Home to the most beautiful beaches,
Oahu has more than 125 beaches to choose from. From the powerful, pounding winter waves of the North Shore to the gentle shore break of Waikiki, from the spectacular Leeward side to the relaxed atmosphere of the Windward side - there is a beach on Oahu that fits every taste. With water temperatures ranging from 75°F to 80°F year round, it’s easy to understand why millions of visitors from all over the world are regularly drawn to the clear azure waters of Oahu for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, kayaking, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Oahu is truly the Mecca of sun and sand, loved by all beach worshippers and water sport lovers of the world.
If you love outdoor adventures
there’s plenty to experience in Oahu. Hike some of the most scenic places in the world - the 761-foot tall Diamond Head, Manoa Falls, and Koko Head Crater, or walk the lush green jungle of the Ko’olau Mountains; visit a waterfall that plunges into a rainforest pool or take an ecotour to see Hawaii’s unique native birds and plant species.
Learn about the great past
of Oahu by following the trail of history from the point where King Kamehameha I fought the battle to unify the Hawaiian Islands, to Pearl Harbor where the USS Arizona still lies as a memorial to the 1941 attack that launched America into WWII; or visit one of the many museums, including the Bishop Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts, and Iolani Palace, residence of Hawaii's monarchy.
Experience a taste of old Polynesia
and the charm and beauty of the seven South Pacific Societies at the Polynesian Cultural Centre. While there, visit the Imax Theatre, experience a Luau and see the spectacular Polynesian review.
Don’t forget to try some of the many restaurants of Oahu,
a gourmet paradise with cuisine that is a blend of the spices of Asia and the Pacific and European styles and sources. To end your busy days, Oahu has great nightlife which comes alive with bars, nightclubs, discotheques, karaoke, and gentlemen's clubs that stay open all night long.
Are you about to tie the knot?
Then imagine this - a wedding ceremony set against the backdrop of lush tropical gardens and gently cascading waterfalls, or one on a white sandy beach with a tropical breeze cooling off a perfect sunset. These are just two of some of the most beautiful and romantic venues for hosting your wedding. With very relaxed marriage laws, Hawaii is the ideal location and has numerous experts who will give you an unforgettable wedding. Like many couples say, a Hawaiian wedding is like “heaven on earth” for its nature, beaches, and weather.
Now imagine this -
the two of you strolling on a white sand beach hand in hand, the warm tropical waters lapping at your feet, and the sun setting over a striking tropical horizon. Isn’t this the most romantic imagination? You can make this a reality by spending your honeymoon in Oahu, with its seductive beauty offering an idyllic setting for the blissful first weeks of your marriage.
A shopper's paradise,
Oahu offers the latest in world fashion and jewelry. Visit Ala Moana Shopping Center and Ward Center at the edge of Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, International Marketplace and ABC Stores in Waikiki, or Aloha Tower Marketplace in downtown Honolulu. Find famous brand names such as Chanel, Bernini, Burberry, DKNY, Gap, Guess, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Dooney and Burke, Coach, Fendi, Hermes, Hunting World, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Gianni Versace, Disney, Bulgari, Cartier, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, and Rolex. For the international shopper, there is the famous duty-free store in Waikiki, DFS Galleria. Hawaiian gifts include Aloha/Hawaiian shirts, Hawaiian jewelry, Hawaiian chocolates, Kona coffee, leis, and pacific art.
With its frangipani-scented sea breezes and tropical warmth,
Oahu is truly a tropical paradise, a fancy or dream which is sure to please.