The name says it all – this piece of paradise in Kailua, Oahu, is conveniently located minutes from anything but also a million miles from everything. Set on a 2.5-mile stretch of soft, golden sand, the centerpiece of this home is its extravagant courtyard, complete with a one-of-a-kind lagoon-style pool. Surrounded by native plants, there is also a 2,000 sq. ft. of covered lanais to complete this tropical oasis. Inside, the expansive living and dining space is an entertainers dream, and the fabulous modern kitchen is any gourmand’s wonderland.
One of the most famous beaches in the world, this 2-mile stretch of sand is also one of the busiest and most cosmopolitan spots in Oahu, where a plethora of activities happen day and night.
Standing approximately 760ft above sea level, overlooking the shores of Waikiki and out to the Pacific Ocean, this famed crater is a great, moderate level hike, complete with a well-maintained trail all the way to the summit.
Every Memorial Day, the waters around Honolulu glimmer with 7,000 floating framed lanterns, each representing the memory of a loved one. A poignant community tradition, more than 50,000 people gather at sunset at Ala Moana Beach Park to take part.
This Visitor Center is open daily and is home to the USS Arizona Memorial. Built over the remains of the sunken battleship, millions of people from all over the world come to this poignant setting to see where WWII began for the U.S.
Built in 1882 by King Kalākaua, no expense was spared in the construction. Home to the royal family, now a National Historic Landmark and cultural icon, the palace tells the story of Hawaii and her people.
At this legendary surf mecca, you’ll find big waves and pro surfers. Stretching for more than 7 miles, it plays host to the world’s premier surfing competitions during the peak winter months, when the waves are at their biggest.
A former volcanic crater now protected marine life conservation area and fabulous underwater park for snorkelers of all levels, here more than 400 species of fish are all display, along with sea turtles and other marine life.
Explore Hawaii’s vast underwater world from these environmentally safe submarines. You’ll descend 100ft underwater for a one-of-a-kind experience where you’ll see an array of marine life, tropical reefs and numerous sunken vessels.
Within walking distance of Waikiki, this beach is large and not quite as packed, making it great for kids. When it’s too hot, just pop into the nearby U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, a hidden gem for those interested in military history.
Located between Waikiki and Diamond Head, on the edge of Kapi’olani Park, kids who love animals will adore this zoo. Spends hours wandering the extensive grounds, you can even pack a picnic and spend the day.