One of the best things about Oahu is the sheer number of hotel options available. This means that whatever your budget (from bare-bones to superluxe)... Read More
One of the best things about Oahu is the sheer number of hotel options available. This means that whatever your budget (from bare-bones to superluxe) or preference (right in the heart of bustling Waikiki or out on the rural North Shore), you’ll find something that works. Oahu is home to Hawaii’s state capital and largest city, Honolulu, and the benefits of finding a hotel in the heart of town are many—you’ll be closer to the island’s best restaurants, and the density of businesses in Waikiki (where most of Honolulu’s hotels are located) means you’re within walking distance of the world-famous Waikiki Beach (if not directly on it) and high-end shopping. Oahu classics like the Halekulani and Royal Hawaiian are here, but so are newcomers like the funky, hip Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. On the other hand, many visitors arrive specifically to maximize time in nature and immerse themselves in a self-contained resort atmosphere. This is where properties like the North Shore’s Turtle Bay Resort and the just-opened Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina come into play. For those who want the best of both worlds, it’s also common to combine the two types of experiences to see as much of the island as possible.