Oahu is one of the most visited islands, especially for first-time guests. Travelers seeking a vacation beyond the conventional sights of Oahu can discover new places to explore. Oahu is known for surfing, Pearl Harbor, a multitude of beaches, fine shopping and tons of heritage sites. Foodies will find that the regional cuisine is celebrated at both casual and upscale eateries throughout Oahu. Visitors to Oahu will find menus from acclaimed chefs, plenty of farm to table experiences and an abundance of fresh foods throughout the island.
Innovative menus, a melding of cuisines and a bounty of Oahu’s freshest and island-grown foods are served by Chefs George Mavrothalassitis, Alan Wong, Roy Yamaguchi and Sam Choy, among others. If you can swing it, plan your trip in early September to include the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, a four day food extravaganza.
The Cottage at Kailua Beach Park
Spacious and close to a variety of places to see and explore, The Cottage at Kailua Beach Park offers a vacation rental in a gated community, with a heated pool, grill, Jacuzzi and ocean view. A lovely pool oasis area, space for eight guests and just a five-minute walk to Kailua Beach Park makes this cottage an inviting stay. Kalapawai Market is just 10 minutes away and restaurants are nearby for plenty of tasty excursions without the crowds.
Diamond Head Hawaii Lani
A stay in the southeast area of Oahu, Diamond Head Hawaii Lani is a contemporary traveler’s vacation rental for nearby proximity to a myriad of beaches, sights and local eateries while also serving as a haven when seeking serenity. Elegant beach chic furnishings set the scene indoors with windows to the ocean framed by lush landscapes. The private pool and Jacuzzi are where you’ll want to sink into and soak after, or before, a full day of exploration. Diamond Head is among the nearby sights, which also include Kaimana Beach and Kahala Mall.
Kuleana Kailani – Mokulua Nui and Iki
Lanikai on Oahu’s Windward Side is home to Kuleana Kailani, an elegant Hawaiian hut-like vacation rental. Twin islands dot the distance and parallel this vacation rentals dual homes, a main residence and a guest home, perfect for an extended family or a group of friends. One of the nation’s acclaimed beaches offers the home a gorgeous backdrop and the many nearby sights makes it a home for travelers wanting to stay in the vicinity of great sights and restaurants. Staying at home is relaxing too, with a heated pool, grill, outdoor shower and spacious deck, all components of a great island gathering.