The Best Oahu Restaurants

Are you looking for the best Oahu restaurants? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know!

Best of Oahu Restaurants: Koko Head Cafe

Whenever people come to Hawaii, they are always looking for local recommendations.  Secret beaches, blood-pumping hikes, stunning views, and, most commonly, delicious restaurants.  To help with the foodie questions, I’ve created a list of ten categories of the best Oahu restaurants!

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The Magical Landscape of the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii

Garden of the Gods, Lanai Far

Before visiting the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  Even after looking at photos, I was still quite confused.  Each shot looked quite different, and what they did have in common with the subjects seemed to very with the color, shape and location.  All I understood was that there were round rocks, and there was orange dirt.

But I said to myself, if we just end up seeing rocks and dirt, so be it.

And I’m so glad I did, because those uncapturable round rocks and flecks of orange dirt created a location that was unlike any other place I’ve ever been. Continue reading “The Magical Landscape of the Garden of the Gods, Lanai, Hawaii”

A Local’s Guide to Best Things to do on Lanai, Hawaii

Things to do on Lanai Puu Pehe

Are you looking for the ultimate guide to things to do on Lanai, Hawaii? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything you need to know about this gem of an island.

Lanai is the smallest, publicly-accessible island in the Hawaiian chain.  With a population of 3,000 people, no stoplights, and only 30 miles of paved roads, Lanai is a destination that usually gets overlooked.  However, there are quite a few amazing things to do on Lanai, so here are the best of them.

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A Local’s Guide to Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii

Chinaman's Hat Kayaking Opener

Are you looking for the ultimate guide to Chinaman’s Hat? This guide from a Hawaii local has everything that you need to know about this picturesque little island.

The small island known as Chinaman’s Hat has tons of adventurous activities.  For some reason though, this little gem manages to swoop under the radar of locals and tourists alike.  Continue reading “A Local’s Guide to Chinaman’s Hat, Oahu, Hawaii”

8 Best Oahu Waterfall Hikes to Tackle – UPDATED 2022

Searching for the best Oahu waterfall hikes? You’ve found them! This guide from a Hawaii local tells you everything you need to know about the waterfall hikes on Oahu.

Oahu waterfall hikes opener Waimano falls

On Oahu, we don’t have the pull-up-and-take-a-picture waterfalls that many of the other Hawaiian Islands do. No, you have to go on a bit of a hike to reach any of our waterfalls on the island. That said, the Oahu waterfall hikes are definitely worth a little bit of extra exercise.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons, Hawaii

The Ko Olina Lagoons Secret

Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons? This guide from a local has everything that you need to know about this picturesque area.

I grew up going to the Ko Olina Lagoons nearly every single week.  That was our family’s go-to beach. I remember when there were just the lagoons, the Ihilani (which is now the Four Seasons), two (instead of three) buildings of the Marriott, and the Fairways. That’s it. No other hotels, no other town houses, and no shops at all. It was a little secluded paradise.

Now, the Ko Olina Lagoons have grown into a tourist hub on Oahu. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s just a little different than it was before. But my 20+ years of experience at the Ko Olina Lagoons prove that I know the area better than nearly anyone else. To give you a better idea of where to stay, relax, have some fun, eat, and have a wedding, I’ve created this ultimate guide to the Ko Olina Lagoons in Hawaii.

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