Top Things To Do on Oahu

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Top Things To Do On Oahu

I recently got back from Oahu (again), and I’m looking forward to sharing with you all my adventures! This time around, I stayed for a month and a week and had time to explore more of this beautiful island! 

If you have any questions regarding traveling to Hawaii, read all about it here. It goes over everything you need to know about Hawaii travel.

For those of you who are booking an Oahu, Hawaii trip shortly, this is for you! Check out my recommendations below on what to do:

Maita’i Catamaran

Offers a variety of sailings throughout the day: Tradewind Sail, Sunset MaiTai Sail, Moonlight Sail. Alcohol and beverages are provided on the boat as well. It’s overall a fun sightseeing ride for both locals and tourists alike! 

Book your tour here.

ATV Raptor Tour

If you’re down for an adventure, this tour is a MUST do while visiting. Choose between 1 or 2 hour ATV tours, we did the 2 hours, and it was a great experience! 

Rain or shine, on this tour, you’ll get to ATV through stunning scenic valleys to major movie sites such as Jurassic Park, Jumanji, and Kong Skull Island.

Be prepared to get wet and muddy! It’s highly recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring a jacket!

This tour is located on Kualoa Ranch and offers various other tours; click the link below for more information!

Book your tour here.

Byodo-In Temple

It is located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. 

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple that welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or appreciate its beauty. 

Come and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful views!

Wild Side Specialty Tours

Located on the west side of Oahu is some wild side fun! On this tour, you will go turtle and reef snorkeling, swim with dolphins, do some whale watching, all while enjoying the stunning views Hawaii has to offer.

The ride is 3.5 hours long and includes lunch. The entire crew was very excellent and knowledgeable; it’s a HIGHLY recommended tour! All info is below.

Book your tour here.

Pink Pillbox

They are also known as Maili Pillbox is located on the west side of Oahu. It overlooks the surrounding suburbs and breathtaking ocean views. 

This hike is only 1.6 miles and is considered moderate. 

Waipuilani Falls

This hike is tucked away off the beaten path near the Nu’uanu Pali State Wayside, a true hidden gem. 

The hike is 1.9 miles but can be confusing, and you can easily be lost. However, you hike through a very green jungle, which features a waterfall at the end of the trail.

So Worth it! 

Spitting Caves

Also known as the China Wall, the Spitting Caves are a popular destination among tourists. Totes, one of my favorite spots! 

It got its name because the water that rushes into the cave is often spat back out.

Spitting caves is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Portlock on the southeast coast of Oahu.

Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail

This hike is a 2.5-mile trail located near Waimanalo, Oahu. It features beautiful wildflowers and is suitable for all skill levels.

It is considered easy with fantastic ocean views. 

The hike is a great place to spot whales using on-site telescopes during whale watching season.

Makapu’u Tidepools

Once you’ve hiked the lighthouse, make sure to make a stop at the Makapu’u Tide Pools. It’s a popular spot and is just down from the first set of whale information signs.

For a more detailed and visual of each place mentioned in this blog post, watch my 9 Things To Do on Oahu on YouTube:

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