"Yes...this is paradise!!!" Oahu by BLewJay

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This was my second trip to O'ahu and the first for LJ. It was an unexpected vacation in that the main reason we went to the island was because LJ had piano examinations to conduct (but it was only for one day). With a little planning of our own, help from the internet, our travel agent and some locals, we had a blast and look forward to returning soon.

O'ahu is a rich and rewarding destination and the most diverse of the Hawaiian islands with a large array of attractions, activities, and venues. It's the most populated and most visited of all the islands and offers the world famous city of Honolulu, which is best known for Waikiki Beach. Expensive, noisy, crowded but beautiful is how I would explain Waikiki. A truly international city in the middle of the Pacific with so much to do, so many places to eat and so many cultures to interact with.

The number one attraction on O'ahu is Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. It brings to life the sacrifice of so many civilians, soldiers, sailors and marines who fought to keep us free. If you are looking to have fun on the beach or just get away from it all, then why not head to the North Shore. And finally, there are some hidden treasures on Oahu...like rain forests. Hike, bike or take a car up and around Mt. Tantalus for breathtaking views of Honolulu (or Diamond Head) or hike up to Manoa Falls.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A truly world class location with many things to do
  • Cons:It can be quite expensive, but there are ways to not break the bank
  • In a nutshell:If you want to get away from the crowds, go to the North Shore
  • Last visit to Oahu: Feb 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    These restaurant tips made me hungry. Great Page!

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2005 at 5:33 PM

    Wonderful page! Thanks for the hints and tips... I'm going there in September and can't wait! :)

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 11:00 AM

    A great page with wonderful descriptions and photos, and you certainly wouldnt go hungry here, such nice tips on the restaurants.


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