Oahu is home to iconic beaches and surfbreaks. Spend your holiday exploring the famous North Shore, shop ‘till you drop in Waikiki, or sit back & relax with a cocktail watching the sun set over Diamond Head!
Known as "The Gathering Place," Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii's diverse population, a fusion of eastern and western cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. It's this fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern way of life that makes discovering Oahu so enjoyable. The clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu, the state capital of Hawaii.
Oahu is also famously known for Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Crater, Waimea Bay, Hanauma Bay and the North Shore – just to name a few!
Waikiki is considered to be the ‘Heartbeat of Hawaii’, boasting white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and unforgettable sunsets. Ohau sees more tourists than the other islands and is the place to find some of the best dining, shopping, surfing, and historical sites in Hawaii.
Things to do in Oahu
With an array of activities and sightseeing for all guests to enjoy, you can spend your days learning to surf on Waikiki Beach or Hiking to the top of Diamond Head Crater for that postcard perfect shot. Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s rich culture and history at a the Polynesian Cultural Center, or drive to the North Shore to watch the amazing surf breaks and grab some Garlic Shrimp, a local speciality. Back in Waikiki you’ll be spoilt for choice with the diverse range of dining options available, be sure to reserve a table and watch the sun setting over the ocean.
If shopping is on the ‘to-do’ list whilst visiting, you’ve come to the right destination. Oahu has two premium shopping centres Ala Moana, and the Waikele Outlets where you will find everything from, fashion to skin care, fragrances, and sports shops! Alternatively, there are well-known brands conveniently located in the Heart of Waikiki.
Other highlights of the island include the Pearl Harbour Visitors Center, where you can learn about the USA's involvement in WWII. Starting with the infamous bombing of Hawaii and Pearl Harbour, you can visit the Arizona Memorial which floats majestically over the sunken ship, followed by a self-guided tour of the USS Bowfin, a retired WWII submarine, and then on to the USS Missouri, the battle ship on which the Japanese surrendered in 1945.
At My Hawaii we offer a hand-picked selection of the best resorts in Oahu, packaged together with everything you need for a great value holiday deal! Check out our Oahu deals at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Moana Surfrider: A Westin Resort, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, or The Royal Hawaiian.
If you want a holiday that offers sun, surf, shopping, history and endless activities for everyone to enjoy, Oahu is the place to be! For more information about Oahu and our incredible Hawaii package deals contact our friendly My Hawaii travel experts today!