From rip curls and rainbow-hued shave ice to cobalt waters and creamy white sands, Oahu is the heart of Hawaii. Come for world famous Waikiki, the lush Windward Coast and sunset Pacific hulas.

Big wave surfing, glitzy shops and hippy enclaves define Oahu’s swimsuit, surfboard and sunscreen lifestyle. There are million-dollar houses and boho beach shack bars. You can grab lunch from enticing local shrimp trucks in Kahuku or dine at a Michelin-starred sushi bar in Honolulu. Head to the Windward Coast for rugged cliffs and astoundingly green valleys. Explore barrier reef and miniscule islets or cruise past tiny shell shops and roadside stalls selling ice cold coconuts. Hit North Shore to see legendary surfers catch unbroken 50-foot-high waves that arrive in from Alaska. Coast over to South Shore for the rush and thrum of Waikiki, where a strip of designer shops rival L.A.’s Rodeo Drive. Take surf lessons in the calm blue waters and dine and dance long after sunset. From fashionable fusion food to Samoan fire dancing and crystal-clear ocean to extinct volcanic craters, Oahu is a tropical island treat for all the senses.

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Oahu Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Oahu

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Historic yet modern. Think Victorian-era design combined with palm trees and hula lessons. Centra...

The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Spectacularly pink and completely eye-catching. Set in acres of sprawling coconut groves and perc...

Queen Kapiolani

Soak up the Hawaii style and incredible views from this independently-owned-and-run hotel.

Halekulani Hotel

It’s been around for over a century for a reason. Find serenity at this age-old, stylish and refi...

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Showing off its prime location opposite Waikiki’s white sand, this behemoth Hyatt’s lofty views,...

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

Beachfront setting, contemporary design with all the Hawaiian trimmings and located just minutes...

The Laylow Waikiki, Autograph Collection

A hidden oasis upstairs amidst the buzz of Waikiki. Travel up the escalators into chic, fresh des...

Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

With its modern Hawaiian decor and hip hospitality Surfack has the social vibe of an upscale host...

Holidays in Oahu

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  • Oahu
  • 4.5 Star

Historic yet modern. Think Victorian-era design combined with palm trees and hula lessons. Centrally located and equidistant from the parks that book-end Waikiki beach, Moana Surfrider displays a certain style on these shorelines you may not find at some of its neighbours.

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  • Oahu
  • 5 Star

Spectacularly pink and completely eye-catching. Set in acres of sprawling coconut groves and perched on a scenic stretch of Waikiki beach, The Royal Hawaiian has become something of a luxury icon. Did we mention, it’s pink?

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  • Oahu
  • 4 Star

Soak up the Hawaii style and incredible views from this independently-owned-and-run hotel.

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  • Oahu
  • 5 Star

It’s been around for over a century for a reason. Find serenity at this age-old, stylish and refined haven on the edge of Waikiki Beach. Reveling in its optimal oceanfront location, Halekulani Hotel takes great pride in its appearance.

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  • Oahu
  • 4.5 Star

Showing off its prime location opposite Waikiki’s white sand, this behemoth Hyatt’s lofty views, crisp decor and endless facilities draw in guests by the conference-load.

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  • Oahu
  • 4 Star

Beachfront setting, contemporary design with all the Hawaiian trimmings and located just minutes away from oodles of bars and restaurants on Kalakaua Ave; you can see why Outrigger Reef is high on our hitlist.

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  • Oahu
  • 4 Star

A hidden oasis upstairs amidst the buzz of Waikiki. Travel up the escalators into chic, fresh design that still pays homage to its Hawaiian roots, located just a five minute walk to the famed sands of Waikiki beach.

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  • Oahu
  • 3 Star

With its modern Hawaiian decor and hip hospitality Surfack has the social vibe of an upscale hostel; full of people who still travel with backpacks, but not so many shoestrings.