Oahu is almost too good to be true. One part tropical paradise, another part sophisticated, world-class destination. Discover Honolulu, Hawaii’s friendly and exciting state capital. Also discover gorgeous white sand beaches; an ancient Hawaiian culture; championship golf courses; world-class restaurants, entertainment and shopping; and the most celebrated of all resort destinations – Waikiki.
When it comes to beaches, Oahu is unsurpassed. Discover romantic Waikiki Beach, where you can people-watch and learn to surf from Hawaiian “beach boys.” Swim in Hanauma Bay, an underwater nature preserve that’s an oasis for snorkeling and scuba diving. Take a whale watching cruise or a scenic drive to the North Shore where experts surf the biggest, baddest, and best waves in the world, every winter.
Oahu has 34 golf courses in all, more than any other island, offering stunning ocean and mountain views, with skill requirements that vary from beginner to pro, including the toughest course in the country. History buff? Visit the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Bishop Museum, the Polynesian Cultural Center and Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the country.
Tired from all the sightseeing? Relax with a mai tai by your Oahu resort pool and watch another spectacular Hawaiian sunset.
Photo Credits: Hawaii Tourism Authority – Chuck Painter [Pali Lookout], Kirk Lee Aeder [Wave], Tor Johnson [Paddlers, Conch Shell]