While it’s certainly more crowded than it was in Elvis’s ‘Blue Hawaii’ days, Hanauma Bay is still one of the best places on the island to swim with the fishes (in the living sense). Get here when it opens at 6 am to snag a parking spot and snorkel when the water is crystal clear. Be aware, however, that the bay is closed every Monday and Tuesday to give the fish and reef a rest.
If you’re headed to Hawaii, it’s likely you’re looking for stunning beaches, rich rainforests and huge volcanoes. And who can blame you? Well, you’ll find all of it and more in Oahu, which is like a little haven of all the best things to do in Hawaii, and then some. Here, you’ll find coffee farms to explore, hikes to spend hours on and a whole load of cultural attractions too.
Whether you’re here celebrating the Honolulu Festival, The King Kamehameha Floral Parade or you’re traveling for one of Oahu’s many foodie festivals, make sure to fill up your itinerary with lots, lots more. From a natural history museum to an epic palace, here are the very best things to do in Oahu right now.