Oahu

The Heart of Hawaii

Scroll to Continue

Welcome to 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. It’s this fundamental contrast between the ancient and the modern that makes discovering Oahu — from bustling city life to laidback surf towns — so enjoyable. You'll find plenty of different options for exploring Oahu's different regions, the island's many activities, its eclectic restaurants and accommodations

Regions of Oahu

Honolulu

The state capital and largest city in Hawaii, Honolulu is a unique combination of tropical glamour and buzzing international metropolis, where sandy shores meet city streets.

Explore More

Central Oahu

Gain a unique perspective on World War II with a visit to Pearl Harbor, or explore the island's agricultural traditions at the Dole pineapple plantation.

Explore More

Leeward Coast

This area on Oahu's west side is home to rural towns, off-the-beaten-path beaches and one luxurious resort area, Ko Olina.

Explore More

North Shore

Rub shoulders with champion surfers and laid-back locals on Oahu’s North Shore, the big wave surfing capital of the world.

Explore More

Windward Coast

It’s only a short drive from Honolulu to enjoy the highlights of Oahu’s lush Windward Coast, including the peaceful Byodo-in Temple and adventurous Kualoa Ranch.

Explore More

Video: Discover Oahu

From the cosmopolitan qualities of Honolulu to the charming towns of the North Shore, there’s a range of experiences available to travelers on Oahu.

Get a Free Oahu Travel Planner Guide

Order Your Guide

The Hawaiian Islands Weather

Kauai

Poipu, Kauai

Oahu

Honolulu, Oahu

Molokai

Hoolehua, Molokai

Lanai

Lanai City, Lanai

Maui

Kahului, Maui

Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii