Though you can have a great time on Oahu at any budget, if you’re in the mood for a luxury journey, there are plenty of special treats in store for you. Check out some of the best things to do in Oahu for a luxurious experience and start planning your trip today!
Spa by the Sea
There are no private beaches in Hawaii, so if you want complete oceanfront relaxation away from the crowd, your best bet is to have a massage at one of Oahu’s oceanfront spas. In town, the Moana Lani Spa at Moana Surfrider Hotel has the distinction of being the only oceanfront spa on Waikiki Beach, and the beautiful historic hotel it’s set in is a pleasure to stroll through. Enjoy a full range of spa services like couples’ massages, body wraps, and facials, then go for an elegant sunset dinner afterward at the seaside Beachhouse.
If you’re looking for attractions in North Shore instead, check out the spa at Turtle Bay, the North Shore’s only large resort. Boasting a gorgeous location, they offer all the spa services you could possibly want. A bonus: take a yoga class on the beach!
A Unique Art Tour
While art museums are always a great vacation stop, take it one step further into the realm of luxury with a visit to Shangri La, the former estate of the tobacco heiress Doris Duke. Long off-limits to the public, the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, & Design is the incredible personal collection of Ms. Duke, who spent her life (and fortune) in pursuit of this goal. This oceanfront masterpiece on the slopes of Diamond Head showcases works from across the Muslim world, including Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Iran, Central Asia, and India, and is the very definition of luxury. Visits are only available by guided tour, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance!
Set Sail in Style
Finally, no trip to Oahu is complete without at least one boat ride, and why not make it a luxury one? The Five Star Sunset Luxury Dining and Jazz cruise is a sumptuous feast for the senses: gorgeous sunset over the ocean, seven-course French-inspired meal, Art Deco-style lounge, and of course, smooth jazz to set the scene. All this and more makes this cruise one of the best things to do in Oahu. This romantic experience is a great way to close out a beautiful luxury vacation on Oahu. Book for a Friday night to get the added benefit of enjoying the weekly fireworks over Waikiki!