Guide to Oahu, Hawaii

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  • Beaches

  • Boutique Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • Hawai'i

  • Coastal

  • Shopping

  • Local Food

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Curator’s statement

Oahu is such a magical place. My boyfriend and I have been visiting the island 2-3 times a year for the past 5 years and every time we visit we fall in love with the island even more! We have been able to meet so many amazing locals and find some of the best beaches, boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and more that I would love to share with the world!

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Where to stay in Oahu, Hawaii

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Upscale resort on Waikiki Beach with family-friendly amenities.

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  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Turtle Bay Resort

A revamped North Shore favorite, with an emphasis on showcasing Hawaiian culture, cuisine and the beautiful coastal scenery.

Fora Perks
  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Oahu’s most luxurious beach resort, with postcard-perfect Pacific Ocean views, a playground of pools, lagoons and ocean water sports, plus a prized kids’ club.

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Things to do in Oahu, Hawaii

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Lanikai Beach: Start your morning off in laid back Kailua Town, floating in the crystal clear water at Lanikai with a breathtaking view of The Mokes.

Sunset Beach: Head to the North Shore to see a life changing sunset with local surfers catching waves into the sunset!

Waimea Bay: A legendary playground for big wave surfing, with breathtaking views of mountains and the coast you don't want to miss.


Luxury Shopping all along the main strip of Waikiki - from Prada, to Gucci and more.
Local souvenir shops in Hale'iwa Town.

Farmers Market twice a week at Hyatt Regency. Meet local vendors and get fresh fruit, freshly baked goods, spices, etc!

Sunset Sails out of Ala Moana.

Snorkeling Tours in Hanauma Bay.

Kualoa Ranch: Movie Tours, Zipline etc


Makapu'u Lighthouse: A very approachable hike with outstanding views. You can even see whales from the top sometimes!

Lanikai Pillbox: Great views of the island in Kailua, steps away from Lanikai beach.

Day trips

  • Kailua

  • North Shore

Places to eat & drink in Oahu, Hawaii

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The Sunrise Shack: Great açai bowls and coffee.

Bonzai Bowls: Local spot with freshly made smoothies and açai bowls.


Doraku Sushi: Their steak fried rice made at your table is a must try!

HY's Steakhouse: High end steakhouse

Hale'iwa Joes - Kailua location: Breathtaking views of the Haiku Gardens and Mountains.


SKY Waikiki: Rooftop bar with amazing crafted cocktails with views of Waikiki

The Deck: Rooftop bar on a boutique hotel with an insane view of Diamond Head, live music and great drinks!

Happy Hour

Maui Brewing Co: Locations in both Kailua and Waikiki - Great Hawaiian brewery with killer Happy Hour deals on great food and drinks.

Need to Know

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on Travel to Hawai'i.