The 6 most beautiful places to visit in Oahu

 

There are  so many amazing places to visit in Oahu, but we tried to narrow the list down to just the top 6. Here is our list.

We strongly suggest you visit them if you plan to vacation on Oahu. Do you have your own list of the most beautiful places, let us know your favorites in the comments at the end of the article!

1. Kawela Bay

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If you’re in Waikiki and you simply want to have a quiet escape that’s as breathtaking, we strongly suggest you visit Kawela Bay, near the Turtle Bay Resort of the North Shore. This place is a surfer’s paradise, especially during winter. You can watch gigantic waves roll onto a piece of beauty that is the beach.

Kawela Bay is basically a secluded sandy beach- one can opt to have a picnic here, or perhaps bond over watching sea turtles! The shores are lined by trees, so there’s no need to worry about the place being too sunny. Middle and east ends of the bay are great for swimming as there are fewer rocks on the ocean bottom!

 

2. Shrimp Trucks on the North Shore

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Lemon shrimp, garlic shrimp, fried shrimp, steamed shrimp – whatever kind it is you’re craving for, the shrimp trucks in North Shore will give you this: in cheap prices and amazing quality! Our mouth waters even just at the thought of this! So does most people’s, apparently, as on most days (especially during lunch time), you’ll find dozens of tour vans with tourists scarfing down shrimps! Make sure to come with an empty belly, and get ready to be enslaved with the garlic and butter melting from the shrimp. Yum!!

 

3. Byodo-In Temple

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No, this place is not in Japan. It is, on the other hand, at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains in Oahu! This is a non-practicing Buddhist temple, a beautiful sight built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The temple is visited and used by worshippers around the world. It welcomes people of different faiths and of different traditions. Apart from worship, Byodo-In Temple is also used for weddings and venue for meetings!

 

4. Hike up Diamond Head640px-Diamond_Head_Hike_(3)_(5)

 

It may not be too long – barely a mile- but we’re telling you, the hike is not exactly the easiest. However, there’s no need to worry: the panoramic views of Wai’anae, Koko Head and Waikiki from the top are hands-down worth it! This is the most popular hike in Oahu for a reason. 🙂

 

5. King Kamehameha Statue

 

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This is a statue of Hawaii’s first King. It’s located across Iolani Palace. There are four statues of the king through Hawaii, but this is one is pretty special: it appears in the opening credits of Hawaii Five-O! Those who have visited this statue simply say it’s nothing short of magnificent.

 

6. Waikiki Beachwaikiki-beach-1145269_960_720

 

The beach front neighborhood of Honolulu in Hawaii’s South Shore: our hands-down favorite in Hawaii, the most famous beach in the world – Waikiki. It may be crowded at times, but it’s worth going to! The beach, the waves, the feel – there’s a reason why this is the number one beach in the world. We can’t stress it enough: this beach is a must-see. If you don’t like the crowd, give it at least a night. You’ll find the certain charm to the whole package that is the beauty and irreplaceable feel of Waikiki beach.

 

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