5 Best Scenic Views on Oahu
The island of Oahu is like no other place on earth. With unique animals, perfect weather and amazing natural wonders, it’s no surprise that people all over the world make plans to visit this beautiful area and take in breathtaking scenic views on Oahu. If you’re looking into a trip to the island, you’ll want to prepare by looking into the different tours we offer. Each tour is different but designed to show you the most stunning scenic sights. Here are just a few of these sights you can look forward to enjoying.
One of the first scenic views on Oahu you’ll want to take in is the La’ie Point Lookout. A beautiful spot to look out over the water, it’s also the perfect place to eat a picnic lunch. If you’re lucky you might spot a pod of whales playing together, but even if that doesn’t happen the lookout is gorgeous any time of day.
Hanauma Bay is another great spot to enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii. The bay was formed from an old volcano crater which adds to its beauty. Also, if you’re not the type to just sit and stare at nature but rather want to participate in it, this is the place for you. Hanauma Bay is one of the most famous snorkeling sites on the islands, and each day will bring new adventures and creatures to see.
Right off of Hanauma Bay, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find the Halona Blowhole. The blowhole is most active when the tide is high and the wind is blowing because this will cause the waters to flow over the hole, which creates the spray. The blowhole is created from lava tubes and can send water as high as thirty feet into the air. In the winter this is also a good site to see Humpback Whales as they leave the North Pacific to play in the warmer waters of Hawaii.
You’re trip to Oahu won’t be complete without visiting The Amelia Earhart Lookout, also known as the Diamond Head Lookout. It is this place that commemorates Earhart’s historical attempt at flying from Hawaii to North America. In addition to this site having historical significance, it is also a beautiful location to look out into the ocean.
The panoramic view of Nu’uanu Pali Lookout is one that you will remember for years to come. This lookout gives an amazing view of Oahu’s windward coast, with sheer cliffs around you. Be careful at the top however, as the wind can blow up to twenty miles an hour. This location has significance to Hawaii because of the battle that took place there in 1797 when King Kamehameha succeeded in claiming Oahu into his rule.These are just a few of the many scenic views on Oahu. To learn more about the different tours and scenic locations that are available to you, call Discover Hawaii Tours at 808-670-3743.
Written By: Leo Malagon