The Gathering Place


An island paradise where ancient culture meets modern luxury, and extraordinary activities await you within lush green mountains and clear azure waters.

Appropriately nicknamed “The Gathering Place,” Oahu is home to 70% of the entire population of the Hawaiian Islands. For decades Oahu’s tropical rainforests and white sand beaches have attracted visitors from around the world. The appeal lies not only in the exquisite landscapes but also in Oahu’s melting pot of cultures that will awaken your senses with unique cuisine, traditional music and dance, and scenic locales. Binding these ingredients together is the spirit of aloha that is steeped in the very essence of island life and will quickly make you feel part of the ‘ohana (family).

Oahu is also home to places like Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States; the Bishop Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts; and the historic Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, hike through a rainforest to a waterfall, or learn about Hawaii’s rich culture and history, Oahu has something for everyone.

Horseback Riding on North Shore Oahu

I'm on a horse, on a beach, on Oahu. Check out what it's like to go horseback riding on Oahu's North Shore, a peaceful place far away from the bustle…

Booze Cruises in Honolulu + Waikiki Night Life

Honolulu Booze Cruises & Waikiki Night Life

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December 14, 2018 Top Whale Watching Tours in Hawaii

Top Whale Watching Tours in Hawaii

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Waimea Bay, North Shore, Oahu

North Shore Beach Bus

Maira and I had the awesome opportunity to join Paul and Doug on their North Shore tour last Wednesday. If you're not familiar with the North Shore…

Sunset cruise on the Holokai Catamaran

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Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise

Star of Honolulu Whale Watch Cruise

Going on a whale watch cruise in Honolulu is convenient and fun. While whales aren't guaranteed to show up, a fun time can still be had by all.

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