Oahu is the third largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain and home to the state capital of Honolulu. It is sometimes referred to as “The Gathering Place” as over 900,000 people share the islands 600 square miles of beaches and mountains. On Oahu, east truly meets west with a fusion of foods, people and traditions, all in a paradise setting.
The different areas of Oahu have some striking contrasts. From a relaxing tropical playground to an exciting metropolitan experience. All of the best qualities of Hawaii are perfectly situated in this charming island. Enjoy Waikiki’s trendy cosmopolitan feel with everything from Louis Vuitton to local crafts, world class cuisine to plate lunches, hip night life to hula lessons. In Downtown Honolulu, explore the city’s diverse cultural scene and distinct blend of art galleries, museums, and historic buildings. A 30 minute drive away experience the Windward coast of Oahu which is home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. Don’t forget to feel the raw power of the gigantic surf on Oahu’s legendary North Shore.
Honolulu (South Oahu)
Never a dull moment in this city. An eclectic blend of historic landmarks, urban cafes, and tropical night-life.
Waikiki (South Oahu)
You’ll swear you’re on Rodeo drive, but in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Waikiki is world class shopping, dining, beaches, and activities all wrapped into one the coolest beach towns you will ever visit.
North Shore (North Oahu)
North Shore is home to the most famous surf in the world. Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach, Ali’i Beach Park and Waimea Bay just to name a few. Known for its jaw dropping winter waves, rustic surf towns and wide open spaces.
Windward Oahu (East Oahu)
Located a mere thirty minute drive from Waikiki, the Windward Coast is a must during your Oahu adventure. Lush valleys, white sand beaches, and clear blue waters for miles.
Leeward (West Oahu)
Leeward or West Oahu is home to some of Oahu’s biggest attractions. From the Historic Battleships of Pearl Harbor to the Aloha Stadium hosting the states largest flea market.
Visit Central Oahu to experience the scenic pineapple fields over gently rolling hills. Dole Plantation is a must for any tourist looking to explore Oahu’s unique agricultural background. Make sure to take a tour or two to get the full experience!
Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time, which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).
Do I need my Passport to get to Oahu?
Since Hawaii is the 50th state, you won’t need to bring your passport unless you’re visiting from outside the United States or traveling to another country after Hawaii. USD is also the accepted currency.
Oahu’s temperature averages between 75 degrees and 87 degrees with 10-15 mph tradewinds. Warmer months are usually July-October.
What clothing do I need on Oahu?
It’s warm on Oahu all year round, so pack your summer attire. A light jacket or sweater can be used in the evenings. Suits and ties are rarely worn here, but casual dress clothes or resort wear are acceptable if you plan on experiencing the variety of nightlife Oahu has to offer.