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Oahu is most associated with sun, sea, surf and sand. While all of these things are indeed to be found aplenty, there is much more to see and do on this beautiful and fascinating island. Planning your Oahu holiday effectively means giving serious consideration to the wealth of holiday rentals available on the island, in order to make the most of your time and your holiday spending cash. Whether you wish to consider a beach house or beach condo, one of the various sized apartments in Honolulu, or even a secluded grand villa or compact cottage, Oahu is sure to have something to meet your specific requirements.
Oahu is famed for its surfing but kayaking, pleasure sailing, snorkelling and excellent fishing are all possible in the year round warm waters. Waikiki Beach is considered by many to be synonymous with the beaches of Oahu. The Waikiki area affords beautiful beaches and fairly calm waters for swimming and beginner surfing, as well as extremely convenient access to other popular amenities. The North Shore area of the island includes Sunset Beach and, depending upon the season, some big waves for the more experienced surfers to enjoy. The large and impressive Hawaiian Waters Adventure park in Kapolei, in the south-west of the island, is the place to enjoy safe, water-based fun for all the family.
Why not make the most of the flexible schedule your Oahu holiday rental affords by hiring a car, or joining one of the many available island tours? A visit to Hawaii’s Plantation Village will help you appreciate the events of the island’s history and how this remarkable, blended culture evolved. The guided tour explains which peoples came from where to work on the sugar plantations and how each group contributed to the Oahu of today. You may wish to combine a visit to the magnificent Koolau mountain range with a tram tour of Senator Fong’s Plantation, taking in much of the native flowers and fauna, as well as gaining fascinating insight in to the history of the land. Pearl Harbour is most associated with the infamous events of December 1941. The monuments and memorials to these events are very different in spirit to most of the other sights on Oahu but a must see for many visitors.
Oahu is renowned for its friendly and welcoming people. The hula dancers, the native island drums, the delicious tropical cocktails and the magnificent fusion cuisine will all combine to help you relax during your Oahu holiday. You may wish to visit Duke’s restaurant and the spectacular views it provides, right on Waikiki beach, either for a quiet drink and light meal in the Barefoot Bar, or a more formal meal in the dining room. You should also make the time, however, to experience a traditional Hawaiian Luau and Paradise Cove on the West Coast offers one of the finest and most traditional on the island.