Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Visit Oahu and see our flowers

Explore the Exquisite Island of Oahu

    Oahu, also dubbed as the Gathering Place, is the most visited and the third largest island in Hawaii. The island was formed from the remains of two large volcanoes. This tropical haven is best known for its flourishing gardens and rainforests, and its white sandy beaches. The famous Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond Head are all found here.

    There are countless outdoor activities to be done in Oahu. Surfing would always be on top of the list in the travelers’ itinerary. Oahu’s waves are very popular attractions for surfers all over the world. The waves in summer are perfect for surfing. Take note, however, that the high waves in the North Shore during winter could be extremely dangerous because they often reach 25 feet or more.

   Beach lovers would also find it irresistible to try swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing in one of the best beaches in the world such as Kailua Beach Park and Halona “Eternity” Cove. Visitors could also have a unique experience of swimming with dolphins, and they could also learn to dance the traditional Hawaiian hula.

    To understand the Hawaiian history even better, tourists should drop by the Contemporary Museum situated at Makiki Heights. It presents a collection of contemporary art of renowned artists, which include Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Josef Albers, and Jennifer Bartlett, among others. It has beautiful gardens and offers a panoramic view of Diamond Head.

   Another museum that travelers could visit is Father Damien Museum, concealed behind St. Augustine by the Sea Church on Waikiki Beach. It was built in honor of the famous Catholic priest named Father Damien who was a true hero and humanitarian for the people of Hawaii.

     The Hoomaluhia State Park or A Place of Peace and Tranquility is another fantastic place to visit in Oahu. As its name suggests, a stroll in this park would make the travelers unwind and feel relaxed. A representation of other tropical regions such as Africa, India, Malaysia, Hawaii, Melanisia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Polynesia are shown on the 400-acre land. Trails in the park would let the visitors take a glimpse of a variety of unusual and extinct species of plants. Tourists would also see a 32-acre lake, and they could also experience camping on the campgrounds in the park.

   Visitors would also love to take a tour of Lyon Arboretum. They would see all kinds of tropical flowers, plants and trees. People could walk through the dense forest if they want to relax by hearing the sounds of the birds chirping and the wind blowing.

   It is every shopper’s delight to drop by the 50-acre open air Ala Moana Shopping Center. There are over 200 shops that tourists could choose from. In fact, millions of shoppers from around the world come here every year to find the best bargains.

   The island of Oahu is very alive even at night. There are still several things to do even if the sun has already set. Tourists could enjoy a romantic dinner by the seaside or even dinner cruises. They could also spend their time watching hula shows or dancing to the Hawaiian music in the bars near the shore. Visitors could even have fun without having to pay a single penny by taking a stroll and listening to the sounds of the waves reaching the shore.

 Oahu Vacation is really a magical island that tourists should not dare to miss when they visit Hawaii. Not only does it a house the best beaches in the world, but it also has other awe-inspiring places to explore. A visit to Oahu would definitely make every traveler’s dream come true.   Se more about Oahu flowers at Hawaii flowers