Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular spots on Oahu for fun in the sun. 

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Best of Oahu 2018: Outdoor Adventures

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Beach for Families

1. Waikiki Beach  

2. Kailua Beach Park  

3. Ko Olina Beach Park  

4. Ala Moana Beach Park  

5. Lanikai Beach 

Botanical Gardens

1. Waimea Valley  

2. Foster Botanical Garden  

3. Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden  

4. The Lyon Arboretum  

5. Koko Crater Botanical Garden  

Campgrounds 

1. Bellows Field Beach Park   

2. Malaekahana Beach Campground  

3. Waimanalo Beach Park  

4. Kualoa Regional Park  

5. Camp Mokulēia  

Hiking Trail for Beginners

1. Diamond Head Summit Trail 

2. Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail  

3. Manoa Falls Trail 

4. Aiea Loop Trail  

5. Kamanaiki Ridge Trail  

Hiking Trail for Experts  (Editors Picks) 

1. Moanalua Middle Ridge 

2. Koko Crater Trail 

3. Olomana Trail 

4. Kuliouou Ridge Trail 

5. Kalauao Falls Loop Trail 

Surfing for Beginners

1. Waikiki Beach  

2. Haleiwa Alii Beach Park  

3. White Plains Beach  

4. Ala Moana Beach  

5. Kailua Beach  

Surfing for Experts

1. Pipeline, North Shore 

2. Sunset Beach  

3. Waimea Bay  

4. Makaha Beach 

5. Pupukea, North Shore 

Snorkeling 

1. Hanauma Bay  

2. Sharks Cove  


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