Holidaymakers looking for a great place to stay in Hawaii need look no further than Punaluu on the island of Oahu. Located on the north east of the island, this beautiful resort offers with wonderful views and many fabulous things to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, campgrounds and B&Bs.
Punaluu offers a wonderful place for holidaymakers away from the crowds of Waikiki, here they can relax on the wonderful sandy beaches and soak up the sun. The sea is warm and inviting for swimmers, whilst other watersports available include fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, wind surfing, jet skiing and sailing. Golfers will find several courses in the island including the nine-hole Kahuku Golf Course, which is about 10 miles away. There are some beautiful scenic places along the coast and further inland for tourists to explore by hiking, cycling or horse riding. Other popular activities here include tennis, mountain biking, climbing, caving and paragliding. Self catering holidaymakers will find stores in and around Punaluu, where they can buy food, drink and other provisions. There are restaurants and bars in the area offering a good choice of delicious local and international food.
Holidaymakers staying in Punaluu are conveniently close to many excellent attractions. For example Laie is just 10 minutes away and features interesting places such as the Polynesian Cultural Center. The state capital Honolulu is approximately 45 minute’s drive from Punaluu and here tourists can visit fabulous attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium. Holidaymakers might like to visit the beautiful gardens of Honolulu too like the Foster Botanical Garden. There are several museums and galleries here like the Honolulu Museum of Art and The Bishop Museum that are well worth a visit.
Hawaii has only two seasons, summer from May to September and winter from October to April. However, the temperatures do not vary too much with average highs of about 29 to 30 degrees centigrade in the summer and 24 to 25 degrees in the winter. June and July are generally the driest months of the year. Visitors should pack warmer clothing if they intend to head up in to the mountains on the Big Island.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is approximately 45 minute’s drive from Punaluu. Flights arrive in Honolulu from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Sydney (SYD) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) amongst others. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are car rental firms represented at Honolulu Airport. Visitors from Europe can fly to Los Angeles and get a connecting flight to Honolulu. Flights from Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow, Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) fly direct to Los Angeles.