Finding Amazing Sites on Oahu
When you think of Oahu, what comes to mind? Likely, the amazing beaches and lush rainforests, probably delicious food, and definitely unmatched beauty that can only be found in a tropical setting like ours. The islands are incredible, and any vacation here is sure to check off a few items on the travel bucket list. And no matter if this is your first visit or a return visit, there are always amazing sites on Oahu to discover that will help you to fall more in love with this tropical paradise.
There are the sites that most visitors are already familiar with, like Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the North Shore surf beaches that draw the world’s best to surf the legendary breaks. But there is more to the island, and seeing as much of it as you can will only make your trip better, and show off the entirely of the island, from the 120-mile stretch of coastline seems to the lush mountains, making the island better and better.
With all that there is to do, you might be looking for some things that are lesser known, and show you sites that many don’t get to see. Adding these amazing places to your trip’s to do list will be a big bonus for your vacation, and all are easy to find.
Found on the Windward side of the island, this temple may look familiar. Fans of LOST have surely seen this iconic site, and it has also been seen in the classic hit Magnum PI. A nondenominational place of worship, the temple is located in the Valley of the Temples, and is a peaceful destination that is very intriguing.
Many visitors to La’ie are driving around the island and checking out the sites, or heading for the Polynesian Cultural Center, and there is no doubt that if you are in the area, La’ie Point is a must. The iconic lookout point is known for the offshore islet with the massive hole that was actually created during a hurricane! Standing here is a reminder of how incredible Hawaii is, with views of the natural beauty and a showcase of the power of the Pacific Ocean.
The most western point of Oahu is where you will find Kaena Point. The point is a state park and sea bird sanctuary that helps to protect native species. If you’re hiking along the point, you’re likely to encounter a Hawaiian Monk Seal who are known to frequent the area. Offering quiet and solitude, Kaena Point is an important reminder of the importance of the natural state of Hawaii.
Located on the South Shore of Oahu, Makapu’u Lookout provides one of the most incredible views of the island, and offers a panoramic view or Rabbit Island, the wide open ocean, the island’s coastline, and so much more.
Finding these amazing sites are very easy and you’re going to be glad that you took the time to find them. The beauty of each will help you to appreciate the island even more, and show you parts of Oahu many do not get to see.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.