Island and You
Island and You is the best way to get a true local experience of Oahu in just one day! Visit historical sites full of sacred energy (mana), learn about the culture of ancient Hawaiians and shop for the perfect souvenir as you tour around Oahu. And above all, come hungry! Nearly all of the ten stops along the Island and You Tour are paired with authentic Hawaiian treats and meals.
With transportation from Waikiki included, our circle-island tour begins with a view of the infamous crater Diamond Head from Kapiolani Park as we fuel up with a tasty scone from the local favorite Diamond Head Grill. Next, we visit the gorgeous healing pool of Makapuʻu, where ancient Hawaiians performed spiritual cleansing to keep the mind and body in balance. Here you will enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Oahu’s Windward coastline and shimmering turquoise waters. As we depart from Makapuʻu, take in the majestic Koʻolau Mountain Range views as we head to our next stop.
From there, we head to our first meal stop of the day at Waiahole Poi Factory. Tucked away in the quiet backcountry of Kaneohe, the Waiahole Poi Factory offers traditional Hawaiian favorites like Kalua Pig, squid luau, and, of course, poi! But don’t get too full off of these delicacies, because our next stop is the Macadamia Nut Farm. See how they harvest these healthy snacks and sample the island’s freshest macadamia nuts and coffee. Then visit the gift shop for the perfect easy souvenir to take home!
Next, see one of the island’s most iconic views at Kualoa Beach Park. Nicknamed “Chinaman’s Hat,” the famous Mokoli’i island lies just off the coast. Young Hawaiian chiefs used to practice for their roles in this sacred space during ancient times. And behind the park, the steep, ridge-lined Ko’olau cliffs shoot up into the sky for a panoramic view. After the fun in the sun at this energy-filled stop – you guessed it – we’re ready for more food!
We’ll then serve up Hawaiian Kahuku-style shrimp at Fumi’s in Kahuku, the birthplace of this style of shrimp! Fumi’s garlic shrimp plate will have your mouth watering. Right nearby, you can pick up refreshing tropical fruits like mango or lilikoi (passion fruit) at the Kahuku Land Farm. We’ll take the fruits we picked up at the farm to our next stop at the dreamy Sunset Beach. A popular surfing spot, this beach is known for its prime sunset views. But we’re not done – there’s still three more stops on this full-day tour!
After enjoying the fruit, we’ll take you to a popular spot to see the Honu, or Hawaiian Sea Turtle! They often come ashore at this scenic point location to sunbathe. We will connect with them from a distance, as they are federally protected. From there, we’ll continue our journey onto the historic surf town of Haleiwa. Stroll around, check out the shops and art galleries, and try a colorful, cooling dessert at Matsumoto Shave Ice! Last but not least, the Island and You tour gives you the important chance to respect and connect to true Hawaii through a spiritual visit to Kukaniloko Birthstone State Monument.
Oahu is rich with experiences to offer. Don’t miss out! Make the most of your time in Hawaii and take a day to see, taste and feel it all. Learn more: islandandyou.com.
A Message from the Owner
CEO Richard Holland shares his passionate vision for the multi-operational tour company And You Creations. For more information about And You Creations, please visit andyoucreations.com.