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Hotels, Resorts, and Condos on Oahu

The Modern Honolulu
Hotel in Waikiki, Oahu
9.1 miles from HNL (22 minute drive)
Ilikai
Hotel walking distance in Waikiki, Oahu
9.2 miles from HNL (22 minute drive)
Halekulani
Hotel on the beach in Waikiki, Oahu
9.8 miles from HNL (23 minute drive)

Things to do on Oahu

Oahu Dinner and Sunset Cruises
Pearl Harbor - Battleship Missouri
Luaus on Oahu
Northshore Shark Adventures
Oahu Kayaking Trips
Dolphin Excursions on Oahu
Shows and Entertainment in Waikiki
Oahu Helicopters and Air Tours
Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park

Oahu Resort Areas

Waikiki
9.5 miles from HNL (22 minute drive)
Airport / Ala Moana
8.6 miles from HNL (22 minute drive)
Kahala
12.3 miles from HNL (25 minute drive)
Ko Olina
19.9 miles from HNL (27 minute drive)
Turtle Bay
38.2 miles from HNL (1.1 hour drive)
Kailua
Lanikai
North Shore
Turtle Bay

Oahu Beaches

Waikiki Beach
9.5 miles from HNL (22 minute drive)
Ala Moana Beach Park
7.7 miles from HNL (23 minute drive)
Kailua Beach
19.1 miles from HNL (30 minute drive)
Lanikai Beach
20.8 miles from HNL (37 minute drive)
Waimea Beach Park
30.8 miles from HNL (48 minute drive)
Pupukea Beach Park
31.9 miles from HNL (50 minute drive)
Ehukai Beach Park
32.9 miles from HNL (52 minute drive)
Pounders Beach
34.9 miles from HNL (1.0 hour drive)
Malaekahana Bay State Recreation Area
37.3 miles from HNL (1.1 hour drive)
Kee Beach State Park

Oahu Island Information

Overview of Oahu

Overview of Oahu

Oahu, known as The Gathering Place is the home of world-famous Waikiki Beach. Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona and the Polynesian Cultural Center are must-see historical highlights.

A drive around the island reveals a surprising variety of sights and experiences. You can marvel at the prowess of surfers riding 30-foot waves at renowned Sunset Beach. The view from Makapuu Lighthouse regularly includes whales frolicking in the ocean below.

The days you spend on Waikiki's beautiful beach are unforgettable. The incredible color and soothing temperature of the ocean promise many joys for those who want to get wet. Be sure to make time to enjoy Waikiki's many shopping and dining opportunities. For those of you looking for more serene Oahu vacations, the Kahala or Ko Olina areas offer unparalleled tranquility with deluxe accommodations.

Oahu Facts

Oahu Facts

Size: 597 Square Miles.
Length: 44 Miles.
Width: 30 Miles.
Coastline: 112 Miles.
Population: 899,593.

Oahu Airport

Oahu Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Driving times from the airport:
Waikiki: 9 miles.16 min.
Hanauma Bay: 18 miles. 28 min.
Downtown Honolulu: 6 miles. 12 min.
Sea Life Park: 9 miles. 17 min.
Pali Lookout: 10 miles. 18 min.
Polynesian Cultural Center: 35 miles. 55 min.
Pearl Harbor: 2 miles. 7 min.
Makaha (Surfing): 29 miles. 44 min.
Diamond Head: 12 miles. 21 min.

Oahu Weather

Oahu Weather

The weather on Oahu is similar to that of the other Hawaiian Islands, with a minimal temperature variance between seasons and coastal temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees year round. As with the other islands, the farther you rise in elevation, the colder it will get, with the temperatures at the highest elevations (around 4000 iE dipping into the forties in the winter months.

Oahu History

Oahu History

Oahu is supposedly the first Hawaiian Island to be seen by a westerner, in January of 1778 when Capt. James Cookis HMS Resolution passed close by. The ship did not actually land on the island, and instead visited Kauai. Oahu was visited the next year by Capt. Clerke on the same ship after Capt. Cook was killed on the Big Island.

Honolulu, Oahu became the capital of the Hawaiian Island Chain in 1845 under King Kamehameha III, and on the island today stands the U.S. is only Royal Palace, in the Capitol District of Honolulu.

Oahu is also the location of the Imperial Japanese Navy attack on Pearl Harbor, which marked the United States Entry into World War II. During the attack on December 7, 1941, 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians lost their lives. 12 American warships and 188 aircraft were also lost.

Today, Oahu is home to some of the world's best surfing, and is also the travel hub to the rest of the world, with Hawaii's main international airport being found in Honolulu. 5 million outside visitors pass through Oahu every year.