Planning a week-long getaway can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way at all. First things first: decide when and where you are going. Honolulu is a fantastic destination that has something for everyone! Honolulu attractions include Pearl Harbor Memorial National Historic Site, lava tours, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and more. Next up, you’ll want to find suitable accommodations. There is no need to spend your memorable vacation in Hawaii cramped in a hotel room. Darmic can help you find the perfect rental property for your stay!


Things to Do in Honolulu, HI

While you might wonder where to start your adventures on the island, we have the perfect answer. Start at the beginning; for Hawaii, that means the beach! You have had a long trip to get here, so relax on the beautiful shores of the Pacific in Waikiki.  You can do more than swim here—try paddle boarding and surfing, too!  Waikiki Beach is made up of several smaller beach areas including Kaimana, San Souci, Kuhio and Fort Derussy, as well as Ala Moana Regional Park with its 100 acres of beautiful terrain and a half-mile beach of golden sand. The gorgeous Diamond Head Beach Park, formed from volcanic rock, is known for its scenic shoreline and is best for experienced surfers.  Those are just a few of the fantastic beaches in this area to whet your appetite before venturing further afield around the island.

Looking for immersive tours? One Ocean Diving exists to present an immersive experience and program that that is both educational and fun. Your participation helps fund their conservation work, which is vast. The tours with this company are some of the most popular in Hawaii. Swim with and be amazed by the sea life, learn about the ocean from the experienced professional animal experts.



There are lots of choices when it comes to dining in Honolulu. Sure, you can stop at a chain burger joint, but why not take in the local cuisine? Here are a few musts for Hawaiian cuisine.

Chief’s Luau

You haven’t experienced Hawaiian cuisine until you have been to Chief’s Luau. Loved by travelers and locals alike, the food is only matched by the entertaining shows by Chief Sielu, who will do fire dances and make you laugh, too!


If you are in the mood for a relaxing, upscale dinner, try Azure on the waterfront of Waikiki. Their delectable four-course dinners are served Fridays through Sundays.

Helena’s Hawaiian Food

Winner of the James Beard Foundation award in 2000, this restaurant has been serving up delicious Hawaiian cuisine in a casual atmosphere for a whopping 64 years. Rumor has it that the Poke Fish with Opihi is a must for shellfish lovers.


Where to Stay in Honolulu, HI

Once you have your activities and dining planned, you can start looking at where to stay. One thing you want to avoid is staying in a hotel room. Save some money, time, and aggravation by staying in a vacation home. Darmic has a selection of comfortable places to stay in Honolulu. Enjoy an exquisite stay when you rent one of our fantastic Waikiki Banyan condos. Each is full of creature comforts sure to enhance your getaway to Hawaii.

When you rent from us, you will have amenities like comfortable and spacious living areas, well-appointed kitchens, and a beautiful balcony to view the scenery. Enjoy convenient contactless check-in/check-out and amenities that helped us earn the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence from 2016 to 2019 and the 2020 Traveler’s Choice Award.

Our New Zealand company strives at all times to show our guests what we mean by Kiwi hospitality. Contact us today to finalize planning the perfect week-long getaway to Honolulu, HI!