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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What is the time difference from the continental US?
- Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during this period (March through November).
Where is the main airport on Oahu?
- Oahu’s main airport is Honolulu International Airport (HNL). HNL is also Hawaii’s major airport, serving as the entry point for most of Hawaii’s visitors.
Do I need a car to get around Oahu?
- If you’re planning to stay in Waikiki, you can get around by shuttle, tour bus, taxi, or Hawaii’s excellent public transportation system. But to really experience Oahu outside of Waikiki, you should consider renting a car.
Where are the major hotel and resort areas on Oahu?
- Most Oahu resorts and hotels can be found in Waikiki. You can also find one luxury resort in east Honolulu (The Kahala Hotel & Resort), one on the North Shore (Turtle Bay Resort) and one on the Leeward Coast in the Ko Olina Resort area (J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa).