Last week I had the pleasure of spending 8 days in Oahu! 5 of us left on a girls trip and had the best time! Almost all of us had been to Oahu before, so it was a blast combining all of our “must haves” together. Here’s a list of the fun things we did, amazing places we ate, along with some of my favorite things I packed for the trip!
What to pack for your Oahu Girls Trip
As far as packing, I packed mostly swimsuits, coverups that also doubled as dresses, and dinner outfits. I kept jewelry to a minimum and stuck with a couple of my favorite dainty 14k gold necklaces that were easy to layer and matched just about every single thing I wore. I packed light weight workout clothes for the trip. These running shorts and ribbed tanks have been a go-to of mine lately, and they barely take up any room in my suitcase.
This is one of my favorite bikini brands! They come in different cuts and colors, and the ribbed material is my go-to. I have their suits in light blue, pink, black, and bright purple. They’re just so comfortable, which is something I always look for in a swimsuit that I know I’ll be wearing all day. They come in cheeky, full coverage, high cut, and everything in between. Of course I paired it with some 14k gold necklaces … Let’s be honest, I rarely ever take them off.
One night we all decided to wear white to dinner for a sunset picture! Packing neutrals made it easy for everything to fit in my suitcase because all of my shoes, accessories, and the cute 14k gold necklaces I mentioned went with all of my outfits effortlessly.
The Best Restaurants to Visit on your Oahu Girls Trip
Monkeypod: A classic that I fell in love with on Maui, and they happen to have one on Oahu too! I love the macadamia fish and the kahlua pig and pineapple pizza.
Roys (Ko Olina): Ask for the kamakazi roll! A special on the island that you won’t find at their other locations.
Giovannis Shrimp Truck (North Shore): Definitely worth waiting in the line!
Mina’s Fish House (Ko Olina): My favorite meal of the trip! The lobster pot pie is worth the splurge. You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. They have live music and outdoor seating with an ocean view.
Boots & Kimos: The macadamia pancakes are to die for, even if you typically enjoy a more savory breakfast. We recommend this place to everyone! It’s worth the drive if you’re not staying near by.
Not pictured but highly recommended:
Haleiwa Joes for a date night
Matsumoto shave ice
Ted’s Bakery: famous for their pies
Kens Fresh Fish: famous for their ahi katsu
Kahuku farms: Acai bowl with lilikoi butter
Aloha Salads: casual delicious salads for a quick lunch
Pupukea Grill (across from Sharks Cove)
Things to do on your Oahu Girls Trip
My number one tip: You can’t do Oahu without a car! We rented a Jeep through Turo, and it was the perfect car to drive around the island.
- Lanikai Pillbox Hike
- Lanikai Beach
- Anahulu River paddle boarding (a personal favorite from our trip!)
- Secret Beach
- Pearl Harbor
- Dole Plantation (Very touristy – I think its a fun one time thing but others would disagree.)
- Shopping in Waikiki – take advantage of designer island discounts at YSL, Gucci, etc. It just dropped to 10 % off. (It used to be 30 % off!)
- Diamond Head hike
- Waimea Beach
- Waimea Falls (A little touristy for my liking, but it’s fun to go when the farmers market is there!)
Many people recommended the Polynesian Cultural Center to us our first time around, and I didn’t love it personally.
Looking for more Hawaii travel inspiration? Click here for my Maui travel guide: restaurants favorites, and my Big Island Travel guide here!