Take the family out for a thrilling outrigger canoe ride on the ocean. Enjoy an intimate waterfall hike. Indulge in a peaceful massage on a private beach. Or, tantalize your taste buds with authentic shrimp shack plates and shave ice on the North Shore. Find a number of fun and exciting things to do in Oahu –– put on a lei and discover why it is a destination you'll want to return to again and again.
The island of Oahu offers endless activities for any type of traveller – whether it’s for romance, family fun, adventure or pure relaxation.
THE WATERMEN LEGACY
In Hawaiian culture, there is a profound connection between the `aina (land) and the ocean. Hawaiians believe water was a gift from the akua (God), the unending source of life. Dating back thousands of years, ancient Polynesians likely created this foundation during their epic voyage as they set out into open seas and the unknown, eventually discovering the Hawaiian Islands.
These voyagers were the world’s very first watermen. Using ocean navigation known as "wayfinding," based on sea and sky observations, the Polynesians crossed the vast Pacific long before western seafarers. Today, watermen and women still exist, demonstrating their exceptional skills in big wave surfing,swimming, navigating, paddling, free diving, and search and rescue.
With a breathtaking backdrop overlooking the alluring Pacific Ocean, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina plays tribute to the legendary watermen of past and present at the well-appointed Waterman Bar & Grill. Sip, savour and weave your own stories of the day’s epic adventures at this beachfront bar.
Do as the locals do
With their deep sense of pride for the island, Oahu natives make great teachers for authentic Hawaiian activities. Learn to surf, stand-up paddle board (SUP) or hike to a historical peak to make your time on Oahu more memorable.
While Oahu offers an array of activities for you and your significant other – such as waterfall hikes and sunset snorkelling – you don't have to leave the Resort to create romantic memories. Ask us to set up a candlelight dinner on our private ocean point for you, or simply order a bottle of wine to enjoy on your private ocean-view balcony.
Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture with the exciting myriad of activities Oahu and the Resort have to offer. The Four Seasons concierge team can custom-tailor each experience to individual interests.
You don't have to try hard to find peace and relaxation at the Resort. Wake up with an ocean-front yoga session, lounge by the adult-only pool and be sure to book yourself a Hawaiian spa treatment at the Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre.
Get a real taste for Oahu. The North Shore's authentic shrimp shack plates and shave ice are just some of the must-try Hawaiian delicacies on the island.
Explore Hawaiian History
The culturally rich estate of Lanikuhonua was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Located adjacent to the Resort, it continues to offer four pristine beaches, a stunning backdrop for weddings and opportunities to learn about Hawaiian history.
Whether your family is just beginning or all grown up, the Resort offers endless activities for you to make lasting memories together.