Hawaii - O'ahu (Chapter)
This is the O’ahu chapter from Lonely Planet’s Hawaii guidebook.
O’ahu is a thrill-of-a-lifetime adventure. Here you can surf the North Shore’s giant waves, hike atop knife-edged pali (cliffs), dive into Hanauma Bay’s outdoor fishbowl, go windsurfing or kayak to uninhabited islands off Kailua and still be back in Waikiki for sunset drinks.
- swizzle sunset mai tais while slack-key guitars play at Waikiki
- be moved by WWII-era history at Pearl Harbor
- restaurants & accommodations
- get lost on the untrammelled beaches of the Wai‘anae Coast
Coverage includes: Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Southeast Coast, Diamond Head & Kahala, Hawai’i Kai, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Koko Head Regional Park, Makapu’u Point, Sea Life Park, Windward Coast & Kailua, Pali Highway, Waimanalo, Kailua, Kane’ohe, Waiahole, Kualoa, Ka’a’awa, Kahana Valley, Punalu’u, Hau’ula, La’ie, Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku, North Shore & Hale’iwa, Kawela (Turtle) Bay, Waimea, Hale’iwa, Waialua, Mokule’ia to Ka’ena Point, Central O’ahu, Wahiawa, Kolekole Pass, Honouliuli Forest Reserve, Hawaii’s Plantation Village, Wai’anae Coast (Leeward O’ahu), Ko Olina Resort, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Makua Valley and Ka’ena Point State Park.
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