Best Activities on Oahu
So Many Things to Do on Oahu… Here’s a start.
Water: The ocean is the big draw for many, and we have created a comprehensive beach guide, which includes the best beaches for whatever you feel like doing. Besides the obvious options, don’t miss the three-acre (give or take an acre, depending on the tide) sandbar in Kaneohe Bay on the windward side of the island. Look closely and you’ll spot camouflaged flounders undulating in the currents, translucent pencil-like cornet fish, or even a juvenile blacktip reef shark swimming in the distance. Green sea turtles are a common sight, too; more than 500 are said to live in the protected bay.
Land: Hiking is a year-round event on Oahu. Certain trails, however, especially those that run along the jagged volcanic cliffs, are best saved for the dry summer months. The Pali Lookout trail is safe year-round because it is paved. This approximately two-mile trail leads through the rain-forest environs of windward Oahu and includes waterfalls and amazing views. For more than 80 trails with descriptions and photos, visit backyardoahu.com and choose according to season and level of difficulty.
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Photo: HTA/Tor Johnson