O’ahu is the most known island of the Hawaiian chain, and an amazing place to visit and explore. There is almost a limitless list of possible things to do and interesting places to visit. From paying a visit to the historic Pearl Harbor, to the fun filled tours and excursions around the island, you’ll never get bored!
Check out our list of MUST see places:
- Lulumahu Falls is an interesting spot to visit that will awaken your adventurous spirit. Hike through a bamboo forest, along a freshwater stream which will lead you all the way to the tall majestic waterfall.
- Valley of the Temples is located on the windy eastern side of O’ahu. You can visit this serene place filled with calmness and tranquility. The traditional Budhist Temple is a popular destination where you can find a pond full of koi fish and a peaceful garden.
- Chinaman’s Hat, called Mokoli’i by locals, is a cone-shaped lava lump located at Kualoa Point. It earned its nickname because of its striking resemblance to the Chinese straw hats. See it for yourself and try to snap a selfie while ‘wearing’ the hat.
- Diamond Head is located east of Waikiki and is locally known as Lēʻahi. It is the most iconic and recognizable landmark in the whole of O’ahu, and even in Hawaii. The roads that lead there offer picturesque views. It’s as if the journey is preparing you for something even more wonderful. It is definitely worth a visit!
- Nu’uanu Pali Lookout, named “Pali” meaning “cliff” in Hawaiian, the Pali Lookout is the site of the Battle of Nuuanu, where in 1795 King Kamehameha I. won the struggle that finally united Oahu under his rule. Enjoy the stunning views of the majestic mountain range of Ko’olau and breathtaking views of Kaneohe Bay.
- The North Shore of O’ahu offers the real countryside experience of O’ahu with little to no development. Here you can experience and feel the real mana of true Hawaii as it once used to be.
- Waikiki, of course, you cannot pass up taking a tour through the city of Honolulu, where you can experience a melting pot of diverse cultures, feast on great food, surf beginner friendly waves and enjoy the well maintained beaches.
- Pearl Harbor is an absolute must, as the history of this place alone is enough to keep any visitor curious, intrigued, and interested.
- Hanauma Bay, formed within a volcanic cone, is highly popular amongst the crowds. This Nature Preserve offers a pristine marine ecosystem hence is most known due to its reputation of having a great snorkeling and clear waters.
- Lanikai beach and Lanikai Pilbox hike, located on the East side of O’ahu are a two in one, must visit locations. The considerably easy hike that offers spectacular views overlooking the well known twin islands Moku Nui and Moku Iki, along with the ocean blues and the coral reefs. After you break a little sweat following the hike, why not take a dip in the refreshing ocean at the ‘white sand’ beach?
While the list could go on and on, these are probably the most popular spots to visit along with others, to where only an experienced professional tour guide can take you. Go to www.beachtourshawaii.com and book a private tour today to make sure you get to see the nicest – true to Hawaii spots on the island!