The main airport in Oahu (HNL) is a major hub for international flights from all over the world. The choice of hotels in the area is numerous and deals abound if you are willing to search some of the online discount hotel sites. You may want to also check into an all-inclusive Hawaii package with a ticket agent, since the discounts for this island are usually the best if packaged together. Some of the main sites on the island are: Diamond Head (easily visible from Waikiki beach and a great place to hike), North Shore (some of the biggest waves in Hawaii and home to big surf riders), Dole Pinaepple plantation, Hanauma Bay and a Sea Life Park (you can see baby turtles there).
Best Places To Stay in OahuIn Honololu – The bulk of hotels on this island are located in Honolulu. This city has basically everything you could want (shopping, shows, beaches, amazing restaurants, etc.).
The Kahala Hotel
The Royal Hawaiian
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Outrigger Hotels (Reef and Waikiki)
Outside Honolulu – There are only a few major hotels outside of the Waikiki area. Many people actually like the fact that they can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to areas less developed. Here are a few of the choices:
JW Marriot Ihilani
Turtle Bay Resort
Aulani (Disneys new hotel)
Activities & Things To DoOahu Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet - Spend a romantic evening cruising the coast by Waikiki and Diamond head while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner. This is a great way to see the city from a view that most other people never have discovered. The lights and backdrop Honolulu is breathtaking.
Half Day Tour of Diamond Head and Oahu - Mix historical, cultural and sightseeing adventure in this half day tour of key sites near Honolulu. This tour gives you a good of the city, they pick you up from your hotel, and the guide is really knowledgeable.
Paradise Cove Luau - A must see for anyone. We took our whole family and friends here right after the wedding and had a blast….all the Mai Tais you can drink. There are activities (like making a hat or lei) that go on directly before the feast and show.
Half Day Tour Of Snorkeling At Hanauma Bay- This small bay that was originally a volcano crater that collapsed is a success story. The reef at one time was badly destroyed, but over the past years Hawaii has managed to restore it considerably. The snorkeling here is perfect for those who don’t have much experience and want a place that will be easy to learn. The beach is also really nice for sunbathing.