Hawaii Travel Guide – 13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Oahu



One of the most spectacularly beautiful places on Earth. Known as the “Gathering Place,” join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, and what to eat on the incredible island of Oahu.

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Hotels:
-Coconut Waikiki
-Seaside Hawaiian Hostel
-Waikiki Boutique Hostel

Food:
Below are some of my personal favorite places…all highly recommended, but I left off a few places…there is so much good food on Oahu. Best bet is to ask the locals…they know best:)

ONE FANTASTIC RESTAURANT that didn’t make the video, but is absolutely delicious is Marukame Udon Noodles in Waikiki. I only didn’t include it, because it’s already so well known. Also Dat Cajun Guy in Hale’iwa is another excellent spot that didn’t make the video.

Featured Places to Eat:
-Leonard’s Bakery
https://www.leonardshawaii.com/home/
-Helena’s Hawaiian Foods
https://www.helenashawaiianfood.com/index.html
-Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck
http://giovannisshrimptruck.com/
-Kono’s

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-The Pig & The Lady
https://thepigandthelady.com/
-Diamond Head Market & Grill
http://www.diamondheadmarket.com/
-Ahi Assassins
https://www.ahiassassins.com/
-Ono Seafood
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-6PM, Closed Sunday & Monday)
-Maguro Bros.
(No website that I could find. Open 9AM-3PM, Closed Sunday)
-Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
http://matsumotoshaveice.com/
-Kokonuts Shave Ice
http://kokomarinacenter.com/merchant/KokonutsShaveIceSnacks
-Waiola Shave Ice
http://www.waiolashaveice.com/

BEACHES:-Waimanalo Bay (Windward Side)
-Lanikai Beach (Windward Side)
-Kahana Bay Beach Park (Windward Side)
-Waimea Bay (North Shore)
-Sunset Beach (North Shore)
-Makapu’u Beach (Southeastern Oahu)
-Ala Moana Beach (Honolulu)
-Waikiki (Honolulu)
-Halona Beach (Near the Halona Blowhole)
-Haunama Bay (Southeastern Oahu)

THINGS TO DO:
-Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Hours: Sun 6:30AM-3PM, Wed&Sat 8AM-3PM)
http://alohastadiumswapmeet.net/content/home.aspx
-Haunama Bay
https://hanaumabaystatepark.com/
-Scuba Diving (Reef Pirates Diving)

Home

-Go on a Hike
(Hikes Featured: Diamond Head Crater Hike, Makapu’u Lighthouse Point Hike, Lanikai Pill Box Hike, Koko Head Crater Railway Trail)
-Halona Blowhole

Halona Blowhole and Beach Cove


-Waimea Valley & Falls
https://www.waimeavalley.net/
-Rent a Car and Explore the Islands
Don’t Miss:
Kailua (Especially the Farmer’s Market outside Whole Foods every Thursday evening)
Kāneʻohe (Especially the Botanical Gardens and the Valley of the Temples
Kualoa Ranch

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Kayaking out to Mokili’i Island
Kahuku Land Farms (ESPECIALLY THEIR PAPAYA)
Hale’iwa
Chinatown

-Lastly…explore Waikiki

NOT MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:
The Bishop Museum is a very cool museum in Honolulu

MY EQUIPMENT:
Camera: Panasonic GH5 (w/ Metabones Speedbooster adapter, and an XLR shoe mount for my lav mic)
Lenses: Panasonic Lumix 12-35 2.8, Panasonic Lumix 35-100 2.8, Sigma Art Lens 18-35 1.8
Gimbal: Zhiyun Crane 2
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
Camera Slider: Rhino ROV Pro

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30 comments

  1. Thank You man, I now have lots of places to go to when I take my vacation there. You also literally saved me over $100 for car rental. I first reserved a car for almost $98 before tax but the website you shared gave me an option to rent a car for only $42 before tax. $390 for the expensive one and $280 for the one that was on the website you shared. Thank You.

  2. Best Oahu tip?! STAY AWAY FROM HERE ALREADY. Yeah we are pretty sick of tourists already. Stay where your from and we will gladly do the same. Sorry. We all just had enough of it already. (Edited for spelling)

  3. Going into Oahu in October. I want to set up an itinerary based on these suggestions. Is there anything in written format or a downloadable itinerary. I appreciate it everyone!

  4. One thing i wish you would of mentioned is the Floating Lantern Festival on Memorial Day at Ala Moana.
    This is one of my favorite events I've ever been to

  5. Great Great video Matt.
    My Kaikamahanie, Larae, and Ohana live in Kaneohe and she works at the Kualoa Ranch. I've been there 4 times and
    I'm in the process of moving there in a few months. I'm retired but don't make much on my retirement so i hope I'll be able to live there with my Ohana

  6. Don’t come to Hawaii – we are going on Lockdown and have run out of hospital beds. Could be disastrous for you. Hawai’i folks are burnt out, angry and tired- no aloha right now- kala mai!

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