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Surfer, Hawaii


Home to Honolulu, the capital of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as an array of palm-backed beaches and sites of great historical significance, Oahu is arguably the most culturally diverse island in the archipelago.

From laid-back coastal towns to vibrant neighbourhoods, visitors to Oahu can expect varied days that may begin with a surf lesson in Haleiwa (known as the surf capital of the world) and end with sipping a Blue Hawaii (the island’s signature cocktail) on Waikiki Beach.

Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Sail the Hawaiian Islands

Sail on board a boutique 36-passenger yacht, passing through remote waters to the islands of Molokai, Lanai and Maui, beginning or ending on Big Island. With a backdrop of dramatic volcanoes and marine-life-rich waters, navigate to lesser-visited sites and embark on kayak explorations of secluded coastlines.

10 days

from £4,850 pp

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Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Turtle Bay Resort

The Turtle Bay Resort is a truly unique Oahu experience, located on the north coast away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Sat on its own peninsula, the resort boasts incredible panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The north coast of Oahu is an excellent location for outdoor activities. As you would expect from an oceanfront resort there are endless water sports on option, snorkelling, diving, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or even getting offshore to swim with dolphins and other marine life. There is plenty to explore in the interior of the island with helicopter tours, hiking trails, mountain biking and horse riding.

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Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii
Pearl Harbour, Hawaii

Visit Pearl Harbour

Currently the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet and a deep-water naval base, Pearl Harbor sits amongst the southern lagoons of Oahu. Marked by the impressive USS Arizona Memorial site, the historic landmark offers visitors to the island a unique opportunity to learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Trek Diamond Head

Not to be outdone by neighbouring Big Island, Oahu is host to the enormous and iconic Diamond Head, a once active volcano that towers over Waikiki. The 1,073-metre-wide and 232-metre-tall extinct, saucer-shaped crater is now a popular hiking destination.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Roxy advised that we sail around the Hawaiian Islands, so that we could see as many of the islands as possible (including very remote ones) while getting to snorkel, kayak and meet local communities. What a perfect recommendation - our journey was a once in a lifetime experience.

Destination: Hawaii
Travel Expert: Roxy

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