About Oahu, Hawaii
Consider a beach holiday or romantic getaway in Oahu, home to Hawaii’s capital city of Honolulu, the famous beach suburb of Waikiki and world-renowned surf beaches on the North Shore, including Waimea Bay and Ehukai Beach.
Things to do and see
Typically set amid swaying palm trees and razor-sharp black lava cliffs, Oahu offers a mix of smooth golden- and white-sand beaches that gently shelve into sparkling turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling in summer and massive wave surfing in winter.
Watch the sun rise over an empty beach, try an early morning session of Tai Chi in Kapiolani Park, paddle a kayak to the secluded Mokulua Islands or take a waterfront tour on roller blades along the boardwalk at Waikiki.
Visit ancient sites to see the spiritual influences that shaped Hawaiian culture or explore stylish Waikiki on foot for endless options of shopping, dining and entertainment.
Best time to visit Oahu?
Balmy and warm all year round, any time of year is a good time to visit Oahu. For dry and sunny conditions it’s probably best to visit around summer, from June to October, when the average temperature is 27°C.
Winter, from December to March, can be wet and has an average temperature of 22°C. For calm water conditions perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving arrive in summer otherwise enjoy the crashing surf, which typically lasts from October to April. For more climate info: Oahu Weather Guide
Location – The Hawaiian islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, around 3860km from mainland USA.
Getting there – A regular ferry service from Lahaina in Maui, links Manele Harbour on Lanai’s southern coast. Most north American and many international carriers fly direct to Honolulu International Airport. How to get to Oahu . . .