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We’re Hawaiian Host, the iconic chocolate brand from Hawaiʻi, and we’re living up to our name as the Host of Hawaiʻi.

Thinking of visiting O‘ahu? We got you covered! O‘ahu is nicknamed the “Gathering Place”, so come and gather with your ‘ohana and friends and experience the magic of this island.

  • What to do
  • What beaches to visit
  • What restaurants to check out
  • Where to Pau Hana
  • Where to hike
  • What Hawai'i foods to try
  • Take a piece of paradise home
  • Other maps: Māui, Kauaʻi, Big Island

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What to do
10 popular activites

Kualoa Ranch
This private nature reserve has appeared in blockbuster movies such as Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and Jumanji. You can go on a movie sites tour, ATV tour, or cultural tour. You can also go horseback riding, take a jungle expedition, go ziplining, and get private beach access. (See on map.)

Hanauma Bay 
One of the best snorkeling spots on the whole island. Explore the coral reef and encounter tropical fish in the crystal-clear waters. (See on map.)

Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden
A massive 400-acre garden filled with tranquil lakes, scenic trails, and a diverse plant collection featuring plants from tropical regions around the world and offering breathtaking views of the Koʻolau Mountains. Explore the garden on foot or enjoy a scenic drive through its picturesque landscapes. Have your phones ready for this Insta-famous photo op. In an attempt to eliminate traffic jams, you're no longer allowed to stop on the road to take pictures. Instead, we recommend you roll down your car window and film as you drive down this iconic roadway! (See on map.)

Iolani Palace
This is the only royal palace in the United States. Built in 1882, it served as the residence of the Hawaiian monarchs until the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. Today, it is a museum that showcases the history and culture of Hawaiʻi’s monarchy. (See on map.)

Dole Plantation
Discover the history and flavors of the majestic pineapple. Take a train ride through the pineapple fields, navigate the iconic pineapple maze, and indulge in some of the best tasting pineapple treats. (See on map.)

Byodo-In Temple
A replica of a 900-year-old temple in Uji, Japan, you’ll see stunning Japanese architecture, beautiful gardens, and a large Buddha statue. Explore the serene and peaceful grounds, participate in mediations, and enjoy the tranquil surroundings as all faiths are welcome. (See on map.)

Bishop Museum
Dive into Hawaiian history, culture, and natural sciences at this renowned institution that houses extensive collections, interactive exhibits, and educational displays that offer insights into the islands’ heritage. (See on map.)

Polynesian Cultural Center
Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and cultures from six different island nations: Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji, & Hawaiʻi. Enjoy authentic performances, interactive exhibits, full-day island tour, stunning evening show, and indulge in a traditional lūʻau feast. Voted Travelers’ Choice Top 10 US Experiences by Trip Advisor.

Honolulu Museum of Art
The largest art museum in Hawaiʻi houses an extensive collection of Asian, European, American, and Hawaiian art spanning over 5,000 years with rotating exhibitions, educational programs, and a beautiful outdoor sculpture garden.

Little Plumeria Farm
Tour the largest collection of rare hybrid plumerias in the world. Take in the fragrance of paradise while your eyes devour the colorful petals.

What beaches to visit
5 stunning beaches

Anyone who has visited will confirm that we have the most beautiful beaches in the world! From our crystal-clear waters to the beautiful weather, you’ll want to spend all day at one of the many beaches around the island.

Pro Tip: Buy a box of Hawaiian Host chocolates at your nearest retailer, head to the beach and enjoy our confections as you relax on the sandy beach. It’s a vibe, we promise.

Waikīkī Beach
It’s world famous. With stunning views of Diamond Head, white sand stretching across turquoise blue waters and a vibrant atmosphere, this iconic beach is a must. Beach activities include surfing, canoeing, paddle boarding, renting a catamaran, sailing, and snorkeling all in one spot. You’ll find a statue of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing. (See on map.)

Lanikai Beach
Renowned for its pristine white sand and turquoise waters, you’ll see breathtaking views of the Mokulua Islands that you can kayak to, see marine life along the way, and explore the island. You’ll love sunbathing, swimming, paddle boarding, sailing, or windsurfing! (See on map.)

Sunset Beach
Situated on the famous North Shore and known for its massive winter waves that attract expert surfers from around the world, this beach transforms into a tranquil paradise during the calmer summer months, making it great for swimming and snorkeling. Explore the reefs and if you’re lucky you’ll see the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. (See on map.)

Mākaha Beach
A hidden gem, offering a quieter and less crowded experience. Whether you're seeking thrilling surf, scenic beauty, underwater cave exploration, a picnic under the sun, or a classic swim, it's worth a visit for a more off-the-beaten-path beach adventure. Keep an eye out for dolphins and turtles swimming near the shore! (See on map.)

Ala Moana Beach Park
A versatile and popular destination conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu. Whether you're looking to swim, enjoy a picnic, or simply relax by the ocean, this beach park offers a variety of options for everyone. Guess the name of the fish on the right. It’s humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, Hawaiʻi's state fish!

Helpful tips:

  • Please kokua and help us care for our islands.
  • Remember to buy reef safe sunscreen to protect our coral reefs!
  • Please respect the animals. If you’re lucky and come across a sea turtle or seal resting ashore, please do not stress the animal by trying to get its attention or disturbing it.
  • Always stay hydrated and bring water and snacks.
  • Check the weather reports and make sure water conditions are safe.

What 5 restaurants to check out

Ono is the word we use to describe food that is delicious. This is mouth-watering good. Hawaiʻi is renowned for its unique and diverse culinary scene that showcases a blend of local Hawaiian flavors with influences from various cultures.

Pro Tip: Make reservations in advance.

Nami Kaze 
With a farmer-focused approach to Japanese and American fusion cuisine, this rising star is a 2023 James Beard Award Semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant” and is listed on the best restaurants lists like Frolic, EATER, Hawai’i Magazine, and Honolulu Magazine.
Must try: Honey Walnut Shrimp Waffle

Istanbul Hawaii
This farm-to-table traditional Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant won 3 Hale ‘Aina Awards, was featured on Honolulu Magazine’s 130+ Best Restaurants, and was named by Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi as “Women Owned Business of the Year 2022 for State of Hawaiʻi.”
Must try: Shish and Tagine

Gaslamp
An upscale and experience-driven jazz lounge and steakhouse that specializes in craft cocktails and high-end seafood. Check out the local live entertainment nightly. 
Must try: Lobster Risotto.

The Pig & The Lady
Modern Vietnamese cuisines with a unique twist showcasing bold flavors that highlight the vibrant flavors of Vietnamese cuisines. You can find items like pho (noodle soup), banh mi (sandwiches), and rice plates.
Must try: Pho French Dip

Kahuku Farms
Immerse yourself in the beauty of a working farm and learn about sustainable agriculture. Whether you’re interested in farm tours, enjoying farm-to-table healthy food, or simply taking in the scenic surroundings, a visit provides a unique and educational experience.
Must try: Farm Pizza

Where to "Pau Hana"
Top 5 faves

Pau Hana, pronounced {pow hah-nah}, is a time spent after a day’s worth of work, a time meant for relaxation and socialization with friends and family. It’s a time to come together to drink good drinks and eat good food at half the price. Good times guaranteed. 

Hideout at the Laylow
A laid-back, mid-century stylish rooftop bar and restaurant located at The Laylow, Autograph Collection hotel in the heart of famous Waikīkī offering modern Hapa Hawaiian cuisine. They are the Winner of Travelers’ Choice Trip Advisor award in 2022.

Bar Leather Apron
An intimate experience with finely crafted cocktails and Hawaiʻi’s most extensive whiskey selection. Their E Hoʻo Pau Mai Tai won 2015 World’s Best Mai Tai award, listed in North America’s 50 best bars for 2023, and were semifinalist in the James Beard Awards 2022 for Restaurant and Chef Awards Outstanding Bar Program. (See on map.)

The Lei Stand
A hip, upcoming bar located in Downtown Honolulu, with delicious cocktails and pupus. Try the Clifton's Curse (their version of the classic Mai Tai): Kuleana HuiHui, house orgeat, lime, pear cognac, Angeleno, absinthe, bitters, sherry. (See on map.)

Deck.
With the best panoramic views of Diamond Head and Waikīkī Beach, you’ll pau hana in an open-air venue with an American Pacific-inspired menu, handcrafted cocktails, locally brewed beers, and wines.

Aloha Beer Company
Known for their diverse lineup of craft beers including IPAs, lagers, stouts, and more. Their beer menu often features rotating seasonal and limited-edition releases, allowing you to try new and exciting brews. The food menu complements their beer offerings, featuring dishes inspired by local flavors.

Where to hike
5 unforgettable hikes

Oʻahu is a hiker's paradise, offering a range of breathtaking trails that showcase the island's bountiful, natural beauty.

Pro Tip: Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Note that rain can make the ground muddy and slippery, exercise caution while walking through the trails.

Mānoa Falls Trails
Located in the lush Mānoa Valley, this trail takes you through a picturesque rainforest to Mānoa Falls, a stunning 150-foot waterfall. The trail is relatively easy and about 1.6-miles round trip, offering a refreshing and scenic experience. (See on map.)

Waimea Valley Trail
A more rugged and adventurous hiking experience, the trail starts near the entrance of Waimea Valley and takes you through roughly 1.9-miles of lush forests, along a stream, and eventually leads to the beautiful Waimea Falls where you’ll be able to take a refreshing dip!

Lanikai Pillbox Hike
This moderate trail in Kailua offers stunning views of the Mokulua Islands and the sparkling turquoise waters of Lanikai Beach. The hike leads to old military pillboxes, which serve as lookout points.

Makapuʻu Lighthouse Trail
 This trail leads you to the Makapuʻu Lighthouse, a 2-mile round trip hike offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the neighboring islands. It's also a great spot for whale watching during the winter months. (See on map.)

Kaʻena Point
The most scenic coastal hike on the list! This 5.8-mile round trip trail offers stunning views of the rugged coastline, wildlife sightings, and the opportunity to explore tide pools. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the elusive Hawaiian Monk Seal sunbathing on shore! (See on map.)

Remember to come prepared with proper hiking gear, water, sun protection, and to respect the environment by following any posted guidelines or regulations.

Hawai'i foods to try
5 ono grindz

These are local favorites and are unique to the islands.

Malasadas
You’ll never forget these! Portuguese style donut without a hole, covered in sugar, and can be served without or with a delicious filling like dobash or guava! Tastes best hot & fresh.
Our top pick: Leonard's Bakery (See on map.)

Poke
This is the freshest you’ll ever eat! Poke is diced raw fish (traditionally ahi tuna) cut into cubes and available in many variations. Popular types of poke include shoyu (soy sauce), spicy, and limu (seaweed).
Our top pick: Foodland Farms (See on map.)

Musubi
A food that has it's own festival – how can this be wrong when it's so right? Traditionally, a piece of spam either sandwiched in between or on top of a block of rice and wrapped together with a piece of nori (dried seaweed). This delicious treat is wrapped making it the perfect snack on the go.
Our top pick: Musubi Café Iyasume (See on map.)

Shave Ice
That's right, there's no D in shave. Made by shaving down a block of ice, then adding sweet syrup flavoring like strawberry, banana, and blue raspberry. Add other sweet ingredients like sweetened condensed milk, azuki beans (red beans), even ice cream! Shave ice is as refreshing as it sounds and is the perfect treat after a long beach day.
Our top pick: Matsumoto Shave Ice (See on map.)

Loco Moco
A must-try local favorite! A bed of rice, topped with homemade hamburger patties, any-style eggs, and gravy all over.
Our top pick: Liliha Bakery (See on map.)

Exploring the local cuisine is a fantastic way to experience the flavors and cultural influences that make Hawai‘i food so unique. There is more inpsiring, delicious, and Instagrammable food out there so go explore and try something new!

Take a piece of paradise home

For over 95 years, it’s a tradition that people buy Hawaiian Host chocolates as gifts and souvenirs whenever they visit. That’s why we are “Hawai‘i’s Gift to the World”. In the end, did you even visit Hawaiʻi if you didnʻt buy Hawaiian Host chocolate?

AlohaMacs
Considered an edible postcard from paradise! Featuring our finest macadamias coated in our silky, premium milk chocolate, this Island original makes a delightful souvenir for everyone on your gift list. This is perfect for sharing aloha with family and friends, not to mention a sweet way to treat yourself!
Flavors: Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.

The Founder’s Collection
Premium chocolate and uniquely crunchy macadamias, made just like our founders, Mamoru and Aiko Takitani, intended.
Flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Matcha Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Honey Coated Milk Chocolate.

The Paradise Collection
Savor a blissful moment of paradise with our Paradise Collection. Each unique island-inspired flavor contains a combination of premium chocolate and macadamia nuts.
Flavors: Toasted Coconut Milk Chocolate, Hawaiian Honey Milk Chocolate, Kona Coffee Milk Chocolate, and Sea Salt Toffee Dark Chocolate.

Maui Caramacs
A beloved treat, the iconic macadamia shares the spotlight with rich, buttery caramel. To make our famous Maui Caramacs, we smother macadamias in our custom-made caramel and then cover them in smooth milk chocolate. Perfect for sharing aloha with friends and family (but buy one for yourself or you’ll regret it!).

Flavors of Aloha Bars
These delicious bars are inspired by the Islands. Tropical Sunrise Swirl blends white chocolate with delicious passionfruit and mango; Island Bounty combines coconut with milk chocolate; Pau Hana is a pretzel-meets-chocolate-and-mac-nuts party; Rocky Road to Paradise combines marshmallow and sea-salt with milk chocolate; and Surfer’s Breakfast takes crunchy granola and Kona coffee and swirls it in dark chocolate.

Where to Buy
ABC, Costco, CVS/Longs Drug, Daily Service, DFS, Dole Plantation, Don Quijote, Donation, Food Pantry, Foodland, Hawaii General Store, ItSugar, KTA, Lawson, Marukai, Okimoto Corp, Pac Sup, PCC Retail Gift Shops, Safeway, Sam's Club, Tamura, Target, Timese, Travel Traders, Walgreens, Walmart or shop online at HawaiianHost.com

Sharing aloha is delicious 🌺!

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It was our greatest pleasure hosting you. Get excited for all the adventures you'll go on and memories you'll make in paradise.

Did you know that each island has it's own color and flower?

Spot the difference by exploring all the other islands below.

O‘ahu: Yellow, Pua ‘ilima

Māui: Pink, Damask Rose

Kauai: Purple, mokihana berry

Big Island: Red, ‘ōhi‘a lehua

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