Visiting Honolulu

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Honolulu  is the most poupulated city on the Hawaiian islands and its beach, Waikiki, is quite possibly the best city beach in the world.  All the ingredients of a metropolis are here--a gamut of culture and entertainment, high-rises, a good public transportation, multi-ethnicity, gargantuan shopping malls, places to sleep and eat at any economic level.  It is a fascination combination of East and West, old and new, frenetic and laid-back.

Unlike most other big cities, Honolulu also has the sweetest air, perfumed by tropical flowers, and warm foaming surf, and spectacular sunsets. Even its suburbs are like few others, containing lush green mountains strung with rainbows,waterfalls, rocky shores, sandy beaches.

It is situatied on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.  Oahu is nicknamed the "gathering place" and it certainly lives up to its name. The third largest island is home to the majority of Hawaii’s diverse population, a fusion of East and West cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the native Hawaiian people.

This is an island of activity. Whether you’re learning to surf at legendary Waikiki beach, hiking through the rich rainforests of Waimea Valley, snorkling in Hanauma bay, or watching the brilliant pastels of dusk fade off of Sunset Beach, you’ll find variety at every turn on Oahu.


Below are some links to help you plan your trip to pardise.


Oahu's top 10 beaches

Slideshow of Oahu's best beaches

Top Things to Do on Oahu

101 Free Things to Do on Oahu (or at least under $10!)

Best Paid Attractions and Tours on Oahu

15 Top Family Activities on Ohahu

Dive into Oahu's culture

Side trips in paradise

Hawaiian Hip in Chinatown

The Wilder Side: Oahu's Famed North Shore

Oahu Driving Tours

Good Eats in Honolulu

Cheap Oahu Eats, 20 under $20

Hawaiian Food Tours


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