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Explore Waikiki and Beyond
Above and below the surface of the sea, Oahu is brimming with places to take in stunning scenery and observe island wildlife. White Sands puts you within easy proximity of popular Waikiki attractions —such as the Honolulu Zoo and International Market Place— but we also favor the hidden gems, like the beautiful hikes and local adventures that you won’t find on traditional tourist itineraries.
Manoa Falls Trail – 150 ft waterfall
TRAIL: Manoa Falls Trail in the Manoa Valley in Honolulu, Oahu
LENGTH: 1.6 miles round trip
ELEVATION GAIN: 633 Ft
HOW TO GET THERE: “Take McCully Street out of Waikiki and turn right onto Kapiolani Boulevard. Turn left at University Avenue. Follow University Avenue as it turns into Oahu Avenue. At a five-point intersection, veer right onto Manoa Road. After passing Waakaua Street, find free parking along the final residential stretch of the street. It’s a .4 mile walk to the trailhead. Otherwise, continue driving along Manoa Road and follow the signs for $5 parking on the right hand side. After parking, continue following the road toward the mountain. At a fork, veer right toward a fence with signs marking the Manoa Falls trailhead.”
From December to May, you may catch a glimpse of a majestic kohola, or humpback whale on Oahu’s southern seas. Visitors can opt for a boat tour or take a scenic drive along the east coast to Makapuu Lookout. We recommend hiking to the top of the Makapuu Lighthouse trails, offering expansive views the ocean and a prime chance on sighting these amazing creatures.
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Hanauma Bay State Preserve was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. This bay offers visitors an out of this world experience in seeing lively sea life and colorful coral.
Take in breathtaking views from the shallow waters in the middle of Kaneohe Bay. Rent a kayak with friends and lounge or picnic.
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
Enjoy the picture perfect drive through lush greenery to arrive at the visitors' center. From there you can explore 400 acres of pristine grounds. Bring a picnic and stroll around to find your perfect spot.