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Oahu is home to more golf courses than any other Hawaiian Island. With 40 public and private courses to choose from, each with spectacular scenery, there’s a course for golfers of all skill levels.
One of the most popular Waikiki activities is running. Simply choose one of the many flat jogging routes that weave along the beachfront, and take in the beauty of our location as you keep up your mileage.
The Foster Botanical Gardens on the edge of downtown Honolulu are home to the country’s largest collection of tropical plants, including palms, heliconia and orchids.
Other Ocean Sports
Waikiki Beach is famous for its ocean sports. If you’ve always wanted to kayak on azure waters, or parasail over the renowned stretch of beach, contact our Concierges, and they’ll arrange it all for you.
Surf and Stand Up Paddle Board Lessons – .1 mile
Surfing made Waikiki famous so where better to take a surfing lesson or learn stand up paddle boarding. The waves are gentle and offer a long, smooth ride, perfect for beginners. Our Concierges will be happy to arrange Waikiki surf lessons.
Hiking Diamond Head – 2 miles
Hike iconic Diamond Head. The steep trail is mostly paved and includes two sets of stairs that leads to a 225-foot tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to a stunning view of the island’s west side. In the winter months, it’s a great spot for whale watching.
Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay – 9.9 miles
Hanauma Bay has a pristine marine ecosystem. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced snorkeler, it’s a captivating destination to discover the beauty of the Pacific.
Byodo-In Temple – 17 miles
The Byodo-In Temple is located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Home to wild peacocks and hundreds of Japanese koi carp, the Temple grounds are a lushly landscaped with a large reflecting pond, meditation niches and small waterfalls.
Surfing on the North Shore – 31 miles
The celebrated North Shore of Oahu is home to towering winter waves that draw the best surfers annually. The beaches stretch for more than 7 miles and host the world’s premier surfing competitions.