Honolulu

Travel Guide

One of the few places in the world where iconic historical sites sit side-by-side with surfing paradise; the tropical destination of Honolulu has it all.

Nestled on the diamond-shaped island of Oahu, Honolulu is home to the bulk of Hawaii's laidback populace. A hub of Polynesian culture and mouthwatering Asian cuisine, most visitors to the area divide their time between the beach and the barbecue, with a few detours along the way to scale volcanoes and take in the area's fascinating history. So, kick back, relax and soak it all in, because there's more to this Hawaiian capital than leis and cocktails.

The first stop on most tourist trails of Honolulu is Waikiki Beach. Home to a variety of surfing competitions and outdoor events throughout the year, the area also boasts a host of designer clothing stores and impressive eateries.

If you're more into snorkelling than surfing, head for Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve or Halona Beach, nicknamed Eternity Beach following Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster's roll around in the surf here in "From Here to Eternity".

For those who prefer their feet on dry land, Honolulu Zoo in Kapiolani Park is well worth a visit and, from there, it isn’t far to Diamond Head , an extinct volcano that offers an easy climb for one of the best views on the island.

Downtown Honolulu also has plenty to offer. Skip the city's notorious traffic by hopping on some local transport, and make your way to the iconic Aloha Tower. After lunch here, take the time for a casual stroll around the market at the Ala Moana Center and pick up some souvenirs. Of course, no trip to Ouahu can be considered complete without a visit to Pearl Harbor, scene of one of the most significant military attacks in US history. The exhibitions housed in the USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum offer a sobering contrast to Honolulu's otherwise sunny exterior.

So, whether you're a history buff, a budding geologist, a shopper or a surfer, indeed whatever your particular passion may be, Honolulu has just the thing for you. There's a reason why 7 million people visit Hawaii each year; why not take a trip to tropical paradise yourself, and see what all the fuss is about?

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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is P8,894 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Ala Moana, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach are ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,438 reviews)
"Not a straight out Waikiki resort, but a fantastic location."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Ala Moana Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI
The price is P13,060 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waikiki Beach, Honolulu Zoo, and Ala Moana Center. Diamond Head and Na Ala Hele Manoa Falls ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,036 reviews)
"We stayed in the 23 floor of the Kalia building, while it had a fantastic view of the ocean, harbour ,and resort the room itself had mold in the corners of the bathroom and could use some major updating. We stood in line for over an hour to check in. Everything else about the resort was amazing."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is P11,455 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Honolulu Zoo and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,325 reviews)
"The location, amenities, staff are all good."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
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Aston Waikiki Sunset
Aston Waikiki Sunset
3 out of 5
229 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI
The price is P5,881 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Waikiki, this beach condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Beach. Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,222 reviews)
"I really enjoyed our stay. The only thing that was a problem were the old and hard mattresses. It’s definitely time for new ones or at least 2” memory foam mattress toppers. Also, brooms and a small fry pan would be nice."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022

Aston Waikiki Sunset
Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
4 out of 5
2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI
The price is P17,770 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Waikiki condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Hawaii Convention Center. Honolulu Zoo and University ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (512 reviews)
"Beautiful well maintained property. Close to restaurants and entertainment. Family friendly with many activities."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Hilton Grand Vacations at Hilton Hawaiian Village
Kuhio Banyan Club
Kuhio Banyan Club
2 out of 5
2310 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 140, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
The price is P7,943 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in Waikiki, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Center. Waikiki Beach and Waikiki Beach Walk are ...
3.3/5 (1,297 reviews)
"Extremely good value for staying on Waikiki. I found it clean and safe. For what I needed, it was perfect!!! I didn't mind parking on the street 1/4 mile away. No TV, but I didn't come to Hawaii to watch TV. Great food within 100 feet, lots of night life, and the beach was within walking distance, ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Kuhio Banyan Club
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.

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