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Honolulu

The jewel in the crown of the tropical Hawaiian islands. Marvel at breathtaking bays and volcanoes and immerse yourself in the unique Polynesian culture.

Honolulu is the perfect destination for the tropical island getaway you’ve always dreamed of. Hawaii’s stunning state capital combines a delightful mix of culture, cuisine, language and history against the backdrop of one of the world’s most exquisite tropical islands. All of this topped off, of course, with the famous Hawaiian hospitality!

You won’t have to wait long before you’re sporting a colourful lei around your neck and listening to strumming ukuleles with a cocktail in your hand. Honolulu is also the perfect base for visiting Hawaii’s world-famous beaches, with some of the Pacific’s most incredible coastlines within an easy ride of the city. Warm your bones on the beautiful white sands of Waikiki Beach, and take a dip in the cool, turquoise waters before dining out at one of the multitude of fine restaurants. If it’s great snorkelling you’re after then take a trip to Hanuama Bay Nature Reserve or Halona Beach, aptly known as Eternity Beach.

Another unmissable outdoor highlight is a hike up the Diamond Head volcano. Don’t worry, it’s long extinct, and the views from the top will take your breath away! Honolulu may be a perfect holiday destination but it is also a thriving metropolis and home to over one million people of mostly Asian descent, making it a hotbed of culinary diversity. Foodies will find no shortage of deluxe fusion eateries and low-cost noodle joints but no trip to the city would be complete without sampling some of the local Polynesian delicacies. Laulau (pork wrapped in taro leaves) and poke (a raw fish salad) are just two of the incredible taste experiences waiting to be discovered.

Downtown Honolulu also plays host to some of Hawaii’s most historic sites and best-loved cultural attractions. A stroll around this compact area is a joy, with art galleries, temples, cafés and night spots around every corner. The Ala Moana Center is particularly popular for its open-air stalls, while a visit to Iolani Palace, the U.S.’s only royal palace, is an interesting glimpse into Polynesian culture. For many visitors, the highlight of their stay is a trip to Pearl Harbor, scene of one of the most famous battles of World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial offers a poignant reminder of the site’s significance as well as views of the sunken ship.

This city’s mesmerising blend of history, culture and rare, natural splendour will make your holiday in Honolulu the tropical trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation in Honolulu

The state capital of Hawaii offers an abundance of great places to stay. Currently, you'll find 108 Honolulu hotel options listed on Expedia's hotels guide.

Enjoy some down time at the Halekulani or the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, a couple of the more high-rating hotels on the island. Alternatively, if you're after a bargain, the Marina Tower Waikiki and the Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel are two of the more popular budget-friendly options.

Popular Activities in Honolulu

Experience everything there is to see and do and make your way home with the best souvenir of all — fond memories of your wonderful adventure!

The good news is that Honolulu boasts plenty of things to do. Here are just some of our picks:

Got a few spare moments? Go to our Honolulu things to do page for a full range of options.


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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$284
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 12,180 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Lush gardens, ponds, and waterfalls

    Ala Moana Hotel NZ$258
    Ala Moana Hotel

    Ala Moana Hotel

    410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 2,800 reviews
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Adjacent to the expansive Ala Moana Center shopping mall, this 2-tower hotel is across the street from the Hawaii Convention Center and 1 block from the family-friendly Ala Moana Beach Park.

      Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel NZ$219
      Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

      Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

      2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 7,347 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Located across the street from Waikiki Beach and 2 blocks from the Honolulu Zoo, this Aston hotel is on Waikiki's main thoroughfare, with easy access to shops, restaurants, and attractions.

        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach NZ$339
        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

        'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

        2490 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 527 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is across the street from Waikiki Beach. Nearby attractions include Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, just 3 blocks away, and the Hawaii Convention Center is within 2 miles.

          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$297
          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

          Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

          2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 4,636 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located on Waikiki Beach, this popular, renovated Honolulu hotel features an island-style environment and is surrounded by Waikiki restaurants and shops. The hotel itself offers a variety of dining temptations.

            Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort NZ$325
            Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

            Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

            2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 4,015 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the middle of Waikiki, this beachfront Outrigger hotel is close to water sports, shops, and restaurants, and a short walk from a zoo, aquarium, and park.

              Queen Kapiolani Hotel NZ$168
              Queen Kapiolani Hotel

              Queen Kapiolani Hotel

              150 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
                 
                3.5
                of 5, from 5,205 reviews
                3.0 out of 5.0

                Overlooking Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head, across from Honolulu Zoo, this 19-story Honolulu hotel is located less than a block away from Waikiki Beach.

                Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa NZ$300
                Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

                Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

                2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 3,697 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Across the street from sheltered ocean waters and a sandy beach, this resort hotel is 5 blocks from Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo and the Aquarium, and within a half-mile of Ala Wai Golf Course.

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