Looking for an escape from your day-to-day life? Have Hawaii’s clear blue waters, stunning vistas, and extreme adventures always been calling your name? Happening March 1-4 2018, Wanderlust Hawaii is Oahu’s finest relaxing retreat. The retreat is described as a way to find yourself, drawing from the Hawaiian word ‘mana’ meaning the power of elemental forces. Registration is still open to enjoy the fresh sea-to-table dinners, authentic Hawaiian cuisine, yoga and meditation workshops, musical performances, speaker series, and more. The only thing left to do is to find a place to relax at day’s end. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to stay for Wanderlust Hawaii.
1. Turtle Bay Resort
The official resort of Wanderlust 2018. Turtle Bay Resort’s spacious rooms with their cool, calming blues and tans give the room the serenity you need during your Wanderlust experience. With spas, two professional golf courses, restaurants featuring the best seafood and authentic Hawaiian cuisine, and a five-minute walk to Oahu’s famous beaches, plus all the activities Wanderlust 2018 is hosting, a room here is the complete package. Enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean from any room in the hotel, treat yourself to a relaxing massage, cool down in the pools, or beaches, or even go snorkeling.
2. “Little studio by the sea”
After a full day of meditation, yoga, workshops, and food, you need to retreat to your own private escape. This quaint little AirBnB listing has everything you need. The studio space comes with one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, one bathroom, a kitchen and a charming, furnished veranda. The little studio sits on the same property as the host’s home, but with a private entrance. This ultimate beach shack is close to the site of Wanderlust 2018.
3. Beachside Studio
What could be more calming than falling asleep to the sounds of waves splashing against the white sands of the beach? This one bedroom, one bathroom studio apartment on Airbnb has all the atmosphere of a tropical getaway, with calming green walls and counters and leafy designs on the bed and curtains, plus a balcony surrounded by these same leafy green trees. This peaceful pad is not only walking distance both to Wanderlust’s campus and to all the fun of the North Shore. Chill out on the famous Sunset beach, explore Waimea Bay Falls park, get active at the skate park, or treat yourself to Hawaii’s freshest foods at the farmer’s market.
4. Oceanfront Rental Home
Rent out this spacious beach bungalow for you and some friends. This rental house can hold up to 16 people, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, split between the main home and the two studio-style guesthouses. If the living room space isn’t enough, head out the deck and picnic area, which sits right in front of the beach. The home mixes cabin vibes with beach house vibes, making it a comfortable home away from home in the Aloha state. The property is close to the Polynesian Cultural Center, and is right along the beach, giving you plenty of options of things to do after the events at Wanderlust 2018’s end.
5. Sea Breeze Rental Home
Want something cozy that constantly reminds you that you’re at the beach? This little loft-style place right by the ocean’s edge is available to rent. The loft has three beds, one bathroom, and a kitchen. The white furniture and green and cream colored decor give the little home it’s perfect seafront vibe. Have dinner at the barbecue pits, or get active on the tennis courts, all on the property. Or, cool off in the sea’s warm water, take advantage of the clear blues of the water with some snorkeling, or enjoy the hiking or other outdoor adventures just beyond the door. Plus, this place is walking distance from the site of Wanderlust 2018.
6. Sunset Beach Temple Treehouse
Enjoy the ultimate Hawaii experience and stay in a tropical treehouse. This Airbnb listing is indeed a luxury treehouse. The Banyan tree home has one bedroom, one bathroom, a balcony, a kitchen, and living space with a pull out sofa. High in the trees, you’ll have all the green leaves and fresh fruits of Hawaii’s nature coming right into your windows, though this doesn’t make it any further from the water’s edge. Walk to the beach with the snorkel gear, surfboards, and beach toys provided for your in just minutes. The treehouse is just a short distance from the site of the retreat, giving you your own place to retreat.
7. Sunset-Sunrise Studio
A sleek and stylish home that makes you think you’re in a hotel, this property is just 100 yards from the beach. With two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a kitchenette, this guest home is a perfect spot for you and two friends. The property has its own separate entrance and parking space, as well as an outdoor patio with a table and lounge chairs – perfect for relaxing with some food or drinks to the sounds of Hawaii’s beaches. The studio is also walking distance to the site of Wanderlust Hawaii’s events, yet far enough you can have your own private place to stay at night.