A gateway to the islands of Hawaii, Oahu has been beckoning tourists for over a century with its intoxicating mix of natural wonders, Polynesian culture and contemporary lifestyle. World-class resorts are complemented by fine dining, and shopping opportunities abound for those who enjoy the good life. For outdoorsy types, there’s also hiking, golfing and water sports. Once you’ve graduated from surfing lessons on Oahu’s famous North Shore, head to sheltered lagoons and reefs to try stand-up paddleboarding, outrigger canoeing or even scuba diving. Of course, you’ll need a hotel to come back to – try one of these handpicked hotels on the beach in Oahu, all bookable with Culture Trip.