Hawaii is a dream vacation for just about everyone I talk to and at the top of their vacation dream list. If you are ready to book your trip to Oahu, here is what you need to know!
Getting to Oahu
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on Oahu is Hawaii’s major airport. Many visitors connect to the other Hawaiian islands from HNL. All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve Oahu, so you can get there from just about anywhere. Of course, if you want to begin your trip with the island vibe, Hawaiian Airlines is the carrier of choice! You can find great deals on Orbitz for Hawaiian Airlines.
Where to Stay on Oahu
Oahu is separated into 5 distinct regions: Honolulu, the Windward Coast, Central Oahu, the Leeward Coast and the North Shore. World famous Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu.
Finding accommodations is easy on Oahu. You’ll find everything from hotels, luxury resorts, boutiques, rentals and bed and breakfasts. Waikiki is where you’ll find the majority of Oahu’s hotels and resorts. Beyond Waikiki, you can find one luxury resort in east Honolulu (The Kahala Hotel & Resort), one on the North Shore (Turtle Bay Resort) and one on the Leeward Coast in the Ko Olina Resort area (J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa
and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa), as well as rental cottages and condos throughout the island.
Five Great Books About Oahu:
It’s the third largest Hawaiian island.
It’s the 50th state of the United States.
Area: 597 sq. miles
State Flower: Yellow Hibiscus
State Tree: Kukui (candlenut tree)
State Bird: Nene (Hawaiian goose)
State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (reef triggerfish)
Oahu is most known for: Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Mt. Leahi (Diamond Head), Iolani Palace.