If you’re a morning person, hike up Diamond Head at dawn to catch dazzling views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean when you reach the peak. Need a little kick in the a.m.? Start with a cup of local Kona coffee, then hike. Don’t worry if you’re a bit worn out, because a refreshing snorkel in Hanauma Bay is a great way to cool off. The turquoise waters are filled with brightly coloured fish and coral that give the local flora a swim for its money.
If lounging is the MO of your holiday in Oahu, then Waikiki Beach is an ideal home base for you and your towel. When your sunbathing is through, you're only a short walk away from Oahu's enviable nightlife, where it’s totally normal to mix togs and cocktails. For a change of scenery, snag an Oahu car hire and take a trip up to the Leeward Coast or to North Shore, where you can experience a true Hawaiian luau before you head home. Oahu holidays aren’t complete without the history, dancing and food found only at a traditional luau. Plus, you’ll probably get lei-ed.
Shopping is plentiful all over Oahu, with the best mix of high end and high tide near Waikiki Beach. Shopaholics will love Ala Moana, Hawaii’s largest shopping centre, but good walking shoes are a must, since it’s one of the biggest open-air malls in the United States. If you're still searching for the perfect treasure to take home to Mum, you're sure to find it at the Waikiki Beach Walk, but, no, the gorgeous palm trees surrounding the boutiques are not good souvenirs.
All that shopping is bound to leave you with an appetite. You'll find small neighbourhood haunts favoured by Oahu locals sharing the street with beachfront fine dining. Many restaurants feature Hawaii regional cuisine, a blend of Hawaiian roots and global flavours. Be sure to seek out one of many farmers markets sprinkled all over the island for snacks on the go. Most run from Wednesday through the weekend with local produce, vegetables and Manoa honey ripe for the grazing.
When the sun begins to set, the nightlife on the island starts heating up. If your trip falls near the beginning of the month, don't miss First Friday in Oahu's historic Chinatown. This art celebration blends with local after-parties, helping you enjoy the perfect night.
Whether you want to kick back or kick up your heels, Oahu is the ideal spot for your next getaway. Wotif has you covered every step of the way. Not only is the booking process easy-peasy, we’ve also done the deal-hunting for you. Mix and match airfare and accommodation for the perfect Oahu packages with Wotif. The golden tan you’ll pick up is a free bonus.
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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach ResortAU$235Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach ResortAU$235
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, ...
Aston Waikiki Beach HotelAU$201Aston Waikiki Beach HotelAU$201
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is across the street from Waikiki Beach. Nearby attractions include Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, just 3 blocks away, and ...
'Alohilani Resort Waikiki BeachAU$302'Alohilani Resort Waikiki BeachAU$302
Turtle Bay Resort is located on the North Shore of Oahu. The 850-acre property encompasses 5 miles of beach and 12 miles of oceanfront hiking trails. Turtle ...
Turtle Bay ResortAU$314Turtle Bay ResortAU$314
Overlooking Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head, across from Honolulu Zoo, this 19-story Honolulu hotel is located less than a block away from Waikiki Beach.
Queen Kapiolani HotelAU$213Queen Kapiolani HotelAU$213
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 ...
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & SpaAU$279Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & SpaAU$279
Adjacent to the expansive Ala Moana Center shopping mall, this 2-tower hotel is across the street from the Hawaii Convention Center and 1 block from the family-friendly ...
Ala Moana HotelAU$223Ala Moana HotelAU$223
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond Resorts sits on Ala Wai Harbor, 3 miles (4.8 km) from downtown and a mile (1.6 km) from Waikiki Beach. Pearl Harbor is 10 miles ...
The Modern Honolulu by Diamond ResortsAU$285The Modern Honolulu by Diamond ResortsAU$285
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 ...
Outrigger Waikiki Beach ResortAU$335Outrigger Waikiki Beach ResortAU$335
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 ...
Trump International Hotel WaikikiAU$556Trump International Hotel WaikikiAU$556
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