Known as the “Gathering Place,” the Hawaiian island of Oahu is home to the state capital and iconic sightseeing spots. Waikiki is a popular beach destination for dining and nightlife, while Hanauma Bay is a top place for sunbathing and snorkeling. Oahu is also home to Diamond Head, a dormant volcano, and Pearl Harbor, the home of the USS Arizona Memorial.
Beach view of Diamond Head in Oahu (Photo: Roderick Eime via flickr)
Whether traveling as a couple or family, online booking sites make it easier than ever to find package deals to Oahu. TravelMag has compared some of the most popular sites to find those that offer the best discounted travel bundles. We’ve highlighted our two top choices, as well as a tour-booking site, below.
TravelMag found that Priceline regularly has deals on family vacation packages to Oahu. They have nearly 400 properties to choose from throughout the island, including at Aulani, a Disney Resor. When booking in advance, Priceline had savings of up to $500 for a family of four traveling from Los Angeles to Oahu. Those planning a last minute trip should check Priceline as well, as there may be savings of up to $300 per person. We encourage reading the policies before booking, so you know whether you can modify or cancel a reservation if need be.
WExpedia is TravelMag’s top choice to check for cheap vacations to Oahu. They generally have discounted rates on hotel rooms, but it’s the Deal of the Day that can offer up big savings. A couple traveling from NYC to Oahu could find a deal that includes 4 nights at a 5-star hotel and free flights! While most hotels do not offer all-inclusive vacation packages, Expedia makes it easy to bundle all your travel necessities and browse different properties for your preferred amenities. Expedia’s customer service is available 24/7 to assist with any booking questions.
Whether you have 45 minutes or 7 hours to explore, Viator features many tours of Oahu’s top sites to choose from. The Chief’s Luau has over 70 5-star reviews and is $95 per person, with free cancellation. Water activities include a Catamaran Sail and Snorkel, an Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure or a Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise. Several operators offer guided tours of the Pearl Harbor memorial site as well. You can even explore the filming location of Jurassic Park with a Kualoa Ranch ATV Adventure!