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O’ahu Island Holidays

Spend a morning on the beach and an afternoon strolling boulevards lined with luxury boutiques on this tropical island, home to Hawaii’s capital and famous beaches.

Stroll along white-sand beaches then shop for luxury goods on O’ahu. The most populated of the Hawaiian Islands is home to the capital, Honolulu, a cosmopolitan city with shopping, fine dining, big business and beaches. Visit memorials to those killed in the World War II bombing of Pearl Harbor just west of Honolulu and then continue to Waipahu. The former plantation town is today known for its golf courses, shopping and outdoor plantation museum.

Find some of the best beaches on the North Shore of O’ahu, an hour’s drive from the capital. Visit Sunset Beach, Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay and Hale’iwa along a 13-kilometre (8 mile) stretch. When it’s too cold to swim and the waves too rough in winter, come to watch the big international surf competitions that take place here. In summer, Pūpūkea Beach is a family-friendly beach great for snorkelling, swimming and diving.

Turtle Beach Resort offers luxury accommodation close to the North Shore beaches. Try traditional activities such as lei making, hula dancing and ukulele jams.

The waters on the eastern shore of O’ahu are generally calmer than the rest of the island and some beaches are wheelchair accessible. Go windsurfing and kite surfing around Kailua or hike to the lighthouse above Makapu’u Beach and enjoy views back across the shoreline. Stroll through the botanical gardens near Kāne’ohe to discover some of the native flora and fauna. 

Explore further out to sea in kayaks and canoes or learn to paddleboard in shallower waters. Away from the beaches there are jungle trails where you can go horse riding, mountain biking and hiking.

Play golf on world-class courses. Discover bargains in outlet fashion stores or splurge on a designer handbag in the luxury boutiques in many of the island’s resorts. 

Fly into Honolulu International Airport and then make your way around O’ahu by moped, motorcycle, hire car or taxi. You can also use “TheBus”, an affordable public transport system. Explore the beautiful natural scenery on marked trails across the island.


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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort AU$341
Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Big resort property, lots of activities to do. Extremely long lines to check in. The complex becomes so big that the service is impacted. Parking is $49 a day for self-service. None of my gold status benefits were provided besides the 2 bottle of water due to availability.

    Turtle Bay Resort AU$340
    Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020
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    Turtle Bay Resort

    Turtle Bay Resort

    57-091 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Love the amazing beauty of the location and the fact that you don't have to go off property for anything! So many activities to enjoy in an absolutely premier setting!! Very friendly staff- wonderful stay!

      'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach AU$482
      Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020
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      'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

      'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

      2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
         
        4.2 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Room was exceptional, super comfortable bed, spacious, clean, loved the Malie Organic products. Loved the O Bar, great pool area.

        Ala Moana Hotel AU$316
        Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020
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        Ala Moana Hotel

        Ala Moana Hotel

        410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
           
          3.9 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          I liked that it was close to the port for our cruise. It was clean and the employees were very helpful.

          Queen Kapiolani Hotel AU$266
          Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020
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          Queen Kapiolani Hotel

          Queen Kapiolani Hotel

          150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            My view was amazing. Much needed r&r while taking in the beautiful ocean view on the balcony.

            Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach AU$348
            Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020
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            Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

            Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach

            175 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
               
              4.2 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              The room services always late we asked need room cleaning but they came late

              Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort AU$450
              Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020
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              Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

              Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

              2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
                 
                4.4 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This was by far the best hotel we’ve stayed at. From checking in to the day we left nothing but the best service. Great location for food and shopping.

                Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort AU$362
                Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020
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                Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

                Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

                2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The location is outstanding! It's an easy walk to countless restaurant and entertainment options. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. We can't wait to go back!

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