There are so many North Shore beaches on the island of Oahu, but most tourists tend to go to the same handful of beaches. As a matter of fact, even in my Ultimate Guide to the North Shore of Oahu, I limited myself to only eight of the many North Store beaches. So, without further ado, here is a full list of all of the beaches on the North Shore of Oahu (that I, a local, know of) listed from East to West.
The island of Oahu, Hawaii is filled with stunning beaches. Some are perfect for surfing, some for snorkeling, some for swimming, and some for suntanning. Whatever your preference, here are ten of the best beaches on Oahu.
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Ask anyone what’s the one animal they’d like to see in Hawaii, odds are, their answer will either be 1) dolphins or 2) turtles (which locals call honu). Unfortunately, most visitors have no idea where to see either of these lovely sea creatures! So to help out with half of that situation, I’ve decided to write about where to see turtles on Oahu! Continue reading “Where to See Turtles on Oahu, Hawaii”
I did not ever think that I would be writing an ultimate guide to Kapolei, Hawaii post, but I am. The little city I grew up in is starting to boom, so I’m starting to think that it deserves an ultimate guide of its own.
*Note: while the Ko Olina Lagoons are included within the Kapolei zip code, they will be excluded from this guide, as I have already written about the area in The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons.
Huge waves and surfers. That’s what the North Shore, Oahu is known for across the world. However, there is so much more to do and see than surf and watch surf competitions (although both of those can be pretty fun). To help you find some other activities to go on the North Shore, here is the ultimate guide to the North Shore, Oahu.
Lanai is the smallest, publicly-accessible island in the Hawaiian chain. With a population of 3,000 people, no stoplights, and only 30 miles of paved roads, Lanai is a destination that usually gets overlooked. However, there are quite a few amazing things to do on Lanai, so here are the best of them.
The small island known as Chinaman’s Hat has tons of adventurous activities. For some reason though, this little gem manages to swoop under the radar of locals and tourists alike. Continue reading “The Adventures of Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”
I grew up going to the Ko Olina Lagoons nearly every single week. That was our family’s go-to beach. I remember when there were just the lagoons, the Ihilani (which is now the Four Seasons), two (instead of three) buildings of the Marriott, and the Fairways. That’s it. No other hotels, no other town houses, and no shops at all. It was a little secluded paradise.
But now, the Ko Olina Lagoons on the West side of Oahu, Hawaii are growing to be the second-largest tourist destination on the island, just after Waikiki. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just a little different than it was before. But my 20+ years of experience at the Ko Olina Lagoons prove that I know the area better than nearly anyone else. To give you a better idea of where to stay, relax, have some fun, eat, and have a wedding, I’ve created this ultimate guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons in Hawaii. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons, Hawaii”
Thousands and thousands of tourists come to the Hawaiian island of Oahu each year. However, most of the time, they end up spending most (if not all) of their time at tourist traps. Here are five tourist traps on Oahu, and some alternatives, so you can actually experience some local favorites.
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Have you ever dreamt about having a beach all to yourself? With only the sound of the waves echoing in your ears? And rare marine animals for only you to enjoy? Well, I’ve found a place that’s pretty much pulled right from your imagination. I’ve found a secret lagoon in Ko Olina, Hawaii.
With all the tourists that flock to Hawaii each year, it’s hard to find a beach that isn’t packed wall-to-wall with people, but just a few hundred feet from the tourist hotspot of Ko Olina on the west side of Oahu, there’s a small, undiscovered oasis.