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Big Island
Oahu is the state's third largest island, but has 80% of the population. 

This island is home to:

  • Honolulu
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Diamond Head
  • The North Shore
  • Waikiki

This island generally has it all - crowds, quiet areas, shopping, dining, surfers, golf courses, etc.  It doesn't generally have the remote tourist feel.  If you don't want see people and pavement, you probably want to choose another island.

However, this island has a lot to offer.  Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona museum is amazing.  Waikiki and the surrounding area has a fantastic set of things to do.  My wife and I spent 5 days on Waikiki as part of our honeymoon.  Since it was beautiful and we are much more activity people than beach bums, it really put us in our element.  We traveled to Diamond Head, cruised through the North Shore, went to the Dole Pineapple Plantation (good honeymoon experience - get lost in the maze at the plantation - its a good indication of how you work together), saw the zoo, and generally had a blast.  If you haven't been here before, there is a tour bus that goes to anything - you just have to ask.