Oahu is the perfect island for first-timers looking for a taste of Hawaii’s highlights – a verdant interior, vibrant city life and one of the most famous surfing spots. It’s Hawaii’s most popular and most developed island, blending modern life with ancient Hawaiian traditions.

Oahu holidays - perfect for...

  • Honolulu’s famed beachfront neighbourhood of Waikiki is where you'll find the state’s best nightlife and shopping
  • The North Shore is one of the best spots to watch some of the world’s best surfers take on the waves
  • Visit Pearl Harbour to gain an understanding of what happened during the 1941 World War II attack
  • Oahu is the main gateway to Hawaii’s other islands and with frequent flights it's easy to combine with another island or two
  • Active visitors should hike to the peak of Leahi (Diamond Head) for views over Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean

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Cities that never sleep, wide open roads and awe-inspiring natural wonders; these are backdrops that constantly grace the big screen but nothing can beat seeing them for yourself.

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