Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Beach, and Honolulu Zoo. University of Hawaii at Manoa and Ala Moana Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ho'aloha Park and Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Royal-Moana Beach and Waikiki Beach Walk. Royal Hawaiian Center and International Market Place are also within 10 minutes.
With direct access to the beach, this Waikiki resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Kuhio Beach Park, International Market Place, and Honolulu Zoo.
Located in Ala Moana, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal-Moana Beach, Hawaii Convention Center, and Ala Moana Center. Magic Island and Ala Moana Beach Park are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Waikiki, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal-Moana Beach, Hawaii Convention Center, and Ala Moana Center. Magic Island and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Waikiki, this beachfront resort is in the city center, just steps from Royal-Moana Beach, Waikiki Beach, and International Market Place. Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Queen Kapiʻolani Regional Park and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Diamond Head.
Located in Western Honolulu, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Navy Marine Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of USS Arizona Memorial and Aloha Stadium. Keʻehi Lagoon Beach Park and Moanalua Gardens are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Waikiki, this hotel is steps from Royal-Moana Beach and Honolulu Zoo. Waikiki Beach and Waikiki Aquarium are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Lahaina, this beachfront condo resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kahekili Beach, Whalers Village, and Kaanapali Beach. Black Rock is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away. Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station is 16 minutes by foot.
Located in Lahaina, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps from Whalers Village and Kaanapali Beach. Black Rock is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away. Lahaina Sugar Cane Train Kaanapali Landing Station is 29 minutes by foot.
Although Hawaii is the “youngest” of the 50 United States, this lively archipelago boasts a rich history along with modern luxury and some good clean fun in the sun. While most travellers find Hawaii accommodation on one island and explore every beach and canyon it has to offer, we say go beach-hopping, because more is more. From the monuments in Honolulu and the wilderness preserves of Kauai to the seaside volcanoes of Hawaii (aka “The Big Island”), you won’t be lacking exciting activities or opportunities to be blissfully lazy.
Don’t be fooled by the rugged cliffs and secluded lagoons. You can take your pick from numerous hotels in Hawaii’s eight main islands, ranging from simple beach bungalows to luxurious resorts. To soak in some maritime history in Oahu, book accommodation near Pearl Harbor, which is within walking distance to several museums and memorials, as well as Aloha Stadium.
Most travellers start in Honolulu—on the island of Oahu—a city with easy airport access, fascinating local and national history, and delicious eats all along the beachfront streets of Waikiki. We’re talking everything from juicy burgers to fresh seafood and mai tais galore—mai tai, your tai, everybody’s tai! A couple of islands to the east, Maui owns the bragging rights to Haleakala Crater, the rim of which sports unbeatable views of the surrounding forest. Just don’t fall in! When you can peel yourself away from Maui’s Ho’okipa Beach, remind yourself that bigger isn’t always better in Hawaii (just ask the indigenous fiery skipper butterfly). Still, the Big Island is a must-see; pack for a hike so you can visit the Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo and the Volcanoes National Park on the island’s southern coast. After that, if you’re not quite ready to trade togs for real clothes, float on over to Kauai, northwest of Oahu. This hibiscus-shaped island is dotted with accommodation in Hawaii’s secluded rainforests, where you can fall asleep to the sound of waterfalls.
While many islands have their own airport, Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is close to beautiful Hawaii hotels and welcomes heaps of intercontinental flights every day. Car hire (especially if you book it with Wotif) is a winning option if you’re not planning to visit multiple islands on one holiday. Rail service is available in Oahu and buses run through all the main islands. Otherwise, you can hail a cab and explore all the top neighbourhoods on foot. To hop from island to island, catch a ferry and enjoy the views as you float by…but first you’ve got to book those flights to Hawaii!
With very little variation in its gorgeous weather, Hawaii is a great choice year-round, but the busiest time is June through to August. If you like, skip the tourist crowds but not the festivals, which fill the island state’s calendar from the Honolulu Festival in March to Kauai’s Festival of Lights in December.
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Hotels in Hawaii start at NZ$250 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.