6 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 18 6 18 No min stayHome / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 18
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 5 1 5 Min stay variesCondo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 5
2 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 2 4 Min stay variesHome / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 4
Studio / 1 BA / Sleeps 3 0 3 3 night min Condo / Studio / Sleeps 3
3 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 8 3 8 Min stay variesCondo / 3 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
4 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 8 4 8 Min stay variesHome / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 8
6 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 14 6 14 Min stay variesHome / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 30 night min Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
1 BR / 1 BA / Sleeps 4 1 4 3 night min Condo / 1 Bedroom / Sleeps 4
Shorts, t-shirts and sandals are appropriate year-round in Oahu. Because the island lies within the tropical zone, it has only two seasons: summer and winter. While temperatures stay relatively consistent throughout the year, the summer months (April-October) see dry weather while it rains frequently during the winter (November-March). Oahu has many microclimates though, so when it rains on one side of the island just drive to the opposite coast where the sun will be shining. Trade winds keep temperatures comfortably in the 80s and help produce radical waves on the famed North Shore. Oahu vacation rentals in Waikiki Beach and the Ko Olina Coast are your best bet for total sunshine.
Things to Do
Oahu has so many incredible things to do, you just might have to come back to experience everything the island has to offer. On your trip, you just can’t miss the following activities:
- Pearl Harbor – Learn a bit of WWII history while paying your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri Memorial.
- Go for a hike – Follow the crowds to Diamond Head Crater for an exhilarating hike that rewards you with stunning island views. Waimea Valley has a paved path through beautiful botanical gardens and trails that lead to a waterfall where cliff divers perform.
- Waikiki – This world-famous neighborhood is at the center of Oahu’s action. Just south of Honolulu, you’ll find impeccable beaches and shopping, dining and entertainment along Kalakaua Avenue. The beach is only blocks away from Waikiki vacation rentals.
- Hit the beach and explore the ocean – Relax and enjoy the view from the beach. Hanauma Bay is a popular beach destination while Lanikai Beach is one of the island’s hidden gems. Venture into the Pacific on an adventure with Wild Side Specialty Tours. They’re known for taking visitors swimming with dolphins, excellent whale watching and guiding snorkelers through reefs at Makaha Beach.
- North Shore – During the winter, watch as experienced surfers tackle 25-foot waves at Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline. If you’re a novice surfer, wait until the summer to take a lesson once the waves are calmer.
Strolling Oahu’s streets, you’ll find open-air malls, local surf shops, and unique Hawaiian boutiques perfect for treasure hunting. In Honolulu, pick up a Hawaiian shirt at Bailey’s Antiques and Aloha Shirts. This store has the world’s largest selection of aloha shirts, so you’ll find one for the whole family. Nearby, head to the Ala Moana Center for an upscale shopping experience. About an hour away in Haleiwa, browse the Haleiwa Art Gallery, which features the work of approximately 30 Pacific Island artists or check out the Ukulele Site for a glossy new instrument.
Feast at a traditional luau enjoying island favorites like chicken teriyaki, poi, fresh island fruits, and guava cake. The Big Kahuna Luau has reenactments of Hawaiian rituals, entertaining fire dancers and hula dancers. Every Oahu visitor also must try the iconic Hawaiian shave ice. In Honolulu, Waiola Shave Ice serves up some of the best of these refreshing rainbow treats. At the Dole Plantation along the Kamehameha Highway, taste delectable pineapple while also touring the gardens and fields. Other local favorites that embody Hawaii’s unique cuisine fusions include Roy’s Waikiki Beach and Alan Wong’s Restaurant.
Oahu vacation rentals offer all of the comforts of home, but with sensational island views. You can’t go wrong anywhere on Oahu. Once you arrive, you’ll wonder why you didn’t come sooner.