Sure sun-lashed Oahu, of which Honolulu is the capital, is a bit of a schlepp from anywhere. However, when it comes to finding an island that has it all – spectacular beaches, some of the world’s best surfing spots, protected marine life, history (Pearl Harbor, anyone?), culture, scenic hiking trails, ono grinds (good eats) and a buzzing nightlife scene – "the heart of Hawaii" delivers. And then some.
And wherever you choose to explore, rest assured that friendly locals are waiting to greet you with a warm “aloha”.
Read the guide here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/port-guides/honolulu-cruise-port-guide/