Who knew one tiny island could offer so much?! In this section you will find exactly what it is that continues to bring visitors to O'ahu. From little known local eateries and music venues to must-see beaches and attractions, this section will help you to travel as a tourist while experiencing local life.
- Wind chimes tinkle through the crisp Upcountry air. Fountains trickle among the hydrangeas, proteas, and birds of paradise blooming in the gardens. Buddha statues, sculptures, and white picket fences contribute elements of art and grace to the delicately arranged spaces.
- Locally Grown, Hawaiian Style
- With its tropical climate and year-round growing season, Hawai'i's volcanic soil yields a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Pumpkin, papaya, heart of palm, and, of course, pineapple are just a few crops grown by Hawai'i's farmers.
- Marine Life
- Due to Hawai'i's isolation in the Pacific, 30 percent of the archipelago's fish are found nowhere else in the world, ensuring the diversity and mystery of the Islands' marine life. Exploring Hawai'i's underwater habitat can be as active or as passive as you choose.
- The Aloha Spirit
- "Come forward, be in unity and harmony with your real self, God, and mankind. Be honest, truthful, patient, kind to all life forms, and humble." - Kahuna David Bray When visiting the Hawaiian Islands, the word aloha comes easily to everyone's lips, even yours after you're there for a week.
- Want Local? Get Hula
- A shrill voice calls from the corner of the platform. Somewhere in the distance, a group of voices answer back. Slowly, as the chanting continues, a line of people dressed in brightly printed cloth enter, greenery wrapped around their heads, wrists, and ankles.