With its wide array of available activities and vibrant nightlife scene, Oahu is perhaps the most ideal island for solo travelers. Known as The Gathering Place, residents and visitors on Oahu come from all walks of life, making it easy to connect with others in a similar life stage, if desired. People watch and relax on the island’s beautiful white sand beaches, join a group tour exploring some of Oahu’s most interesting sights, and connect with other travelers in the many bars and restaurants across the island. Or, simply enjoy the peace and relaxation of island living by choosing your favorite spot by the sea or pool for a quiet day of recharging. Browse our beautiful selection of vacation house rentals on Oahu Hawaii below:
Relax in a Tiny House for Rent on Oahu
At Ola Properties, we offer upscale vacation house rentals on Oahu Hawaii perfect for solo travelers. Our one- and two-bedroom listings boast just enough space for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Great rooms with comfortable living room furnishings and full kitchens allow for ultimate convenience, taking away the necessity of eating out for every meal if you’re on a budget. Some of our vacation rentals within the Ko Olina Resort are situated within gated communities, providing solo travelers with additional safety and peace of mind. In fact, the Ko Olina complex offers numerous benefits for solo travelers with its community atmosphere. At Ko Olina, it’s easy to move between the beach, golf course, restaurants, and shopping, all without leaving the resort grounds. And if you want to make a trip into Honolulu or Waikiki, it’s just a 30-minute drive away.
Explore Solo or Join a Group Tour
There are many ways to relax and explore independently on Oahu, whether it be along a picturesque hiking trail, under a lone palm tree, or at the base of a thundering waterfall. Solo travelers may also want to get active with some of the many water sports available on the island. Private lessons where you can benefit from an instructor’s sole attention are available for activities such as surfing and stand up paddleboarding. If you’d prefer the company of others on your Hawaiian getaway, the island of Oahu has many options for group tours that will allow you to explore while meeting other like-minded travelers. Visit historical sites such as the Pearl Harbor National Memorial or join an outdoor excursion such as a boat adventure on the water.
Oahu Activities for Solo Travelers
The streets of downtown Honolulu and Waikiki offer places for exploration and socialization around every corner. Downtown Honolulu offers all the shopping and dining amenities you would expect in a big city. It is also home to a vibrant China Town, where you can wander shops and restaurants and have a glimpse into Hawaii’s melting pot of cultures that extends back to when workers came from other countries to work on the sugar plantations. In addition to shopping and dining, Honolulu and Waikiki are where you will find the most vibrant nightlife scene on the island. Continue enjoying the tropical outdoors at Buho Cantina, a popular rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the streets of Waikiki with a chic lounging area. Find a dance partner and move to the DJ’s music at Bar 35 or live music at Gordon Biersch Brewery, or relax with a cocktail at the classy Lewers Lounge. There is no shortage of options on venues for grabbing a drink and hitting the social scene on Oahu!
Connect with Nature
Take advantage of some time alone to connect with nature. Home to majestic waterfalls, rugged trails, and extensive beaches, there really is no better place to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re exploring solo and don’t want to go too far off the beaten path for safety reasons, many of Oahu’s most popular natural attractions are sure to have other travelers present. Make the challenging but doable ascent up Diamond Head, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the sea and Waikiki. View one of the island’s most breathtaking waterfalls when you hike 1.6 miles through a lush rainforest to reach the 150-foot Manoa Falls. Or, simply select the beach of your choice and stake your claim in the sand for an afternoon of listening to the rhythmic sound of the waves.
Hit the Beach
Whether you want to participate in one of the many water activities available on Oahu, or you simply want to rest along the pristine shoreline, Oahu’s beaches are plentiful and come with their own personalities. Enjoy the calm waters and unparalleled views at the renowned Lanikai Beach or position yourself in the midst of all the action and people-watching opportunities on the famed shores of Waikiki Beach. Whether you’re in search of serenity or socialization, there are many ways to spend your time as a solo traveler on Oahu.
There are so many ways to enjoy Oahu as a solo traveler! The first step is to book the perfect tiny house for rent on Oahu for your stay, which can be viewed here with us at Ola Properties.