Honolulu Island Vacations

Honolulu Island Vacations
As one of the more popular destinations in the Hawaii islands, Honolulu boasts many luxury resorts and activities to pick from while on vacation. Located on O'ahu, you can choose between several golf courses, surf and scuba diving, native culture, shopping or just lounging on the beach.


Take a tour. When in Honolulu there is so much to see and do in the area that it can by overwhelming. To get an idea of what's in and around the city, book a tour and see a little bit of everything or pick a certain activity you are interested in and tour it specifically. An example might be a tour of the nearby rain forest area and hidden caves or to old craters and lava flow. No matter what your choice, a tour is a good way to experience something you are interested in while letting someone else worry about all of the logistics.

Discover Hawaii Tours
955 Waimanu St.
Honolulu, HI 96814


There are quite a few courses on the island of O'ahu, and several in Honolulu. The Ala Wai Golf Course, Waialae Country Club and Hawaii Kai Golf Course are the main courses in the area. Waialae Country Club and Hawaii Kai Golf Course offer golf with an ocean view, while the Ala Wai Golf Course is slightly inland behind the hotel high rises. Hawaii Kai has two 18-hole courses, one of which is a par 3. Prices range from around $50 for the par 3 to $100 for the championship course. The Waialae Country Club is a private course, so you will need to know someone to get in, however, if you do the effort will be worth it. This course is a par 70 with the challenges of doglegs in both directions, wind from the ocean, and more than 80 bunkers. The Ala Wai Golf Course is also a par-70 course open to the public at a cost of $50 for weekday or weekend play, and as a bonus that includes a golf cart rental. The course is considered one of the busiest in the world and is located right in Honolulu's downtown area.

Hawaii Kai Golf Course
8902 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96825-2821
(808) 395-2358

Waialae Country Club
4997 Kahala Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816-5499
(808) 734-2151

Ala Wai Golf Course
404 Kapahulu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815-3887
(808) 739-1901

The Beach

Even if you are on the islands for other reasons, you really need to stop and realize where you are.
When you have a break from your other activities, make sure you go to Waikiki to enjoy the ocean and watch the waves. If you are the adventurous type, take a surfing lesson or try your hand at scuba diving. You can rent ocean kayaks or boats that can take you out into the Pacific for a little sport fishing fun. However, no matter how you spend your time on the island, remember to use sunscreen.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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