My husband wants to visit Pearl Harbor. Is there enough natural beauty on Oahu to get the full Hawaiian experience, or is it necessary to visit another island?

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  1. Rhonda Earley wrote on :

    Yes–I think you’ll get the island feel that you want just visiting Oahu. There is also a military museum that is great n the island. Take a drive around the island one day and you’ll see lots of sites–Where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed, where the kids surf for HS sports, the “Punch Bowl”, and if I recall correctly, “Pali” Lookout. Where islanders used to throw accused people over the cliff. The winds were/are so strong, that if the body blew back up, they were innocent. The beach is so-so, but that’s just a part of the experience. If either of you took German in school, that is how you pronounce the Hawaiian words–German missionaries wrote the Hawaiian language. Just research and plan well. Aloha!

  2. Marcia Miller wrote on :

    If your vacation time and budget only allows for one island, you can get a pretty good feel from Oahu. As others have said, each island offers its own gifts. So don’t fret if you only get to Oahu. Now you just have a reason to go back again to explore the others. This is a late post but I hope it helps you. Aloha!

  3. avonlady wrote on :

    You can get the Hawaiian experience if you travel to the North Shore. Downtown Honolulu is lots of fun but really busy with tourists who love to shop, eat, and drink by the pool. Maui is the best island that offers the whole package. A little touristy but a lot Hawaiian. Kauai is the garden isle. For a real hawaiian experience go to Lanai. Only 2 hotels on the island. The Big Island has the erupting volcano. And Molokai is the last untouched island.

  4. Susan Olson wrote on :

    My husband and I went to Turtle Bay for our 30th wedding anniversary and loved it. We had seen a lot of the Island years ago but Turtle Bay on the North side of the Island was perfect. I would highly recommend it.

  5. Geri Brin wrote on :

    I went to Oahu twice, many years ago, when fewer people were travelling there. The beach was nice, but it’s not the prettiest place I’ve ever visited. However, seeing Pearl Harbor made the trip worthwhile. Maui is supposed to be beautiful.

  6. Mary Jo Manzanares wrote on :

    Each island delivers its own special Hawaiian experience. No one island is “better” than the other, although one may be more suited for an individual’s personal preferences. There’s plenty to do on Oahu, but whether that is enough of a Hawaiian experience for you depends on your definition of that.

    P.S. Pearl Harbor is definitely worth the visit!

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