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Oahu, HI
Travel Guide

Oahu Island featuring a city

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.

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 ¥23,875 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo, and Ala Moana Center. Diamond Head and Na Ala Hele Manoa Falls ...
4.1/5Very Good! (5,591 reviews)
"The hotel was awesome. pretty close to the beach that we liked a lot. Only cons is the parking. seems a bit much but otherwise great hotel. We loved it a lot"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥30,140 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
This family-friendly Honolulu hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from Royal-Moana Beach, Waikiki Beach, and Royal Hawaiian Center. International ...
4/5Very Good! (1,200 reviews)
"Excellent location. Staff was extremely friendly upon arrival. Clean, and very well kept property."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Sheraton Waikiki
Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥15,016 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Ala Moana, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,245 reviews)
"Our second stay here and will stay again. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Ala Moana Hotel
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.
Kuhio Banyan Club
Kuhio Banyan Club
2 out of 5
2310 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 140, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥12,964 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located in Waikiki, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Center. Waikiki Beach and Waikiki Beach Walk are ...
3.3/5 (1,188 reviews)
"From a cost-performance point of view, The Kuhio Banyan is Honolulu's best choice. The staff, The atmosphere and The location are the best in Honolulu"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

Kuhio Banyan Club
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
3 out of 5
445 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥11,775 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Waikiki, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Hawaiian Center, International Market Place, and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and Hawaii ...
3.6/5Good! (1,874 reviews)
"Spacious room, prime location, and amazing staff."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Royal Kuhio
Royal Kuhio
3.5 out of 5
2240 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥15,664 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Waikiki, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. International Market Place and Waikiki Beach ...
3.9/5Good! (38 reviews)
"Staffs are friendly and easy access to everything"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Royal Kuhio
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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