Ewa Beach is perfectly situated on Oahu's scenic southwest shore with nice beaches, dining, shopping and historical attractions providing everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Enjoy a morning at the beach and then spend the afternoon folding or visiting local attractions. Head over to Ko Olina, downtown Honolulu or Waikiki for fine dining by the sea along with exciting nightlife. Golfers can play a challenging 18 holes at the par-73 Ewa Villages Golf Course which is considered the toughest of Oahu's municipal courses. Hawaii Prince Golf Club has 27 holes (three interchangeable nines). Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, the course is known for its long, lush fairways and strategically placed lakes, taking in great views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains. At Hawaii's Plantation Village in nearby historic Waipahu town explore the botanical gardens and history museum with exhibits from the sugarcane era including restored buildings of the many different cultures that came to work on the plantations. Learn about the olden days of Ewa on a train ride through old Ewa with the Hawaiian Railway Society. The narrated tour features stories about the history of railroading in the Hawaiian Islands. To learn more about Hawaii's history take a tour of Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu and visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
The five-acre Ewa Beach Park is the main beach in the residential community of Ewa Beach. The sandy beach is a nice place to go for a swim or enjoy a picnic, and there are sports fields and also a children's playground. For more ocean fun head over to the protected ocean lagoons at Ko Olina, or visit Waikiki Beach where you can take a surfing lesson or go for an outrigger canoe ride. Vendors along the Waikiki Beach shoreline offer a variety of ocean activities for a fun day in the water.
Ewa Beach restaurants offer a variety of cuisines. For Asian fare check out Shiro's Saimin Haven, Restaurant Saito or Ninja Sushi. Local style "grinds" can be found at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. For exceptional Hawaii Regional Cuisine taste the creation's of renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi at Roy's Ko Olina overlooking the 18th hole of the Ko Olina Golf Course with waterfalls and a lagoon. The restaurant's floor-to-ceiling windows, covered Bridge Bar lanai and attractive display kitchen provide for a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere for enjoying the signature cuisine. Drive over to Ko Olina, downtown Honolulu and the Waikiki shore for a wealth of dining options including many seaside restaurants with top local entertainment.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities in the Ewa Beach region of Oahu including two of Hawaii's largest shopping centers nearby at the Pearlridge Shopping Center and Ala Moana Shopping Center. Head over to downtown Honolulu and Chinatown to browse a variety of eclectic shops, and in Waikiki along Kalakaua Ave. and Kuhio Ave. there are stores to suit every taste from souvenir gifts to upscale boutiques.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in an Ewa Beach vacation rental giving you easy access to nearby beaches and attractions including Waikiki and downtown Honolulu as well as day trips to the north and windward shores. Ewa Beach is about 20 miles west of downtown Honolulu. Most major populated areas of Oahu can also be reached on the public transit system known as "TheBus."
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The weather in Ewa Beach ranges from about 70 to 89 degrees F. throughout the year with rain and wind conditions varying through the seasons. Oahu's south and west shores are generally a bit warmer and drier than the north and east shores, and the winter months typically see more rain than summer. Sunny skies, mild temperatures and warm trade winds make Ewa Beach an excellent vacation destination all through the year. Ocean conditions vary each day though typically the south shore will have the calmest waters during the winter months while the north shore will have the calmest waters during the summer. Some beaches provide more protection from the open ocean, and if the waves are too big at the beach you visit then you may be able to find a more sheltered beach where water activities are safe. For swimming and ocean activities visit Oahu's lifeguarded beaches, obey all posted warnings and ask about the conditions on that day for the activities you choose.
Ewa Beach vacation homes provide the optimal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home. Browse through our Ewa Beach vacation rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Ewa Beach accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality vacation rentals on Oahu and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best of the best Ewa Beach properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Ewa Beach rentals or which Oahu destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Oahu's south shore has a rich history including Hawaiian royalty and the eras of missionaries, whaling, sugarcane and more. Visit Pearl Harbor to learn about the attack that launched the US into World War II. Visit downtown Honolulu to see treasured Hawaii landmarks, and follow the self-guided Waikiki Historical Trail where you can learn about Hawaii's history from the informational plaques on the bronze surfboards marking the route. A self-guided walking tour of downtown Honolulu is offered by the Historic Hawaii Foundation visiting many historic buildings including Iolani Palace, St. Andrews Cathedral, the Hawaii State Art Museum and the Mission Houses.