Waipahu, HI

Travel Guide

This city on O’ahu’s southern side is rich in history, featuring a preserved sugar cane plantation and closeness to the sites of the Pearl Harbor bombing.

Journey back in time in Waipahu at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. This outdoor museum has more than 25 buildings fitted with typical furnishings of multicultural plantation homes from the mid-1800s to mid-1900s. Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Okinawan, Korean and Filipino workers labored over the years when “sugar was king” in O’ahu and Hawaii. Residents lived simply and self-sufficiently. Explore areas occupied by the doctor, dentist, barber, general store, communal bath and seamstresses.

Note the variety of local trees and fruits including taro, plumeria, pigeon peas, sugar cane and bilimbi. Sample and purchase products at the end of the 1.5-hour guided tour, available Mondays through Saturdays. Be prepared for heat, insects, possible wet pathways and lots of standing. Take an early morning tour for best conditions. On October weekends, enjoy the special haunted plantation tour, rated one of the top Halloween hauntings in the U.S.

Visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet in Aiea on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to browse 400 shops of local merchants. Buy as many souvenirs as you want and mail them home from the on-site post office. At other times, the stadium is home to the University of Hawaii Warriors football team, the NFL Pro Bowl, concerts, car shows and soccer matches.

Some couples will enjoy spending part of their day in Waipahu apart but close together. Shop at Waikele Premium Outlets, which is open Monday through Saturday, with offerings from more than 50 big-name manufacturers. Watch your partner play golf just across the street at Waikele Country Club, a popular public course. Then reunite to share stories of the day’s activities while dining at the country club restaurant for a Pacific-Asian meal and island cocktails.

Located just north of Pearl Harbor, Waipahu is a short drive to access the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument memorializing the tragic 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Staying in Waipahu allows visitors the convenience of being close to Honolulu and Waikiki and the comfort of a more laid-back atmosphere.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is ¥29,176 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,037 reviews)
"We stayed in the 23 floor of the Kalia building, while it had a fantastic view of the ocean, harbour ,and resort the room itself had mold in the corners of the bathroom and could use some major updating. We stood in line for over an hour to check in. Everything else about the resort was amazing."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
Waipahu, HI
This family-friendly Waipahu vacation home is located in Waipio, within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikele Premium Outlets, Waikele Golf Club, and Hawaii's Plantation Village. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Nice and clean accomodation
"Nice and clean, very luxury!"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
Waipahu, HI
This family-friendly Waipahu vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Kunia Country Club, West Loch Golf Course and Hawaii's Plantation ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Outstanding Property!
"This house was everything we had hoped for and needed. My party of 8 men were comfortable and we felt welcomed. The host Sergio was very responsive and understanding on anything we needed. He accommodated our needs for placement of more beds and responded quickly on any house issues that arose. Not ..."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
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.
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 ¥39,698 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (510 reviews)
"Beautiful well maintained property. Close to restaurants and entertainment. Family friendly with many activities."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
Waipahu, HI
This family-friendly Waipahu vacation home is located in Waipio, within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikele Premium Outlets, Waikele Golf Club, and Hawaii's Plantation Village. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Nice and clean accomodation
"Nice and clean, very luxury!"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

15 nights minimum rental. <br>(Max 2 people)
The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
Waipahu, HI
This family-friendly Waipahu vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Kunia Country Club, West Loch Golf Course and Hawaii's Plantation ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Outstanding Property!
"This house was everything we had hoped for and needed. My party of 8 men were comfortable and we felt welcomed. The host Sergio was very responsive and understanding on anything we needed. He accommodated our needs for placement of more beds and responded quickly on any house issues that arose. Not ..."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

The best value for your vacation! Pool and BBQ!
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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