Oahu

Travel Guide
Oahu
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 centre 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 Harbour 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 kilometres) 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 accommodation 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 holiday 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.

Where to stay in Oahu

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI, 96814
The price is ₹16,293 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
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! (2,378 reviews)
"Close to mall and Waikiki. Rooms a bit tired. The bed was not the most comfortable. Minimal bath products. Great staff, friendly and helpful. TV and entertainment was not user friendly."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2022

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
5 out of 5
2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ₹23,038 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
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! (1,712 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay.Some minor hiccups.. wet carpet ..a hat and swim trunks not being returned after switching rooms.. However, the staff was very accommodating. They did there best to resolve the issues.Overall I enjoyed my stay and I will be back .The hotel is nice and the staff very friendly!"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI, 96815
The price is ₹21,477 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools and 9 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (4,262 reviews)
"Enjoyed ourselves there"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2022

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.
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! (1,999 reviews)
"The property is clean, the staff is friendly, the hotel has a very good location, the shops, restaurants and the beach are relatively close."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2022

Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
3 out of 5
201 Ohua Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Honolulu. Enjoy free WiFi, a sauna and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
3.5/5 Good! (2,097 reviews)
"Great value! Friendly front desk staff. Easy walk to kapiolani park and beach. Reasonable parking."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

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! (569 reviews)
"The customer service was great. I would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2022

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