A True Water Sports Paradise
Standing proudly on the island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu is the Hawaiian capital, meaning « a sheltered bay. » Spreading along the white sandy beaches and supported by the strong back of the volcanic mountains, it’s a real island paradise.
Honolulu’s most popular and famous district, Waikiki, features the stunning Waikiki Beach decorated with hundreds of surfboards, palms and lounge chairs. It’s also a center for the city’s nightlife and shopping, especially along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues.
As the most popular activities in Honolulu include surfing, snorkeling, canoeing and other water sports, it’s no surprise the city has a number of sandy beaches. Try Hanauma Bay, a crescent-shaped beach with rolling, green hills behind it.
For fans of hiking and exploring, nature awaits at Diamond Head Mountain, a volcanic tuff cone where you can admire the panoramic view of the city. There is also the Bishop Museum with the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and the Waikiki Aquarium with over 490 species of marine fauna and flora.
From hotels near Honolulu International Airport to hotels near the beach, Booking.com has plenty of properties, from cheap to luxury, for your Honolulu trip.