Where to stay in Hawaii
Waikiki enjoys enduring popularity, and why wouldn't you want to stay with travellers from all over the world in this renowned destination? It's got a unique vibrancy and lively ambience and offers budget accommodation and big names alike. In fact, Waikiki has a variety of accommodation styles, but perhaps the most recognised are the high-rise waterfront hotels of premier brands like Hyatt, Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, and Outrigger.
Waikiki beach at sunrise.
Oahu North Shore
With a laidback charm, Oahu North Shore is almost the opposite of bustling, vibrant Waikiki. This is a picturesque place of tropical gardens and beach-loving lifestyle. The accommodation ranges from cottages to bed and breakfasts, beachside bungalows and luxury resorts, so you'll find everything from high-end getaways to nature-based retreats. Your itinerary and budget will be well-catered for here.
Surf's up at Oahu North Shore.
The Big Island
When it comes to staying on the Big Island, there are two major destinations that you may gravitate towards: Kailua-Kona on the west side, and Hilo on the east. Kailua-Kona offers a vast selection of accommodation and access to all the beaches, cultural sites, and activities. Meanwhile, Hilo has a less extensive accommodation array, but it's close to the popular Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Alii Drive in the town of Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
Maui offers a huge range of accommodation, from budget motels to bed and breakfasts, eco-retreats, and five-star resorts. Most of the luxury options are situated on the west coast near Kaanapali, while South Maui also offers a number of major resorts. Whichever area you choose, you're sure to have almost immediate access to the spectacular beaches for which Maui is renowned.
South Maui beach at sunset, Maui, Hawaii.
Kauai boasts three regions to choose from when it comes to staying on the island, but wherever you pick, you'll be pretty much guaranteed great beaches and lush green scenery. The North Shore tends to house upmarket accommodation, the Coconut Coast offers more affordable options, while the South Side features hotels and a selection of holiday rentals.
Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii.