Make your next holiday unforgettable by spending it on the tropical isle of Oahu. Tucked along the island’s western coast, the town of Makaha offers a stunning place to get away, with opportunities both to relax and to enjoy nearby activities. From your holiday rental in Makaha, this will be a trip and a season not easily forgotten!
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Holiday Fun in the Sun
The west coast of Oahu is known for its perpetually sunny days, so the odds are good that your holiday in Makaha will be filled with plenty of fun in the sun. Makaha is known for its long stretch of golden sand situated between the clear blue sea and the stunning Wai’anae Mountain Range. The natural beauty here is evident everywhere you look! A visit during the summer months reveals calmer seas good for swimming and excellent diving conditions in the offshore Makaha Caverns. Winter months bring in large swells and experienced surfers. No matter the season, nearly every day is a beach day on Oahu, and ideal conditions can almost always be found if you’re willing to beach hop!
Our holiday rentals in Makaha are situated right along the western coast, with many providing panoramic ocean views even from the interior. These open floorplan accommodations were designed with the ocean in mind so that views could be maximized at every opportunity. Enjoy the convenience of having a full kitchen equipped with appliances and cookware, making it easy to whip up a convenient breakfast or favorite holiday treats. With the kitchen and living room flowing easily together, there’s plenty of room to gather together as a family or group for holiday traditions or to relax in the evenings. Comfortable furnishings invite you to put your feet up and relax, while large glass doors slide open to reveal an additional covered living space on the outdoor lanai. With the west coast location, the private lanai is an ideal spot to take in a magical Hawaii sunset. Grab your favorite beverage and watch as the sun puts on a dazzling light show that changes from gold to pastels until the last light of the day has faded.
Opt for a romantic one-bedroom or allow room for the whole family in the spacious 4-bedroom accommodations. Most of our holiday rentals located in Makaha offer one bedroom that is separate from the main living area, so you can relax in peaceful surroundings at the end of the day. Head off to bed where you will find a comfortable mattress and pillows draped with high quality linens. Many of these condos also offer additional sleeping options on a pull-out sofa bed in the living room, accommodating up to four guests. That makes our holiday Makaha Beach rentals great for couples, families, or friends traveling together! With plenty of privacy and a good night’s rest, everyone will wake up ready to celebrate the holidays in paradise!
The last of the leeward (west coast) towns on Oahu, Makaha offers a sense of seclusion tucked away from the busyness of the city. While still within easy reach of island activities and attractions, you will find a different change of pace in this oceanside town. Situated to the west of the Mākaha Valley, and at the foot of Mt. Ka’ala in the Wai’anae Mountain Range, you will find breathtaking scenery everywhere you look. The people are few and far between if you choose to continue venturing north on Farrington Highway, where the scenery is raw and untouched. Marvel at sights such as the Makua Cave and Keawaula Beach, also known as Yokohama Bay. It is here that you will experience a different side of Oahu, far from the touristed streets of Waikiki.
Holiday Activities on Oahu
Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with a firework display over the ocean, or a winter parade lined with twinkling palm trees, the holidays are always better when celebrated in Hawaii! Traveling during the holidays means not only will you enjoy the everyday activities that are available in the islands, but also take part in special festivities that add another element of fun to your stay. No matter the holiday, some activities are must-adds to your Oahu vacation itinerary!
While enjoying your beach getaway to Oahu, be sure to spend some time exploring the ocean from more than just the shoreline. While Oahu is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, descending beneath the water’s surface or heading offshore helps you appreciate its beauty even more. The great thing about embarking on a boat excursion from West Oahu is that it is far from the crowds of Honolulu, making it a more intimate island experience. Tour operators located along Oahu’s west coast such as Dolphin Excursions Hawaii, EO Wai’anae Tours, and Wild Side Specialty Tours all offer a variety of options for exploring offshore. Most excursions include guaranteed dolphin sightings, whale watching during winter months, and snorkeling alongside tropical fish and sea turtles. Enjoy lunch onboard as you take in scenic views of the coastline. For those who would prefer to reel in a fish rather than simply admire it, consider booking a fishing charter. It’s probably no surprise that West Oahu is home to waters teeming with great catches, and outfitters such as Boom Boom Sportfishing can help you secure species such as tuna and marlin.
For those long sunny days spent lounging along the shoreline, add some excitement to the day by participating in one of the many water activities that are so easily accessible in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarding and boogie boarding are great activities to try on your own, while you might consider taking a lesson to try your hand at surfing. WestSide Surf Lessons offers private and group lessons on uncrowded breaks perfect for beginners!
When you’re ready to take a break from the beach and enjoy a shopping day, Oahu is the place to be. Home to the largest outdoor mall in the world, you’ll find plenty of options here ranging from chic local boutiques to high fashion brands. Oahu’s dining scene is also varied, with everything from hidden local grinds to upscale fare with an ocean view. Make this holiday special by spending it on Oahu!
An Island-Style Holiday
Whether you are feasting at a luau on Thanksgiving or snapping a photo with Santa in his aloha shirt for Christmas, holidays on Oahu add a special island touch to your usual traditions. In addition to the many holidays that you already plan to celebrate, you will also find holidays unique to Hawaii that may be occurring during your visit. State holidays such as Prince Kuhio Day celebrated in March, King Kamehameha Day celebrated in June, and May Day often come accompanied by special parades, hula performances, and cultural activities that add an extra layer of educational fun to a Hawaii vacation.
If you are hoping to maintain a sense of tradition even while traveling during the holidays, rest assured you will still find many traditional holiday activities dotting the calendar. Turkey feasts, Christmas lights, fireworks, and egg hunts can all be enjoyed during the holidays in Hawaii. Our Holiday Makaha Beach rentals are perfect for enjoying the holiday tucked away on a beautiful stretch of coastline, while still enjoying easy access to exciting holiday activity options!