Oahu

Hawaii

Plan Your Trip to Oahu

Vacation Planning Guide

 

Oahu is home to one of the most iconic beaches in the world; world famous Waikiki Beach.

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Regions

Oahu is the third largest island in the chain of Hawaiian Islands. Over seven million visitors a year are compelled to visit Oahu home to Waikiki Beach and Hawaii's most famous landmark, Diamond Head crater.

Honolulu

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Waikiki is a world famous neighborhood in the southern portion of Honolulu. This majestic beach is where East definitely meets West. You will find nearly as many different languages spoken on the beach as you find people. Ancient culture of Hawaiian royalty blended with today's modern culture can be seen everywhere in the district. Learn more...

 

North Shore

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Visit the rugged North Shore of Oahu, a 20-mile stretch of coastline from Kaena to Turtle Bay. Stop in the surf town of Haleiwa with its colorful assortment of shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. During the winter, the North Shore becomes a surfer’s paradise with challenging waves up to 25-feet only for the very best and bravest. Learn more...

Windward Coast

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and take a short drive over the mountains on Pali Highway to the white sand beaches and turquoise water of Oahu’s Windward Coast. The lush tropical countryside is home to some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches. This is where you take your "you should be here" photo to post on social media. Learn more...

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When to Visit

Weather is always a consideration when choosing when to visit a tropical island Oahu has many different sub-climates but in general from mid-November through March, it is around 80°F during the day. The summer months the high temperature reaches the mid to high 80's. As far as rain, that's what makes all the waterfalls and the beautiful sloping green mountains. Hawaii's rain showers usually don't last all day.

Transportation

To reach the island, you will fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL). If you are staying in Waikiki, you will need to arrange for a bus ($2.50) or taxi ($40.00) to the hotels, but from there you can reach pretty much anything you want to do by using their public transit system called “The Bus.” In order to truly experience Oahu, rent a car for a day and take a road trip around the island and visit all the beautiful beaches.

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