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Visit the true tropical paradise of Hawaii’s most populated island, which has the state’s sprawling capital in the south and world-class surfing on the long North Shore.

On the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, Honolulu is the center of activity. It’s where you can enjoy white-sand beaches and high-end shopping only blocks apart. Just west of Honolulu, find memorials to those who lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor bombing and World War II counterattacks. Continue on to Waipahu to visit a Hawaiian plantation village or enjoy golf and shopping.

An hour’s drive from Honolulu, the North Shore features 8 miles (13 kilometers) of beach, from Hale’iwa to Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach. Visit in winter to watch international surf competitions. In summer, snorkel or dive at Pūpūkea Beach or simply relax on the North Shore sands, enjoying a picnic or spectacular sunset.

Stay at the Turtle Beach Resort, which has easy access to North Shore beaches. The resort offers luxury accommodations and extensive outdoor activities from mountain biking to surf school. Learn to dance the hula, make a lei or play the ukulele.

On the eastern shore, find scenic beaches, generally with smaller waves. Beaches near Kailua are great for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Some offer beach access for the disabled. Near the area of Kāne’ohe experience peace and tranquility in a botanical garden. Makapu’u Beach has glorious shoreline views. Hike to vistas above the working lighthouse here to spot whales and passing ships.

O’ahu has much more to offer in addition to beaches and surfing. Rent kayaks, outrigger canoes or paddleboards to enjoy gentler waters. Mountain bike, ride a horse or hike on jungle trails to reach lookout points with stunning views. Explore plantations or spy on sea turtles. Play golf on well-kept courses and shop at high-end boutiques or outlet stores. Or, simply relax with a treat of tropical shave ice.

Reach O’ahu by flying into Honolulu International Airport and then get around the island using a rental car, moped or motorcycle, taxis or the public transport system called “TheBus.” O’ahu is a popular vacation and honeymoon destination offering a pleasing mix of city and countryside, relaxation and excitement, modernity and history. Come see why visitors from around the world enjoy “the gathering place” of O’ahu.

Top Hotels in Oahu

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥16,516 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and ...

4/5Very Good! (6,171 reviews)

"It was amazing ! The staff was amazing the hotel was amazing it was absolutely beautiful definitely looking forward to them opening so that we can stay again"…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥25,687 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 11

Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, just steps from Royal-Moana Beach, International Market Place, and Waikiki Beach. Royal Hawaiian ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,101 reviews)

"The hotel was extremely clean, staff was friendly and helpful. Duke’s restaurant in the hotel also had great service and delicious food. Overall had an enjoyable experience in midst of pandemic."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥29,936 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Offering direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district, steps from Kuhio Beach Park and Duke Kahanamoku Statue. International ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,536 reviews)

"the location of this hotel can't be beat. Simply the best location and they had a good discount when I stayed. so with the discount was absolutely perfect. You walk out of the door and on to Wakiki beach. they didn't clean rooms daily. The rooms aren't the greatest and the bathroom is small, but ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Oahu

Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
4 out of 5
2470 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥48,277 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Waikiki, this beach condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo, and Royal Hawaiian Center. Ala Moana Center and Diamond ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,381 reviews)

"Staff was great. Room was beautiful. I had the ocean view penthouse.. Would book again"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Aston Waikiki Beach Tower
Marriott's Ko'Olina Beach Club
Marriott's Ko'Olina Beach Club
4 out of 5
92-161 Waipahe Place, Kapolei, HI
The price is ¥37,433 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Offering direct access to the beach, this Kapolei condo resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Ko Olina Marina and Paradise Cove Beach. Ko ...

4.3/5Excellent! (722 reviews)

"Marriott's Ko'lina Beach Club was great. It is very beautiful, right on the beach. Two good restaurants on the premise. Check in with your activity booth, they give restaurant and activity coupons."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Marriott's Ko'Olina Beach Club
The Imperial Hawaii Resort at Waikiki
The Imperial Hawaii Resort at Waikiki
3 out of 5
205 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥17,205 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Located in Waikiki, this condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and Ala Moana Center are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1,040 reviews)
taycation

"Did a staycation for one night. The staff was beyond amazing and it felt like we had the whole hotel almost to ourselves. Can’t wait to stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

The Imperial Hawaii Resort at Waikiki
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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