Destination: Honolulu, United States of America

The perfect beach holiday

Honolulu is famous for its beachfront high-rises, resorts, Hawaiian music, luaus, culture & delicious food.

For first time visitors, Fareferret recommends staying in the city for at least 4 nights to explore all that the city has to offer.

Top things to do & places to visit

Diamond Head
An iconic dormant volcano that is home to hiking trails as well as remains of historical military fortifications.

Pearl Harbor Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor commemorates the 1941 attack and marks the resting place of over 1,100 sailors & marines killed on USS Arizona on 7 December 1941.

Bishop Museum
A museum that showcases a remarkable array of natural history & cultural exhibits. Often ranked as the world’s finest Polynesian anthropological museum.

Waikiki Beach
No visit to Honolulu is complete without a visit to iconic Waikiki Beach, a picturesque beach located in the heart of Honolulu.

Where to stay

Waikiki Beach
The most famous area of Oahu, featuring the iconic Waikiki Beach and a wide variety of high-rise resorts.

Diamond Head
Located on the eastern end of Waikiki, Diamond Head is a small region filled with parks, walking trails & outdoor gyms. Perfect for travellers looking to stay in a quieter area compared to Waikiki.

North Shore
The home of some of Hawaii’s most pristine beaches, snorkelling, turtles & surfer town vibes. During winter, the North Shore is the ultimate surfer’s paradise.

West Side
Renowned for its clear waters and is one of the spots on Oahu where you can go snorkelling with turtles. The West Side is also a great surfing spot.

Ala Moana
Located on the western end of Waikiki, renowned for having the largest outdoor shopping mall in the USA.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Honolulu to avoid the crowds is between February – May or September – November. The peak season for travel is between December – January & June – August (higher prices apply for most hotels over these months).

Getting to Honolulu

Honolulu’s international airport offers direct flights to most major international cities.

Extend your holiday

Honolulu is the perfect gateway to the other famous Hawaiian islands. Stay in Honolulu for a few nights before going island-hopping (by air) to the islands of Maui, Kauai & Hawaii (also known as the Big Island).

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