Honolulu

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Honolulu

At the heart of Hawaii is the true island paradise of Honolulu. Say ‘aloha’, surf the waves, enjoy Waikiki’s famous beach, climb a volcano and visit Pearl Harbor.

The state capital of Hawaii on Oahu Island is a breathtaking place to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Before you know it, you’ll have a colorful lei around your neck and a cocktail in your hand, while you listen to the sound of ukuleles and admire the surfers braving the chill of the Pacific Ocean. Everything you’ve heard about Hawaii is true, so you may as well pack that floral shirt! Honolulu is the only U.S. city to have a royal palace and it proudly celebrates its unique Polynesian cultural heritage.

Most visitors head straight to popular Waikiki Beach. Watch the skilled surfers, jump in the blue waters or enjoy fine dining. Visit nearby Kapiolani Park, with its Honolulu Zoo, or climb the extinct Diamond Head volcano. For great snorkeling, head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Kailua Beach Park, or Halona Beach, better known as Eternity Beach. For some stunning scenery away from the coast, visit the spectacular Manoa Falls.

Most Hawaiian residents live in the economic hub of Honolulu. Hawaii’s Asian influence is reflected in its food, but you can also try traditional island dishes such as “laulau” (pork wrapped in taro leaves) and “poke” (a raw fish salad). The compact downtown area offers art, temples, nightlife and designer shops. Visit Iolani Palace to learn about Hawaii’s royal past.

Sights in Pearl Harbor, such as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, remind visitors of one of the most famous attacks of World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial straddles the remains of the sunken American war ship, and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum displays the vessel used in the counterattacks.

The capital of the Hawaiian island group has some of the worst traffic jams in the U.S., so it’s best to get around using the inexpensive buses and trolleys.

Hawaii is America’s southernmost state, and is made up entirely of islands. Some of the state’s most historic sites and major cultural attractions are in Honolulu. Enjoy this city’s distinct culture, abundance of natural beauty and year-round warm climate, and treat yourself to a tropical island stay.

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Ala Moana Hotel
Ala Moana Hotel
3.5 out of 5
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI
The price is HK$1,237 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
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! (2,390 reviews)
"Awesome stay in this property and we'll be back again soon."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Ala Moana Hotel
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,828 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
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! (5,393 reviews)
"Beautiful ocean front property that has everything you need! Many choices of restaurants, shopping and of course ocean views, as well as Diamond head views. Plenty of water activities with the swimming pools, the lagoon and the ocean. The staff are helpful. I am ready to go back!"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Sheraton Waikiki
Sheraton Waikiki
4 out of 5
The price is HK$2,294 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
This family-friendly Honolulu hotel is located by the ocean, just steps away from Waikiki Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center. Duke Kahanamoku Beach and Waikiki ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,213 reviews)
"Rooms were tiny so we paid and extra 1800.00 for a small suite. Suite was amazing. But very expensive. No regrets"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2021

Sheraton Waikiki
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Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,081 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
This family-friendly Honolulu aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Beach. Sans ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,888 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
Aston Waikiki Sunset
Aston Waikiki Sunset
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,159 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Located in Waikiki, this beach condo is within a 10-minute walk of Honolulu Zoo, Kuhio Beach Park, and Sans Souci Beach. Waikiki Beach and Duke Kahanamoku Statue ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,189 reviews)
"A walking distance from the beach. It's really clean."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Aston Waikiki Sunset
Waikiki Banyan By Darmic
Waikiki Banyan By Darmic
3.5 out of 5
Located in Waikiki, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park, Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Beach. Sans Souci Beach and Duke Kahanamoku Statue are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (82 reviews)
"This building is a great all around property to stay at. It has Parking, a decent Pool, Clean, Well Maintained and has a nice Open Space feel. This unit has definitely been remodeled and was given to us very clean with plenty of towels and amenities."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2021

Waikiki Banyan By Darmic
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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