Updated: Jul 12
How to experience Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0 on Oahu. Mustache and Hawaiian shirt not included.
Many times when Dad's are planning fantastic Hawaiian vacations for their families, they want part of their vacation tailored to their interests. These interest often include experiencing something related to one or both of their favorite shows: Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0. Since dad's are usually the ones breaking out their checkbook for the family vacation, we want to make their one trip ask special!! As a Hawaii specialist, here's how I help them get the Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0 experience and make the rest of the family happy too.
Get the Magnum PI Experience
Step 1: Start growing your mustache prior to departing for your vacation.
Step 2: You have to get yourself an authentic Hawaiian Shirt!
Here's a guide to the best places to purchase authentic Hawaiian Shirts on Oahu. My personal favorite is Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts - maybe it has something to do with the name?
Aloha shirts at Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts
Step 3: Stay at the right resort for you and the family!
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
For Dad: Home to the fictional King Kamehameha Club seen in many of the episode's run is the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Dad is going to love getting a picture in front of the bar with a drink in hand and wearing his Hawaiian shirt.
For Mom: the Kahala has an amazing spa with traditional Hawaiian treatments such as a Hawaiian Body Mask and Wrap, Lomilomi massage with warm Pohaku stones, and Mamaki Mud wrap!
For the Kids: the Kahala is the only hotel on Oahu with a swim-with-dolphins experience! Their DolphinQuest program allows you to have dolphin experience with a trainer ranging from a couple of hours to an entire week! Click here to meet the dolphins at the Kahala. Some rooms at the resort even face the dolphin lagoons, so you can wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee while watching these animals swim around.
Great news for you! I have a preferred partnership with the Kahala Resort, so I can get you special rates and amenities such as free breakfast daily, $100 food and beverage credit, free room upgrades, early check-in, and late check out.
Step 4: Experience a Magnum PI Open Door Helicopter Tour.
This tour can accommodate up to 4 people per helicopter and is a great adventure and family experience. I organize this tour for you.
Get the Hawaii 5-0 Experience
Step 1: Stay at the right resort for you and the family!
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is not only a filming location for Magnum PI, but is also a filming location for Hawaii 5-0 too! Again, this is a fantastic luxury resort for couples, families, Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0 fans.
The resort appeared in the pilot episode with McGarrett gifted Danno and his daughter with a three-night stay.
I have access to great perks and amenities for my travelers at this resort, so make sure to contact me to book your Hawaii vacation!
The Kahala Resort and Spa: Dolphin Lagoon, oceanside dining, swimming with dolphins
Step 2: Take a Hawaii 5-0 Tour
This must-do tour for fans of Hawaii Five-0 gives you an exclusive look at Steve McGarrett's house, known locally as the Bayer Estate. On your way to this beachfront villa, you'll drive through downtown Honolulu and Chinatown to see many locations that are regularly featured on the show. Then you'll make a quick stop for a photo-op in front of the Hawaii Film and Sound stage. Lastly, you'll head to McGarrett's house for a behind-the-scenes tour of the estate, including a photo-op in McGarrett’s iconic lawn chairs! At the estate you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch and also have an exclusive meet and greet with cast member Shawn Garnett, who plays Cousin Flippa, often seen on the show at his cousin’s famous shrimp truck. This semi-private tour includes a personal guide who knows the ins and outs of the hit show. I am happy to organize this tour!
Hawaii has so many great things to offer the entire family, here I have highlighted experiences dads will love! Besides these two shows, some adventure recommendations for Oahu include:
Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall
Shark Cage Dive experience
Snorkeling with Dolphins and Turtles
ATV Raptor Tour with sights from Jurassic Park
Food Tour by Bike
Horseback Ride link Authentic Paniolo
When you're ready to plan your next Hawaii vacation, contact me, your Hawaii Expert! I have been planning Hawaiian vacations for couples, families, and groups for over 3 years.