Get Out and Enjoy the Water This Spring!

The state of Hawaii is well known for its natural beauty and luxurious beaches. This spring, take a dip in the Pacific as you try one of the many popular water sports Oahu has to offer. Whether you prefer to spend time on the water or under it, you’re sure to find the perfect aquatic activity to enjoy with family and friends.

Kayaking

Kayaking is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy the ocean landscape so unique to Hawaii. Kailua Beach Park is one of the most popular kayaking sites on Oahu, featuring waters that are calm and easy to navigate for beginners. Just a quarter mile from the shore, you’ll find Popoi’a Island, also called Flat Island. This island used to be the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing shrine. Since the shrine’s destruction by a tsunami in 1946, the island’s flat, sandy beaches have continued to attract kayakers looking for a rewarding destination to enjoy the sun and a snack before making the return trip to the main shore. Flat Island is home to a variety of native seabirds; kayakers and snorkelers often see green turtles in the waters just offshore.

Scuba Diving

Hawaiian waters are prized for their clarity and variety of ocean life, making them an ideal place to enjoy scuba diving activities. There are also many places to explore just offshore, including coral reefs, underwater caves and tunnels formed by volcanic activity, and shipwrecks. Oahu is home to a number of popular scuba diving spots, including Makaha Beach and Caverns, Hanauma Bay, and Shark’s Cove. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, there are numerous companies throughout the island that can supply you with the training, equipment, and supervision you need to enjoy this amazing underwater experience. Many people choose to seek scuba certification as part of their training so they can enjoy even more challenging scuba experiences.

Surfing and Paddle Boarding

Surfing is one of the most iconic Hawaiian sports; it can be enjoyed from anywhere on Oahu. Some of the most popular surfing locations on Oahu include Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, and the Banzai Pipeline. The beaches on the south shore of the island are often advised for beginners, while the surfing spots on the north shore are well known for their large, long-lived waves. If you are a beginner, there are numerous surf shops and companies across the island that offer multiple-student and even one-on-one classes. You can rent or purchase a surfboard nearly anywhere on the island, making surfing a versatile sport you can enjoy any day of the year. If the idea of riding on a board appeals to you but you aren’t sure you want to try surfing, paddle boarding is a variation of surfing in which you stand on a board and propel yourself via paddle through the water. Paddle boarding is a great activity for any age and fitness level, allowing you to enjoy the sun and scenery from atop the water as you glide along at your own pace.

Your Waena Apartments home is a great launching point for a spring and summer full of healthy and fun water sports. After a long, hard day of play, you’ll love coming home to your spacious Pearl Harbor apartment’s newly-renovated interior. Visit us on the web to check out the full list of amenities you can enjoy at Waena Apartments, or stop by our gallery to visualize your new Hawaiian home. When you’re ready to discuss your lease, you can reach us online, by phone, or in person in Honolulu, HI.  

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Getting Your New Apartment Organized

Your beautiful new living space at Waena Apartments features wood-style flooring, a private lanai, and beautiful countertops you’re sure to love. Once you’ve moved in and gotten settled, however, clutter and disorganization can easily detract from the look and feel of your Honolulu apartment space. Check out these tips to help you get your apartment organized—and keep it that way—so you’ll always have a clean, spacious, and orderly island apartment to enjoy.

Cut Clutter

Clutter can accumulate quickly, causing your apartment to feel messy and disorganized. Papers, keys, notes, and other small items often pile up on any available horizontal surface because they have no “home.” One of the first and easiest steps toward getting and keeping your new apartment organized is to cut clutter by finding a home for every object. Create homes using small baskets, hooks, and over-the-door organizers if you need additional space or storage, particularly in “clutter hotspots” where items seem to accumulate quickly. Avoid placing too many decorative items, knickknacks, toiletries, and small appliances on bathroom and kitchen counters, which minimize usable space and create physical and visual clutter. Choose only a few items to keep within easy reach, and put the rest away out of sight in cabinets or closets. Keeping objects off the horizontal surfaces in your apartment will ensure you have the chance to enjoy your beautiful solid surface countertops while helping your kitchen and bathroom to feel cleaner, more open, and more relaxing.

Tackle Your Closets

While disorderly closets can be tempting to hide behind closed doors, the mess inside doesn’t disappear simply because you can’t see it. A disorganized closet creates a place where important items can easily become lost, leading to frustration and wasted time as you search for cleaning supplies, linens, jewelry, shoes, or clothes. Tackle your closets one at a time, pulling everything out so you can see what’s hidden inside. Purchase a jewelry box or organizer to keep important items clean and safe. Shoe racks are an inexpensive way to organize a pile of unruly shoes, and they are available in freestanding, over-the-door, or hanging varieties. Make sure you have enough hangers to keep clothing off the floor, or use a bureau or bookshelf to store folded clothing and linens. A rolling laundry organizer can make sorting laundry a snap, allowing you to toss items into the correct bin immediately after wearing them. When organizing a closet full of cleaning supplies, a small tension rod can provide the perfect place to hang bottles of household cleaners, rags, and more. Small plastic tubs or shower storage caddies make excellent containers for cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous items, keeping them contained and preventing spills. Make sure each cleaning item has a label to make finding the solution you need even easier.

Are you ready to enjoy Hawaiian life to the fullest in a one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom apartment at Waena Apartments? Our community features a variety of brand-new outdoor amenities, private parking spaces, and apartments that include newly-renovated interiors and spacious lanais. Click through our website to view our gallery and floor plans, or take a look at our local neighborhood with convenient access to Ewa Beach, Kapolei, and Kunia.