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Honolulu is Hawaii’s capital and largest city, nestled between stunning cliffs and beaches on the island of Oahu. This cosmopolitan city is home to everything from pristine beaches and volcanic landscapes to colourful cultures, trendy cafes, impressive street art and significant historic landmarks. Waikiki is the main tourist hub of Honolulu, which offers plenty of shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment opportunities, as well as the famous Waikiki Beach - a beautiful stretch of soft sands with great sunbathing spots, a promenade that makes for leisurely sunset strolls and a plethora of exciting water activities including swimming, surfing, sand combing and boogie boarding. Waikiki Beach is so awesome that it’s popularly visited and is therefore very touristy, so if you prefer less crowds, make your way to Halona Beach Cove; reached via a small hike, this peaceful coastal spot is simply stunning with dramatic vistas of steep sea cliffs, and it’s famous for shooting the film scene from the classic 1953 ‘From Here to Eternity’ movie. Brightsun Travel offers exclusive holidays to Honolulu all year round, at some of the island’s premier hotels and resorts.
Honolulu is an immense cultural hub with plenty of captivating attractions that allow you learn all about Hawaii. The Bishop Museum is a good place to start your exploration; it’s the largest history museum in Hawaii which has an extensive selection of Polynesian artefacts, documents, photos, a planetarium and captivating exhibits. Another excellent attraction is Iolani Palace, which was the residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs. This National Historic Landmark is one of the island’s most recognizable buildings and is now open as a museum that showcases original palace items and artefacts. Then there’s the Honolulu Museum of Art, which displays a collection of over 60,000 fine artworks, including Polynesian and European masterpieces. Finally, Pearl Harbour is worth discovering; it’s the largest harbour in Hawaii which is named after the numerous pearls that were once discovered within its waters. It’s a National Historic Landmark and active military base with several attractions that tell a moving story about the tragic attack on Pearl Harbour. Contact Brightsun Travel about our luxury holidays to Honolulu and look forward to many unforgettable experiences on your travels to this Hawaiian city.