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Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu information

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighbourhood is its center for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Sites relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial.

Relaxing sun-swept sands, awe-inspiring sunsets, and balmy moonlit breezes mingle with dramatic terrain, heart-pumping surf, and spontaneous friendly energy. You’re on your way to the Aloha state.Honolulu delivers exactly what you expect of it – a sparkling crescent of colour, kitsch and curling surf. And if you grew up watching endless repeats of Blue Hawaii and Hawaii Five-O you'd be disappointed with anything else. Honolulu is one of the world's most striking cities, a long, slender strip of 400,000 people with beach out the front and a phalanx of extinct volcanoes out the back. It's also supremely easy to navigate (turn left at the beach, turn right at the beach) and has a thoughtful chain of ABC Stores sited every 20 metres, so you're never far from a beer, postcard or T-shirt. Someday all cities will be made this way. Book your flights and hotels now to start saving


Honolulu: Annual Weather Averages. August is the hottest month in Hawaii with an average temperature of 27°C (80°F) and the coldest is January at 23°C (73°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in July. The wettest month is November with an average of 124mm of rain.

When is the best time to fly to Honolulu?

Peak Season:

MIf you're planning a trip during peak season, make your hotel and rental car reservations as early as possible, expect crowds, and prepare to pay top dollar.

Off peak Season:

The off season, when the best rates are available and the islands are less crowded, is late spring (mid-Apr to early June) and fall (Sept to mid-Dec).