Live with locals! The west side is the best side!
On the westernmost part of Oʻahu (the Leeward side) is the Wai'anae Coast.
The beauty of Wai'anae is in the people; the stories, itʻs deep hawaiian culture, and did I mention the breathtaking beaches here. I am a teacher of the hawaiian language and am more than willing to share w/you a few words and/or etiquette to make your stay culturally appropriate. My husband is an avid paddler, surfer, hiker and knows the local spots. College loans suck, hence the room rental.