Oahu, Hawaii’s most urban island is a cosmopolitan destination for those who want to enjoy nature on their honeymoon without being too far away form activities and attractions. You'll find so much to do on your Oahu honeymoon!
Couples who're hoping to explore a tropical paradise, should plan an Oahu honeymoon. Oahu is the third-largest Hawaiian island and home to the state’s capital, Honolulu. An Oahu honeymoon can offer a bit of everything, too. From the iconic beach at Waikiki to historic sites at Pearl Harbor, there's plenty of nature to explore at this Hawaiian Island. Those who are looking for a thrill can try their hand at surfing, dive with sharks off the coast or swim with dolphins or stingrays. On the other hand, history buffs will want to check out the Iolani Palace and the Pearl Harbor memorial. Nightlife and shopping are also plentiful as are spas and restaurants leaving you no shortage of ways to fill your time here. Oahu is the gateway to the rest of the Hawaiian islands so many pass through here on their way to other islands. It is the most accessible island from the US mainland and many other countries with flights arriving to Honolulu from destinations around the world.
An Oahu honeymoon is ideal for couples who want to enjoy nature but also seek lots of activities and adventure.
When to Go
The weather in Oahu is nice year round with the rainiest months being December and January. The island is the least crowded from April to June and September to December with the busiest times for Oahu honeymoons being from mid-December to mid-April.
Top Sights and Activities
- USS Arizona Memorial: A memorial to the crew of the USS Arizona that died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- Ala Moana Center: A posh, four-story shopping mall with stores and restaurants
- Kualoa Ranch: An expansive nature preserve with adventure activities and Hollywood film sites.
- Pearl Harbor: The iconic harbor with five different historic sites including the Pacific Aviation Museum.
- Diamond Head: A volcanic mountain with hikes to the crater edge and amazing views of Waikiki.
- ‘Iolani Palace: The opulent royal palace of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii operating as a museum with tours and exhibits.
- Sea Life Park Hawaii: A family-friendly park with sea otters, sea lion shows, penguins and dolphins.
- Polynesian Cultural Center: Polynesian theme park and living museum with Imax theater show related to Hawaiian culture.
- Waikiki Aquarium: A long-standing public aquarium in Honolulu with Hawaiian and Pacific marine animals and numerous exhibits.
- Honolulu Zoo: A public zoo with more than 900 animals in naturalistic habitats and a petting zoo. If you want to see animals on your Oahu honeymoon, this is a must-visit.
- Bishop Museum: A museum with exhibits related to the culture of the Pacific Islands and a planetarium.
- Wet’n’Wild Hawaii: A waterpark with heart-pounding water slides, a lazy river and wave pool—ideal for those seeking an adventurous Oahu honeymoon.
- Kuhio Beach Park: A calm-water beach with shallow water and statues of local heroes.
- Lanikai Beach: A laid-back beach with white sand and calm surf.
- Kailua Beach Park: A swimmable beach with clear water, soft sand and many aquatic activities.
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