The island of Oahu is the most beautiful of all the major islands for the visitors. Oahu is perfect for a couple or family looking for a vacation that will keep them busy day and night with a wide range of beautiful activities.
Oahu has perfect beaches for every type of traveler. Oahu has got beaches for snorkeling and beaches where visitors can stay dry while seeing green sea turtles. If you’re looking for a mixture of big city atmosphere and an impressive array of historical and natural attractions, then Oahu is likely for you. To really enjoy Oahu, you should be able to spend at least three to five days.
Things to do in Oahu:
- Take surfing lessons at Waikiki.
- Snorkel at Hanauma Bay.
- Sun bathe at Lanikai Beach.
- Kayak to the Mokes.
- Watch the sunrise and the sunset on Waikiki Beach.
- Hike Stairway to Heaven for sunrise.
- Skydive on the North Shore
- Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Tour from Waikiki.
- Visit Manoa Falls.
- Hike Diamond Head.
- Attend the Luau at Paradise Cove.
Best beaches in Oahu: Lanikai Beach, Waikiki Beach, Sunset Beach, Kailua Beach, Waimea Bay, Sandy Beach, Malaekahana Beach, Kahana Bay Beach Park, Makapuu Beach Park, Makaha Beach Park.
Lanikai Beach: Lanikai Beach tops every list of the best beaches on Oahu, and many lists of best beaches in the world. Lanikai Beach is one of the most photographed places in Hawaii. It is situated on Oahu Island, south of Kailua. It’s a mile-long beach lined with coconut palms and sparkling clear water, which makes for amazing photos. Unlike most other Hawaiian dream beaches, Lanikai is situated in a community area. This beach features some of the bluest water on earth. It’s super clear and thus provides a perfect underwater environment for snorkeling or scuba diving. Other water sports to enjoy on the clear-blue waters include snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing, while half a mile of fine white sand is the perfect setting for sunbathing.
Is Oahu expensive to visit? Oahu is one of the most-expensive areas in the United States, and the cost of food and lodging is notably higher than that of most other states.
The best months to visit Oahu are April, May, September and October for great weather, fewer crowds, and fair rates. The worst time to go is November through April.