Oahu

Oahu was the home of the Hawaiian monarchy, the birthplace of modern and big wave surfing, and the tipping point in the United States involvement in World War II. Explore the historic places of Oahu and see why there’s more to Hawaii than just sun, sand and surf. Oahu’s rich cultural heritage is nearly everywhere you look. It’s expressed in the graceful arms of a hula dancer and words of an ancient Hawaiian legend. Today, the island of Oahu is popularly known among locals and foreign travelers as The Gathering Place. After all, about 75% to 80% of the population of the entire state of Hawaii consists of permanent residents of Oahu. Despite the fact that it is only the third largest among the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is indeed the most populous with more than 900,000 people living on the island. What appears to be a population explosion in Oahu makes the island live up to its nickname, although it was originally referred to as The Gathering Place, because it has been the seat of power since the time of ancient Hawaiian monarchs. The first of these Hawaiian kings who ruled the rest of the Hawaiian Islands from Oahu was Kamehameha the Great.

 

Airport : Honolulu airport

it has a total land area of 596.7 square miles (1,545.4 km2), making it the 20th largest island in the United States. Along with the rest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is one of the largest and northernmost islands of Polynesia. The island is the result of two separate shield volcanoes: Waiʻanae and Koʻolau, with a broad “valley” or saddle (the central Oʻahu Plain) between them

 

Beaches
Makapuu Beach
Kawela Bay/ Turtle Bay
Ehukai Beach (Banzai Pipeline)
Waimanalo Beach
Kailua Beach
Waikiki Beach
Ala Moana Beach Park/Magic Island
hanauma Bay Nature Preserve:
sandy Beach
Makaha Beach
Yokohama Bay
Ko Olina Resort and Marina

Things to do:

Polynesian Cultural Center

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Dole plantation  

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Nuuanu pali lookout

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Byodo temple

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