This island's beauty matches the diversity of population who reside there. The island is a great vacation destination and it offers countless activities for the whole family. There are several historic and cultural activities, most of which are located near Honolulu. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family trip, or an action packed adventure, Oahu has it all.
There is a wide range of water and land adventures to choose from for those who seek thrill and adventures. While you are in Oahu, hiking is an activity you just can't miss. It will take you through meandering trails in the rainforests where you can bask in the glory of the greens and set up camp. Land adventures include horseback riding and biking on the mountain ranges. Hummer tours, historical tours, airplane and helicopter tours, and many other attractions await visitors to this tropical haven.
This island is a world class golfing destination. The island boasts more than 30 golf courses so golf-lovers have no shortage of options from which to choose. Among the most popular golf courses is Makaha Resort and Golf Club in the Makaha Valley. You will find another beautiful golf course surrounded by mountains and waterfalls at the foot of the Koolau Range, aptly named the Koolau Golf Club. Ko Olina Golf Club, Turtle Bay Resort, and Waialae Country Club are some of the other top golfing locations at Oahu. Most of these prestigious golf clubs have excellent restaurants and lounges.
The Luau is one of the most sought after native attractions on the island and is a traditional Hawaiian party where visitors can experience the true aloha spirit. From traditional Hawaiian gourmet delicacies like lomi lomi salmon and kalua pork to the exotic Polynesian knife dance and fire dance – there is so much to look forward to at a Luau. Nightlife doesn't get better than this.
Spend hours on end at the pristine beaches and you will keep coming back for more. You can parasail along the golden shoreline or dive in for some snorkeling and shark watching. Scuba diving and whale watching are also among the preferred underwater adventures at the Hanauma Bay. A kayaking ride is not to be missed, especially if you plan to visit Kailua. You can also look forward to sunset cruises, submarine tours, dolphin encounters, surfing, and sting ray encounters.