Home to iconic Waikiki Beach and the birthplace of surfing, the energising Island of O‘ahu offers the perfect combination of city vibes and relaxing country experiences. O’ahu offers world-class hotels, dining and shopping in Honolulu, along with tranquil nature, surf beaches and laid-back towns in the surrounding areas.
Things to do in O'ahu
Discover the unique culture of Hawaii at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Wander through the traditional villages and try your hand at making crafts, before watching the nightly show and experiencing a luau feast.
Want to see big wave surfers in action? Head to the North Shore of O‘ahu where you can relax on the sands while watching the legendary breaks at Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline.
O‘ahu also offers everything from farmers markets and food trucks to fine dining that utilises the freshest produce from across the islands and blends the diverse, ethnic flavours of Hawai‘i with global cuisines. Dine on prime beef and seafood at Morton’s The Steakhouse or indulge in Japanese cuisine at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ.
If you want to experience the natural beauty of O‘ahu, take the scenic drive to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. It offers spectacular views of the Koolau cliffs and the lush Windward side of O‘ahu, set among peaks often shrouded in mist.
Honolulu International Airport is the main gateway to O‘ahu and is located around 15 minutes’ drive from Waikiki. Public buses travel across the island, but having your own vehicle will give you greater freedom.