Map &
Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

North Shore Surfing Tour
"Beyond the sands and waves of Waikiki the thrill of the surf is only the beginning. Our island tours offer true adventurers a chance to experience much more than the ocean. Hike historic valleys kayak to remote islet shores and savor the tastes of the islands. If you’re looking for fun that many visitors don’t get to experience request your reservation today. Oahu’s north shore is well known for legendary surf breaks like Waimea Sunset and the Banzai Pipeline. People travel the world over for a glimpse of these breaks and we’ll get you there – up close and personal. This countryside tour offers a nostalgic version of Hawaii that any visitor should experience.2 Person Minimum Tour Size All tours are private and exclusive to your group Tour
From $350.00
2-Hour Small Group Stand-Up-Paddleboarding - SUP - Experience
"An Experience You’ll Always RememberLessons You’ll Never ForgetYour lesson start on the sand with ocean awareness and safety. Then we get you right into the water for a true ocean adventure. No worries our licensed instructors are trained in first aid and lifeguard CPR. Once in the water we show you all the fundamentals of SUP. And if you're an experienced rider then our experienced instructors will help you perfect your SUP wave riding skills. Semi-Private Surfing LessonWhen you and your friends want to go big group stand-up paddle boarding lessons are the only way to go2 Person Minimum Class Size You must book at least 2 Paddlers for this lesson. We do not group together people from different parties so each lesson is private and int"""When you and your friends want to go big
From $100.00
East Side of Oahu Surfing Tour
"Find What Lies Beyond WaikikiBeyond the sands and waves of Waikiki the thrill of the surf is only the beginning. Our island tours offer true adventurers a chance to experience much more than the ocean. Hike historic valleys kayak to remote islet shores and savor the tastes of the islands. If you’re looking for fun that many visitors don’t get to experience request your reservation today!East Side TourTraveling east of Waikiki offers a scenic drive to views of Diamond Head the Halona Blowhole and Oahu’s windward side. You’ll see our island green with native plants and a panoramic view of the Koolau mountain range — a beauty that has even captured the lens of Hollywood films and T.V. Come along and encounter a lush vision of Oahu that many vis
From $250.00

Car Rental Tips (6)

Car safety tips

We've all heard this before, but it's very important to follow some safety rules while driving in O'ahu. Unfortunately, even in paradise you should use caution and common sense and avoid places you are unfamiliar with. Always lock your doors while driving (rental cars are easily distinguished and are targets). Do not leave any objects in the car or trunk and do no stop to take a quick picture and leave the car unattended.

A few preliminary steps will ensure a fun and safe trip.

Gypsystravels's Profile Photo
Mar 26, 2015

Don't Leave Valuables in Your Car

It is a common occurence for car break ins on the island. Don't leave anything of value in the car especially in plain sight. Leave your jewelry and large cash amounts back at the hotel room safe. It's beter to be safe than sorry.

cjg1's Profile Photo
May 19, 2010

take care!

There are not many things to worry you in Oahu. Just watch out not to leave any of your valuables in the car because car break in is the most common crime here. We felt very safe in Waikiki but not so much in some dark corners in Honolulu. There are some homeless people but comparing to how many we saw in San Francisco it’s only a small amount of people.

Swimming is nice but never go alone, avoid unknown beaches and respect signs that have warning about big waves, jellyfish or other dangers. Choosing a beach with a lifeguard is something not to be shammed of. Don’t forget that we never turn our backs to the ocean, big waves may come in seconds.

Don’t forget to respect the nature, especially the sensitive corals and don’t to collect any corals and shells. If you want to try surfing take care of the people around you, I almost got beaten by a board by someone that decided to try it between the people that wanted just to swim.

One useless sign we saw near Arizona Memorial was this at pic 2, so don’t try to get inside with your revolver :)

Traffic is some kind of a warning too, the cars may get in traffic for hours, especially in Honolulu. Parking is a big problem too...

mindcrime's Profile Photo
Dec 08, 2009

Don't Leave Valuables in Your Car!

Hawaii has a low crime rate compared to most U.S. states and Honolulu has a low crime rate compared to most U.S. cities. You can generally feel safe in Hawaii -- especially anent violent crime. However, your stuff won't be safe if you leave it in your car; the type of crime that Hawaii does lead the country in is car break-ins. The driving force behind this is widespread drug use (crystal methamphetemine) -- users are looking for quick cash and pawnable gear to finance their next purchase. Basically, these theives believe that renal cars genenerally have valuables inside -- don't let them be right!
You will see evidence of car break-ins everywhere. The tell-tale sign is shattered glass in a parking lot. I've seen this at strip malls, at the Pali Overlook and on the North Shore. Especially vulnerable are the cars parked at roadsides that have beach access. So, start thinking about this as you leave for the day -- don't put anything in your car that you're not willing to carry with you when you leave the car.
If you don't think I'm serious, I'll let you know that it happened to me in September 2008 -- and my car is decked out as a local vehicle. I was parked in fashionable Lanikai right by the beach -- so it can happen anywhere!
A story: friends of mine who live in Hawaii and have taken up surfing found a great remote spot where they could often surf alone with great waves and no reefs. On populated Oahu, they were astounded at their luck, until the their third visit. After retruning from the water, they had found that all of their cars had been broken into -- side windows smashed. Luckily, they had left no valuables in their cars. But they never surfed there again.

AKtravelers's Profile Photo
Oct 13, 2008
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Oahu

2169 Kalia Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Show Prices
2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
Show Prices
1277 Mokulua Drive, Kailua, Hawaii, United States
Show Prices
59-579 Ke Iki Rd, Haleiwa, Hawaii, 96712, United States
Show Prices
47- 039 Lihikai Drive, (Formerly Schrader's Marine Resort), Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744, United States
Show Prices
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Hawaii, 96731, United States
Show Prices

Driving a rented car

When you rent a car, as a rule the staff warns you not to leave your personal things, documents in the car, because there were numerous incidents of the damaging cars and steeling things inside. As I noticed, the most of rented cars were convertibles and Mustangs, so it is easy to spot a rented car.
Keep an eye on it!

OlenaKyiv's Profile Photo
Apr 06, 2007


Car break-ins are pervasive in Hawaii. Leaving valuables visible in your car is like begging for a smashed window and theft. If you MUST leave articles in your vehicle, place them in the trunk BEFORE you reach your destination. Thieves hang out at parking spots to watch people placing articles in the trunk. When the unsuspecting visitors are out of sight, the thieves pry open the trunk or break a window to grab the goods.

Travel2write's Profile Photo
Aug 25, 2002
Yaqui's Profile Photo


"O'ahu ~ “The Heart of Hawai‘i”"
View Member
cjg1's Profile Photo


"Captivating Oahu"
View Member
AKtravelers's Profile Photo


"Oahu: Home Sweet Home in Paradise"
View Member
Nathalie_B's Profile Photo


"Heaven on Earth"
View Member
bryINpoland's Profile Photo


View Member

Things to Do Near Oahu

Things to Do

Diamond Head

Hiking Diamond Head is one of the great outdoor activities around Honolulu. The hike takes just a few hours and it offers nature, geography, history, an scenic views of the ocean and Honolulu. We...
View More
Things to Do


There is so much to and see in and around Waikiki but you can't forget or avoid the beaches. They are right there in your face no matter where you go in Waikiki. And they are beautiful. Nothing...
View More
Things to Do

Lanikai Pillboxes Trail

Lanikai Pillboxes is an easy hike even for unadvanced hikers. It is located on the eastside of the island of Oahu and is one of the favorite spots for locals. There is a spectacular view from all of...
View More
Things to Do

Pearl Harbour

I totally admit I am not a history buff and don't find it fun .. so this wasn't on my short list of things to do .. however my husband isn't crazy about beaches, snorkel and the ocean ... he really...
View More
Things to Do

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into...
View More
Things to Do

Cultural Activities

This place is amazing. I grew up in NZ (now living in Melbourne, Australia) and there are alot of polynesians here...however visiting this place is another experience get to learn the...
View More

Getting to Oahu


We don't yet have an address for this Warnings and Dangers. Help us improve our info!


We don't yet have hours for this Warnings and Dangers. Help us improve our info!