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Explore Oahu with a Guide

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 »

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. Altogether, 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 »

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 to greet you—OAHU NATURE TOURS can make your dreams a reality. Known as O‘ahu’s most experienced ECO-TOUR company,… Continue »

Ride a Bus to Pearl Harbor and Beyond

GUIDED LAND TOURS are an O‘ahu tradition. You’ll reach your destination with ease, and leave with a wealth of insider information. AFFORDABLE TOURS can take you to Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach, Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor and many points between. The USS MISSOURI AND PEARL HARBOR TOUR takes riders to the USS Arizona Memorial, followed… Continue »

Hike to a Lighthouse

MAKAPU‘U LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL is a relatively easy hike with good views of Koko Head Crater, O‘ahu’s Windward coast and the island of Moloka‘i on the far horizon. Located on O‘ahu’s South Shore between Sandy Beach and Sea Life Park, the main trail leads along an access road to the Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse, one of O‘ahu’s… Continue »

Take A Farm Tour

Don’t be misled by O‘ahu’s urban sprawl—there’s a lot of people to be fed on this island, and, like everywhere else, it’s the farms that are taking care of business. Thankfully you’ll find some farms are willing to give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how things work with a farm tour. At KAHUKU FARMS on… 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 »

See a Mormon Temple

Among the many influences that define life in Hawai‘i are the multi-faceted enterprises of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1865, the church purchased a 6,000-acre plantation on O‘ahu’s North Shore in La‘ie. By 1919, a temple had been constructed at the site, and then came a college, which is now a… 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 RESORTS AT KO OLINA, 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… Continue »