5 ABSOLUTE MUST DO’S OFF THE COURSE ON OAHU
When the droves of 747’s unload the thousands of daily visitors to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Honolulu’s south shore, most of them don’t ever leave that side of the island. Between the Luau’s, Mai Tai’s, and beachfront shopping, the tempting allures of greater Honolulu can swiftly suck one in like quicksand. Still, there is plenty more to do on this beautiful rock in the pacific than what is so eloquently platted and served for you in Waikiki. So here is a little list of “Must Do’s” that we have assembled up for you to enjoy.
SWIM (WITH SHARKS): Sure, this sounds like a nightmare to some, but it’s actually quite peaceful. Several companies on the North Shore of the island are worth looking into that provide a safe and educational experience of free swimming with these majestic predators. Be sure to do your homework on the company you choose, but this one’s a must!
SURF: We know this one can be just as intimidating as #2 on the list, but Oahu boasts a wide variety for those seeking the ancient art of wave riding. For the beginner, the calm rollers of Waikiki will do right by you, but if you’re searching for a little more adrenaline, the massive waves of the North Shore will surely deliver. If standing up on a board is past your pay grade, head to Sandy’s and go for a body surf. Remember to always observe the ocean’s daily conditions and listen to the lifeguards.
• Poke (Gold, in raw fish form)
• Lau Lau, Lomi Salmon, and Kalua Pig (Dig into some traditional Hawaiian Cuisine)
EXPLORE: Be a professional guest, not a tourist - Ask locals what to do. Go pull up a seat at a local watering hole, take some notes, and explore. The island is a melting pot of culture with stunning scenery and exciting activities around every corner. Sometimes the best times are unplanned.