10 Socially Distanced Hidden Gems in Oahu
Compiling a comprehensive list of hidden gems in Oahu is taxing, primarily because the island is home to so many undiscovered ateliers, beaches, and eateries. Thankfully, Prince Waikiki rests in the heart of Honolulu, minutes away from countless off-the-beaten-path attractions, ranging from deep-forested waterfalls to mountainside organic farms and spellbinding tea houses. Remaining socially distant in 2020 (and beyond) is key. Thus, these 10 hidden gems promote proper distancing, keeping everyone comfortable and safe.
Hidden Gems in Oahu: 10 Ways to Embrace the Island’s Charm
Exploring Oahu has always been a bucket list-esque undertaking for those who value natural beauty, small-town charm, and organic products. A vast majority of the island is made up of conserved and agricultural land. Therefore, there’s a seemingly endless “sea” of inland possibilities, as well as 227 miles of sandy shoreline. Without further ado, here are 10 must-see hidden gems in Oahu.
- Halona Beach Cove (as pictured above), home to the Halona “Blow Hole,” lies hidden behind the Koko Crater. This rugged wayside rest is an idyllic place to explore, as it features hidden caves, a marine geyser, and a tiny beach. Please be wary of high tides.
- There’s nothing quite like sipping on a wild, spontaneous ale at Lanikai Brewing Company’s sleek, open-air taproom.
- Because Mākua Beach is a bit off the beaten path—it’s 41 miles northwest of Prince Waikiki—it sees very little foot traffic. It’s a paradisical place to learn how to surf, sunbathe, or photograph an exceedingly beautiful landscape.
- Plan a visit to quaint Haleiwa Town, a quintessential North Shore community that acts as a gateway to Laniakea Beach, Sharks Cove, and the Banzai Pipeline. Haleiwa is known for its art galleries, shaved ice, and food trucks.
- The journey to and from Likeke Falls is as memorable as the natural attraction itself. Stroll pasts wild mushrooms, colorful flowery, and eye-popping graffiti art while also obtaining faraway vistas of Honolulu.
- Embark on an incredibly unique farm-to-table experience at the Kahumana Organic Farm, a true Hawaiian treasure.
- Keep it local at the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market, a Sunday morning tradition for so many, even travelers looking for a rare island delicacy.
- Observe a bevy of the island’s most prized artworks at the International Marketplace’s Tabora Gallery.
- Sway to live music at SunSets LIVE, Prince Waikiki’s Friday night concert series that coincides with a Muliwai Deck sunset.
- Head Downtown for a spot of tea at the aptly-named Tea at 1024, an adorable, Victorian-esque café.
Suite Dreams at Prince Waikiki
Prince Waikiki’s newest package, “Suite Dreams,” is just what the doctor ordered. This three-night package includes one free night in an upscale guest room, a dinner for two at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, a waived resort charge, and countless on-site amenities. By virtue of COVID-19, 100 Sails Restaurant completely revamped its menu. Menu options include poke, lobster fried rice, and J. Ludovico Farm-raised chicken marinated in shoyu. And there’s no better place on the island to welcome a Hawaiian sunset than at 100 Sails.
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