In the northwestern part of Oahu, just south of Haleiwa, is Waialua—a cute vintage Hawaiian town that is considered part of the famous North Shore. Less crowded than its other neighboring towns, Waialua is an amazing hidden gem that is home to the historic Waialua Old Sugar Mill and other unique attractions that are guaranteed to entertain and educate in Hawaiian culture.
Stop by the Old Sugar Mill, which is also the site of the Waialua Coffee and Chocolate Mill. They offer visitors tours of the coffee mill, samples of freshly roasted coffee, and they also offer other locally made products like papaya seed salad dressing and natural shave ice. Satisfy your sweet tooth by paying a visit to Paalaa Kai Bakery, a local hotspot that makes everything from chocolate custard treats and snow puffies to a jar of coconut-chocolate peanut butter. Go for a drive or a stroll around the Waialua High School area and see all of the beautiful sunflower fields—call one of the commercially-owned fields in the area and set up a free viewing. Go for a field trip at the North Shore Soap Factory, where you can observe workers creating handcrafted soaps and even pick up a few to take home in the gift shop. Their fun list of tropical scents include mango, coconut, kukui and plumeria. Stop by Island X Hawaii to sample some of their homemade Hawaiian shave ice, which features a fresh syrup using the owner’s secret recipe. Lie out and catch some sun at Mokuleia Beach Park, or sign up for a horseback riding tour with Oahu horseback rides and catch a beautiful North Shore sunset. Don’t forget to check out the North Shore Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Sunset Beach Elementary School parking lot.
Haleiwa is only 10 minutes away by car and is full of fun activities for visitors ranging from their vibrant downtown and gorgeous beaches famous for big wave surfing to water activities like stand up paddle boarding. Downtown Honolulu is 45 minutes south by car and is home to world-famous Waikiki Beach as well as iconic hotels like the Royal Hawaiian, restaurants and more. The quiet resort town of Ko’Olina is another great day trip and is where the Disney Aulani Resort is located, along with some amazing golf courses and beaches.
The North Shore is a wonderful area to book a vacation rental in due to the beautiful views of the ocean, the spaced out properties, and the lush lands and greenery. There are a variety of different types of homes to choose from, ranging from large Hawaiian estates to modern condos and older apartments. The most popular homes to rent are the ones located on the oceanfront and along the main highway, but there are also some nice beachside villas at and around Turtle Bay Hotel Resort.
The best way to get around Wailaua is via a rental car, which makes it easier to come and go as you place and travel all over the island. Taxis and ride shares are available but in more limited quantities, and many locals and visitors also ride TheBus, which is a great way to get around Oahu and only costs $2.50. There are also some shuttles like the Island Transporter, as well as the Aloha Airport Shuttle.
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