Oahu – The ideal winter home for Canadian snowbirds!
Oahu is Hawaii’s 3rd largest island and is home to over 60% of the State’s population. Honolulu is the state capital and its largest city, home to world-renowned Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbour and Diamond Head state monument.
The island’s North Shore features dramatic scenery where much of the television series “Lost” was filmed and where you can see surfers tackle 60 ft. waves.
Waikiki beach is a gorgeous crescent shaped beach with many luxury hotels along its shores. It is located right in Honolulu and the city surrounds the beach, offering many condo and apartment rentals within walking distance.
Honolulu has a lively restaurant and bar scene featuring Asian fusion, Hawaiian and Polynesian cuisine. There is a lot for snowbirds to see and do including the USS Arizona museum, Pearl Harbour and hiking Diamond Head.
The city offers upscale shopping and dining and has all the amenities of a large, American city set against a backdrop of towering mountains and constant rainbows. Several golf courses are nearby.
Oahu’s famous North Shore has been the location for many TV shows and films. It is incredibly beautiful and hosts multiple world class surfing competitions. The massive waves rolling in from the north in winter are a sight to behold.
Although a generally laid back, seaside community, the area has become very popular with daily visitors. Casual restaurants and bars can be found along the coast. If you are wintering on Oahu, a trip to the North Shore is a must. It is also possible to rent houses in the area.