Oahu

Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” Oahu certainly lives up to its name. The third largest Hawaiian 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.

Although many adventurers choose Oahu for the luminous beaches and shimmering waters, there’s a wide array of attractions on this island wonder. Brushed by sultry breezes and infused with the scent of exotic flowers, this lush hideaway will kindle the romantic passions within you. Hike to the crest of the world-famous Diamond Head to watch a blazing sunset over Waikiki Beach. There are endless rainforests and mountains to explore. Catch glimpses of cascading waterfalls, rare birds and the explosive colors of wild orchids. Surfers come from around the world to catch the swells at Waimea Bay, the gentle break at Sunset Beach and the spine-tingling Bonzai Pipeline. Other water diversions thrill as well, including jet skiing, sailing and kayaking. Honolulu is a bustling city, overflowing with incredible shopping, unequalled dining and energetic nightlife. And no trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to the stirring museum honoring those who died at Pearl Harbor.