Honolulu is the capital city of Oahu and is the cultural, industrial, commercial, and governmental center of Hawaii, with Waikiki Beach the epicenter of the tourist industry. It is a thriving world-class city, with nearly one million people in its metropolitan area Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s easy to understand why – there’s so much to do on Oahu!
With Waikiki as a central hub, you can explore the legendary North Shore of Oahu one day, and spend the next day on the east side snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, a protected marine sanctuary with tons of colorful fish. Oahu offers just the right amount of diversity for the adventurous as well as the cautious visitor. Thrill seekers can skydive at Mokuleia while daydreamers can relax peacefully on the beach. Exquisite dining and exciting nightlife also entice people to Oahu again and again.
Things to see and do
* Waikiki Beach
* Polynesian Cultural Center
* Sea Life Park
* Waimea Park
* USS Arizona Memorial
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar ($) (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 272.1 km²
Population – 876,156
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT/UTC minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 (USA) + 808
Port Location – The ship docks at Aloha Tower, which is in downtown Honolulu. Aloha Tower is approximately half way between the airport and Waikiki Beach.
Transport Links – The local bus service in Honolulu is called, with remarkable succinctness, TheBus. It runs intercity services to other parts of Oahu as well. Rental cars are available.
Honolulu International Airport is the main aviation gateway for the Hawaiian Islands. The airport's Main Terminal is served by most major American airlines from the mainland U.S, and by many international airlines from other countries around the Pacific Rim.