MUST-DO ON OAHU: VISIT A HEIAU

Visitors to Oahu often spend their time seeing the island’s most popular places: Waikiki Beach, the Pearl Harbor Memorial, and the Diamond Head crater. To truly soak in Hawaiian culture, however, you also don’t want to miss a visit to a heiau in Oahu. These Hawaiian temples were once used by native islanders to pray and make offerings or sacrifices to gods, goddesses, and spirits. Heiaus were abandoned or destroyed in the 1800s when Christianity came to the Pacific islands. Today, the ruins of the surviving temples are preserved in

DOLPHIN EXCURSIONS IN OAHU AND HOW TO GET IN ON THE FUN

If you’re like most people, and the thought of experiencing majestic dolphins fills you with wonder and happiness, it should come as no surprise that you can make that dream a reality in Hawaii. Oahu’s western shores are known for having some of the clearest and calmest waters. In addition, these waters are rife with tremendous marine life, such as hundreds of fish species, dolphins, and even whales. And in true Hawaiian style, there’s a way to experience it all. Where and When You Can Enjoy the Adventure The Waianae Boat Harbor rests

SHANGRI LA: THE DORIS DUKE HOME

Hawaii is a multicultural state, and it attracts people who want to share aspects of cultures that they love. One of those people was Doris Duke, the daughter of a New York tobacco and hydroelectric tycoon who used her inheritance to fund a wide range of interests, charitable giving, and traveling through the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. In 1937, she had a home built in Honolulu where she could share one of her major interests, Islamic art, with the world. Doris Duke She was born November 22,

THE BEST WAIANAE’S BEACHES FOR SAND AND SURF

When to Go Hawaii may seem like the land of eternal sunshine, white sand beaches, and gently waving palms, but there are a few factors to consider when planning your paradise getaway. Temperature itself isn’t a primary concern. Most beaches, including Waianae, stay warm throughout the year, with cooler temperatures hitting their low from November through January. If you’re hoping to avoid the rainy season, stick to late spring and summer. The surf is also highest during the winter, which may be a plus or a minus depending on how adventurous you’re

TOP 3 BEST DINNER CRUISES ON OAHU

Enjoy a night out on Oahu — out on the open ocean that is! A dinner cruise is the perfect way to explore the island’s wonder and beauty while wining, dining, and dancing the night away. It’s easy for first time visitors to be overwhelmed by the wide array of cruises offered. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 3 Best Dinner Cruises on Oahu to make island living a bit simpler. 1.) Honolulu Lights Sunset Dinner Cruise This is the cruise you’ll want to put on a postcard and

WAIANAE FARMERS MARKET

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in West Oahu, (like most of them are) and it’s time to get out and go for a drive.  A great trip for such a Saturday is the drive up the Leeward Coast to the Waianae Farmer’s Market.  It’s a beautiful drive of less than 12 miles from Kapolei, with the ocean on your left and the Waianae Mountains on your right, that only takes 20 minutes or so. The Farmer’s Market is an open-air affair that is held every Saturday from 8:00 AM to