So why should your Hawaiian Vacation be on Oahu? I mean, there are 7 other major Hawaiian islands to choose from, right?
Well, lets start with some very important “decision-making” facts:
For one, Oahu, though only the third largest of all the Hawaiian islands, is the most densely-populated of all the islands in the State of Hawaii (home to 85% of the state’s population).
This is one of the reasons why there is always lots of things to do on Oahu, 5-star hotels and resorts, restaurants, and nightlife.
Oahu is also the home of Honolulu, the state capital of Hawaii, as well as the world-renowned Waikiki Beach, and the North Shore, where surfers from around the world come to ride the massive waves at the famous Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach.
As with most vacation destinations, June & July will be the most visited and most expensive months for travel to Oahu. The obvious reason being that this is when most families will elect to take a vacation since their kids will be out of school for summer break.
With that said, Waikiki and Honolulu will experience a large influx of tourist, which in turn raises the price of airfare and hotels.
One way to combat this if you are planning to travel to the island of Oahu during these months is to always be on the lookout for Oahu Private and Customized Tours that include flight and hotel (and possibly a rental car).
You want to do this since, because this is high-season, you don’t want to be running around Honolulu and Waikiki (especially during rush-hour traffic) only to find that a majority of the hotel chains are all booked up, leaving you to have to seek out and book with the less-than desirable hotels (a*k*a* a bed, in a room, on a street somewhere…).