3. Diamond head
Diamond Head is an extinct cone-shaped volcano, located near the capital Honolulu. The name “diamond head” was given to it by the English sailors. Shimmering stones used to be often found on its slopes mistakenly thought to be diamonds. The stone was actually calcite. The extinct volcano also used to serve the army, who made it into Fort Ruger. Currently, the volcano offers visitors absolutely unique views of the surrounding countryside – you can enjoy the spectacular views of the city of Honolulu and overlook the open sea. Stairs lead to the mountaintop and you can visit the deserted military shelters that served as cover for soldiers. Today, it is one of the best Oahu Instagram spots.
How to get to the top of Diamond Head? The trail starts from the visitor centre at the bottom of the crater, which can be reached on foot from the nearest bus stop at Kapiolani Community College, but the easiest way to do this is to find a tour around Honolulu, which includes a stop at Diamond Head.