Hawaii – Oahu

Diamond Head

Most if not everyone would like to go to Hawaii but not everyone knows where to start unfortunately 😢 So I’ve put together a few of the TOP must do’s, must see’s here!


Top 5 Hotels

  1. Halekulani Hotel
  2. Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina
  3. The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  4. Aulani – Disney Resort & Spa
  5. Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Top 5 Hiking Trails

  1. Mānoa Falls Trail
  2. Koko Crater Railway Trailhead
  3. Ka’au Crater Trail
  4. Ehukai Pillbox Hike
  5. Diamond Head Crater

Top Beaches

  1. Lanikai Beach
  2. Makapu’u Beach
  3. Pūpūkea kea Beach Park
  4. Sharks Cove
  5. Laniakea Beach (you can see sea turtles here)
  6. Turtle Bay Beach

Top Vegan/Vegetarian Eats

    The Beet Box
    ‘Ai Love Nalo
    Govinda’s Restaurant
    Vegan Hill
    Peace Cafe

** I haven’t tried any of these! If you have please comment below**

Must Eats

  1. Leonard’s Bakery (Malasadas)
  2. Zippys
  3. Rainbow Drive-In
  4. Liliha Bakery (Cocoa Puffs)
  5. Hokulani Bake Shop
  6. Ani’s
  7. Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck North Shore
  8. North Shore Tacos (taco truck)
  9. Anna Millers (open 24 hrs best pie)


  1. Ala Moana

* Expensive but lots of shops! IF you go on the weekend there may be a hula show at center stage *

2. Aloha Swap Meet (Aloha Stadium)

* This is where you buy ALL your souvenirs .. Open Sat, Sun & Wed from 8-3 there is a parking fee so bring cash*

Must Do’s

– Matsumoto’s Shaved Ice (Haleiwa)

– Dole Plantation

– Arizona Memorial (Arrive EARLY tickets sell out)

– Pali Lookout (off the Like Like Highway)

– Bishop Museum

– Valley of the Temples (Free)

– Iolani Palace

Now everyone wants to go to a Luau and there are TONs on the island and some are better than others! My recommendation is…

Aulani- A Disney Resort & Spa

It is a little expensive but totally worth it!! I took my mom when I was home a few years ago and she loved it.


Hanauma Bay – $7.50 pp fee Go early for parking… The preserve is open 6 am till 7 pm and closed on Tuesdays

– Sharks Cove parking is limited

I hope some of this information helps you on your trip to the island 😊 There is a lot more!! If you are looking to go to the islands contact me and I will help you plan your island getaway 🌴


Travel Planner

Published by Family Less Traveled

Hmm a little about me... Well, I am a Disney junkie, travel enthusiast, and lover of ALL animals! In 2019 I became a travel agent so my travel bug is in HIGH gear!! I go to Disneyland at least once a month (pre-pandemic) and when I'm not there I'm working on getting my travel business off the ground and thinking of blog Ideas... Oh, and planning cruises... That is my latest obsession!! If you would like to plan a trip please feel free to contact me my serves are complementary!

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