Honolulu

Travel Guide
Honolulu
From surfing waves to sunbathing, exploring volcanoes and visiting Pearl Harbour, Hawaii’s capital Honolulu has it all.

Located on Oahu Island, Honolulu is Hawaii’s state capital and its best-known resort destination. Blessed with long days of sunshine, it is a great place to go and while away the hours on the beach. Don your floral shirt, wrap a colourful lei around your neck, get yourself a cocktail and immerse yourself in the sunny, harmonious atmosphere.

As soon as you arrive and see the sunshine, you will definitely want to go straight to Waikiki Beach. One of the world’s most famous beaches, here you can join the surfers and swimmers in the turquoise waters. Or you can visit Kapiolani Park, home to the Honolulu Zoo as well as the extinct Diamond Head volcano. If you want to try your hand at snorkelling, pay a visit to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve or Halona Beach, known to visitors as Eternity Beach.

As well as being a paradise resort for visitors who flock here from all over the world, Honolulu is a key town where most of Hawaii’s citizens reside. This is predominantly an Asian town, and you’ll see this in the food on offer in the local restaurants. Try one of their traditional dishes such as “laulau”, pork wrapped in taro leaves, or “poke”, a raw fish salad.

In the downtown area, you’ll find temples, nightlife and plenty of charming shops. The Aloha Tower is a renowned icon of Honolulu, where you can sit in the cafes and enjoy the stunning views out across the bay. At the Ala Moana Centre, meanwhile, you’ll find some splendid outdoor market stalls to explore. The town is also home to a royal palace, where you can find out more about the island’s Polynesian heritage.

Make sure you visit Pearl Harbour, where you can still see the USS Arizona Memorial by the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and find out more about the history of one of the Second World War’s most pivotal moments.

Hawaii is the southernmost state in the U.S., and Honolulu is home to some of its most famous attractions. It’s a busy place, famous for its traffic jams, so getting around cheaply and quickly on buses and trolleys is a smart move. That way you can explore the culture, enjoy the natural beauty and make the most of the climate when you visit.

Where to stay in Honolulu

OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
3 out of 5
150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ₹15,369 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
₹15,369
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy 2 restaurants, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,008 reviews)
Perfect Location
"This is in a perfect location. We did not park so walked and used ride share. The property is a bit tired but they are working on the pool and I’m sure rest will come. Staff for check in and check out were GREAT! Cafe in lobby was good too. Recommend"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96814
The price is ₹16,995 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
₹16,995
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,343 reviews)
Will be staying at Ala Moana again
"Have stayed at the hotel before and planning to stay there again in 2023. Great location and amenities for the price range. Comfortable and clean with friendly staff who offered assistance when ever requested. My only request would be to change / update the pillows or offer an additional pillow and ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ₹26,428 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
₹26,428
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,680 reviews)
Post Thanksgiving Honolulu stay
"Lobby and all public areas are beautiful but the rooms did not meet the same expectations. I had read the hotel had been renovated so perhaps we were on a floor that had not been renovated yet. There was a musty smell stepping off the elevator and the room. Bathroom and toiletries were very basic. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

'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.
Kuhio Banyan Club
Kuhio Banyan Club
2 out of 5
2310 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 140, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this aparthotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the WiFi and the convenient parking in their reviews. ...
3.3/5 (1,425 reviews)
"Comfortable, near everything"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Kuhio Banyan Club
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
3 out of 5
445 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
3.6/5 Good! (2,015 reviews)
"Central location which was great. The shutters in the room shake when the wind is really strong. Down the road from a club so can be quite loud at night."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
4 out of 5
2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (574 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village
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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