Guest Blog: ALOHA Collection, maker of Splash-Proof® Bags

Our founders, Rachael Leina‘ala and Heather Aiu, launched ALOHA Collection in the summer of 2014 with a single bag, a shared dream, and a Kickstarter campaign. Today, our Splash-Proof® bags can be found all over the world. When you travel with ALOHA Collection, you’re not just packing a bag, you’re joining an ‘ohana that shares a passion for travel, adventure, and sharing ALOHA around the globe. Whether you’re running through airports, island-hopping, riding the subway, or catching waves, you’ll always know an instant friend when you spot an ALOHA bag along the way!

From beach to bar and workout to weekend, we have a bag for every occasion. Made of a lightweight, technical material our bags are Splash-Proof®, easy to clean, and are perfect for everyday organizing in-home or on the go.

So hop on board as we share ALOHA Collection’s guide to Oʻahu! From the Diamond Head to Haleiwa, we’re letting you in on all our favorite stops. Pack your bags and get ready to explore Oʻahu, ALOHA style!

South Shore

San Lorenzo Bikinis (Located inside the Moana Surfrider) 2365 Kalakaua Avenue Team ALOHA can’t pass up a new bikini! We are huge fans of San Lorenzo. Their suits are super flattering, well-made, and buttery soft.

Duke’s Waikiki
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Duke’s is an ALOHA Collection team tradition. On any given day, you can find us posted up for pau hana with Mai Tais in hand, enjoying the stunning sunset views of Waikiki Beach.

Marukame Udon
2310 Kuhio Ave
All of their noodles are made from scratch and imported from Japan! Don’t let the line discourage you. Trust us, it’s totally worth the wait!

Queens + Canoes
Nothing beats a summer surf in town! Queens and Canoes might bring out the crowds but our team loves to sneak in a morning surf. ALOHA tip: watch out for swimmers, other beginning surfers, outrigger canoes, and Catamarans, it’s a party out there!

North Shore

Waimea Bay
Waimea is known for its 30-foot winter swells but in the summer it’s pure paradise! We love posting up for a day of swimming, body surfing, and snorkeling at this iconic beach.

Sunrise Shack
59-158 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Started by four friends, the Sunrise Shack has quickly become a North Shore staple. They serve healthy snacks from coffee to papaya and Acai bowls. We always stop in to say hi and grab something yummy on a hot day!

Guava Shop
66-111 Kamehameha Hwy #204, Haleiwa, HI 96712
Our good friends Liz & Kai own and operate Guava Shop, a super cute boutique located in the heart of Haleiwa. Their curated collection of home goods, jewelry, and beauty products makes it a great place to shop for unique souvenirs that will remind you of your trip.

Ted’s Bakery
59-024 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, HI 96712
In addition to legendary waves, the North Shore is also home to Ted’s Bakery and their famous chocolate-haupia cream pie. Don’t leave the North Shore without grabbing a slice, it is Heaven. On. Earth.

ʻEhukai Pillbox Hike
59-178 Ke Nui Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712
If you’re looking to take a break from the beach, strap on a Hip Pack and set out on this two-mile hike. Catch your breath at the top and take in the incredible 180-degree views of the Seven Mile Miracle, stretching from Haleiwa to Kawela Bay!