What place automatically comes to mind when you hear the word ‘paradise’? Apart from the Philippines, Hawaii also comes to mind!
A Hawaiian escapade must be in every traveler’s bucketlist especially those who loves the beach and aims for a relaxed ambiance. As a little girl, I often watch TV shows that features Luau dancers and always wanted to go to Waikiki. The urge to go there started when I watched a Filipino film with the same title shot on location.
Also, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls fame grew up in Hawaii and had a lot of interviews where she raved how she enjoyed growing up there.
Planning a trip to Hawaii can be overwhelming especially if you want to do as many things as possible. Of course, you want a perfect beach getaway!
Here are some of the recommended things to do and places to visit in Oahu, Hawaii according to fellow travelers:
Choose a nice vacation rental home
There are variety of choices you can find in Oahu, Hawaii for rentals and reservation that catches the beautiful scenery of Hawaii. For your accommodation, there are various types such as apartments, penthouses, and hotels. It is up to you of what kind of accommodation suites you the most and how comfortable you feel to the place of your choice.
Oahu beachfront vacation rentals is available at various location and have the right spot for sightseeing and will undeniably indulge your eyes with the views of beach and marines. Lanais are also offered in other rentals where you can have your own romantic settings and watch the sunset together with your loved one.
You could also find penthouses for your choice. World-class amenities, beach lagoons, golf course, and other recreational activities can be found at certain penthouses. Catch the best ocean view and the views Hawaii’s nature could offer!
Visit USS Arizona Memorial
Arizona Memorial, at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, is one of the greatest world histories preserved up to this day. When World War II occurred, this memorial was built over the wreckage of USS Arizona that caused death of thousands of sailors and marines. Learn more of its history and majestic setting where World War II began.
Enjoy the Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall
Now, it’s about the outdoor adventures! Never erase this Island Adventure from your bucket list. There are 12 stops journey you’ll visit. These are:
The world-famous icon in Hawaii – Diamond Head Crater,
Eye-catching Hanauma Bay – place full of magnificent marine life,
Halona Blowhole where there are green sea turtles in emerald green sea waters,
The island of Makapu’u Lookout where you can see the overflowing lava,
Pali Lookout – a world renowned most beautiful sight in the world,
The photographer’s dream to visit – the Byodo-in Temple,
Chinaman’s Hat – a beautiful small island in warm, tropical waters,
The Laie Point where there are the views of coastal plants and birds, then the well-known puka island – Kukuihoolua,
The Hawaiian mouth-watering shrimp cuisines at Fumi’s Shrimp Stand at North Shore,
The big wave surfing location – Sunset Beach,
Waimea Valley and Waterfall, where you can see the enchanting 5,000 tropical flowers species, the most beautiful waterfall you’ll ever see in the island, and the ancient archaeological sites; and
the historic Dole Plantation, where there are the variety of pineapples all over the world.
Grab the mouth-watering foods Fresh Catch offers!
Never ever leave your Hawaiian vacation without trying their food signatures. Fresh Catch is one the best restaurants you can find in Oahu, Hawaii. The foods they offer were freshly caught just few steps from their place. They certainly have the freshest and tastiest seafood ever. You must try their traditional poke (raw, bite sized fish with perfect seasonings) that is served with soft Asian bowl.
Snorkel with green sea turtles at Oahu’s Turtle Canyon
Snorkelling is one of the most exciting parts you can add in your bucket list in visiting Oahu, Hawaii. To touchdown Oahu’s turtle Canyon, board a power catamaran to sail you to the island where the turtles can be easily spotted. Snorkelling with green sea turtles is once in a lifetime experience! After snorkelling, free snack and drinks will be offered while you are sight-seeing whales and dolphins.
Visit Paradise Cove Luau for traditional Hawaiian experience
Paradise Cove is the perfect spot for sunset coastal views. Expect a traditional greeting from Hawaiian people where they will greet you with Hawaiian lei and Mai Tai cocktail. Enjoy their authentic and fresh traditional sea foods, kalua pork, and tropical fruits. While watching the sunset, there will be a traditional Hawaiian music background, hula dancers, and fire twirlers.
Visit Polynesian Cultural Center
Another Hawaiian traditional experience is in Polynesian Cultural Center, where you can explore the rich heritage of Pacific Islands. They feature 42-acres of tropical splendour on the North Shore of Oahu that is open for traditional hands-on activities. You can also dine with their traditional foods they offer. You can experience that Hawaiian culture in just one place!
Hawaii is the other word for ‘paradise.’ Hawaii escapade is truly an exciting adventure and a wonderful experience that will leave your heart an overwhelming happiness. There is anything for anyone whether you’re a history buff, a foodie or simply a lover of the sea! What do you think of our suggested places to visit and things to do in Oahu, Hawaii? Don’t forget to send us a postcard!