Hang 10. Learn to surf at Hans Hedemann Surf School on Oahu's legendary North Shore. A far cry from Honolulu and Waikiki, this rugged section of Oahu -- home to the Banzai Pipeline and the Polynesian Cultural Center -- holds Turtle Bay Resort, a touristic compound that encompasses 5 miles of beachfront. Composed of 443 accommodations -- cottages, hotel rooms and villas -- the resort also boasts restaurants, swimming pools, 2 championship golf courses, bars and a spa, best known for its indigenous treatments. Once you learn to surf, take time to ride horses, hike, bike … or simply unwind in a hammock to the sounds of crashing waves.