Roteiros em Oahu
3 dias na principal ilha do Havaí
Aloha! Bem-vindo à Oahu, o coração do Havaí! A ilha que abriga a capital deste estado Norte-americano, Honolulu.
Conhecida como “The Gathering Place” (O Local de Encontro), Oahu é a terceira maior ilha havaiana e abriga uma população diversificada, uma fusão de culturas do Oriente e do Ocidente baseadas nos valores e tradições do povo nativo do Havaí.
Oahu é o lar da maior população, bem como possui a melhor vida noturna do Havaí. A cena gastronômica de Honolulu é dinâmica e está sempre mudando. Para provar a cultura local, confira os bairros de Kakaako, Kaimuki, Kapahulu e Chinatown.
Waikiki e Ala Moana Center são destinos de compras de classe mundial.
The surfing mecca of the world is Oahu’s North Shore, and surfers gather every month to witness the best the world has to offer. History buffs will find their happiness among Honolulu’s cultural treasures like Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace ( fountain ).
How to get?
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii’s main airport, serving as an entry point for most visitors. All major domestic operators and many international operators serve Oahu.
When to go?
The weather on all Hawaiian islands is consistent, offering only small changes in temperature throughout the year. There are really only two seasons: the summer months from May to October and the winter months from November to April.
Oahu is generally drier on the ‘leeward’ coast (west) and more humid and greener on the ‘windward’ coast (east). The Waikiki resort area and the North Shore surfing mecca offer pleasant weather all year round. The North Shore big wave surfing season starts in November and ends in February. World-class surfing competitions also take place between November and December. During the summer, the North Shore’s big waves diminish to ideal beach conditions.
Check out more information about the weather on Oahu at this link .
Where to stay?
Finding accommodation on Oahu is easy. The visitor will find all types: luxury resorts, boutique hotels and even inns. Waikiki is where tourists find the largest range of hotels and resorts on Oahu.
In addition to Waikiki, the traveler can find luxury resorts on the east side of Honolulu, on the North Shore, also on the Leeward coast in the Ko Olina Resort area, as well as renting homes and condos across the island.
We chose to stay in an Airbnb-style apartment in the Waikiki region, approximately 1 km from the beach. It was the best option, no doubt!
How to get around?
You can get around by rental car, transportation, taxi or Oahu’s public transport system. Many visitors also like to book tours to conveniently explore the island. Some even rent motorcycles. But, to really experience all that Oahu offers, it is recommended to rent a car in advance at Honolulu International Airport.
The transportation system of the city of Oahu is aptly called “TheBus”. Fares are reasonable, routes are extensive and there are special visitor passes for several days. For more information on fares, bus routes to popular attractions and other useful information, see more at this link .
Another affordable option is the Waikiki Trolley. The routes and destinations are not as extensive as “TheBus”, but the Trolley goes to most major tourist attractions and offers tickets for unlimited rides over a number of days. For more information visit the link .
Taxis are a great way to travel when you are in a group and the cost can be shared. You can find taxi stands at most malls, downtown and at the airport ( fountain ).
Check out our full itinerary in Hawaii by accessing this link .
After a good explanation about some important points of Oahu, let’s go to our 3-day itinerary. Check it out below:
After 5 days spent on Big Island and 6 days on Maui, we went on for another flight, now to Oahu (Honolulu), our last stop in Hawaii.
We arrived at the airport around 9 pm and headed for our accommodation (we booked a condo again – a private apartment in Waikiki).
We arrived, accommodated our things and went on to hit the surroundings and on the most famous shopping and entertainment street in Waikiki, Kalakaua Ave. We ran a few shops, got to know the environment and around 11 pm we went back to our apartment.
In this way we closed our route and recognition of the territory of the day.
Hotel review: Royal Moana Condomínio (4 stars)
Good apartment structure and a very good price for the luxurious location of Waikiki Beach.
$ 550 (US dollars) for a 1 bedroom apartment (double bed and two single beds), living room, kitchen, bathroom and balcony.
Website of the company that rented the apartment, access the link .
Our first day on the island of Oahu and the twelfth day in Hawaii was marked by a pleasant surprise.
The day before the night we bought our luau which was chosen after a survey. When we are planning the trip, we look for indications of the best places in Hawaii and Paradise Cove was the one we found most with good reviews and comments. We closed this one and left to meet him.
Before this experience, in the morning and part of the afternoon our itinerary was to wake up early, head towards Pearl Harbor , enjoy this point of interest on Oahu, stop for coffee on the way and head to the outlet. Yes, we are also consumerists hehe! We scheduled purchases for this last island due to the weight and amount of luggage available on internal flights and we chose the Waikele Premium Outlets .
We stayed at the outlet for about 3 hours and after being lost in shopping we went to what would be the event of the day: our luau at Paradise Cove .
We arrived a little earlier than the time allowed to enter, so we went to make time in the small square in front of the place. We sat there and spent 1 hour enjoying the sun and the sea. When it was past 4:30 pm we went to the ticket window and got our cards to access the place. At 4:50 pm we were already entering the place of the luau.
Luau Review: Paradise Cove (5 stars)
A pleasant surprise when it comes to the structure of the place and the entertainment offered. Americans definitely know how to put on a show! We stayed at the place from 5 pm until 9 pm and all the while we were being entertained with some activity. From darts, to mini dance shows to the main activity of the show on stage, everything was very well organized and impeccable. The food was very well served and tasty and the bar structure was also very good.
$ 97 per person (US dollars) for a basic entrance entitled to a buffet, $ 12 dollars on the card, which could be spent on cocktails or objects in the souvenir shop, water and coffee at will.
Website of the company that rented the apartment, access the link .
# 2 Day
This day was reserved to visit North Shore and the surrounding areas. And that’s exactly what we did!
We woke up very early and drove towards this part of the island of Oahu.
Our route was made starting from Waikiki, following the east region of the island and going up to the northern beaches.
On the way we passed many points of interest and, of course, many beaches.
We left our accommodation early and drove to Nu’uanu Pali Lookout , the first stop of the day. From this point we continue towards Kane’ohe and to the north.
Already going up the east coast of the island of Oahu, our second stop was Chinaman’s Hat . We continued the journey and followed the sea and the Hawaiian coast. The beaches were passing by our view. The next destination was Kahana Bay . Photos and more photos, we proceed to Hau’ula Beach , La’ie and Turtle Bay .
Located at the northern tip of Oahu, the next stop was Sunset Beach . Where! What a beach! We spent more time there, photos and breath. We stayed at this point for about 2 hours enjoying the sun and the sea.
After being completely satisfied with the location, we proceeded to the final part of this route. But before we get to the next beaches, we stop for a quick snack in a roadside food truck. And guess what… a Brazilian trailer with coxinha, pastel and guarana! Ready trip to North Shore complete! We get fed up and move on.
At this stage we still wanted more. More beaches and surf spots. We went after it! Next stop is one of the meccas of world surfing: Banzai Pipeline . There were a few more photos and then we went on to what would be the last stops: Pupukea Beach Park and Waimea Beach Park . In the latter we decided to stay until the sun goes down. We stayed there until 6:30 pm admiring the beach and the beautiful sunset.
After the points chosen for this day, we returned to Waikiki (the journey from Waimea Beach to Waikiki took approximately 1.5 hours).
Still not satisfied with knowing so much, we arrived in Waikiki and went to a shopping spot in Honolulu, Ala Moana Center . This is one of the good shopping spots on this Hawaiian island. In addition, we also recommend the Outlet mentioned above (Waikele Premium) and the Waikiki seaside avenue (Kalakaua Ave).
Around 10 pm we return to our accommodation and end the day’s activities.
# 3 Day
And the last day of activity and tours in Hawaii had arrived. At this point the heart was already breaking, but the legs still held. And the eyes wanted to know more and more.
Our day’s itinerary was dedicated to the southern tip of the island of Oahu and a hike to the volcano.
We left the accommodation at 8am towards the first point of interest: Diamond Head .
In this place we find a park with a very light trail to access the peak of the most famous volcano on Oahu.
We started the trail at 8:45 am and reached the highest point at 9:20 am (25 minutes uphill). The path is mostly paved and has easy to use accesses.
After many photos at the peak, where we were able to see Honolulu, Waikiki and some other places, we returned to the base. The whole trip took approximately 1 hour (round trip and technical stop for photos at the top of the volcano).
A detail to inform and that in this park you need to pay a fee of $ 3 dollars per car to stop in the parking lot, and if you arrive on foot, you will only pay $ 1 dollar to access.
After this short trail, we went for a quick coffee and soon after we started the day’s beach circuit.
Our first stop after Diamond Head was Hanauma Bay . A beautiful place to spend the day, however there is an access fee for cars and people. The beach is NOT free. To access the car park, each vehicle pays $ 1 dollar and to enter the park, the price is $ 7.50 per person.
We stopped for photos and proceeded to the other points. Next stops were:
- Koko Crater
- Halona Blow Hole
- Sandy beach park
- Makapu’u Lighthouse
- Makapu’u Beach
- Waimanalo Beach
At the penultimate point (Makapu’u Beach) we stopped to enjoy the beach for about 1 hour. This is one of the most beautiful places on this route. There, the visitor finds a blue water beach and a lighthouse in the background to complete the scene.
After going through all these places, our morning had come to an end. We headed back to Honolulu and the last beach of the Hawaiian season: Waikiki Beach . We had still enjoyed this beach even though we were staying next door.
We stayed there for about an hour and went to our lunch. At this point it was past 3 pm and we needed to replace and eat.
After lunch, we walked to our accommodation. We rested a bit, remade ourselves and at 18h, approximately, we headed again to the outlet of the previous one ( Ala Moana Center ). Shopping and shopping, we closed our trip at this point. We ended activities earlier, because the next day we had a flight at 8:30 am and we need to wake up at 5am.
# 4 Day
Last day and time to leave. We drove from Waikiki to the airport (we took approximately 15 to 20 minutes by car) and ended our trip on this day.
Our flight back to Sydney (where we live) would take almost 10 hours. Travel well used and full of fascinating places. Mahalo, Hawaii! Thank you, Hawaii!
- Polynesian Cultural Centre
- Oahu Tours
- Shore Excursions
- Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbour
- Kailua Beach Adventures
- Hoku Hawaii Tours
- Bike Hawaii: bike, hike, kayak, sail e snorkel
- Fishing Hawaii
- Oahu Tours – Gray Line
- Shark Cage Tours
- Dolphin Quest
- Magic of Polynesia
- Sea Life Park
- Paradise Cove
- Dolphin Star
- Wet’ n’ Wild
- H2O Sports
- Magnum Helicopters Doors Off
- Pearl Harbour
- Kualoa – Jurassic Valley
- Dive Oahu & Surf
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