Close to Diamond Head is Hanauma Bay, which is considered the best snorkeling in Hawaii.
The safe, clam waters are protected by an offshore reef.
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Oahu holds many treasures for any type of traveler.
Oahu is considered the "Heart of Hawaii" and is the most visited of all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Oahu is also home to the world-famous Waikiki beach.
Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, Ehukai Beach, Ali'i Beach and Banzai Pipeline are some of the legendary spots along this amazing shoreline. These white-sandy beaches are also filled with body-boarders, body-surfers and sun-worshipers as well.
Located near the North Shore is the remarkable Polynesian Cultural Center, set in a 42-acre lagoon part, You can spend the entire day there visiting the 7-island villages, canoe riders and enjoying over 100 performers.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach take you into the heart of beautiful Waikiki, right on the famous sandy shores of Waikiki Beach.
Sitting right by the spectacular Ko Olina Golf Club, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club offers you a quieter side of this vibrant island.
The webcam screenshots below come from multiple locations along Waikiki beach.
Access the webcam by clicking on the link below the screenshot.
It is a popular and convenient location to stay while on vacation. It got its name in the late 1700's when British seamen saw calcite crystals sparkling in the sunshine and thought they had found diamonds.