Geographically only the third largest of the
inhabited Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is the most populated and most visited
island, which is one reason that Oahu vacation homes and condo rentals are so popular.
Oahu is home to nearly three quarters of the state of Hawaii's 1.2
million residents, 370,000 of whom are concentrated in urban Honolulu, best
known for famous Waikiki Beach.
The bulk of Oahu was created nearly four
million years ago, by two now-extinct shield volcanoes. The 761 foot tall
Diamond Head, one of Oahu's most visible landmarks was created by more recent
The trading and whaling skippers that followed Captain
James Cook in the late 1700s found on Oahu good natural harbors, bountiful
fresh water, and a long gentle lee anchorage for their sailing ships.
Today, Honolulu Harbor still serves as the lifeline of all the islands.
Most of Hawaii's food and manufactured goods must be imported and distributed
through this busy port.
The number one attraction on the island of
Oahu is Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. The North Shore offers a
surfer's paradise, while golfers will enjoy Turtle Beach.
Not far from
Honolulu is Hanauma Bay, a popular destination for snorkelers.
Choosing from Oahu condo rentals for your island accommodation will give you
a relaxing home away from home after a busy day of sight seeing, golfing or
attractions include museums, The Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, Senator
Fong's Plantation and Gardens and The Polynesian Cultural Center found on the
North Shore, to mention a few.
Oahu vacation rentals include
ocean view and beachfront vacation homes, beach vacation cottages, condo rentals and high rise rental apartments. Renting from an
owner is becoming an increasingly popular and economical way to go,
especially for large groups or families.
Oahu rentals by owner
can be easily found on the internet and those who have tried this form of
accommodation for their Hawaii vacation, rarely go back to a hotel.