Known as the 'gathering place', the island of Oahu is the third largest and most populous Hawaiian island. Home to the state's capital, Honolulu, the island also features well known destinations such as Pearl Harbour, Waikiki, Hanauma, North Shore, Kailua Bay and Diamond Head. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the island is divided by rugged mountain ranges and is a fusion of eastern and western cultures.
Steeped in the traditions and values of the local Hawaiian people, Oahu offers a unique contrast of ancient and modern culture making it a popular holiday destination with tourists. Offering the best of both worlds, Oahu allows you to experience customary Polynesian culture while sharing all of Honolulu's modern conveniences.
Oahu offers a wide range of accommodation options as well as fantastic dining, excellent shopping, bustling nightlife and an exciting array of cultural events however there are also plenty of secluded areas on the island where you can simply relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Outside Waikiki is less busy and the two mountain ranges of Oahu, Koolau and Waianae, offer spectacular natural beauty and some excellent hikes just 15 minutes from downtown Waikiki. The North Shore also offers peaceful, pristine beaches, awesome surf in winter and trendy beach towns.
Some of Oahu's most popular attractions include the crystal waters of Kailua Beach, the hub of activity in Honolulu, the antique architecture in Iolani Palace and the historical significance of Pearl Harbour. A visit to Oahu is not complete without taking a drive through the iconic pineapple fields that stretch as far as the eye can see or exploring the island's soft white beaches and mountain trails.
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