Wondering how to make the most out of Oahu? It’s not difficult to make the most out of a such a beautiful place! From the beaches, to the cuisine, to the festive luau’s, spending time in Oahu will have you searching for dates to come back for your next trip!
Oahu is the third largest Hawaiian island, but has the largest population. The island is home to nearly 900,000 people who share 600 square miles of sandy beaches and lush mountains. Oahu also comes in first place among the Hawaiian islands when it comes to annual visitors, hosting more than 4.5 million visitors each year.
Follow these simple tips and you’re sure to make the most out of your trip to Oahu:
The weather in Oahu is sure to make you close your eyes in bliss! The island boasts all kinds of attractions for the whole family. Try to spend a good portion of each day on the island outdoors. Feeling the gentle breeze and basking in the sunlight daily will help you feel connected to the island paradise around you.
Try Out Some Water Sports
Oahu has some of the country’s most visited beaches! The island is a surfers’ paradise and people engage in water sports of all kinds. Try taking surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding lessons or kayaking! There’s nothing like being on top of the ocean and getting in touch with the waves! Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing rides are another way to experience being on the water. This cultural experience in a traditional Hawaiian canoe is incredibly relaxing, and family-friendly!
Visit the Historical Sites
Oahu is full of historical sites and memorials, particularly in Honolulu. You can visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the US Oklahoma Memorial, and the USS Utah Memorial to pay respects those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. These memorials are truly breathtaking and are a must-see when visiting the island.
You can also swing by Iolani Palace, the only palace in the United States! The palace is considered to be a spiritual and physical multicultural symbol of Hawaii. Built in 1882 by King Kalakaua, the palace housed Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs.
Take a Helicopter Tour
Seeing Oahu from the ground will have you speechless in awe of the rich beauty and culture around you. Taking a helicopter tour of the island can take your experience to the next level. The island’s mountains look even greener from the sky and the cerulean blue ocean water looks so crisp you may feel like you’re looking at a postcard.
We offer discounted helicopter tours of Oahu that can save you more than $30/seat. Our Oahu Island Adventure tour departs from the island’s north shore and features an hour of soaring over Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Ka’a’awa Valley and Kaliuwa’a (Sacred Falls). Your whole family will love this one!
Our Ko Olina Resort helicopter tour lets you circle the entire island, with bird’s eye views of Pearl Harbor, Downtown Honolulu, Waikiki and the iconic Diamond Head. You’ll see the fascinating coral formations and see views of Sacred Falls that are picture perfect.
Taking a helicopter tour of Oahu is a great way to jump start your visit, letting you see the island’s beauty from the air! To learn more about our discounts and get more details about our tours, check out our website. We can’t wait to tell you more about why our tours will be your favorite part of your trip to Hawaii! Book your tour today.