The pool at Embassy Suites by Hilton Kapolei on Oahu
The pool at Embassy Suites by Hilton Kapolei on O’ahu

Best hotels and resorts on O‘ahu

Choose to stay close to family-friendly attractions at Kapolei, in a luxury property at Kahala, or at Turtle Bay on the North Shore

Embassy Suites Kapolei

Close to family-friendly attractions such as Wet’n’Wild Hawai‘i and Coral Crater Adventure Park, Embassy Suites by Hilton O‘ahu Kapolei has a pool, spa and two eateries – casual American diner Sprigs Grille and Japanese sushi restaurant and bar, Takumi. Hot breakfast is also included, as well as a free grocery delivery service. It’s also just 10 minutes’ drive from ‘Ewa Villages Golf Course and the Paradise Cove Lū‘au, and the hotel offers a free shuttle bus service to select beaches.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

In a prestigious residential area in East Honolulu, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has a beachfront pool, cultural activities, a spa, gym and several restaurants, including the acclaimed Hoku’s. It runs a shuttle bus to Waikīkī, just 10-15 minutes’ drive away.

The pool area at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu 1
The pool area at Turtle Bay Resort on O’ahu

Turtle Bay Resort

The refurbished Turtle Bay Resort, at Kahuku on the North Shore, has a terraced pool deck, two championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio, a spa, gym and tennis courts. Other experiences offered include surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling, kayaking, Segway tours, horse riding, whale watching, bike rentals, helicopter tours and cultural activities.

Courtyard by Marriott O‘ahu
North Shore

Courtyard by Marriott O‘ahu North Shore is an alcohol-free resort in the country town of La’ie, which is home to a beautiful temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has a large Mormon population. It has a 7,400sq m pool with a waterfall and a spa.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Disney also has a family-friendly resort at Ko Olina — a resort area on the leeward (west) side of the island, around 50 minutes’ drive from Waikīkī. Walt Disney imagineers worked with local artisans and cultural experts to create Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. It has pools, waterslides, a kids’ club, character appearances and cultural activities such as ‘ukulele lessons and fire pit storytelling, as well as activities such as sunrise yoga on the beach and a gym.

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