Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

Take me there Tuesday: Manoa Falls, Oahu


We’d like to test out a new series — Take me there Tuesday — to highlight one of Hawaii’s many scenic spots. We’ll share a photo or two (or more) of the location plus provide a link to get more details. We’re not currently planning to run this series every Tuesday. We’re thinking of posting this series maybe one or ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: View from the top of Diamond Head


Mahalo to Wyman from Singapore for sharing this excellent photo of Honolulu. Wow, what a view! Wyman took this shot from the top of Diamond Head. Though the 0.8-mile hike (one way) to the top of Diamond Head will probably get your heart pumping, the view makes every step worth the effort. See our Diamond Head hike post for tips. ... Read More »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

Honu swimming off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island.

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Oahu Luaus – Reviews, Discounts, Locations & Schedules


If you are planning to catch a luau on Oahu, you’re in for a treat. Many of the longstanding Oahu luaus offer grand productions with set stages and many entertainers. If you’ve never been to a luau, you should expect a buffet dinner and a Polynesian music and dance show. For more insights for first-timers, see our article – What ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Old Glory in Pearl Harbor


Mahalo to David and Debra Hall for sending this photo to us for Aloha Friday Photo. Her photo was taken at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor as she describes here: My husband and I were stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI. It was our first time to Hawaii and my husband, our daughter-Rachel, our son-Wesley and my mother who ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Powerful Makaha Beach Shorebreak


Mahalo to Edward Michaels for sharing this amazing photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. He took this photo on January 4th at Makaha Beach Park on West Oahu. Wow! The winter swell and waves must have been strong that day from this view of the powerful shorebreak. In summer months, the surf is generally pretty calm at Makaha Beach ... Read More »

Where to snorkel on Oahu away from the crowds

Makaha Beach Park by Ken Muise

Today we have a guest post from Ken Muise, a resident of Oahu and snorkel enthusiast. — Most of the time when I read an article about snorkeling in Hawaii, it always comes down to two main places that people head to: Hanauma Bay and Shark’s Cove (Pupukea Beach Park). Those two places are great and they truly do have ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news: August 4, 2015

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* Tropical Storm Guillermo is forecast to skirt north of the Hawaiian Islands, though some of the islands may experience heavy rain, strong winds and high surf. The following image from NOAA shows the predicted path of the storm. * Henry Kapono, famous Hawaii singer and songwriter, is giving away a Hawaii vacation that includes roundtrip tickets on Alaska Air, ... Read More »

Suggestions for a seven-day Oahu vacation itinerary

Oahu Itinerary

We completely understand how daunting Oahu vacation planning can be. The island has so very much to offer that the options seem endless. When planning your Oahu vacation, there are so many decisions to make – like when to go and where to stay — that by the time you’re ready to plan what you’ll do and see, you’re almost ... Read More »

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