Each year 4.6 million tourists visit Oahu, of whom 3.2 million stay exclusively on Oahu. Another 780,000 tourists visit the Big Island; 800,000 visit Maui; and 530,000 go to Kauai. All tourists come through Oahu because the major airport and deepwater port are there. This is the most thorough guide to the island available, with candid hotel reviews based on personal inspections. Lavish beachfront resorts, rainforest B&Bs, condos, and much more are covered.
The Windward Coast is a natural paradise. The world-class Kahala Hotel and Resort is here, some of the world's favorite beaches, Diamond Head, gorgeous Kahala Beach and Wai`alae Beach Park. Then there is Hanauma Bay State Park and the Halona Blow Hole. Other spectacular natural attractions are Makapu`u Head (home to the Makapu`u Lighthouse) and then Sea Life Park, Waimanalo Bay, home to O`ahu's longest sandy beach, and then the busy town of Kailua, which has shopping, great dining and lots of water activities.