Known as the Gathering Place, Oahu may be number three in size among its fellow islands in the Hawaiian chain, but it is first in population. Nearly 900,000 people share Oahu's 600 square miles of mountains and beaches - that's a full three-quarter of the state's population. Almost half live in the bustling city of Honolulu and nearby resort town of Waikiki. Oahu is also the most visited of all the Hawaiian islands, at approximately 4.5 to 4.7 million visitors annually - that's approximately half of all the visitors to the state each year.
Oahu is primarily defined by the state capital of Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the world-famous Waikiki Beach. These areas host thousands of tourists daily.
By most accounts Oahu weather is wonderful, accommodations are varied, shopping options suit practically every budget and its beaches are beyond breathtaking. It's fair to say the island attracts visitors from around the world.
Honolulu is the state's capital and major financial center. It is also home to the main campus of the University of Hawaii.
About the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
While most Oahu tourists and residents crowd Honolulu, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina gives you a reason to venture to an under-the-radar part of the island. The Four Seasons’ first Oahu hotel is making the less-developed west side a hot destination for those in search of a pristine paradise — to the north, you’ll find Lanikuhonua nature preserve and to the south, Ko Olina Lagoons, four picturesque beach coves.
Recently the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina received a Condé Nast Reader's Choice award and was rated #4 in hotels throughout Hawaii, beating out the Four Seasons Maui and Lanaii.
Deemed a sacred place, Ko Olina was a vacation spot for King Ka’mehameha. And it remains fit for royalty: Pacific, lagoon and pool vistas abound throughout the property, from most of the rooms to the restaurants; beautiful outdoor spaces invite you to linger and take in said views; a destination spa delivers Hawaiian-inspired therapies; and five restaurants cater to every taste (seafood, Italian, Asian, casual fare, café offerings).