Within a 15 minute drive, you can dive with sharks, go deep sea fishing, snorkel, scuba dive, glider ridding, hike into a rain forrest, kayaking, shopping, fine dinning, and so much more. The Town of Haleiwa is very historical and quaint and has something for everybody. Even the Waialua Sugar Mill still stands and has a great farmers market to buy your produce during your visit. Honolulu is about about a 40 minute drive and Waikiki is about an hour.
Some people think “The Big Island” is Oahu. “The Big Island” is the island of Hawaii. Oahu is the main island and the 3rd largest of the 8 main islands. But it isn’t that big and only takes about 4 hours to drive around the entire island so no matter what you might want to see it is “close” by. Some of the biggest attractions on Oahu are Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach, Iolani Palace, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Lanikai Beach, Bishop Museum, The Pali Lookout, and Pokai Bay. All of which are an easy drive from our VBRO Beach House in Mokuleia.
There is a lot of unique history about Hawaii particularly places on Oahu. A few include…Hawaii is the only state that once was ruled by a monarchy. Hawaii is the only state to ever be attacked by a foreign power. Hawaii is considered the surfing mecca of the world. Oahu is well known for its harbors, and it is for that reason that Oahu is called “The Gathering Place”. And rightly so, so many want to visit Oahu.
So many have seen images of Waikiki in movies and TV shows. But there is so much more the island has to offer. From poignant historical monuments and amazing museums to natural beauty and picturesque beaches, Oahu offers some of the greatest things any tourist would want in a destination. Staying in Waikiki is fun, especially for younger people. It is like staying in New York City if it were on a white sand beach. But if you want a more relaxed, beautiful, stress free stay the North Shore is the place to be.