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Oahu Adventures & Tours

Looking for things to do on Oahu? Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, Oahu activities range from surfing to spas and everything in between. Be sure to experience authentic Hawaiian culture with our amazing restaurants on the island or get a local’s perspective on sights and history with a guided tour.

Paradise Cove Luau

“From the moment you set foot upon our 12 oceanfront acres, you’re our special guest and treated to the finest Hawaii has to offer.”

Immerse Yourself in Hawaiian Culture

Attending a luau is often one of the most memorable experiences visitors enjoy during their vacation to Hawaii. While you’ll find many luau experiences across the island, not all are created equal. The Paradise Cove Luau offers an excellent cultural experience that incorporates authentic Hawaiian history, culture, cuisine, and dance, all within a beautiful setting.

Live Hawaiian music sets the festive mood of the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian village and learn the arts and crafts of the islands or test your skills at our Hawaiian games.

After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the traditional net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Witness the pageantry of the royal court procession and the time-honored techniques of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.

The evening continues with a feast in the company of friends, old and new. Bring your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove’s extensive menu which tastefully blends the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites, and continental cuisine.

With a spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, their award-winning performers will entertain and amaze you with an unforgettable display of songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesia at the incomparable Paradise Cove Extravaganza.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of fun activities, delicious island cuisine and spectacular entertainment at Hawaii’s Best Luau!

A woman with a fishing net doing the  Hukilau  Aloha on the beach spelt on the beach with shells

Paradise Cove’s Deluxe Luau Package

Paradise Cove’s Deluxe Luau Package offers extraordinary service and unrivaled entertainment.

  • Optional Transportation available for an additional fee
  • Fresh Flower Lei Greeting or Kukui Nut Lei Greeting upon Arrival
  • Mai Tai Greeting Cove Card ($24 Adults / $18 Child)
  • Deluxe Seating
  • Hawaiian Luau Menu
  • Table Service (Versus Buffet)
  • Arts & Crafts Demonstrations
  • Hawaiian Storytelling
  • Games of Skill and Daring in the Hawaiian Village
  • Shower of Flowers
  • Hukilau on the Beach
  • Royal Court Procession
  • Imu Ceremony
  • Paradise Cove Extravaganza
  • Souvenir Arrival Photograph (One Per Person)
  • Souvenir Gift from Paradise Cove
Call us to discuss various packages options.
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Additional Activities Near Paradise Cove Luau

When you select vacation accommodations on the grounds of Ko Olina, you can spend the day leading up to your Paradise Cove Luau excursion relaxing along the shores of one of the Ko Olina beach lagoons. With outer rock croppings to protect from large ocean waves, the waters in the lagoons offer a calm ocean oasis perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and stand up paddle boarding. Each of the four beaches on the resort grounds offers a perfect crescent of white sand curved up against aqua blue water. Strung together by a 1.5-mile paved path, you can beach hop among them or simply choose your favorite spot to settle in for the day. Also along this path are shops and restaurants, making a break from the beach to refuel or cool off an easy transition.

Elsewhere on the Ko Olina grounds are a world class golf course, numerous swimming pools, and accommodations that range from chic condos to sprawling private homes with all the charms of Hawaii’s plantation era architecture. With a full marina, beaches, golf course, and activities such as Paradise Cove Luau all at Ko Olina, it’s no wonder the accommodations at Ko Olina are highly desirable!

Leaving the Ko Olina grounds, you have the option of traveling north along the island’s western coastline toward the long stretches of sand found at beaches such as Makaha to the oceanside cliffs and trails of the remote Ka’ena Point State Park. Traveling east will take you to the nearby town of Kapolei, where you’ll find additional shopping and dining options convenient to Ko Olina. Approximately 30 minutes east are the bustling areas of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, where the casual beach atmosphere blends with the cosmopolitan streets of city life, creating a dynamic place to spend an afternoon. Museums, shops, dining, and the famed Waikiki Beach can all be found here!

To secure accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still within easy reach, browse our Ko Olina rentals, which put you in great proximity for enjoying a luau at Paradise Cove!

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Paradise Cove FAQ

Is Paradise Cove Luau family friendly?

Yes, Paradise Cove Luau is family friendly. The luau offers a cultural experience suitable for all ages, featuring traditional Hawaiian activities, music, and dance. Families can enjoy a festive atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and engaging performances, making it an enjoyable and inclusive experience for everyone.

What kind of food is served?

At Paradise Cove Luau, dining is an immersive Hawaiian experience. Begin with a fresh salad bar and indulge in the creamy macaroni salad, exotic poi, and flavorful lomi lomi salmon. Savor island favorites like the succulent kalua pig and tender island style baked chicken. The feast continues with beer battered island fish, accompanied by taro rolls and cold steamed sweet potato. Complete your culinary journey with a taste of paradise through fresh pineapple and various desserts, bringing a perfect blend of flavors to your luau evening.

Can we plan a luau for our special event?

Absolutely! Paradise Cove Luau provides an enchanting venue for special events amidst tropical landscapes, ocean vistas, stunning gardens, and lava rock ponds. Tailored for memorable occasions, they offer diverse wedding and special event packages, ensuring a unique and picturesque setting for your celebration in the heart of Hawaiian beauty.

Where can I find nearby accommodations?

Paradise Cove Luau is conveniently located on the grounds of Ko Olina, a renowned resort in West Oahu. Within the lush Ko Olina grounds, you will discover luxurious amenities along with a variety of condos, villas, and private homes, providing the ideal lodging options for your Hawaii getaway.

Dolphin Snorkel Tour

Many dream of the ultimate experience of swimming in the natural environment with wild dolphins. On Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Oahu Dolphin Snorkel Tour that dream can come true. Our leeward shore is home to Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins year round. By the lucky chance that guests are willing to relax and passively view the dolphins, we are able to slip on our snorkels, glide into the water and see pods of 20, 40, and sometimes as many as 100 dolphins swimming beneath us.

The adventure does not stop there. Their aquatic safari takes you to a snorkel at two of their top fish and sea turtle sites. “Turtle Town” is a cleaning station for sea turtles where guests can see as many as a half a dozen sea turtles getting their shells cleaned. While “Sand Pukas” and “Electric Beach” are home to Oahu’s second largest living reef and “millions” of colorful tropical fish. Last but not least, whale sightings are an added bonus in the winter months (December to March), – which guests can hear with board hydrophones.

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Dolphin Snorkel Tours in Oahu is for aquatic enthusiasts who are willing to be more wet than dry, see more sites than any other snorkel tour, and are open to be amazed by Hawaii’s special marine life.



A wild, in-water dolphin experience!
2-3 additional snorkel sites!
Whale sightings (seasonal)
Snorkel guides and instruction
A comfortable, family friendly and safe way to experience Oahu’s best snorkeling



• On board bathrooms
• Fresh water shower
• Bottled water
• Soda, coffee, tea, hot cocoa
• Check in snacks of muffins, cereal bars
• Lunch
• Snorkel gear
• Snorkel instruction
• Life jackets
• Fins

Two women snorkeling in Hawaii An assortment of snorkeling gear

Additional Information:

Please remember to bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, light cover up, and change of clothes. Camera, wetsuit, and fishfood rentals are all available for additional purchases so you may want to bring a credit card or additional money for upgrades.

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Other Exciting Tours Offered by Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures offers more tours in addition to their Dolphin Snorkel Tour. For those looking for a romantic evening out on the water, the Catamaran Sunset Sail or the Sunset Sip & Sail are special options. The sunset sail sets you up to view a stunning Hawaiian sunset from the best possible vantage point. A leisurely sail aboard the luxurious catamaran provides a low-key excursion, during which you can nibble appetizers, sip complimentary champagne (or other drinks from the bar at additional cost) and take in the stunning views. The Catamaran Sunset Sail is an idyllic tour for setting the stage for a romantic evening and is available for bookings on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Similarly, the Sunset Sip & Sail is a great option for couples or friends wanting to spend a special evening out on the water. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy a glass of wine or who are interested in learning more about the fine art of wine tasting. An appetizer menu that pairs well with wine is offered, and wine tastings are complementary, while additional drinks are available from the bar at extra cost. This tour is offered only on the first Saturday of April, July, and October. Make your Oahu vacation memorable when you add one of these tours to your itinerary!

Call us to discuss various times and/or packages available.
Ph: (808) 726-2875

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures is located within the Ko Olina Harbor in Kapolei at 92-100 Waipahe Pl.

Activities & Services Near Ko Olina Ocean Adventures

With their location within the Ko Olina Harbor, a boat excursion with Ko Olina Ocean Adventures is easily accessible for any guests staying within the Ko Olina resort complex. Within these luxurious grounds are various accommodations options, as well as swimming pools, spas, shops, restaurants, and beaches. When you base your Oahu vacation in Ko Olina, activities and amenities are right at your fingertips. Accommodations vary from breezy ocean view condos to spacious private homes within gated communities. Activities on the grounds include golfing at the world class golf course, swimming in the calm beach lagoons, lounging by the swimming pool, or shopping and dining in the onsite specialty shops and restaurants. Additional shopping, activities, and dining options are available beyond the resort grounds in the adjacent community of Kapolei.

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Dolphin Snorkel Tour FAQ

Are your Dolphin Snorkel Tours family-friendly?

Yes, Dolphin Snorkel Tours are family-friendly, catering to all ages. Their expert guides ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, making it a perfect outing for families to create lasting memories together. With beautiful scenery and exciting activities for everyone from toddler to grandparent, Dolphin Snorkel Tours are often a highlight of families’ Oahu experience.

Is the boat ride comfortable?

Absolutely, the boat ride is exceptionally comfortable. The Gold Coast Catamaran, a spacious 53′ by 29′ luxury sailing vessel, provides a smooth and enjoyable journey, enhancing the overall experience of your dolphin snorkel adventure. Experience the utmost comfort and safety under the guidance of experienced captains. These seasoned professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, guaranteeing a smooth and secure boat ride.

What kind of wildlife will we see?

You will experience diverse wildlife encounters on your Dolphin Snorkel Tour. Experience the magic of seasonal Alaskan Humpback Whales from mid-November to late March. Meanwhile, the enchanting Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins grace our shores year-round, providing a captivating and unforgettable sight during your snorkeling expedition. In addition, green sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish can also be seen year-round, making this an exceptional activity for wildlife enthusiasts.

Where can we find the best nearby accommodations?

Dolphin Snorkel Tours are launched from the Ko Olina Marina, which is part of the luxurious Ko Olina Resort. Within the Ko Olina grounds, there are a variety of vacation condos, villas, and homes which all offer top-notch Oahu accommodations.

Pearl Harbour Tour

The island of Oahu is a special Hawaii vacation destination in that it offers a broad range of activity options, from long, white sand beaches to historic sites such as Pearl Harbor. Add an educational element to your Hawaii vacation when you visit important sites such as Pearl Harbor on a Pearl Harbor Tour.

Be ready for spur-of-the-moment stops, unexpected views and special sightseeing along the way! Immerse yourself in Oahu’s wartime history, visiting important sites and listening to personal stories.​ See battleships that represent the start and end of US involvement in World War II, along with other poignant sites.


  • Take the H-1 Freeway to the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Located at Punchbowl Crater, the cemetery honors men and women who have served in the US armed forces, drawing millions of visitors each year.
  • Continue toward downtown Honolulu, where a fascinating tour will take you to historic points of interest in the city.

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On this adventure you will 

  • B​oard a US Navy shuttle boat that will take you out to the USS Arizona Memorial, a reverent, open-air structure built across the width of the sunken USS Arizona. There, you will also see the marble wall carved with the names of the 1,178 young men who lost their lives on the ship.
  • View the nearby USS Missouri, the site where Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender to end World War II. Together, the Missouri and the Arizona have often been referred to as symbolic “bookends” of the war.
View important additional information to help you prepare for this exciting adventure.
  • The order of sites visited may vary, subject to traffic and safety conditions.
  • We encourage Guests to dress comfortably, keeping in mind that shirts and shoes are required on the USS Arizona Memorial; swimsuits are not permitted.
  • Security restrictions at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam will be enforced. Please do not bring large bags or any containers that could conceal contraband. Storage will be available in the Pacific Visitors Center at Pearl Harbor at a cost of $3.00.
  • Snacks will be available at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center and the USS Missouri gift shop.
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The main building of the Pearl Harbor Memorial The main battleship at the Pearl Harbor Memorial

Additional Sites at Pearl Harbor

The Pearl Harbor Historical Sites are comprised of the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Beyond your tour of the Arizona and Battleship Missouri Memorials, you may consider planning to spend additional time at the complex exploring the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, as well as the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park provides an intriguing look into the role that submariners played in World War II. As one of only 15 World War II submarines that are left, boarding the USS Bowfin is a special experience to climb aboard a real submarine that has been painstakingly restored to reflect its original design. Stand in the torpedo rooms, exam the narrow quarters of the bunks, and explore the control room, officer quarters, galley, mess decks and engine rooms. With an audio that features commentary from the actual USS Bowfin crew, it’s not hard to imagine that you’ve stepped back in time!

From the sea to the air, the sites at Pearl Harbor allow visitors to examine the many fronts which were fought in World War II. Be sure to save time to explore the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum! A riveting, chronological retelling of World War II events begins in Hangar 37 and continues throughout the museum with a factual retelling and personal stories. Paired with displays that depict life in Hawaii in the 1940s, visitors also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Hawaii culture and how the Islands were affected during the World War II era. Over fifty aircraft, along with personal effects, are on display in the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, ranging from rare World War II aircraft such as the Flying Tigers P-40 to modern aircraft that are still in service today. Exploring the museum is interesting for all ages, and kids will love the hands-on STEM exhibits available for exploration in The Raytheon Pavilion.

Set aside a day or two during your Oahu vacation to explore the historic sites of Pearl Harbor!

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Helicopter Island Tours

This activity is one of our most popular tours. This grand adventure includes is perfect as either your first or last activity. Either preview all the adventures you’re about to take, or summarize your vacation by seeing all that you accomplished from a bird’s eye view. You will also see Turtle Bay, the aquaculture farms and Kahuku Point.  And on a lucky day you may even see humpback whales offshore here during the winter months.
This Helicopter tour in Oahu continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay.  On your way over Oahu’s Central Plain, you’ll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the “birthing stones” of Hawaiian royalty.  Your tour concludes with a panoramic vista of Pearl Harbor.

Tour Includes:

  • 60 minute flight over the island of Oahu
  • Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Battleship Missouri
  • Keehi Lagoon  Honolulu Harbor to Aloha Tower
  • Hanauma Bay, Halona Blowhole, Makapu’u Point
  • Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade
  • Storied North Shore, Pipeline and Waimea Bay
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation
  • Sweeping views of Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial and USS Battleship Missouri
Check-In at Ko Olina’s Marina Store at 8:00 am for a 8:30 am departure.
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Exploring Oahu from the Ground

While the magnificent Sacred Falls is one of those unique, isolated places that can only be viewed from the air, many other sites from the helicopter tour can be revisited by foot if desired. Get an up close and personal look at some of these popular Oahu sites when you further explore them from the ground!

The Dole Pineapple Plantation offers fun for the whole family, with a vast garden, a maze, and a train tour. Take a walking tour of the gardens, where you’ll examine not only pineapple plants, but also coffee, cacao pods (chocolate), and more! Visitors can literally get lost in the world of pineapples when they enter the pineapple maze, which stretches over 3 acres. Find eight different stations as you work your way out of the maze along 2.5 miles of paths. This botanical maze creates a fun family and team building experience! History buffs and children will appreciate the express train tour, where you can enjoy a 20-minute ride on nostalgic open-air train cars, hearing the history of the plantation and taking in the North Shore scenery.

While on the North Shore, make a stop at the famed Pipeline and Waimea Bay beaches. Banzai Pipeline is known for its perfect barreling waves which should only be attempted by highly experienced surfers. The surf is usually up during winter months, but even non-surfers can enjoy the sights and excitement at Pipeline. Settle in a spot set back from the waterline and gain a new appreciation for the sport! Similarly, nearby Waimea Bay also offers up legendary waves in winter. During summer months, both beaches are more accessible for swimming and boogie boarding.

Whether you want to make a trip to the North Shore to explore some of these sights up close, or you simply want to enjoy the beauty of Oahu’s sunny western coast, there are plenty of options for activities on Oahu. With a helicopter tour that conveniently departs from Ko Olina, as well as boat tours and other excursions that leave from this area, Oahu’s west coast resort area of Ko Olina makes a great home base for your Oahu stay. Explore the manicured grounds where you’ll find calm beach lagoons, swimming pools, world class golf, and upscale shops and restaurants. Whether from the air or on the ground, it’s easy to get out and explore Oahu from Ko Olina!


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Helicopter Tours on Oahu

How safe are your tours?

Our helicopter tours on Oahu prioritize safety. Our state-of-the-art helicopters undergo regular maintenance, and our experienced pilots adhere to rigorous safety protocols. We are committed to providing a secure and enjoyable experience, ensuring passengers can relax and appreciate the stunning scenery of Oahu with confidence in our top-notch safety standards.

Who would enjoy this tour?

Our helicopter tours on Oahu cater to diverse preferences. Nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those seeking a unique perspective on Oahu’s beauty will find our tours captivating. Whether you’re a solo traveler, couple, or family, our tours offer an unforgettable experience, combining breathtaking views with the thrill of helicopter exploration.

What should I bring on the tour?

For your helicopter tour on Oahu, bring essentials like your ID, camera or smartphone for capturing scenic views, and sunglasses. Dress comfortably, considering possible temperature changes during the flight. It’s advisable to leave bulky items behind. We recommend checking our specific guidelines, as some tours may have unique requirements. Remember, our goal is to ensure your comfort and enjoyment as you take in the spectacular sights of Oahu from a birds’ eye view!

What accommodations are nearby?

When embarking on our helicopter tours on Oahu, consider the nearby Ko Olina Resort for accommodations. Situated along the island’s western coast, Ko Olina offers luxurious vacation rental options, including oceanfront villas, vacation condos, and spacious island-style homes. Guests can enjoy world-class amenities, pristine beaches, and proximity to our tour departure points. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Ko Olina before and after your helicopter adventure for a truly enchanting Oahu experience.

Atlantis Submarine

Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 64-passenger premium submarines. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. You will also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs. Atlantis Premium submarines offers larger View Ports, Individual Seating, and a spacious fully air-conditioned interior. Atlantis Odyssey Submarine tours depart at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm or 3:00pm, weather permitting. Total tour time from the Hilton pier is approximately 90 minutes. Actual underwater tour time is 45 minutes. Shuttle boat ride, from the pier to the submarine plus transfer, is 20 minutes each way. Children must be a minimum of 36″ in height to ride the submarine. Each guest is required to independently navigate a nearly vertical 7-step ladder into and out of the submarine.

No pickup available, check in 30 minutes prior at the Atlantis Submarine Hilton Hawaiian Village. Children under 16 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult on tour. Drive time to the Hilton Hawaiian Village can vary based on the time of the day but can take over an hour, especially during rush hour.

A sea turtle visible from Submarine A fish near a coral reef

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Exciting Oahu Attractions

While in downtown Honolulu visiting the Atlantis Submarine, there are many other attractions within a short distance that are worth exploring. Making the most of your day downtown by seeing some of Oahu’s other exciting sites!

The famed Waikiki Beach is practically right next door, stretching for two miles of golden sand across Oahu’s southern coast. Waikiki Beach is a happening place, and a stroll down its sandy shoreline or on the paved path that backs it is a great way to take it all in. The shoreline is packed with sunbathers, swimmers, boogie boarders, and surfers. In fact, the waves are often gentle here, so those interested in trying out surfing may consider taking a lesson in these famed waters.

At the opposite end of Waikiki Beach sits Waikiki Aquarium, and here you’ll find an up-close look at many of the ocean plants and animals that live in the surrounding Hawaiian waters. Particularly exciting is the Hawaiian Monk Seal exhibit, a creature that is found only in the Hawaiian Islands and is one of the most critically endangered species in the world. The aquarium’s Edge of the Reef exhibit introduces you to some of the fish that may be seen on a snorkeling excursion in Hawaii’s waters, perfect for those who are interested in viewing these creatures while remaining dry! Kids will also enjoy the hands-on element here.

Moving further southeast along Oahu’s coastline, you’ll reach Diamond Head State Monument, a dormant volcano that seems to loom over downtown Honolulu. The peak of Diamond Head offers stunning views of Honolulu and the Pacific for those who are able and willing to make the trek to the top! Formerly used by the military, you’ll find remnants of that use today with several old bunkers dotting the landscape. The Diamond Head hike is about 1.6 miles roundtrip. Although the length is rather short, almost the entire route is filled with stairs. Stairs, rocks, a narrow tunnel, and more stairs make up the terrain to the top. But when you’ve reached the summit, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views! Be sure to bring along plenty of water for this hike.

After spending some time in Honolulu and Waikiki, it’s a nice breath of fresh air to retreat to the slower-paced western coast, where you can enjoy an idyllic view of Hawaii. Consider making Ko Olina your home base for your upcoming Oahu vacation!


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Atlantis Submarine FAQ

What can I expect to see on the tour?

On the Atlantis Submarine tour on Oahu, expect an awe-inspiring underwater adventure witnessing diverse marine life such as green sea turtles, sharks, yellow tangs, and eels. Explore sunken ships, remnants of airliners, pyramid structures, and other objects that create a unique reef ripe for exploration. The Atlantis Submarine tour showcases a captivating blend of nature and human artifacts, offering a memorable glimpse into the fascinating underwater world off the coast of Oahu.

Is the tour family friendly?

Yes! The Atlantis Submarine tour on Oahu is family-friendly, providing an exciting and safe underwater experience. However, there is a 36-inch height minimum for children to ensure their comfort and safety during the tour. Families can enjoy the adventure together, exploring the vibrant marine life and fascinating underwater landscapes, creating cherished memories together as a family.

I’ve never been on a submarine before. What will it be like?

On the Atlantis Submarine, you can anticipate a comfortable and mesmerizing experience. The submarine features a spacious, air-conditioned interior with large view ports and comfortable seating, ensuring a pleasant journey. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world, enjoying panoramic views and the thrill of exploring beneath the ocean’s surface in ultimate comfort.

What vacation rentals are nearby?

From luxurious resorts to private villas and beachfront condos, Ko Olina offers diverse accommodation options to suit various preferences and budgets. Enjoy the convenience of staying close to both the stunning shoreline and the embarkation point for your submarine adventure, creating a memorable and seamless vacation experience.


Take a musical journey through Hawaii’s history and culture through song, dance, and food. Explore a festival of Polynesian cultures, including Hawaiian,Tahitian, Samoan, Maori and more. While there are many Luau to choose from, there are three fantastic shows located in Ko Olina Resort.

Paradise Cove is located at Ko Olina Resort’s entrance, before the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. We encourage you to arrive early to engage in the pre-show activities. Learn ancient arts and crafts, or compete in Hawaiian games. Learn how the Hawaiians cook their meals, techniques that are still used today, then enjoy a buffet of traditional Hawaiian foods blended with island dishes and continental favorites.

Ka Waa is located at the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Just recently opening in November 2016, this is one of the island’s newest Luau. Pre-show activities include demonstrations of cloth (kapa) and tatoo printing, flower arranging and taro pounding (into poi). Each dance performance will tell you a story meant to take you on a journey. Buffet includes suckling pig and prime rib, local seafood and island favories, and an array of Asian delights.

Fia Fia is located at the back end of Ko Olina Resort, at Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club. This Polynesian Dinner Show takes you on a jouney through the South Pacific. Shows are available on Tuesdays only.

Other Luau outside of of Ko Olina Resort would include Germain’s Luau, located just outside of Ko Olina Resort, the Polynesian Cultural Center, an all day affair located on the North Shore of Oahu, Waikiki Starlight Luau located on Oahu’s South Shore, and the Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park located on Oahu’s east end.
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Luau FAQ

What factors should I consider when choosing a luau?

When selecting a luau on Oahu, consider factors such as location, cultural authenticity, and entertainment preferences. Decide whether you prefer a traditional experience, a romantic beachfront setting, or a more intimate atmosphere. Look into the menu offerings, as some luaus provide a variety of Hawaiian dishes. Many luaus also offer additional activities such as games and crafts that can add an extra element of fun for families.

What food is included?

Luau menus on Oahu typically feature a variety of traditional Hawaiian dishes. Common offerings include poi, lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, taro rolls, macaroni salad, steamed white rice, and fresh pineapple. However, specific items may vary by location, so it is advisable to check the menu of your chosen luau to ensure it includes your preferred Hawaiian favorites.

Is a luau considered too “touristy”?

Luaus are a cultural celebration deeply rooted in Hawaiian traditions. They offer visitors an authentic experience showcasing local customs, music, dance, and cuisine. While certainly popular among tourists, luaus maintain cultural significance and provide an enjoyable and immersive way to learn about Hawaiian heritage.

What accommodations are nearby?

Ko Olina Resort is ideally located, making it a convenient accommodation option for those looking to attend a luau while vacationing on Oahu. The resort offers a variety of accommodations, from upscale condos and villas to vacation homes, providing convenience and proximity to popular luau venues. With its picturesque setting and abundance of amenities, Ko Olina enhances the overall Hawaii experience, offering a comfortable island stay.


Distance from the Honolulu International Airport to Ko Olina is a little under 20- miles. There are several ways to get to Ko Olina:

Municipal Transportation (TheBUS): Cost is $2.50 per person, should take about an hour and a half, and would require one transfer. You are allowed to bring a bag onto the bus as long as it fits on your lap or under the seat in front of you. Busses do not have any baggage storage areas available anywhere, and you are not allowed to store any bags on the seat beside you.
Technology Transportation (Uber / Lyft): This is fairly new to our city, and there are many laws that are constantly changing. If you already use Uber or Lyft you should inquire what current restrictions may affect you. The most current ruling that is being enforced is regarding your pick-up. Uber / Lyft drivers are not allowed to pick anyone up at the airport. If you are scheduling a ride you must order your pick-up in an area outside of the airport.
Airport Shuttle (SpeediShuttle): If you don’t mind sharing a ride with other exited vacationers you may consider jumping on SpeediShuttle. Cost is $15 per person, one way and may have multiple stops. Cost includes two bags, each additional bag is $8 each.
Taxicab: If you have four or more people in your party a taxicab is probably your best value. At $65 per cab, one way, you can get a cab in the airport and have the whole vehicle to yourself. There are no “number of bags per person” restriction, in fact the number of bags are restricted to what fits in the trunk. If it does fit you will need to order a second cab and pay for it.
Sedan: Sedans make a luxury start of your vacation. For $175 per vehicle, one way, you can ensure a larger vehicle and a driver with a clean professional look.
Limousine: Start your vacation in style. Drivers will meet you at the gate, take you to baggage claim, help you with your luggage. At $220 per vehicle, one way, there’s nothing like starting your luxury vacation feeling like a rock star.
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Transportation FAQ 

What is the most convenient way to get around the island? 

The most convenient way to navigate Oahu is by renting a car. This provides flexibility to explore the island’s diverse attractions at your own pace. Oahu’s public transportation options are limited outside of Honolulu, making a rental car the preferred choice for convenience and efficient travel. Book your rental car ahead of time and familiarize yourself with local traffic regulations for a smooth and enjoyable experience. 

What about parking? 

Parking on Oahu varies, but many vacation rentals, particularly those outside Honolulu, provide designated parking spaces. Confirm parking availability with your accommodation beforehand. In more urban areas like Honolulu, street parking and paid lots are common. Be mindful of parking regulations and availability to ensure a smooth experience.  

 What is the most budget friendly way to get around the island? 

For budget-friendly transportation on Oahu, consider utilizing TheBus, Oahu’s public bus system. With an extensive network covering the island, it offers an affordable option for exploring key destinations. Additionally, the Waikiki Trolley provides cost-effective travel within the popular Waikiki area. Both options are economical alternatives to renting a car, especially when exploring the Waikiki area. 

What are some convenient vacation rental options? 

Consider going outside the city for an authentic island experience. Ko Olina offers a serene setting in West Oahu with beautiful beaches and accommodations, providing a relaxing escape. Many rentals in this area boast attractive onsite amenities as well as proximity to attractions. Explore listings in Ko Olina for a tranquil stay, blending comfort and authenticity away from the hustle of the city. 

Wild Side Hawaii

If you have chosen Hawaii out of the hundreds of other possible vacation destinations, you are probably looking for an adventure like no other. Hawaii is the perfect place to dive into your next adventure. Wild Side Hawaii can help you achieve this goal by showing you the incredible world found just under the currents. Here are the exciting ways Wild Side Hawaii can help you explore the other side of this incredible island:

Best of the West Charter

Wild Side Hawaii is a local charter company that will take you out on the ocean, letting you see everything above and below the waves. The most popular tour option is the Best of the West tour where you and five other passengers go on a 3.5-hour exploration. While every tour is diverse and can be individualized based on your interests, there are a few incredible encounters that are always included. Dolphin encounters, swimming with dolphins, guided snorkeling, and whale watching are part of each journey. This charter keeps the passenger count low so local wildlife disturbance is kept to a minimum and not scared off. Most charters will have extremely clear water with up to 100 feet of visibility from the glass-bottom boat.

Deluxe Wildlife Charter

You can become a biologist for a day when you reserve a seat on the Deluxe Wildlife Charter. This deluxe charter includes everything from the Best of the West tour and much more. The onboard hydrophone will help attract local dolphins and whales with incredible vocalizations to draw their attention. A delicious BBQ lunch, snacks, and drinks are also provided so you do not go hungry. Each booking you make with Wild Side Hawaii gives back a portion of the proceeds to the Wild Dolphin Foundation to ensure these majestic creatures keep on thriving.

Booking Your Next Charter

If swimming with dolphins, whale watching, and snorkeling all sound like something you would enjoy, you should book your next charter with Wild Side Hawaii immediately. Their charters are extremely popular and have served over 100,000 people. Book your next charter by calling Wild Side Tours Oahu at 808-306-7273; we recommend booking several weeks in advance to secure your seat.

Enjoy Oahu

Experience Oahu in a way no other lodging service can provide when you choose Ola Properties’ exclusive vacation rentals on the island. You will have access to all the beauty of the island as well as thrilling attractions such as Wild Side Hawaii. Give our rental experts a call today and get set up with the right vacation rental for your stay on Oahu!

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Wild Side Hawaii FAQ

Are these boat excursions family friendly?

Absolutely! Wild Side Hawaii warmly welcomes families aboard our boat charters. We strive to create a family-friendly environment where the entire family can enjoy the scenery and wildlife together. Younger children require a 1-to-1 ratio of parent-child supervision. Our private charters offer an ideal family environment, featuring a personalized experience that can cater to individual needs. Come join us for a memorable and enjoyable adventure on the water!

Do I need to be a strong swimmer?

While being confident in the water may increase your enjoyment, it is not required. We prioritize safety by requiring everyone in the water to wear a provided safety belt. These belts, fitting around the waist, don’t hinder swimming—they’re designed to allow water to pass through, ensuring ease of movement. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you can enjoy your experience with confidence and peace of mind.

What makes Wild Side Hawaii different from other boat charters?

Wild Side Hawaii stands out by offering more than just the usual boat charter experience. Our team comprises marine biologists and trained naturalists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Hawaiian marine life. We go beyond traditional tours, emphasizing education, conservation, and exploration of lesser-known locations. Our commitment to wildlife protection, safety, and providing a unique, immersive experience sets us apart, making each journey with us a memorable adventure with a purpose.

What nearby accommodations would you recommend?

Located in West Oahu, Wild Side Hawaii is located near the acclaimed Ko Olina Resort, renowned for its luxurious accommodations and beautiful surroundings. Ko Olina boasts a range of amenities and easy access to the stunning coastal experiences Wild Side Hawaii has to offer.

Surf HNL Hawaii

Anyone booking a vacation getaway to Hawaii probably knows that this tropical island is the surfing capital of the world. The beautiful blue water and righteous waves makes the best surfing conditions possible, especially around Oahu. If you are new to surfing and wish to try it out, make sure to stop at Surf HNL Kapolei Hawaii for the best lessons and rental experience possible.

Surfing Lessons

Surf HNL Hawaii has been serving up surfing lessons since 2005. Each lesson is handled at private beaches located around Honolulu, Kapolei, and Waianae so you won’t be wiping out with a large crowd around you. Mastering the art of surfing takes patience but the professionals at Surf HNL will be with you every step of the way! They have the option of 1 hour or 2-hour lessons available. Don’t worry about bringing any gear with you as the surf board, leash, rash guards, and reef shoes are included in every lesson package. Just bring some water and sunscreen and Surf HNL will help you get started in the water.

Paddle Board Lessons

Paddle boarding is just as possible in the state of Hawaii, so Surf HNL wants to make sure you are prepared to step on your board. Each lesson will help you adjust to balancing on the board as you paddle along the beautiful Hawaii shoreline. Similar to the surfing lessons, each session will get you equal time on the water and includes all the gear you need. Surfing and paddle boarding lessons with Surf HNL start at just $99 per person.

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Rental Gear

Once you have learned the basics, you will be ready to tackle surfing and paddle boarding all on your own. Surf HNL’s gear is top of the line and easy to check out. A variety of rental options are available, including by the hour and by the day, making it easy to adjust to your schedule on the island. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis, so call in your order in advance!

Contacting Surf HNL

You can visit Surf HNL during next stop in Hawaii at 2116 Lauwiliwili St #105F, Kapolei, HI 96707. Call ahead for your rental order at 808-371-8917 or by emailing info@surfhnl.com.

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Get the most of your Hawaiian destination getaway with our luxury rentals available in the area. Each property can either keep you close to the water for easy surfing or stay in the city. Let our rental experts help plan your vacation by finding you the perfect rental!

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Surf HNL Hawaii FAQ

Are these surf lessons family friendly?

Yes, Surf HNL Hawaii offers family-friendly lessons. Group lessons are available for participants aged 13 and older, with a maximum of 4 individuals per group to ensure personalized attention. Families with younger children ages 3 and older are encouraged to opt for private lessons for a tailored and enjoyable experience.

How experienced do I need to be in the water?

You don’t need extensive water experience to join Surf HNL Hawaii lessons. Life jackets are provided for those who require them. In group sessions, participants are expected to paddle their surfboards back to the instructor with minimal assistance. This ensures a safe and enjoyable learning experience, even for those with limited water proficiency.

What if I already know how to surf?

If you’re already a surfer with some experience, Surf HNL Hawaii provides opportunities to elevate your skills to the next level. Advanced lessons and coaching are available to help intermediate surfers refine their techniques, master new maneuvers, and enhance their overall surfing proficiency.

Are there vacation rentals nearby?

Certainly! Enhance your island experience by booking a stay at the nearby Ko Olina Resort, where you can enjoy vacation rentals in a serene environment away from the city crowds. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and make the most of your time both on and off the waves with convenient and comfortable accommodations in this tranquil area. Choose from a variety of condos, villas, and private homes on this desirable west coast property!

Hoku Hawaiian Tours

Are you visiting the beautiful island of Oahu but need some help finding all the best sights? If so, look no further than the travel experts at Hoku Hawaiian Tours. This local agency helps locals and visitors alike learn about the rich history of Hawaii while finding all the must-see locales. Here is how Hoku Hawaiian Tours can make your Hawaiian journey even better:

Luxury and Customizable Tours

As the name suggests, Hoku Hawaiian Tours provides tours to all the must-see Hawaiian hotspots. Each tour uses luxury vehicles to keep guests comfortable as they follow customizable itineraries based upon their desires. Each tour guide has in-depth knowledge regarding Hawaii’s rich history and ancient culture. You will not have a better tour guide than those with Hoku Hawaiian Tours.

Variety of Tour Options

When booking a tour with Hoku Hawaiian Tours, you do not have just one tour to select but instead a variety of options. Hoku specializes in tours that explore Pearl Harbor, Circle Island, Ko Olina, and exciting eco tours of the area. Each tour destination has multiple options so you can pick a tour that focuses on what exactly you want to see. The Pearl Harbor tours lets you explore where World War II started for the United States and check out the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial. The Circle Island tours take you around all of Oahu so you can truly experience this vacation destination the right way. The Ko Olina tour also explores Oahu with a few changes along the way. Finally, the eco tour will take you to some truly magical sights while enjoying some paddle boarding along the way.

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Booking Your Tour with Hoku Hawaiian Tours

Get started by reserving your next tour with Hoku Hawaiian Tours. Reservations can be made by calling 808-439-8810 or by emailing reservations@hokutours.com. All starting points for your tours will be discussed after your reservation is booked. Hoku Hawaiian Tours operates all year round with Oahu’s beautiful weather, so there is no bad time to visit!

Get Ready for Hawaii

The incredible island of Oahu awaits you. Stay in the best parts of the island when you choose our exclusive vacation rentals. Remain comfortable throughout your stay and be close to nearby attractions. Reserve your rental online today or let our vacation experts help you plan for your stay on Oahu!

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Naked Cow Dairy Farm

One of the sacrifices of living in our beautiful paradise of Hawaii is that goods such as dairy are often shipped from the mainland, across miles and miles of the Pacific Ocean—but you can find a wonderful exception to that rule at Naked Cow Dairy Farm, the only authentic Hawaiian dairy farm here on Oahu!

Natural Dairy Delights from a Farm with Quality and Compassion

Located in Waianae on the west side of Oahu, Naked Cow Dairy Farm has been a fixture of the community since 2007. Frustrated with the industrialized dairy industry, the founder Monique van der Stroom wanted to revive the natural production standards of small family dairy farms. In a time where hormone and antibiotic treatments are more common than ever, Naked Cow Dairy eschews that notion, and all of their animals are free of such treatments. Hence the name, Naked Cow—the way mother nature meant for them to be!

The cows that their dairy products come from are well loved, and you can taste the difference in their line of gourmet creamery butters, hand-crafted artisan cheeses, and freshly made yogurt. They only utilize feed that is grown in Hawaii, such as grass, sugar cane, pineapples, macadamia nuts, as well as a number of other naturally sourced feeds. As an added bonus, the farm is more sustainable for these practices, and they actively work to scale down their carbon footprint!

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If you want to learn more and enjoy an exciting evening of tasting some of the finest cheeses on the island, you can take a mozzarella cheese making class offsite at the SALT at Our Kaka’ako shopping center. For two hours, you’ll be guided through the cheese-making process with a knowledgeable expert from start to finish, and you can even take your cheese home with you at the end! After the class concludes, you get to enjoy a glass of wine and sample some of Naked Cow’s best cheeses and can purchase a few if you’d like. It’s a fantastic way to glean more information about the island, and what it takes to produce sustainable dairy goods 2,000 miles in the middle of the Pacific. If you don’t have time for the cheese making class, you can still pick up some of their products at Whole Foods to enjoy in your gorgeous rental, or maybe even on the beach with a breath-taking view!

You can reserve cheese classes online or email them at classes@nakedcowdairyhawaii.com.

Make the Most of Your Oahu Adventure When You Stay with Ola Properties

Ranging from luxurious penthouse condos with sweeping ocean views, to spacious villas made to feel like your own private retreat, we aim to bring you a high standard of vacation home rentals in Oahu. Take a look through our stunning properties online and give us a call to start planning the vacation of a lifetime!

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Naked Cow Dairy Farm FAQ

What are some ways Naked Cow Dairy Farm supports other local small businesses?

Naked Cow Dairy Farm actively fosters local partnerships by incorporating products from neighboring businesses. They feature butter, jam, and jelly from Akaka Falls Farm, as well as flavors from Ka’iulani Spices and Ala’ea Sea Salt in their offerings. This collaboration not only strengthens the community but also highlights the diverse and high-quality products originating from Oahu’s local small businesses.

How do Naked Cow Dairy Farm’s products stand out?

Naked Cow Dairy Farm distinguishes itself by prioritizing the humane treatment of animals and maintaining a commitment to antibiotic and hormone-free practices. This dedication ensures the production of high-quality dairy products that resonate with consumers who value ethical and sustainable farming. The emphasis on animal welfare not only sets their products apart but also reflects a conscientious approach to agriculture and responsible food production.

How does Naked Cow Dairy Farm offer a unique Hawaii experience?

Naked Cow Dairy Farm provides an exclusive Hawaiian experience as the first and only producer of artisanal cheese, gourmet butter, and cream-top yogurt in the state. This unique distinction allows visitors and locals alike to savor locally crafted dairy products that capture the essence of Hawaii, contributing to a distinctive and authentic culinary journey that reflects the farm’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Are there vacation accommodations nearby?

Naked Cow Dairy Farm offers various retail locations across Oahu for convenient access to their products. For a luxurious home base, consider the vacation rentals at Ko Olina, which is near Naked Cow’s west coast locations. Ko Olina boasts a comfortable and upscale setting, with an onsite golf course, marina, and white sand beaches.

Coral Crater Adventure Park

When visiting Oahu, Hawaii we’re sure you have plenty of ideas planned for spending time on the beach, swimming in our beautiful waters, and enjoying the tropical sunshine. While we cannot rave enough about our beautiful beaches, we want to make sure you get to see all the other exciting activities waiting for you on the island. Coral Crater Adventure Park is one such destination that is a thrilling activity center for adults and children alike. Coral Crater Adventure Park includes zip line courses, ATV trails, obstacle courses, and so much more.

Zip Line Courses

Zip lining through the trees of Hawaii is an experience that must be seen to be believed! Sure, you have seen the pictures of all the gorgeous scenery our island has to offer, but it is completely different when you are up in the treetops going 25 miles per hour. Each course ranges from 300 to 900 feet and can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages. You will be taken along six different courses for a two-hour adventure. Make sure to dress comfortably and wearing closed-toe shoes is a must.

ATV Adventures

Visitors to the Coral Crater Adventure Park can enjoy an off-road adventure with certain packages. Guests will be taught how to navigate these ATV vehicles on an impressive course you can let loose on. Each vehicle comfortably sits two so you and a loved one can easily drive around together and get dirty.

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Aerial Course Challenge

Once you have had your fun on the zip line course and ATV track, make sure to try out the Aerial Adventure Course. This challenging course features 18 different elements that includes you swinging, climbing, and jumping feet above the ground. The Aerial Adventure Course is not just some short obstacle course either; this course recommends an hour and a half to really enjoy all its features! All participants must be at least 4’6” in height to participate on the Aerial Adventure Course.

Finding Coral Crater Adventure Park

These are just a few of the activities that await you at Coral Crater Adventure Park. This activity center can be found at 91-1780 Midway St, Kapolei, HI 96707. The park is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Call ahead with any questions at 808-626-5773.

Your Oahu Adventure

Get out and explore Oahu during your next stay with us. There are no better vacation rentals in the area that keep you comfortable and close to all of the exciting attractions on the island. Let our rental experts hook you up with the right rental for you today!

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Coral Crater Adventure Park FAQ

Is Coral Crater Adventure Park family-friendly?

Yes, Coral Crater Adventure Park is family-friendly. However, certain activities like Ziplining, Adventure Tower, Freefall, and ATV rides have a minimum age requirement of 6 and a minimum weight of 40 lbs. These restrictions ensure the safety of participants, making it an enjoyable experience for families with children who meet the specified criteria.

I’ve never been ziplining before. What should I expect?

Prepare for an exhilarating experience! At Coral Crater Adventure Park, first-timers can expect a thrilling ride, soaring through the treetops on secure ziplines. Trained guides provide safety briefings and assistance, ensuring a safe and enjoyable adventure. The breathtaking views and adrenaline rush make it a memorable activity, suitable for beginners seeking an exciting introduction to the world of ziplining.

What are the physical requirements for Coral Crater Adventure Park?

Participants should be reasonably fit to enjoy the tours at Coral Crater. While there’s no extreme fitness demand, some walking is involved between zip lines. Additionally, there’s a segment with a short incline. These requirements ensure participants can navigate the course comfortably.

What nearby vacation rentals are available?

Ko Olina, close to Coral Crater Adventure Park, offers exquisite vacation rentals. Known for its luxurious resort grounds, pristine beaches, and world-class amenities, Ko Olina provides an ideal retreat. Visitors can find upscale condos with ocean views, access to golf courses, spas, and fine dining. The area’s serene atmosphere and proximity to attractions make Ko Olina an excellent choice for a relaxing and enjoyable stay on Oahu.

Papaoneone (Turtle) Beach

The Hawaiian name of this beach is Papaoneone Beach, but it is more commonly known as Turtle Beach, named for the Sea Turtles who like to feed on the seaweed that grows on the reef here. These Sea Turtles can frequently be seen in the early morning hours just offshore. Turtle Beach is a hidden gem on Oahu’s Leeward Coast. It is not among the most popular beaches on this side of the island, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a bad beach. To the contrary, the almost white sand contrasts amazingly with the azure blue water. The ocean looks especially turquoise here for some reason; more than on many other Oahu beaches. On the south end of the beach is Mauna Lahilahi, a small mountain which provides a scenic backdrop. Two condominiums, The Hawaiian Princess and Makaha Beach Cabanas, are also located on this side of the beach.  Checkout our rentals at The Hawaiian Princess if you’d like to spend a few days on this magnificent beach.It’s easy to miss Turtle Beach while driving along Oahu’s west shore as it is not visible from the road. There is a small dirt parking area along the road and three narrow public access walkways leading to the ocean. The only thing Turtle Beach lacks is shade. So if you plan to come here for the day, bring a beach umbrella.In the winter months, the surf can get very high here and this is when swimming is too dangerous. Even in the summer months there can be a strong shorebreak and currents on this beach. A sea cave, called Ulua cave, is located offshore and is a popular scuba diving location in the summer months, with a depth of around 80 feet. As always, be careful when going into the ocean and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Turtle Beach Overview

  • Wide pocket of sand
  • Mauna Lahilahi provides a scenic backdrop on south end of the beach
  • Snorkeling can be good when the ocean is calm (usually in the summer months)
  • High surf and strong currents in the winter (November to February)
  • Steep shorebreak and strong undertow in nearshore waters (can occur year-round)


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Papaoneone Beach FAQ

How can I best enjoy the sea turtles at Turtle Beach?

For an optimal sea turtle experience at Papaoneone Beach, adhere to Hawaii laws by observing these majestic creatures from a distance. Refrain from disturbing or touching them, respecting their natural behavior. By responsibly enjoying their presence, you contribute to the preservation of this unique Oahu destination, fostering a positive coexistence between humans and the local marine life.

What activities can be best enjoyed at Papaoneone (Turtle) Beach?

Explore the vibrant reef and tidepools at Papaoneone Beach for a unique marine adventure. Witness the fascinating underwater world while snorkeling in the clear water, which is usually calmest during summer months. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and observe sea turtles in their natural habitat.

What facilities are available at Papaoneone (Turtle) Beach?

Papaoneone Beach maintains its pristine, natural charm with minimal facilities, making it a hidden gem. Apart from two condominiums, there are few impositions to its untouched beauty. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic and bring their own shade, enhancing the experience of a serene day along the shoreline.

Can I stay near Papaoneone Beach?

Explore premier access to Papaoneone Beach by booking a stay at one of these Makaha vacation rentals. These accommodations offer proximity to the beach, providing an immersive experience in the natural beauty of Oahu’s west coast. Enjoy the convenience of staying close to Papaoneone Beach and exploring the nearby attractions while relishing the comfort and amenities these Makaha vacation rentals have to offer.