*The Tantalus treehouse on Oahu, Hawaii has been taken down*
Finding the trailhead to this hidden gem is a bit tricky but if you know where to look, the path is well worn. There is one fork in the trail through where you need to take a right in order to find the treehouse. It’s only a few minute’s walk from the road until you come across the huge banyan tree that faces towards a smaller tree growing out from the cliff’s edge that this wooden platform is nestled in.
The treehouse sits at an angle in a truly beautiful banyan tree with sturdy vines twisted around the gnarled trunk so you are able to climb it with ease. There are also lightweight ropes on either side of the trunk that offer support if you lose your footing.
With views of the city in the distance, you will feel as though you are hanging out with your friends in the middle of the jungle. A wicker hammock is suspended above the treehouse, which is a magical place to relax.
Because of the mountains to the left and the frequent rainfall in this part of the island, the lookout is a great place to spot rainbows from!
WHERE TO STAY ON OAHU
- Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort (Overall Favorite): In the heart of Waikiki, this high-end resort is right on the beach with a private lagoon.
- Sheraton Waikiki (Luxury): A luxury resort with the most amazing infinity pool on the island, which overlooks the beach.
- Ewa Hotel Waikiki: (Value): Ewa Hotel is just one block back from the beach and is just over $150 USD.
- Waikiki Beachside Hostel (Budget Choice): A budget alternative, which is still in an amazing location.
- Disney Aulani Resort (Family Choice): This is a resort your kids will never forget. It honestly feels like you are living in a theme park.
MORE OAHU BLOG POSTS
I lived on Oahu for two years and loved adventuring from the beaches to the mountains to the waterfalls! These are my most popular blog post and guides from the beautiful island of Oahu to help you plan your trip!
- What to pack for Hawaii: THE HAWAII PACKING LIST: WHAT TO PACK
- A helpful guide to choosing accommodation: WHERE TO STAY ON OAHU
- Most epic hike on Oahu: THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN OAHU, HAWAII
- The best Waterfalls: AMAZING WATERFALLS ON OAHU, HAWAII
- Ultimate Cliff Jumping Guide: 11 BEST CLIFF JUMPING SPOTS ON OAHU
- Guide to Swimming with Sea Turtles: WHERE TO SEE TURTLES ON OAHU
- The best Waterfall Hikes: TOP WATERFALL HIKES ON OAHU
- Best Tours: 20 BEST TOURS ON OAHU
- The Ultimate Guide to Oahu: 80 AWESOME THINGS TO DO ON OAHU