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Things to Do in Oahu, Hawaii – A Retreat in Pure Bliss

Let’s admit it; we’re often finding some sort of escape or break from the usual routine – from going to work, dropping our kids to school, or making dinner at home. Most of the time, we dream of having a little time to relax along the beach and its pristine waters, or indulge ourselves with divine food and refreshing drinks. It’s just a matter of turning this dream into reality, and there is no better place to do so than taking a blissful retreat in Oahu, Hawaii.

Hassle-free Vacation

Oahu in Hawaii is known for its amazing beaches – its powdery shores and crystal clear water – so going for an Oahu beachfront rental is definitely the best way to go. You’ll be able to enjoy your stay in a luxurious villa that overlooks the beach and mountains of Hawaii. Go surfing or kayaking in Kailua beach, one of the most popular beaches in Oahu. Don’t worry, as there are several instructors certified to teach you the basics on just about any water activity you can think of.

What’s great about this is that you can enjoy your vacation without having to worry about the nitty-gritty of it. There are a wide array of vacation packages for you to choose from, especially if you want to save some money or time. You can avail of tours, special rates, or even personalized packages that would tailor-fit the vacation to your liking.

Adventure-packed Trip

Staying in a place that has close proximity to the beach and other sights makes it very convenient for you to go from one spot to another, normally accessible by foot. If you’re up for an adventure, you may also choose to hike and see views from a high vantage point. Go for a walk along a paved trail reaching Makapu’u Lighthouse, a popular hike perfect for families or early risers. If you’re feeling more brave and daring, you may try hiking to Ka’au Crater, which lets you pass through three beautiful waterfalls before going to the crater and enjoy views from different directions.

Peaceful and Serene Surrounding

Everyone deserves an ultimate relaxing time to relieve stress from work or school. Sometimes, you just prefer a quiet and peaceful place where you can delight yourself in the calm breeze of the wind and tranquil sea. If you want to enjoy your vacation in a serene, not overly crowded place, then Lanikai beach is definitely for you. Aside from being a more quiet option, it offers the whitest sand and the clearest waters that sets this coast apart from others.

There are beachfront rentals available that are steps away from the beach, which allows you to doze off immediately after taking a dip or basking under the sun. If you’re feeling a little sluggish and prefer to stay in the comforts of your bed, then you may choose to enjoy the scenic view of Lanikai from your villa. Lavish yourself with a relaxing spa, or take a dip in a Jacuzzi that will surely relive the stress in your body.

If you prefer a little more excitement but still wants some peace, try camping at Makua beach. It’s a secluded place which lets you enjoy the beach undisturbed. Experience swimming with the dolphins early in the morning when you wake up. You can have this activity arranged by your travel specialist, and even customize it like making s’mores or grilling fish beside the campfire.

Delectable Cuisines and Dishes

A truly great vacation is never complete without delicious food. In Oahu, you can savor the freshest and flavorful dishes only Hawaii can offer. It offers both exotic cuisines for the more bold and brave taste buds, and local cultural food for those with a tropical and pacific palette. Expect to grill the best seafood in the island – from tuna, mahi-mahi, salmon, and tilapia to clams, oysters, and many more shellfish. Try the famous kalua pork as well, which is shredded pork that is cooked in its own juices, making it really moist and tender that it melts in your mouth.

You can cook your own food, or let locals do all the work while you sit back and relax. There are many renowned chefs in Oahu, so you do not have to worry about finding sumptuous, mouthwatering dishes. Walk around Kailua, and choose among so many food options – from authentic restaurants to rustic kiosks – and you’ll definitely find something suited to your taste.

Enjoy Local Music and Dance

Make your vacation a remarkable one by immersing yourself in traditional Hawaiian culture. Dance along their upbeat folk music, along with the locals and fellow tourists. Check out some of the live hula performances on the beach, or see a colorful fireworks show at night, for free! If you’re looking for a more low-key day, try visiting local museums and exhibits to be more acquainted with the culture of Hawaii.  You can watch a play in their community theater, ranging from comedies to dramas – all featuring talented ensembles of local talent.

Ultimate Experience of a Lifetime

Don’t deprive yourself of happiness. You deserve a break – an escape from your hectic everyday life just to relax, pamper, and rest to your heart’s delight. Find a great tour package that will provide you with the best experience of Hawaii in the easiest and most convenient way possible. Take a trip to Oahu, see the beaches yourself, and embark on a journey you would never forget.

Robin Cole