Waimea Bay is a corner of the tourist magnet of Oahu, part of the Hawaii Islands. It is an important surfing destination, providing massive waves to eager surfers, leading to its hosting a number of surf competitions. But there is a lot more to this resort; its beaches provide sun worshippers with just the perfect sands and temperatures to indulge. There is also plenty of greenery to be explored in hikes as well as a host of outdoor activities to be engaged in by adrenaline junkies. Oceanfront holiday homes in the shape of bungalows, villas and cottages are where visitors can expect to spend their Waimea holiday.
The magnificent surf that shows up in Waimea Bay during winter is what drives many a visitor to this Hawaiian resort. Top surfers from around the world flock there between November and February to do battle with the waves. Waimea Bay, alongside other Oahu beaches are used to host a number of international surfing tournaments. Those who are not up to wrestling 20-foot walls of water can relax and enjoy the boundless sunshine on Waimea?s pristine beaches. Lovers will be hard pressed to find a better location on which to hold a romantic picnic.
Scuba diving into the waters off Waimea is a thrilling experience made rich by the diverse marine life and clear waters to see it all through. For those with an insatiable surge of adrenaline, there is a rock dedicated to cliff jumping. It is a place from which locals have been hurling themselves into the ocean water since time immemorial but visitors are urged to take caution.
A visit to the Waimea Bay Valley is like walking into a whole new world. First there are the botanical gardens and the abundance of plant life they host including many rare native plants. The locale?s volcanic soils and the tropical weather patterns are conducive for the growth of native fern and hibiscus among a host of other species. The valley also provides a unique taste of Hawaiian culture to tourists as they learn native games and listen to traditional stories and music.
This resort has only two seasons and even these are not that distinct. During the colder season temperatures range between 18 and 26°C and during the warmer season they range between 23 and 29°C. Generally we can say the climate is warm throughout the year. Visitors can therefore plan their trip for any month and find hospitable weather. Rainfall is mostly during the ?winter' between November and March.
The closest airport to Waimea is the Port Allen Airport on which air taxis from other Hawaii islands land. Visitors will therefore land at facilities such as the Kahului Airport which is the only Maui airport that handles international traffic. Direct flights from Vancouver, Los Angeles, Dallas and other cities on carriers such as Hawaiian Airlines, Pacific Wings, Delta and American Airlines are available.