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Top 3 Secret Things to Do On Oahu

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Every year, Oahu attracts millions of visitors, many of whom frequent  the same sites and attractions. If you’re planning an Oahu vacation and you want to escape to r  serenity, you’re in the right place! From eclectic beaches to mermaid-inspired libations, here are 3 of Western Oahu’s hidden gems that are sure to make your trip unforgettable.

Oahu’s Secret Beach

Kahe Point Beach Park is a snorkeling spot on Oahu that is known locally as Electric Beach thanks to its proximity to the Kahe Power Plant. The clean, warm water that flows from the plant into the ocean attracts an array of marine life, offering a unique snorkeling experience. The vibrant, tropical fish and grazing green sea turtles that frequent the warm, clear waters make it appealing to snorkelers and divers.

If you’re planning to visit Electric Beach or any Oahu beach, please do not touch or disturb the marine animals or stand on or damage the coral. If you’re new to snorkeling, and want a guided and well organized snorkeling introduction, Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ sailing and snorkel tour will  provide high quality equipment, safety guidance, and insights into the marine life you’ll encounter in the sparkling waters surrounding the island. 

A Secret Cave on Oahu

Also known as the Makaha Mermaid Caves, Mermaid Caves is the local name for a natural rock formation found on the west side of the island, near Makaha Beach. During high tide, the sea caves and formations create pools of water that could be home to a mermaid if you use your imagination. If you’re looking for hidden gems on Oahu, the Mermaid Caves should be at the top of the list. To visit the caves, head to Kalaniana’ole Beach State Park. From there, look for the rocky side of the beach. To reach the caves, you’ll have to hike over and across the rugged shoreline, so proceed with extreme caution. If the waves are rough or it’s high tide, it’s best to stay safe and enjoy Kalaniana’ole Beach. 

If your adventures have awoken your appetite, stop by Longhi’s at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club after an Oahu Afternoon Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour and reminisce about your adventure aboard our luxurious catamaran.  

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Catch a glimpse of the green flash aboard the Holole’a Kai catamaran on our majestic Sunset Sail Tour. 

The Secret to Seeing The Green Flash 

Occurring at sunset, this brief flash of green light can be seen on the horizon depending on the atmospheric conditions of the day. While the rare green flash is not guaranteed, your best chance of seeing this phenomenon might be aboard the Ko Olina catamaran. From the catamaran, you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of the sun setting on the horizon and maybe even witness this natural phenomenon.

When Seeking out Oahu’s best hidden gems  look no further than hopping onboard the Ko Olina Ocean Adventures catamaran and set sail with us. To reserve your seat, book online today! 


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