Christmas in Hawaii...December 17-24, 2020
Thursday - December 17, 2020
Travel Day to Hawaii
You will depart your home city in the early morning and will arrive Honolulu, Hawaii in the mid-afternoon to early evening. Upon arrival at the Honolulu International Airport you will receive a traditional Hawaiian Lei Greeting and be taken to the team hotel located in Waikiki. A representative from the “NoKaOi Volleyball staff” will greet you at the hotel and assist you with check-in. The remainder of the afternoon/evening is yours to explore the Waikiki area.
Friday - December 18, 2020
Island Sightseeing Day & Team Practice
This is a day full of sightseeing and fun. We will start the day at 8:00 AM as we board the tour bus to begin your adventure with a hike up Diamond Head Crater. We will continue on to the fabulous Pali Lookout where you will have the chance to take breathtaking photos of the islands northeastern shore. We will then venture on to Sandy Beach where you and your team will do a photo shoot. Our sightseeing journey finishes with some of Oahu's most beautiful scenery which includes: the Ko'olua Mountain Range (Jurassic Park film location) the Halona Blow Hole, and Hanauama Bay. In the evening we will travel to our tournament location for a team practice to prepare for tomorrow's tournament.
Saturday - December 19, 2020
NoKaOi - Christmas in Hawaii Tournament Play Begins
Teams depart for the event venue in the morning or early afternoon. Each team will play two matches during the opening round of the “NoKaOi Volleyball Tournament.” This evening you and your team may want to eat at the Hard Rock Café, or one of Waikiki’s best local restaurants – “Duke’s” named in honor of Hawaii’s legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku. Also please remember to bring at least 4 small gifts (something unique from your school or town that you can share with another athlete) to exchange with the other team prior to each of your matches.
Sunday - December 20, 2020
Each team plays their final two matches today with overall winners advancing to the Championship Medal Round. After the finals, the tournament will conclude with the presentation of awards. In the evening most of the teams will go on their own and enjoy a meal in Waikiki.
Monday - December 21, 2020
Evening Hawaiian Olympics and Team Pizza Dinner
Today is a perfect opportunity to explore the island of Oahu. You may want to take an optional sightseeing excursion such as snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, or just hang out on Waikiki Beach. Whatever your choice, this day will be one to remember. In the evening your team will walk to Kapiolani Park where you will take part in the Hawaiian Olympics, which consists of unique Hawaiian games against the other teams from our event. Afterward, our group will enjoy a pizza dinner in the park..
Tuesday - December 22, 2020
Free Day - Evening Luau
Once again, this day is a chance to experience all the Waikiki area has to offer. You will have the opportunity to take part in an optional team catamaran sailing in the morning. You may also want to try surfing for the first time. Whatever activity you choose, this day has the potential to be one of the best ever. In the evening you will enjoy an authentic Polynesian Luau, which is sure to be one of the highlights of your week.
Wednesday - December 23, 2020
Day at Your Leisure - Depart for Home
You and your teammates should have the morning and afternoon free to get in one last swim or maybe take the surfing lesson you've put off all week. Departures for the airport occur throughout the afternoon and evening for your flight home.
Thursday - December 24, 2020
Return to Your Home City
You arrive home after an enjoyable experience with new friends and teammates for life.