Sometimes a party needs an extra element—perhaps the bucking and spinning of a mechanical bull, themed decorations, or a DJ to spin tunes over the dance floor. The Hawaii Party Rentals offers all these ingredients and more. They can amp up festivities with speakers and even supply the live band. To fulfill fantastical themes such as "Winter Wonderland," the store can even make it snow. For a little competition, ask The Hawaii Party Rentals to lay out race tracks or inflatable sumo wrestling mats. Whatever the celebration, they work closely with clients, customizing events down to the last detail.
Typically, yoga studios feature glossy wood floors and big windows that let in plenty of natural light. However, at Salt Yoga in Waikiki, the setting is anything but typical: the big windows are instead the wide-open sky, the hardwood floors the gentle waters of a cove. Even the mats are different; instead of standing atop flat beds of foam, yogis balance on specially designed standup paddleboards that float on the surface. Led by certified yoga teacher Peter Jacobsen, students paddle out to the designated spot before executing carefully planned routines while safely anchored in flat water.
Souled Out Surf rents and sells boards perfect for riding waves or cruising calm waters. The expert staff might recommend a custom longboard or an ultra-wide standup paddleboard, which is stable enough to support beginners. They also train new boarders during private and group lessons.
Named a great place for a first date by Honolulu Weekly, The Contemporary Museum provides lover-candidates with plenty of conversational topics as they wander an assortment of accessible, provocative art. Education programs and exhibitions, such as the Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists exhibition, give freshly hatched masterpieces a chance to rub frames with the permanent collection of classics by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and more. The museum's emphasis on works created in Hawaii also makes it easy to meet the archipelago’s homegrown talent, who are often on-hand to answer puzzled stares and challenge you to aesthetically pleasing arm-wrestles.
An offshoot of Roberts Hawaii, which began giving tours of Kauai and other Hawaiian islands in 1941, Hawaiian Ocean Thrills sends a variety of watercraft splashing along the sandy shoreline of Waikiki Beach. Visitors navigate the crystalline waters aboard humming jet skis, gliding banana sleds, or skipping bumper tubes. Guests can also experience the big blue at a distance in a parasail that soars over the waves and affords views of the Oahu skyline. They also swim, snorkel, and lounge on the beach, taking a break from the water to munch a sandwich or salad lunch and make sure their toes don’t turn permanently pruney.
Almost everything glows at Rascal's Family Fun Center—the pirate-themed mini-golf obstacles, the bowling pins on the four-lane alley, and the smiles of the children at play. Their grins come from the center's sheer range of activities, including a Lazy Frenzy challenge, an Indiana Jones-like laser-tag arena, and a full redemption arcade, all illuminated under funky black lights. An onsite cafe fuels the fun during play sessions or parties.