As can be expected from Hawaii, stunning beaches are all a stone's throw from Honolulu. The most well-known of these is Waikiki Beach, known for its white sand and fantastic waves for surfing, but we recommend Lanikai Beach to the north of the island. For this you'll need to hire a car in Honolulu, but we promise the half-hour drive out of the city is well worth it. Oahu is truly made up of two shield volcanoes, making terrain perhaps surprisingly mountainous. A 4x4 or SUV will therefore be especially useful, and Alamo Rent A Car offers plenty of vehicle types to choose from. And with the space afforded to you, you could even pop your surfboard in the car and beach hop your way along Oahu’s coastline, perhaps stopping for a traditional bowl of delicious poke along the way.