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5 REASONS TO VISIT OAHU

So, you are planning a trip to Hawaii, but not sure which island you want to visit? During our 2 week stay exploring the island of Oahu we have to say that this is an island you can not miss! We have come up with 5 reasons on why you should pick Oahu as your next holiday destination.

1. The History

Oahu is an island full of history, significantly the island is home to the infamous Pearl Harbour attack. We highly recommend you visit the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri Battleship during your visit to Oahu. It was such an emotional and eye opening experience! Visit the moment where America entered WWII and stand at the very stop WWII ended.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

2. The Beaches

Oahu is home to world famous Waikiki Beach, the legendary North Shore and other amazing off-the-beaten-path beaches. We also found that the surf culture in Hawaii is something else. We recommend grabbing a car and drive around the island towards North Shore. This surf community is full of delicious fruit stands, shrimp trucks and famous shave ice. Once you hit the beaches at North Shore, pull in and watch the pros catch giant waves!

North beach

Hawaii

3. The Scenery

Oahu has some of the most spectacular scenery we have ever seen. Our favourite area of the island for beautiful, lush scenery would have to be Kuala Ranch. The ranch’s Ka’a’awa Valley, nestled between the Ko’olau mountain range and the Kaneohe coast, is in our opinion the most beautiful place in all of Oahu. Here they have filmed Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbour and TV shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-O. We found that the best way to explore this stunning area was by ATV!

Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch

4. The Adventures

There is no shortage of adventure on the island. From snorkelling, diving, surfing to paragliding, skydiving and even exploring the deep in a submarine – Oahu has it all! Oahu has an amazing warm climate and lovely, calm waters perfect for adventures at both land and sea.

Parasail Hawaii

Atlantis Submarine

5. The Luaus

Oahu is known for its amazing luaus. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is often accompanied by entertainment. It usually features foods such as kalua pig, poke, salmon, beer and entertainment including traditional Hawaiian music and of course hula dancing.

How can you go to Hawaii and not attend a traditional Big Kahuna Luau? Enjoy a night of Hawaiian food, entertainment, drinks, music, and of course hula dancing. It was one of the funnest nights we had during our time in Oahu!

Big Kahuna Luau

Big Kahuna Luau

Have we convinced you? Would you spend your next vacation at Oahu, Hawaii??

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  • Julia

    Watching the surfers was just so fun when I went! And Pearl Harbor was amazing, so spooky when we were standing over the Arizona out in the water.

    Julia

    ExploresMore.com

  • Really great photography from Oahu. Any tips on accommodation?

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography