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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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥20,694 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

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! (6,138 reviews)

"It was beautiful everything was Sanitized and I felt really safe everybody had their mascon nobody took them off and I was on the 29th for and it was absolutely stunning"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
3.5 out of 5
175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥13,507 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27

Located in Waikiki, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Diamond Head.

4.2/5Very Good! (1,960 reviews)

"The concierge Richard was helpful for our entire stay, and shout out to Angela at the front desk for being so helpful and courteous."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥26,946 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

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! (2,564 reviews)

"Close to beach, easy access to everything needed. View was great, prices could be a little less expensive"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

'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

Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
4 out of 5
2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥24,803 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Hawaii Convention Center. Honolulu Zoo and University ...

4.2/5Very Good! (411 reviews)
Great room layout for families

"Nice stay overall. Our room had 2 beds and baths separated by a full kitchen and living room with a balcony. It was a great setup for us as we have 3 young kids. Wish they would inform you about where to check-in in advance. We waited at the hotel general check-in (which was a madhouse) for a long ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
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 ¥46,516 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

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! (724 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
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
3 out of 5
201 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥13,121 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

This family-friendly Honolulu aparthotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Beach. International ...

3.5/5Good! (1,790 reviews)
Good for the price

"Things do need a little updating. Bed was pretty uncomfortable, the pull out couch was slightly better. Tv placement is very awkward to watch. Pool and jacuzzi were very nice."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
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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