Exploring the Hidden Gems of Hawaii:
Off-The-Beaten-Path Limo Tours
While pristine beaches and bustling tourist attractions undoubtedly highlight Oahu Island, a side to Hawaii often goes unnoticed — the secret hideaways and lesser-known treasures that await discovery!
At Royalty Hawaii, we specialize in creating unique and personalized experiences, and our off-the-beaten-path limo tours showcase these hidden treasures. So, fasten your seatbelts as we take you through some of Hawaii’s hidden gems.
What We'll Cover
Tantalus Drive-up Lookouts
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on a scenic drive up Tantalus Drive. As you ascend through lush forests and winding roads, you’ll find breathtaking panoramic views of Honolulu and the Diamond Head crater. This vantage point offers a serene and picturesque perspective far from typical tourist crowds.
Tucked away on Oahu’s windward side, Kahana Bay is cradled on three sides by the impressive Ko’olau Mountains. Known as a “living park,” it’s home to families who reside in the ahupuaʻa of Kahana and actively maintain the age-old Hawaiian cultural traditions that define windward Oahu.
While Kualoa Ranch is becoming increasingly popular, it’s still a must-visit for those wanting to explore Hawaii’s natural wonders. This expansive private nature reserve offers many activities! Discover lush valleys, towering mountains, and even the famous Jurassic Valley, where scenes from the blockbuster movie were filmed.
The Harold Lyon Arboretum
Nature enthusiasts will find solace in the Harold Lyon Arboretum, a hidden gem located on the windward side of Oahu. With over 200 acres of lush greenery and diverse plant species, this arboretum is a haven for horticulturists and anyone seeking a peaceful escape into nature’s embrace.
Be prepared for a no-frills experience, with few amenities available at Kawela Bay. However, this is a small price to pay to revel in a secluded paradise. And don’t be surprised if the scenery seems familiar; Kawela Bay has been the backdrop for several popular films, including Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games!
Within the confines of Honolulu Memorial Park on Oahu Island stands the grand Sanju Pagoda, a large-scale replica of the esteemed Minami Hoke-ji Temple in Nara, Japan. This historic pagoda, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the tallest temples in the USA, if not globally.
Kukaniloko Birthing Stones
Appearances can be deceiving; these seemingly random stones are integral to Hawaiian heritage. The Kukaniloko Birthing Stones are symbols of royal births and fierce battles. Indigenous people believed the site to be a confluence of the island’s potent natural energies. For the islanders, this sacred site also likely served an astronomical purpose alongside its ceremonial importance.
Pineapple Garden Maze
The Pineapple Garden Maze boasts the title of being the world’s largest plant labyrinth. The maze houses approximately two and a half miles of paths, some red herrings leading nowhere, intentionally designed to perplex navigators. The maze has nearly 14,000 planes, offering a sensory delight as you decipher your way to liberation.
Step into a world of art and culture at Shangri La, the former home of heiress Doris Duke. This stunning mansion is a treasure trove of Islamic art and architecture. Shangri La served as Doris Duke’s sanctuary in paradise, her retreat in Hawaii, primarily influenced by her global travels, particularly with a strong emphasis on Middle Eastern aesthetics.
The Liljestrand House
Wrap up your adventure with a visit to The Liljestrand House. This mid-century modern masterpiece offers captivating views of Honolulu, combined with a unique architectural experience. It’s the perfect way to end your exploration of Hawaii hidden gems.
Personalized Hawaiian Adventure Awaits!
Are you ready to embark on unique Oahu limo tours? Call Royalty Hawaii at (808) 400-4610 for Hawaii limo tours or reserve online. Visit our website to learn more about our exclusive services. Your personalized Hawaiian adventure awaits!
See Also: Oahu Points Of Interest
Read More »
Traveling to the beautiful island of Hawaii is an exciting adventure that many people can only dream of. As you plan your trip, one critical