If you are looking for serenity, peace and quiet you will really enjoy the North or Northeast Shore of Oahu, where Punalu'u is very different to Waikiki. Punaluu vacation rentals offer a peaceful getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.
Punalu'u (Coral Diving) is a long and narrow ribbon of land between the sea and the pali.
On the northern outskirts of the town is a sign to "Sacred Falls". This wild state park has a strenuous 2 mile hike to an 80' high waterfall. A swim in the pool at the base of the falls is a wonderful refresher before the hike back.
The Punalu'u Beach County Park runs along the highway. Swimming inside the protected reef is safe year round. Local fishermen use this area frequently and are glad to talk to visitors about surf casting.
When shopping in Punalu'u, be sure to visit the Punalu'u Art Gallery.