Aloha student-athletes! This week in our “What to do when in…” series, we take a look at the state of Hawaii! If you’re looking for an adventurous vacation destination during spring break or summer, look no further than Hawaii! This island paradise offers more than just beautiful beaches and sunsets. Here, you’ll also find countless adventurous activities that will get your adrenaline pumping. Below are the top 10 activities in Hawaii that you shouldn’t miss during your trip to the island, and points that can convince you to choose a university. First, check out the Slamstox map below to see where Hawaii is located. Because this is a bit farther away than is often thought!

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Surfing at Waikiki Beach

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of surfing. Waikiki Beach is the ideal place to improve your surfing skills. With a perfect combination of high waves and warm temperatures, it’s the perfect location to catch your first wave. There are numerous surf lessons available on the beach, with expert instructors to help you master the proper technique and build your confidence in the waves. Plus, surfing at Waikiki Beach is a great way to meet new people and get to know the surf community.

Waikiki Beach – Hawaii

Hiking in the Na Pali Coast

The Na Pali Coast is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii, offering breathtaking views and unforgettable hiking experiences. With a stunning landscape of mountains, cliffs, and lush vegetation, it’s no wonder that the Na Pali Coast is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Hawaii. There are several hiking trails available, ranging from easy to difficult, lasting a few hours to a full day. During your hike, you’ll pass by beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and secluded beaches. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture these unforgettable views.

Na Pali – Hawaii

Zipline on Maui

If you love thrills and adventure, then ziplining on Maui is definitely for you! Soar through the air while enjoying the beautiful views of Hawaii’s surrounding nature. With various zipline activities available, there is something for every skill level. Experienced guides will safely lead you through the treetops as you enjoy the excitement of ziplining. If you’re looking for a unique and adrenaline-boosting experience, ziplining on Maui is a must-do activity.

Maui – Hawaii

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

Hawaii is known for its spectacular underwater world, and snorkeling at Hanauma Bay is a great way to experience it. With clear, turquoise water and colorful sea creatures such as coral, fish, and turtles, this is one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. You can easily rent snorkeling gear at the beach and join a tour to find the best snorkeling spots. Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay is a fun and educational activity suitable for everyone.

Hanauma Bay – Hawaii

Mountain Biking on Haleakala Maui’s

Haleakala is a great place to go mountain biking because of the stunning views and technical trails. With the ability to choose from different routes and difficulty levels, there’s something for every mountain biker. As you cycle across the island, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural beauty of Hawaii. There are also professional guides available to lead you through the trails and provide information about the island’s flora and fauna. Mountain biking on Haleakala is a great way to stay active while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Maui.

Haleakala – Hawaii

Paragliding in Makapu’u

If you’re looking for a unique and breathtaking way to see Hawaii’s landscape, consider paragliding in Makapu’u. With beautiful cliffs and ocean views, this is one of the best places to paraglide on the island. Fly together with a professional pilot while enjoying the beautiful view of Hawaii’s surrounding nature. It’s a unique and exciting experience that you won’t soon forget.

Makapu’s – Hawaii

Diving in the Molokini krater

If you love diving, you can’t miss the Molokini Crater. This is one of the best dive spots in the world due to the clarity of the water and the variety of sea life. Swim with tropical fish, sharks, and turtles while enjoying the beautiful underwater world of Hawaii. There are several dive companies available that offer guided dive tours and experienced instructors who can show you the best spots.

Molokini krater – Hawaii

Beach Camping

Experience the beauty of Hawaii in a unique way by camping on the beach. With many beaches where camping is allowed, you can enjoy the sunset and sound of the waves while relaxing in a tent on the beach. Malaekahana Beach, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, and Papohaku Beach Park are some of the popular beaches where camping is allowed. It’s a great way to be close to nature and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Hawaii. Beach camping is also a great way to save money on accommodation and spend more time outdoors.


Kayakken in Kauai

Explore the beautiful coastline of Kauai by kayak. With emerald, green water and dramatic cliffs, this is the perfect place for a kayaking adventure. Paddle past secluded beaches and waterfalls while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kauai. There are several kayak rental companies available that offer guided kayak tours, where you can enjoy the breathtaking surroundings and crystal-clear water.

Kauau Coast – Hawaii

Swimming with Dolphins on Big Island

Experience an unforgettable encounter with dolphins on Big Island. Swim with these beautiful creatures while enjoying the crystal-clear water and views of the coastline. With experienced guides to lead you, you’ll have the chance to see dolphins in their natural environment and communicate with them. It’s a unique and exciting experience that you won’t soon forget.

Big Island – Hawaii

In summary, Hawaii offers countless activities for student-athletes looking for an adventurous vacation destination. From surfing at Waikiki Beach to mountain biking on Haleakala and beach camping, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for thrills and excitement or relaxation and tranquility, Hawaii has it all. Make sure to include these top 10 activities in your travel plans and prepare for an unforgettable experience in this beautiful island paradise!

Do you want to combine study and your sports in Paradise? Let’s see if you fit in! Feel free to fill out this form and let’s meet. Then we can see if becoming a student-athlete in Hawaii is for you.