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Oahu

The Heart of Hawaii

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Welcome to Oahu

Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the Native Hawaiian people. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering Oahu — from bustling city life to laidback surf towns — so enjoyable. You'll find plenty of different options for exploring Oahu's different regions, the island's many activities, its eclectic restaurants and accommodations

Regions of Oahu

Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, father of modern surfing, on Kuhio Beach, Waikiki

Honolulu

The state capital and largest city in Hawaii, Honolulu is a unique combination of tropical glamour and buzzing international metropolis, where sandy shores meet city streets.

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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites on Oahu

Central Oahu

Gain a unique perspective on World War II with a visit to Pearl Harbor, or explore the island's agricultural traditions at the Dole pineapple plantation.

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Leeward Coast of Oahu

Leeward Coast

This area on Oahu's west side is home to rural towns, off-the-beaten-path beaches and one luxurious resort area, Ko Olina.

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Oahu's North Shore is a popular surf destination

North Shore

Rub shoulders with champion surfers and laid-back locals on Oahu’s North Shore, the big wave surfing capital of the world.

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Windward Coast of Oahu

Windward Coast

It’s only a short drive from Honolulu to enjoy the highlights of Oahu’s lush Windward Coast, including the peaceful Byodo-in Temple and adventurous Kualoa Ranch.

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From the cosmopolitan qualities of Honolulu to the charming towns of the North Shore, there’s a range of experiences available to travelers on Oahu.

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The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poipu, Kauai

Lihue

Kapaa

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

West Side

North Shore (Turtle Bay)

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

Molokai Airport

Kaunakakai City

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

Manele Bay Beach

Lanai Airport

Maui

Kahului Airport, Maui

Whalers Village in Kaanapali

The Shops at Wailea in Wailea

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

Kailua/Kona

Puako

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