeguard on duty. The lagoons are connected by two miles of seaside paths.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii
Hawaii’s only water park, Wet n Wild Hawaii, located in Kapolei, has 25 rides and attractions, including their 4-person waterslide, the O-Hana Highway. The water park also has a lazy river, miniature golf, and a kids’ area with slides and interactive water activities. If you get hungry, the park has a cafe and food carts. There is also a bar where those over 21 years of age can sit and enjoy a cocktail or cold beer and watch sports on one of the bars TVs.
Ka Makana Ali‘i
If you are looking for a way to stay cool indoors, check out Ka Makana Ali‘i, a shopping mall with more than 100 stores, restaurants, and a movie theater. Every Wednesday and Sunday, the mall sets up a farmers’ market featuring local fruits and veggies, handmade goods, prepared foods, and flowers. The farmers’ market also has a band playing Hawaiian music and hula performers.
If you are planning a visit to Kapolei, check out our vacation rentals. We offer beach villas, condos, beachfront properties, and one, two, three, and four bedroom homes. For more information on our rentals, please contact us today!