For those who like to learn the ins and outs of their vacation destination via a knowledgeable tour guide, there are plenty of incredible attractions around Beach Villas Hawai‘i’s premium luxury condos on the Leeward Coast. From the enchanting confines of Kualoa Ranch to guided nature walks, there is a place on O`ahu where magic twinkles in the afternoon sun, where secret islands and beaches reveal their mystery to the adventurous traveler, and where dinosaurs roam. How you experience the excitement – by land, air, or sea – is up to you, but Kualoa Ranch and its 4000 acres of adventure, astonishing scenery, and action is a must-see for visitors to the Windward coast. Read more about Ko Olina Tours below:
The Lost Valley
Located an hour’s drive from Ko Olina on the northeastern side of the island on the sprawling shores of Kāne`ohe Bay, Kualoa Ranch is a nature preserve that retains its roots as a working cattle ranch (it opened in 1850 and is still locally and family owned). Known affectionately as the “Hawaii Backlot”, the ranch has been featured in such films as Jurassic World and Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Godzilla, and 50 First Dates, as well as several popular TV shows including Lost and Hawaii Five-0. The ranch offers multiple guided tours – from ATV rides to sailing excursions – and many include a tour of the movie backlots and sets, perfect for movie buffs.
A moving and highly gripping tour, E Noa Tours’ “Salute to Pearl Harbor” excursion is a must for history buffs. Travel by motor coach to the award-winning interactive museum and learn about the events of that infamous day, then visit the Arizona Memorial, the USS Bowfin, and more. Interactive and educational, you will experience the “bookend” events of the Second World War, from the U.S. forced involvement in the war after the sinking of the USS Arizona to the site of the Japanese’ surrender aboard the USS Missouri, now moored in the harbor.
Oahu Guided Tours
A great way to see all of O‘ahu guided tours, from its sunny windward beaches to the lush forests of the Ko`olau Mountains to the famed surf spots on the North Shore, E Noa Tours’ offers a full-day tour that hits all the highlights while providing insightful and entertaining stories about the island’s history. You will experience the luxurious homes of the exclusive Kāhala neighborhood, visit Diamond Head, explore the rugged Windward Coast from Hanauma Bay to Makapuu Point, and then visit the eclectic towns and beautiful beaches of the North Shore. Along the way you can stop at a full-size replica of a famous Buddhist temple and visit the breathtaking gardens of the Waimea Audubon Center. Cap the day with some fun and refreshments at the Dole Plantation, home to the world’s largest outdoor hedge maze.