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There is something for everyone on the beautiful, vibrant island of Oahu. Beach lovers will fall in love with world famous Waikiki beach, composed of seven different gorgeous beaches, and nature lovers will enjoy walking through giant ferns and hanging vines in Oahu’s tropical rainforests while colorful birds fly overhead. Oahu also offers a host of cultural attractions, including local festivals, luaus, museum tours, and art galleries, as well as every water sport imaginable, from sailing to snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding, diving, and more.
Oahu villa rentals are the perfect combination of tropical beauty and elegance, whether you’re staying in a luxurious estate or in a quaint beachfront cottage. You can choose to overlook a beautiful pristine beach, stay amidst a tropical rainforest, or stay perched on a hilltop overlooking beautiful Waikiki. A getaway to Oahu is perfect for all types of occasions, from weddings and honeymoons to family reunions and friend vacations.
Oahu is home to many of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks, from the memorials and museums of Pearl Harbor to the surf-perfect waves of the North Shore. A few other can’t-miss experiences:
Visit Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Swim, snorkel, and surf with the iconic Diamond Head crater in the background.
See the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Originally a volcanic crater, this clear-blue bay is now home to schools of vibrantly colored fish – a perfect spot for beginner snorkelers.
At Iolani Palace, learn about the history and culture of Hawaii as you tour the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last two monarchs, King Kalakaua and his sister/successor, Queen Liliuokalani.
Stop by the Polynesian Cultural Center to sample traditional Hawaiian food, watch Samoan fire-knife dancing, attend a luau, and learn how to hula dance as you tour a series of lively exhibits and villages, which take up over 42 acres on the North Shore.
Nightlife in Honolulu means you can lounge while listening to traditional Hawaiian music, jam out with some jazz and blues, or dance the night away to the latest hits. You choose!
- The Honolulu airport is the most accessible out of all the islands. Direct and connecting flights are offered from many U.S. and international carriers.
- Average daily temperature on the coast ranges between 78° and 85°.
- History buffs shouldn’t miss a visit to Pearl Harbor Museum & Memorial.
- Because the Hawaiian islands are very isolated, Honolulu is classified as one of the most expensive cities in the world – even compared to New York City, London and Tokyo. Be sure to plan accordingly!