Hawaii Travel Guide – 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu

June 20, 2021 Off By admin



One of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. Known as the “Gathering Place,” join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, and what to eat on the incredible island of Oahu.

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Hotels:
-Coconut Waikiki
-Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
-Waikiki Boutique Hostel

Food:
Below are some of my personal favorite places…all highly recommended, but I left off a few places…there is so much good food on Oahu. Best bet is to ask the locals…they know best:)

ONE FANTASTIC RESTAURANT that didn’t make the video, but is absolutely delicious is Marukame Udon Noodles in Waikiki. I only didn’t include it, because it’s already so well known. Also Dat Cajun Guy in Hale’iwa is another excellent spot that didn’t make the video.

Featured Places to Eat:
-Leonard’s Bakery

-Helena’s Hawaiian Foods

-Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck

-Kono’s

-The Pig & The Lady

-Diamond Head Market & Grill

-Ahi Assassins

-Ono Seafood
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-6PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
-Maguro Bros.
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-3PM, Closed Sunday)
-Matsumoto’s Shave Ice

-Kokonuts Shave Ice

-Waiola Shave Ice

BEACHES:-Waimanalo Bay (Windward Side)
-Lanikai Beach (Windward Side)
-Kahana Bay Beach Park (Windward Side)
-Waimea Bay (North Shore)
-Sunset Beach (North Shore)
-Makapu’u Beach (Southeastern Oahu)
-Ala Moana Beach (Honolulu)
-Waikiki (Honolulu)
-Halona Beach (Near the Halona Blowhole)
-Haunama Bay (Southeastern Oahu)

THINGS TO DO:
-Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Hours: Sun 6:30AM-3PM, Wed&Sat 8AM-3PM)

-Haunama Bay

-Scuba Diving (Reef Pirates Diving)

-Go on a Hike
(Hikes Featured: Diamond Head Crater Hike, Makapu’u Lighthouse Point Hike, Lanikai Pill Box Hike, Koko Head Crater Railway Trail)
-Halona Blowhole

-Waimea Valley & Falls

-Rent a Car and Explore the Islands
Don’t Miss:
Kailua (Especially the Farmer’s Market outside Whole Foods every Thursday evening)
Kāneʻohe (Especially the Botanical Gardens and the Valley of the Temples
Kualoa Ranch

Kayaking out to Mokili’i Island
Kahuku Land Farms (ESPECIALLY THEIR PAPAYA)
Hale’iwa
Chinatown

-Lastly…explore Waikiki

NOT MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
The Bishop Museum is a very cool museum in Honolulu

MY EQUIPMENT:
Camera: Panasonic GH5 (w/ Metabones Speedbooster adapter, and an XLR shoe mount for my lav mic)
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