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Oahu Paradise Escapes

Oahu Beaches

With crystal clear waters, glistening white sand, and the warm rays of the sun, the beaches of O'ahu offer a friendly, inviting experience in paradise. O'ahu beaches also provide a range of exciting activities such as snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, boogie boarding, and kayaking.

Waikiki Beach

Snorkel next to schools of tropical fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, voted Best Beach in America for 2004. Learn to ride the same waves as ancient Hawaiian chiefs did along Waikiki Beach at one of O'ahu's fine surf schools. Watch in awe as the world's best professional surfers carve up the North Shore's massive waves every winter.

North Shore

Stretching for almost 20 miles, the North Shore beaches of O`ahu possess endless opportunities to catch some rays or take a dip in the turquoise waters. The wide sandy beaches make for a delightful stroll. During the winter months (approximately October to February) the North Shore produces monstrous waves reaching heights of 20 feet and higher. This can prove dangerous for even the experienced waterman/woman.

Kawela Bay/Turtle Bay

Long ago, turtles (honu in Hawaiian) were often seen coming ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. No longer very abundant, one can still see their heads pop out of the water from time to time. The bay itself offers excellent snorkeling with little current movement. The broad sloping beach invites you to lie down and take a quick nap, all the while browning your skin from the warm Hawaiian sun.

This beach is a member of the National Healthy Beaches Campaign (NHBC), certified by the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University. It has fulfilled 60 environmental and service-base criteria and files monthly monitoring reports

Sunset Beach

Technically, Sunset Beach is a two-mile stretch of sand from `Ehukai Beach to Sunset Point, but has been subdivided by wave breaks resulting in a dozen unique surf spots – Pupukea, Back Doors, Off-the-Wall, Log Cabins, Cloudbreak…all are considered in the Sunset Beach locale. This area of beaches is considered the longest stretch of rideable surf spots in the world. The wide sandy beach at Sunset provides families with a pleasant place to play in the sand and explore the shoreline.

Ehukai Beach

(Banzai Pipeline) In Hawaiian, `ehukai means, “reddish-tinged water” which refers to the color of the sunlight reflected of the spray from a breaking wave at the spot. The locals dubbed the break there, “Pipeline” because of the massive “tube” that forms from the curling wave.

Waimea Beach

If you like watching or surfing big waves, this is the place to be. Waimea Bay is notorious for producing monstrous waves in the winter. Big-wave surfers flock to the break every winter hoping to catch “the big one”. A popular big-wave contest, the Quicksilver Eddie Aikau Invitational, is held at Waimea every year, the only requirement for the contest being that the wave height must be 20 feet or higher for the contest to be held.

Ka'ena Point

At the northwestern most tip of O`ahu lies Ka`ena Point. This dry, barren stretch of land is as far away from civilization as you can find it. For the avid hiker or trailblazer, Ka`ena Point offers an excellent trail that exposes a natural landscape of native plants and other desert flora. One can even see Kauai, on a clear day, in the distance. There are few sandy beaches available for swimming and the tidal currents can be dangerous. Nevertheless, Ka`ena Point is a beautiful specimen of life before human contact.

Kaimana Beach

The perfect family beach- Grassy picnic areas can be found between the lagoons along with showers and restroom facilities. The waters are calm and perfect for keiki learning how to swim. The wide, sandy beaches are ideal for sunbathing and building sandcastles.

Oahu Activities


  • Helicopter Tours

  • Bike Tours

  • Kayak Tours

  • Land tours (Pearl Harbor)

  • Oahu Zipline Tours

  • USS Missouri Tours

  • Sea Plane Tours

Other Activities

  • Snorkeling

  • Luau Dinner Shows

  • Dinner Cruises

  • Submarine

  • Wet'N'Wild Hawaii Water Park

  • Kualoa Ranch ATV

  • Polynesian( luau) Cultural Center

  • Diamond Head Hike

  • Surfing Lessons

  • Sea Life Park

  • Oahu Extreme Parasailing

Get Your Go Hawaii Card!

This card includes

  • All of Oahu in One Day Tour

  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

  • Beach Gear – Pick one by Hawaiians Ocean

  • Bishop Museum

  • Byodo-In Temple

  • Diamond Head Hike by Kaimana Tours, Inc.

  • Dole Plantation: Pineapple Express Train Tour and Garden Tour

  • Dole Plantation: The Maze

  • Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, Inc.

  • Hawaiian Style Rentals; Moped and Bike Rentals

  • Honolulu Museum of Art

  • Iolani Palace

  • Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch

  • Lyon Arboretum

  • Makani Catamaran Sail

  • Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

  • Movie Site and Ranch Tour at Kualoa Ranch

  • Pacific Aviation Museum

  • Pearl Harbor Historical - City Tour

  • Polynesian Cultural Center; General Admission

  • Queen Emma Summer Palace

  • Rainforest, Waterfalls, and Movie Sites Hike

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Ala Moana Beach

  • Snorkel the North Shore

  • Sea Life Park; General Admission

  • Secret Island Beach at Kualoa Ranch

  • USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour

  • USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

  • Voyaging Catamaran Tour at Kualoa Ranch

  • Waikele Outlet Mall Shopping Shuttle

  • Waimea Valley; General Admission

  • Wet n Wild Hawaii

  • 3 Hour Kayak Rental

  • 4 Hour Snorkel Rental

Oahu Hotels

  • Aqua Island Colony

  • Maile Sky Court

  • Ohana Waikiki East

  • Ohana Waikiki Malia

  • Aston Waikiki Circle

  • Castle Hokele Suites Waikiki

  • Hawaiian Monarch Hotel

  • Pacific Beach Hotel

  • Aston at the Waikiki Banyan

  • Outrigger Luana Waikiki

  • Outrigger Waikiki Shore

  • Aston Waikiki Sunset

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

  • Hyatt Place Waikiki Hotel

  • Outrigger Reef on the Beach

  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

  • Embassy Suites Waikiki

  • Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

  • Sheraton Waikiki Resort

  • Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Tower

  • The Modern Honolulu

  • Aulani - A Disney Resort

  • The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

  • Turtle Bay Resort & Ocean Villas

  • The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • Halekulani

  • Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina

Oceanfront Condos in Waikiki

We are often asked if there are any oceanfront condos in Waikiki. Only one truly oceanfront condo in Waikiki comes to mind and that is The Outrigger Waikiki Shore. It is located oceanfront on world famous Waikiki Beach and has studio, one and two bedroom units with full kitchens. They offer oceanfront, Ocean view and partial Ocean view room categories. The Outrigger Waikiki Shore is one of several oceanfront condos in Waikiki and is a moderate condominium directly on Waikiki Beach.

You can walk out the back door of the oceanfront condo and you are looking at world famous Waikiki Beach. Castle Resorts also operates several oceanfront condos in the same complex as the Outrigger condo properties. A drawback of this property is that they don't have a swimming pool at the property. The best place to stay on Waikiki Beach is in one of the oceanfront condos in Waikiki, it's like taking your home with you on vacation, having a living room and full kitchen at your disposal.