Things to do when it RAINS!

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  1. Rhugsins

    Rhugsins Earning My Ears

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    I'm getting way ahead of myself but the forecast is starting to show up in my weather apps for our trip in 2 weeks and it shows 50% of rain every day of the first week we are there. Now I know that showers can be short and sweet and to only use local Hawaii weather apps (which do not project that far yet).
    BUT- I'd still like to know what are some things to do when it rains aside from shop! :) We will have a car and can leave the resort if we want/need.
    Thanks!
     
  2. jcmh71

    jcmh71 Earning My Ears

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    We've been to Aulani 3 times and are going again in December. One of the best days we've had there was a day in which it poured rain non-stop! We dropped the kids off at Auntie's and sat outside on the 2nd floor underneath the large overhangs and read books while it rained. Then, we took the Ko Olina shuttle around its full loop and visited the other properties in Ko Olina, ending up at Monkeypod for a late lunch. When we got back to Auluani, we picked up the kids from Aunties and did the indoor Menehune scavenger hunt. We ended the day building sand castles on the beach in the rain (no running back and forth with buckets of water... the wet sand was perfect for packing into the molds). We still talk about what a fun and relaxing day that was.
     
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  4. nkereina

    nkereina Last chance to lose your keys.

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    We are fortunate to not have encountered rain, but I would think the pools would still be open unless its thundering and lightning. I would imagine they'd be less crowded too, which would be nice. Also, the spa is amazing so that would be another good option.

    As far as outside the resort, Kualoa Ranch would have some tours that are done in the rain. I'm also thinking Waikiki would be good since some of the sidewalk is covered from awnings, and you can pop in and out of stores and bars stopping for drinks. Ala Moana Center is nearby Waikiki too.
     
  5. corgi_monster

    corgi_monster DIS Veteran

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    Bishop Museum would be my top pick, followed by Iolani Palace. If you’re here over the Thanksgiving weekend, there will be a huge indoor craft fair at the Blaisdel Exhibition Hall. All items are locally made and handcrafted by the 300+ vendors. I know you said you were looking for activities “aside than shopping” but this a unique event worth a visit. There are lots of yummy treats that are hard to find anywhere else like deep fried poi mocha, KC waffle dogs, and Som’ Good Sauce.
     
  6. jimmymc

    jimmymc Professional Adventurer!

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    Swimming in the rain is a ton of fun! Find a place covered with an umbrella to set up shop, and just go swimming in the pools and ocean like you normally would. Don't worry about drying off until the day's over. I would personally leave the other island stuff for the days where the weather is nice.
     
  7. spacecanada

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    When it's wet outside, embrace it by getting wet! Pool time, lagoon time, surfing! My only concern would be if you had dinner reservations at 'AMA'AMA as you have to go outside, uncovered, to get there. Bring a small umbrella, just in case.
     
  8. thedogatemyhomework

    thedogatemyhomework Mouseketeer

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    unless the 50% chance of rain is specifically for ko’olina (or kapolei) the odds of it raining may actually be much lower. not too sure about local weather apps...but the local weather people on the local news have a remarkable track record of being...wrong...a lot...and quite often give a generic island wide forecast.
     
  9. jimmymc

    jimmymc Professional Adventurer!

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    I believe Ko'olina is actually one of the driest parts of the island, so if the forecast is for Honolulu then Aulani may be fine.
     

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