Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s easy to understand why – with its endless number of fun things to do! With its gentle lagoons, miles and miles of sparkling sand, fun-loaded parks and fascinating history, Oahu is a world in itself. Your entire family will find plenty to enjoy all day long, from the first rays of the rising sun until late into the star-swept night.
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The Diamond Head, Kahala and Koko Head areas are known for spectacular views, luxurious homes, soft sands and easy proximity to Waikiki and Honolulu.
Diamond Head Tower is a classic whitewashed landmark nestled on the lower slopes of the crater on Diamond Head Road. Grab your hiking shoes and flashlight and take an early morning hike to the top of Diamond Head - a 760 foot extinct volcanic tuff cone and National Landmark. Once at the top, you'll enjoy a panoramic view that extends over half of the island.
Just north of the Diamond Head Lighthouse, take the long paved path down the Diamond Head seacliff. As you walk north along the short beach, take time to marvel at the surfers and windsurfers riding the waves past the reef.
The Hawaii Kai community is located along the ocean and provides a variety of water sport adventures. Visit Koko Marina Center and choose from wake boarding, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, wave runners, bumper tubes, scuba, snuba, snorkeling and more.
Close by enjoy a unique snorkeling experience at one of Hawaii's premier sites, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, sheltered in the curved bay of a breached volcanic crater, this marine conservatory is famous for its pristine sand beach and isolated beauty. Hanauma Bay offers great recreational swimming and world-class snorkeling for all ages.
In the heart of Oahu lies Honolulu; the capitol of Hawaii. Explore Perl Harbor, and other historic landmarks.
Kailua Beach is also known as the Emerald Beach. Its spectacular water color and white sand makes this a truly magnificent place.
Don't miss the chance to experience these powdery white sand beaches which have carried themselves the title, Best Beach in America. Pack afternoon snacks and enjoy a quiet stroll along the soft white sand, or enjoy a day of windsurfing, Kayaking and swimming in the beautiful waters protected by an off-shore coral reef. Offshore are "Na Mokulua" bird sanctuaries, commonly known as the "Twin Islands" - larger Moku Nui and tiny Moku Iki.
Nestled below the Pali Lookout, carved out of the magnificent rain forest of the Ko'olau Range, this 18 hole championship golf course is considered the most challenging in the nation.
Lanikai: Lanikai is a prestigious neighborhood just south of Kailua. One road in and one road out, this quaint neighborhood features crystalline waters and stunning views.
Located in the Koolauloa District, best known for the Church of Latter-day Saints, and the site of the Laie Hawaii Temple, the fifth oldest operating Mormon temple in the world.
On the North Shore of Oahu, known for it's competitive surfing, you can visit three amazing surf spots that host surfers from around the world for both enjoyment and competition. Enjoy the spectacle of surfers catching the thrill of, at times, 20 to 30 foot waves during the winter months. The rest of the year these beaches are great for relaxing, swimming and people watching.
At the gateway to Oahu's legendary North Shore, enjoy a quiet lunch and casual stroll in Haleiwa Town. More than the laid back surfing center it seems, Haleiwa Town is filled with local style and rustic ambiance, as well as quaint shops, understated restaurants, and charming art galleries. Once the commercial and social center of Oahu, Haleiwa is a small village treasure, rich with island history. From local favorites such as "the worlds best burger" at Zagat-rated Kua Aina Sandwich Shop to landmarks like the new North Shore Surf Museum, the town offers abundant rewards. Haleiwa becomes the center of island festivities with the annual Hale'iwa Sea Spree in May, and O'ahu Taro Festival in September followed by the grand Haleiwa Craft Festival in October.
Close to Waimanolo Beach the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on Oahu. Agricultural lots, Sea Life Park, & Bellows Air Force Station are some of the many sites to explore.