Thursday, 17 January 2013

Oahu Holidays

Referred to as “The Event Place”, Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Island.  It is a real fantasy island. 

The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu's southeast coast. Including small close-in offshore islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kaneohe Bay and off the eastern (windward) coast, it has a total land area of 596.7 square miles (1,545.4 km2), making it the 20th largest island in the United States. In the greatest dimension, this volcanic island is 44 miles (71 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) across. 

The length of the shoreline is 227 miles (365 km). The island is the result of two separate shield volcanoes: Waiʻanae and Koʻolau, with a broad "valley" or saddle (the central Oʻahu Plain) between them. The highest point is Mt. Ka'ala in the Waiʻanae Range, rising to 4,003 feet (1,220 m) above sea level.

Waikiki beach

Waikiki beach is a white sandy beach it is on the south shore of the island of O’aha.  You will be amazed at the backdrop of the tropical gardens.

The beach is a favorite place for tourists and once the playground for Hawaiian royalty.
The beach has lot of bars, restaurants and clubs.  You can book to go out on one of the party boats and see the whales and dolphins out at sea.

Some people now say that Waikiki beach is now over run with tourists.  However other people love it.  It is important to get to Waikiki early to get a good spot on the beach.
Some of the waters are marked off for surfers.  The town was surfing history goes back to the 1950’s.

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