North Shore

Destination

Oahu Holidays

Surfs up at Waikiki

Say “Aloha” to Oahu; a lush, mythical landscape blended with modern Hawaiian glamour. From learning to surf at one of the premier surf schools on Waikiki beach, to visiting the USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma and USS Utah memorials at Pearl Harbor, this stunning island has something for everyone. 

From the bustling city lights of Waikiki to laid back surf towns on the North Shore, Oahu holidays will give you plenty to explore. Head to Kualoa Ranch to visit the film sets of more than 50 Hollywood movies including Jurassic Park and for the best views, hike to the peak of Leahi; or Diamond Head, where you’ll be rewarded with jaw-dropping, panoramic scenes over Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.

Sometimes called 'The Gathering Place', Oahu is home to the majority of Hawaii's population and the tourism hub; as there are more frequent flights from Honolulu to the other Hawaiian islands. Island hop from here within 20-40 minutes and see more of the aloha spirit. Why not stopover in Las Vegas or California en route to Oahu when travelling from the UK? The contrast of the city glitz to the laidback luxury feels like you’re getting two holidays in one.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Learn to surf on Waikiki beach
  • Visit Iolani Palace State Monument
  • Hike to the peak of Diamond Head
  • Get a unique perspective on World War II
  • Horse ride or zip line through Kualoa Ranch
  • Sip on a Mai Tai while watching the sunset
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -11 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages, Hawaiian and English
  • Flight Time Approx. 16 hours; flights are indirect via mainland USA
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Los Angeles

Top Tips from our Experts

Anneka

Commercial Executive

"For one of the tastiest plate lunches in Oahu, head to Rainbow Drive In to try a local dish called loco moco and why not follow with some colourful shaved ice? There were so many great places to eat while I was here."

Types of Oahu holidays

Green Sea Turtle

Oahu Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Traditional Luau

Hawaii Cruises

Hawaii Cruises

Frequently Asked Questions

The flight time to the islands of Hawaii is approx. 10 to 11 hours to the west coast of the United States and then a further 5 to 6 hours onwards to the islands. Explore more on a multi centre holiday and island-hop from Oahu to the active volcanoes on Hawaii Island or witness Mars-like landscapes at Haleakala on Maui.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Turtle Bay Resort

Oahu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,159 pp

Turtle Bay Resort

Halekulani

Oahu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,909 pp

Halekulani

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa

Oahu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,169 pp

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa
Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Oahu

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,319 pp

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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