Hilton Waikiki Beach2500 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
Just a block from the sand, surrounded by fine dining and boutique shopping, is the Hilton Waikiki Beach. It’s 4 miles (6.4 km) from downtown Honolulu, and a ...
We stayed for only one night and left with a remarkable impression. We have a relative who lives on the Island and we were coming over for a surprise Birthday party. Because check out is 12:00 pm we needed a place to get ready for the event at 5:30 pm. Kealoni suggest a few things that we could do ...
Trump International Hotel Waikiki223 Saratoga Road, Honolulu 5.0 out of 5.0
Offering the world-class Trump lifestyle, this contemporary Honolulu hotel is just 1 block from the white sands of Waikiki Beach and the designer shops of Luxury ...
Location is great. Perfect if you have senior family members. Staffs are awesome and love the infinity pool there.
Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
Located on Waikiki Beach, this popular, renovated Honolulu hotel features an island-style environment and is surrounded by Waikiki restaurants and shops. The ...
In addition to a smooth check-in; they had our itinerary ready for us to review. All we had to do was 'show up for pick up'. The Hoku Hawaii Tour company drivers were all fantastic, friendly, and informative. The hotel also had Lei making, hula lessons, (& etc) in the beautiful open lobby. Everyone ...
Pacific Beach Hotel2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu 3.5 out of 5.0
The 2-tower Pacific Beach Hotel is across the street from Waikiki Beach. Nearby attractions include Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, just 3 blocks away, and ...
A lot of Japanese staying here. As an asian, I felt fit in.
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the middle of Waikiki, this beachfront Outrigger hotel is close to water sports, shops, and restaurants, and a short walk from a zoo, aquarium, and ...
From the minute we arrived we were made welcome with cold island drinks. This hotel was everything that it advertised. The staff was very knowledgeable and helped us to book all our tours.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach2365 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
Facing famed Waikiki Beach, this 1901 hotel—the first built in Waikiki—opens to Kalakaua Avenue, is 1 block from shopping, and 4 miles from Chinatown and downtown ...
We stayed in an ocean front suite, 11th floor, 1 bedroom, with a dining and living area and two balconies. Views were spectacular and you can hear the waves all night long.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
Across the street from sheltered ocean waters and a sandy beach, this resort hotel is 5 blocks from Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo and the Aquarium, and within ...
Great room. Ocean view was incredible. Room service was outstanding.
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 3.5 out of 5.0
Located across the street from Waikiki Beach and 2 blocks from the Honolulu Zoo, this Aston hotel is on Waikiki's main thoroughfare, with easy access to shops, ...
Hotel was in a nice location. Beautiful view with the ocean front select room. Neighbor balconies a little too close, balcony not very private. The building was old but well kept. Parking is a RIP OFF! Park across the street by the zoo for free instead. Staff was friendly and prompt. If you want ...
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
With lush gardens, ponds, and waterfalls, this 22-acre Honolulu destination resort is fronted by several acres of Waikiki Beach; offers views of iconic Diamond ...
I had a wonderful time staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village! The staff was very helpful and extremely nice. There were numerous activities available at the hotel such as yoga & hula lessons. There is a lagoon where you can rent pedal boats and paddle boards. There are numerous restaurants to choose ...
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 4.0 out of 5.0
With shops and boutiques occupying the ground floor, this twin-tower resort hotel is across from Waikiki Beach, a half-mile from Diamond Head and within 3 blocks ...
Very accommodating staff, rooms are a bit dated but comfortable. Excellent restaurants in the building, Sansei and DK's were our favorite. We had to postpone our checkout time twice and they were more than happy to help out for free. Our flight didn't leave til almost 10pm the day we checked out ...
Mention the name "Oahu," and many people will instantly envision a tropical island shining with exotic flora and kissed by bright blue waves; a place where the pace of living is slow and the beaches seem endless. In general, that is a pretty accurate description, but there is even more to Oahu: this Hawaiian island is also home to the capital city of Honolulu, which is every bit as vibrant as any major city on the mainland. The third-largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Oahu is also home to some of the best-known sites in Hawaii, including Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.
Things to see
A visit to the lighthouse on Makapuu Point is well worth the two-mile hike out of the city. Makapuu Point Lighthouse was activated in 1909 with the largest lens ever put into service on a U.S. lighthouse. The point is a popular spot for whale watching, and its panoramic views of the ocean are both beautiful and humbling. Lovers of heights shouldn?t miss Diamond Head Summit Trail, which takes visitors up to the mouth of the spectacular Diamond Head crater, as well as the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, with vistas that nearly encompass the whole island. Homage to the heroes.
Head over to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to pay respect to one of the defining moments of WWII and its heroes. The memory of 1,177 sailors and marines lost on December 7th, 1941 lives on in the USS Arizona Memorial, which is accessible via shuttle boat following the screening of a documentary in one of the on-site theaters. As part of this incredibly moving experience, visitors can read the names of all the deceased as well as those of the surviving shipmates who decided to have their ashes interred beside them.
Discovering Oahu culture
Both Honolulu's Hawaii State Art Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie showcase local culture and history. The former features the Ewa Gallery, which houses over 150 works tracing Hawaii's visual-arts during statehood, and the Diamond Head Gallery, which offers themed exhibitions. The Polynesian Cultural Center is situated along Oahu's northern shore, and offers a look into the heritage of the Hawaiian isles. In this ?living museum? you can tour traditional-style villages and witness the creation of native arts and crafts.
Where to stay
Waikiki Beach, on the southern shore of Oahu, has been famous for decades as a haven for surfers, but what most people don?t know is that Hawaiian royalty enjoyed surfing there as far back as the 1800s, when the area was a royal retreat. Modern Waikiki is home to several resorts and hotels, including properties by Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt, as well as historic and independent hotels. Waikiki Beach also hosts a variety of events: from outrigger races to hula dancing and surfing competitions, guests will never run out of things to see and do in Waikiki.
North Shore and Windward Coast
For those looking to get away from the crowds, enjoy the sheer beauty of Oahu's most rugged areas, or try some of the world's most challenging waves, the scenic North Shore and Windward Coast are marvelous alternatives to the streets of Honolulu. Just an hour's drive away from the island's capital, the North Shore offers some of the island's most impressive resorts, such as Turtle Bay Resort, located near Kahuku, which extends over 840 acres. If you?re trying to stay closer to Honolulu instead, Windward Coast's Paradise Bay Resort is an excellent base for kayaking and boat excursions.
When to go
Weather-wise, there is really no bad time to visit Oahu. However, more tourists book their trips between the middle of December and the middle of April, which results in a 10 to 15 percent increase in prices during these months. Regardless, there are plenty of great reasons for visiting Oahu during the busy season. For those coming to catch the waves, it's worth knowing that surfing high season is between December and the end of February. And for those who wish to gaze at majestic ocean life, whales are more frequently spotted between November and March.
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