What Makes Oahu Amazing? Check Out These Fun Facts About the Island

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A trip to Hawaii is not complete without a quick stop to one of Hawaii's largest islands: Oahu. This scenic destination has been a can't-miss for tourists across the globe. In fact, it's the most-visited island of Hawaii. But what makes Oahu the travel destination of 2019?

Here are some of the top fun facts that prove why you should visit Oahu this year.

  • It holds the largest population in the state: Oahu is not only one of the most beautiful Hawaiian Islands: it's also the most populated. In fact, more than 75% of the state's population resides on this single island. 

    This is where you'll be able to engage in some of the best cultural experiences. When you want to learn how the locals live, visit Oahu for the day. Just don't be afraid to talk to the folks who live there year-round.

  • It's rich with culture and history: Among the countless Hawaiians living there, Oahu is also home to the state's capital, Honolulu. If you want to learn about the state's history and culture, there's no better island to visit than this historic site. Some of the architecture present in the capital dates back to the Hawaiian Monarchy. 

    Honolulu is also home to Pearl Harbor, the infamous World War II war site. Take time out of your trip to honor this important piece of American history.

  • It's a leader in green energy: The Island of Oahu houses the largest wind generator in the world. This gargantuan windmill is more than 20 stories high. Its blades alone measure 400 feet in length.

  • It's the largest tourist destination in the state: Oahu also holds the state's most popular tourist destination: Waikiki. Waikiki alone features more than 100 hotels and brings in more than 72,000 visitors every day, accounting for 44% of the visitors who tour Hawaii.

  • Hawaii is always growing: Though most states grow larger on the mainland in terms of population, Hawaii is the only U.S. state that's actually growing larger physically. This is because of the oceanic volcanic activity that forms new land for the islands every tear.

  • It's a great spot for dolphin tours: Have you ever wanted to go on big island dolphin tours? When you visit Oahu, you can engage in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the whole family. Go on a dolphin snorkeling experience to top off your perfect vacation to Hawaii.

Oahu is truly one of the top vacation spots in the United States. Whether you want to go on snorkeling tours, dolphin tours, or simply enjoy whale watching from afar, Kona Adventures has everything you need to make your vacation memorable. Contact us today for more information.