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Best of Oahu Beaches: Windward Edition

Waimanalo Beach This was the first beach we visited and certainly one of the most attractive (41-741 Kalanianaole Hwy Huli Street Waimanalo, HI 96795 a lot of the beach signage is hard to see, but if you find a beach … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: An Arch, a Blowhole, and a Shrine

The Arch (Natural Attraction, Windward) If you park at the Halona Blowhole parking lot (Kalanianaole Highway heading east in Honolulu) and walk across the highway, head west past where the rail ends, you’ll be heading in the right direction. You … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Spitting Caves

Spitting Caves (Natural Attraction, Windward) This was a little tricky to find, but I love a good natural attraction (Intersection of Popipu and Lumahai in Honolulu. Take Lumahai down to the end and park, nice residential area). We followed the … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Off the Beaten Path: Byodo-In Temple

Top Picks: Byodo-In Temple (Wildlife Sightings, Koi Pond, Windward) This was one of our most memorable activities of the trip, and for some reason I almost had us skip it thinking it was just some run of the mill temple, … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Botanical Gardens: Koko Crater

Koko Crater Botanical Gardens (Educational, Windward) This was the first botanical garden we went to on the island. We hiked Koko Head earlier in the morning, then checked out some oddball spots such as: the spitting cave, the arch, and … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Botanical Gardens: Ho’omaluhia

Top Picks: Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden (Educational, Koi Pond, Wildlife Sightings, Windward) Just try to keep your jaw from dropping as you drive into this utterly amazing and free green space (45-680 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744). Great parking lot and … Continue reading

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Best of Oahu Hikes: Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail (Paved, Lighthouse, Military Remnants, Windward) This would make a really great sunrise hike because it’s paved and therefore easy to navigate, and on the windward side where the sun rises most visibly. The park that contains … Continue reading

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