Oahu’s Guide: Adventure & Sight seeing #1
THE ISLAND OF OAHU
It is the most populated island in Hawaii and is also home to one of the most famous beaches in the world, Waikiki. Oahu is a food paradise, there are hundreds of restaurants in Waikiki and other areas of Honolulu. Renting a car is the best way to explore the island.
Sharks Cove is one of the most popular dive/snorkel sites in Hawaii due to its accessibility. So beautiful and it’s not as crowded as Hanauma Bay. The parking can be tricky since it’s small, just wait and be patient people will come and go. Be careful with the corals and make sure to wear the correct footwear! If you’re not an experienced swimmer or if it’s your first snorkel this is a great place to start. No Shark! just plenty of fish. Shark Cove is located on the north shore of Oahu.
DIAMOND HEAD MONUMENT
A must see, it’s amazingly beautiful. Be prepared to hike/climb the 0.8 miles (1.6 miles round trip) to the summit of Diamond Head. It is steep, strenuous and uneven in some areas. Bring sturdy walking shoes, water, hats, and sunscreen. Once you reach the top, the views are priceless!
CHINA MAN’S HAT
China Man’s Hat is an islet located in Oahu Hawaii is named after its shape, which resembles the peasant’s hat worn in rural China.
HALONA BLOWHOLE AND BEACH COVE
This was one of my most favorite scenes when we went on a scenic drive. This beach has a gorgeous blueish green water, white sand, and surrounded with walls of volcanic rocks. Going down is a little bit tricky since it is steep and the rocks are sharp. Definitely, kids are not allowed. Sometimes the water current is strong, and the waves can knock you down just be very cautious and be aware of your surroundings. Other than that enjoy and have fun in Hawaii!
This is where the classic scene from the classic movie “From Here to Eternity” was filmed.