Beyond the CitySee all 101 Things To Do on O‘ahu!

Take a Private Island Tour

You’d like to get away from the maddening crowds, but let’s face it: You’re visiting the island that’s nicknamed “The Gathering Place.” O‘ahu has a bevy of beautiful sights and activities—one of the benefits of it being the most metropolitan island in the state. Indulge in a unique experience by taking a private guided tour…. Continue »

Set Out on an Island Eco-Tour

No matter your reasons for visiting O‘ahu—be it to swim with dolphins and sea turtles, feast at an authentic Hawaiian lu‘au, visit volcanic craters or hike deep into lush rainforests where gushing waterfalls and tropical blooms wait greet you— OAHU NATURE TOURS can make your dreams a reality. Known as O‘ahu’s most experienced ECO-TOUR company,… Continue »

Explore Island Eco-Systems

The island of O‘ahu measures 597 square miles; that’s just slightly larger than the city of Houston. But within that area, 150 ECOSYSTEMS—from tropical dry rainforest to coastal dunes—flourish. All together, there are about 150 ecosystems on Hawai‘i, and O‘ahu is a great place to begin exploring. However, these island ecosystems are under constant threat… Continue »

Go Beach-Hopping

O‘ahu is blessed with more than 130 golden-sand beaches that slope gently into the beckoning blue expanse of the Pacific. Find your favorite beach from the small sampling below: In WAIKIKI, you’ll find a 2-mile strand of a dozen beaches just outside your hotel doorstep. They stretch from the Ala Wai Yacht Basin to Diamond… Continue »

Head Out to the West Side

Get out of the urban sprawl and check out O‘ahu’s west side. It’s a trek, but once you get to the KO OLINA RESORT, you’ll feel like you’re on another island. Swim in one of the four lagoons (be aware that there is limited parking and no lifeguard on duty), or take advantage of any… Continue »

Soar in a Glider

It’s a feel-good experience at DILLINGHAM AIRFIELD in Mokule‘ia on O‘ahu’s North Shore, where HANA HOU AIR offers both scenic flights and mini-pilot instruction on engine-free gliders. Hana Hou’s 20-minute glider flights soar along the majestic Wai‘anae Mountain range and takes in the beauty of the Mokule‘ia coastline, where crystal-clear waters come into view. Typically,… Continue »

Find the Shrimp Shack

The draw of this outdoor eatery is more than its award-winning spicy garlic shrimp. The SHRIMP SHACK, a bright-yellow lunch wagon located along the scenic ocean-lined Kamehameha Highway in Punalu‘u (6 miles south of the Polynesian Cultural Center), is one of the few O‘ahu food stops that is as much a destination as it is… Continue »

Ride a Bus to Pearl Harbor and Beyond

GUIDED LAND TOURS are a tradition on O‘ahu. Sure, it’s possible to see the island’s top destinations on your own, but cruising in comfort is just one of the benefits of booking a guided tour. You’ll reach your destination with ease and leave with a wealth of insider information only available from long-experienced companies. AFFORDABLE… Continue »

Discover Kane‘ohe on the Bay

KANE‘OHE BAY, a 7,500-acre inlet, is the largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands and the only bay in Hawai‘i with a barrier reef. Five tiny islands are anchored in the bay, the two largest being CHINAMAN’S HAT and COCONUT ISLAND. Coconut Island is owned by the State of Hawai‘i and is… Continue »

Check Out the View from the Top of the Island

The PALI HIGHWAY, one of O‘ahu’s four eye-popping rides out of town, is crowned by a place called the Nu‘uanu PALI LOOKOUT. From this windswept vantage point, the communities of Windward O‘ahu, the sweep of Kane‘ohe Bay and the restless surface of the Pacific spread for miles below. Here, too, the ghosts of ancient battles… Continue »