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4 Jun

What Will You Do In Oahu?

What Will You Do In Oahu?

Hawaiian Monarch is the perfect launchpad for all your Hawaiian escapades – we feature an Outstanding Value at a Great Location – and Summer 2015 is just around the corner!  You and your family have a multitude of events to look forward to – and there are so many noteworthy events in Waikiki, you will run out of time before you run out of activities to enjoy.

A great way to see many of the amazing sights is to take a comprehensive tour – andThe Grand Circle Tour from Roberts Hawaii is the perfect way to do just that. Here’s a list of all the wonderful places you will visit:

Diamond Head – A 200,000-year-old volcanic structure formed from the Honolulu Volcanic Series. It is a symbol of the worldwide recognition of the Hawaiian Islands – and it’s a 2 mile hike that will be the most amazing hike you’ll ever have!

Kahala Estates – A large concentration of some of the most expensive real estate and beachfront properties in Hawaii – located on some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth.

Hanauma Bay –  a protected marine preserve teaming with an abundance of sea life. The calm waters of Hanauma Bay offer divers safe and immediate access to hundreds of species of tropical fish, eels, rays, turtles, octopus and coral reef. Once a recreational area of the Hawaiian nobility, today this sheltered bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Island.

Halona “Blow Hole” Lookout  –  This volcanic lava tube propels water high into the sky – as would a whale’s blowhole.

Waimanalo Town – This quaint scenic town is known for its local flavor and numerous plant nurseries and agricultural lots that extend back towards the Koolau Mountains. Waimanalo is the home of Sea Life Park, a marine biology and sealife attraction located near Makapu’u Beach.

Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Chinaman’s Hat  – This gorgeous scenic lookout was also the site of the famous Battle of Nuuanu,  a defining moment in Hawaiian history. It was here that Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu on his quest to unite the Hawaiian Islands.  The Nuuanu Pali Lookout offers panoramic views of the sheer Koolau cliffs and the Windward Coast.  The journey through tall trees and dense forests which brings you from the City below to tranquility is something you’ll never forget.

Byodo-In Temple – featured in “Hawaii Five-O,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Lost” and “Pearl Harbor”, this picturesque Buddhist temple tucked in the Valley of the Temples is a half-sized scale replica of the 900-year-old temple in Japan.

Kualoa Ranch – Enjoy a tram ride around one of the most sacred places on the island. The valley was sacred to ancient Hawaiians from the 13th to the 18th century, as Chief La’a-mai-kahiki settled there after visiting Kauai before returning toTahiti.

Laie Hawaii Mormon Temple – The first temple built by the LDS Church outside the continental United States, this beautiful complex features breathtaking lush tropical gardens of Hawaiian foliage and flowers, cascading water features and more.

North Shore Surfing Beaches – No doubt the surfing Mecca of the world!  If there’s one vision you’ll remember form Oahu, it’s the spectacular waves of the North Shore.

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