The North Shore of Oahu is famous for its powerful winter swells that attract the best surfers in the world. It’s home to the revered Banzai Pipeline, known worldwide for its epic waves. If you’re in Oahu during the peak surfing season, there’s a good chance you’ll catch one of the big-name competitions.
There’s something for everyone in Waikiki, whether you’re in the mood for a day at the shops or observing marine life 100 feet below the sea. Here’s a look at local activities around Waikiki. Visit the Royal Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, Magic of Polynesia show and more.
To get an idea of the rich cultures of Polynesia and how they intermingle with each other, we recommend a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Oahu. Guests can see fire dancing, try their hand at craft making, taste traditional foods and watch larger-than-life performance pieces that celebrate the vibrant cultures of Polynesia.
Humpback season is upon us! Each year from November through May, humpback whales, or kohola, migrate to the warmer waters of Hawaii, spurring locals and tourists to the water’s edge in an attempt to spot these magnificent creatures.