Where to Stay in Oahu, Hawaii | Stay in the Best Resort Areas of Ko Olina, Waikiki, & North Shore



Waikiki isn’t the only place to stay in Oahu. Erica shares the best Oahu resort areas to stay because where to stay in Oahu is the first decision of your Hawaii Vacation.

The three main resort areas in Oahu are Ko Olina, North Shore’s Turtle Bay, and Waikiki. Some love Ko Olina’s lagoons while others don’t like the drive. Some don’t like the crowds of Waikiki while others love the action. You gotta find the place that is right for you and your travel partners. Here is everything you need to know about where to stay in Oahu.

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Royal Hawaiian (Oahu)
Sheraton Waikiki (Oahu)
Laylow (Oahu)
Marriott Ko Olina (Oahu)
Marriott Courtyard North Shore (Oahu)
Four Seasons Ko Olina
Turtle Bay Resort North Shore

Chapters for Where to Stay in Oahu, Hawaii
00:00 Intro
00:27 The best hotels in Waikiki
01:35 Where to Stay: Waikiki
04:31 Where to Stay: North Shore Turtle Bay
06:30 Where to Stay: Ko Olina

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26 comments

  1. Lived in Oahu off and on for three years (work related) Pearl Harbor first then Waikiki at Ali Wai Blvd and Olhana st. it was nice but was very glad to return to the mainland. Very expensive.

  2. Love your channel! Looking to stay for a month in a hawaii, but need to make sure WiFi is readily avaiable and high speed. Any recommendations? Oahu? Maui?

  3. Going 2nd week of May. Is there a nightlife during Covid-19? Or does everything close down before night time?

  4. Lots of great info. I would add that even if you don't stay at Alauni or Turtle Bay, stop and visit these places. They are spectacular!

  5. Been going to Waikiki since the 80s I would say the Austin Waikiki hotel on Kalakaua near the zoo near the park near the aquarium easy exit out of town

  6. What do you think of spending a couple days on the windward side ( Paradise Bay resort in Kaneohe)? We’re doing several days near diamond head and want to do three days on another spot in the island

  7. Going on a 3 month work trip. Most likely staying in Ko Olina but looking forward to traveling while I am there. Nice information 👍🏼

  8. Waikiki/Honolulu. Waikiki is where most visitors to Oahu stay, and for good reasons.
    North Shore. Oahu's fabled North Shore is known for the huge waves that draw surfers from all over the world, a more laid-back vibe, and local shops and farms

  9. Was just there when you were. We stayed at the Princess Sheraton, great spot and price point in Waikiki. Northshore was wet and muddy from heavy rain, however the sun was out and turtle bay was amazing. Snorkeling was great! The Polynesian culture center is a must when on the north shore!

  10. Ko Olina is definitely sunnier. I left waikiki in the rain, went to ko olina and it was sunny, then went to north shore and it was raining.

  11. It's weird after having done months of research for our trip, to watch your videos after we got back (this morning) and say "wow, we were just there yesterday!" Great video guys

  12. I love all of the videos you guys post. What equipment and software do you use to take and edit your film? You guys take a lot of dynamic footage from land, water, and air. Amazing job!

  13. GREAT VIDEO! We’ll be shopping on Waikiki for sure. Just do a day trip and head back to Maui

  14. i love this channel! you're such an adorable family, and seem to give great advice for all different types of visitors. trying really hard to come to hawaii for my first time in september, and your videos just get me so excited! <3 <

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