Explore Oahu

Oahu for Health Nuts

Traveling to a tropical destination doesn’t mean you have to give up your healthy lifestyle. In fact, according to a study by America’s Health Rankings, Oahu is the healthiest state in the nation, because of low obesity and a few mental health days.

Perhaps because of the island’s seasonally favorable weather—where we can exercise outdoors and grow produce year-round—Hawaii is a great place to visit to stay fit and get your daily dose of Vitamin C. Whether its joining a fitness class, running near the beach or filling up at a farm-to-table restaurant, you’ll find healthy options to have a fun and guiltless vacation. 

Diamond Head State Monument

One of the most visited destinations on Oahu, offering a two-hour, 1.6 mile hike from the inside of the crater to the summit. At the summit, hikers are awarded with the most breathtaking views daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is limited parking during peak periods. To avoid crowds, opt to arrive between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Diamond Head Cove Health Bar

Everything here is organic, including the kava (a root found throughout Polynesia, used for medicinal purposes). Choose from a wide array of smoothies, acai bowls, salads and fresh fish.

Bike Hawaii

Hike a 75-acre rainforest trail then coast downhill on a paved road through the lush Puu Ohia rainforest or take a dirt mountain biking adventure through Kaaawa Valley. Lunch is included in both tours.

Hans Hedemann Surf School

Pro surfer and ocean safety advocate Hans Hedemann opened his surf school in 1997 and today has locations in Waikiki and Turtle Bay. His school offers surf camps and lessons, water activity packages and equipment rentals, with a strong emphasis on ocean safety.

Paddle Core Fitness

More than just a stand-up rental shop, the experts at Paddle Core Fitness will have you up and paddling in ten minutes. “If you can walk, you can paddle,”says founder Reid Inouye. Located on the Diamond Head end of Ala Moana Beach Park, next to Magic Island.

Lanikai Juice

Lanikai Juice lives off the land. They only use fresh fruit from local farmers anything else is guaranteed to be certified organic. They were voted as having the best Acai bowl on the island.

Peace Café

Full flavors, organic ingredients and simply delicious vegan meals await at this bite-sized cafe.

Down to Earth

Hot and healthy food is served up buffet-style at this establishment. It’s Hawaii’s version of Whole Foods, minus the price tags.

Ruffage Natural Foods

A terrific selection of sandwiches made from fresh local ingredients along with a revolving selection of seasonal island fruit.

Hot Yoga 8 Bikram Honolulu

Detox, meditate and exercise with Bikram hot yoga, designed by Bikram Chaudhury. The 90-minute class consists of 26 yoga postures that systematically stretches every party of the body.