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Your Oahu vacation

Dreaming of sun-drenched sand, mai tai in hand? With more than 130 tropical beaches, you'll discover all types -- from bronzed glamazons to shipwrecked buccaneers. When the tan-o-meter reads "done," buy kitschy souvenirs at the International Market Place, salute historic Pearl Harbor, hike Diamond Head or settle into Waikiki's cornucopia of eateries.

The ultimate Oahu vacation is only a few clicks away. Our insider guide will prime you with Oahu vacation trips, from the best time to go and top 10s, to insider tips from Orbitz travel experts.

Best time to take a vacation to Oahu

  • While mainlanders shovel snow or bake in oven-hot summers, Oahu enjoys a year-round balmy climate with natural air-conditioning from trade winds. Waikiki soaks up the sun most days, while valleys and the lush Windward Coast dazzle with tropical showers and rainbows.

    Oahu travel is at its best when crowds and prices cool: September through November. Or, time your trip for an event like the century-old King Kamehameha Day Parade in June, or Aloha Festivals in September. In November and December, the North Shore heats up with the Triple Crown of Surfing. December also rocks the Honolulu Marathon, one of the world's largest.

Insider tips for Oahu travel

  • Antique Alley

    Why not bring home a hula-dancer lamp, a netted glass fishing float or vintage kimono? Shop real Hawaii here in living color.

  • Le Bistro

    Dine at one of Oahu's best restaurants, hidden in a shopping center on the way to Hanauma Bay. French cuisine pairs with a casual-yet-elegant atmosphere for a perfect evening out.

  • La Mariana

    Drop by Oahu's authentic tiki bar from yesteryear, peppered with sea captains from the neighboring harbor.

  • Malaekahana Beach

    Play the castaway on a secluded, forest-lined Windward Coast beach with an exotic offshore islet, all within easy reach of a hot shower and steak dinner.

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Oahu Vacation Packages

Hotel only $451

1 Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 25 reviews

92-1185 Ali`inui Drive Map

Daily Breakfast Included

Enjoy New Enhancements at Aulani. A major expansion project is now complete so your family can enjoy more outstanding experiences throughout Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. In the Waikolohe Valley pool area guests have even more places to relax, Ka Maka Grotto is a... More

Hotel only $279

2 Turtle Bay Resort

4 stars
4.3 / 5 539 reviews

57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. Map

Del Webb, the real estate mogul and one-time New York Yankees owner, opened Turtle Bay Resort in 1972 and ever since then, it's been entertaining guests with an involving line-up of activities, from surfing lessons and making your own flower-leis to learning how to play... More

Hotel only $99

3 Ambassador Hotel Waikiki

3 stars
3.4 / 5 335 reviews

2040 Kuhio Avenue Map

Book Now and Save 35%

Welcome to Ambassador Hotel - A Waikiki Hotel, where our ideal Waikiki location meets exceptional value for Oahu Hotels. You'll enjoy contemporary comfort at our Waikiki Hotel, the perfect choice for your Hawaii Vacations, Romantic Hawaii Getaways or last-minute tropical... More

Hotel only $235

4 Tiki Moon Villas

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

55-367 Kamehameha Highway Map

Oceanfront Vacation Rentals: Two direct ocean front bungalows, 1 garden view with direct beach access. 2 with set back views of ocean and direct beach access. All bungalows are air conditioned. All have full kitchens. Located In the North Shore of Oahu. Most with... More

Hotel only $199

5 Paradise Bay Resort

4 stars
3.8 / 5 24 reviews

47-037 Lihikai Dr Map

Pay Now and Save 30%

Visit Paradise, the ultimate true Hawaii vacation experience. Enjoy panoramic views of the Ko olau Mountains and breath taking views of Kaneohe Bay, Chinamans Hat Island, Ocean and the neighboring sacred Kahouna Fish Sanctuary. Just minutes to Kailua, Lanikai and Kualoa... More

Hotel only $249

6 JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.2 / 5 97 reviews

92-1001 Olani Street Map

Breakfast For 2 Daily Included

A luxurious Island sanctuary away from the cityJW is a luxury offshoot of the Marriott hotel group, and the Ihilani Resort and Spa reflects the company's emphasis on pared-down style, with its simple wooden furnishings and muted palette. Sitting solo on a private beach... More

Hotel only $199

7 Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

4 stars
4.2 / 5 784 reviews

2005 Kalia Road Map

Book 7 Nights, Get Last Night Free plus Luau for 2

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort boasts 22 acres of roaring waterfalls, huge water slides, fragrant botanical gardens and fine white sand. Local artists Herb Kane and John Young have adorned the inside walls with original works, and there's something for... More

Hotel only $488

8 Aulani - Disney Vacation Club Villas

5 stars
4.9 / 5 10 reviews

92-1185 Ali'inui Drive Map

Daily Breakfast Included

Enjoy New Enhancements at Aulani. A major expansion project is now complete so your family can enjoy more outstanding experiences throughout Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. In the Waikolohe Valley pool area guests have even more places to relax, Ka Maka Grotto is a... More

Hotel only $179

9 Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

4 stars
4.1 / 5 211 reviews

100 Holomoana St Map

3rd Night Free!

Adorned with Asian artwork, the Hawaii Prince in Waikiki is a large high-rise hotel that looks out over the tranquil ocean. Guests are welcomed, island-style, inside the spacious lobby, and accommodations in the Diamond Head tower offer the best scenic outlook across... More

10 Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort

5 stars
4.6 / 5 18 reviews

92-106 Waialii Place Map

Early Booking Bonus: 7th Night FREE

Vacation in quiet, luxury, beach front seclusion where lush gardens greet you and endless pools absorb you. The Ko Olina Beach Villas offers 270, 2&3 Bedroom oversized Villas, with grand balconies that assist with views of colorful gardens and the blue of the... More

Oahu highlights

  • Waikiki Beach

    Bask in golden-era glamour at one of the world's most celebrated beaches, with Diamond Head as a perfect backdrop. Rent a surfboard right on the sand.

  • Pearl Harbor

    Get lost on a giant battleship; defend Pacific skies in a combat flight simulator and more at four historic sites rolled into one powerful WWII experience.

  • Le Bistro

    Dine at one of Oahu's best restaurants, hidden in a shopping center on the way to Hanauma Bay. French cuisine pairs with a casual-yet-elegant atmosphere for a perfect evening out.

  • North Shore / Haleiwa

    North Shore beaches rage in winter and host the biggest stars of surfing. Check out the scene in any season, topping it off with a shave ice treat and shopping in Haleiwa.

  • La Mariana

    Drop by Oahu's authentic tiki bar from yesteryear, peppered with sea captains from the neighboring harbor.

  • Hanauma Bay

    Snorkel with the fish at this partly submerged volcanic crater, a nature preserve and the centerpiece setting in Elvis Presley's film Blue Hawaii.

  • Malaekahana Beach

    Play the castaway on a secluded, forest-lined Windward Coast beach with an exotic offshore islet, all within easy reach of a hot shower and steak dinner.

  • Diamond Head Summit Trail

    Wind up the interior of an extinct volcanic crater to stellar views on this urban military trail. Funky en-route features include a tunnel, pillbox and spiral staircase.

  • Bishop Museum

    Come for the dog-tooth-edged weapons and royal feather capes, and stay for the spewing replica volcano at Hawaii's most prominent museum.

  • Manoa Falls Trail

    Express your inner Tarzan (or Jane) on this family-friendly, vine-drenched jungle hike to the delicate Manoa Falls, just a few miles outside of Waikiki.

  • Iolani Palace

    Explore the same royal Hawaiian palace that featured electric lights and phones before the White House and Buckingham Palace, with a history equally rich in intrigue.

  • Chinatown

    Visit the grittier side of Old Honolulu with antiquated storefronts, flower lei stands and war-era bars, plus trendy new art galleries, shops and cafés.

  • Byodo-In Temple

    Inner peace begins by ringing the bell at this hidden Buddhist sanctuary, modeled after an ancient Kyoto temple. Feed the koi and visit the giant Lotus Buddha.