Tag Archive: oahu beaches

Is this Hawaii’s sexiest beach?

Dreamy Lanikai Beach on Windward Oahu is pure eye candy, with cupcake islands just offshore its silky sands. Flowering shrubs line the paths from an uber-cool beach cottage community. Don’t be surprised to… Continue reading

The “Hollywood” of Oahu is at dramatic Kualoa Regional Park (#lethawaiihappen)

Kualoa Regional Park on the northern part of windward (eastern) Oahu: drab name, very cool place. The camping area of the park has an excellent swimming beach, including a short walk to the… Continue reading

Free-wheelin’ of Oahu’s true-north shore

Jutting to the west of Oahu’s North Shore—home to all the famous surfing beaches—is the Mokuleia Coast, a ten-mile run of undeveloped beaches that faces north and is hemmed in by the Waianae… Continue reading

Sunny Oahu: Places to swim with the turtles and fishies

Hanauma Bay, not far south of Waikiki is by far the most-visited snorkeling venue in the Islands. But that doesn’t mean it’s a must-do. It can be crowded and the visiting protocol is… Continue reading

Oahu Beaches: Laid back on Lanikai

If toasting flesh is on your mind, head for Lanikai Beach on Oahu‘s windward coast. Adjacent to Kailua Beach Park, this tony beach enclave attracts beachgoers with its powdery sands and dreamy aquamarine… Continue reading

Ho Hum, another day at Duke’s Lagoon

Many visitors who seek quietude at Waikiki Beach walk toward Diamond Head and Kapiolani Park. No complaints there. But try going the other direction, toward Ala Wai Harbor. After dodging the flesh on… Continue reading

Surfing the North Coast of Oahu

If everybody had an ocean, across the USA, there would still be only one Surf City, the undisputed surfing capitol of the universe, and it would still be Haleiwa on the North Shore… Continue reading

Adventure Snike to Moloki’i Island

The best snikes in Hawaii (snorkeling to an island and then taking a hike on it) are on Oahu’s Windward shore. They are also the only such swim-to hikes in Hawaii, but no… Continue reading

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