Guide to Hawaii Military Resorts and Recreational Lodging

Photo: Hale Koa

Hawaii is the perfect destination for a military vacation! You can find military resorts all over Oahu and on Kauai and the Big Island.

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The Hale Koa, one of four Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs), is the most well-known military hotel in Hawaii. It is also the only military hotel on Waikiki Beach.

Hale Koa Hotel (Oahu)

Photo: Hale Koa

Bellows is an Air Force resort located along a beautiful stretch of Waimanalo Beach on Oahu’s eastern (windward) side. The facility offers a range of lodging options to suit every budget and travel style.

Bellows Air Force Station (Oahu)

Photo: Bellows AFS

Further north along the windward side of Oahu is Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) on Kaneohe Bay. Enjoy all of the MWR facilities on the base, including the Marina, Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center and more.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Lodging (Oahu)

Photo: Kaneohe Klipper golf course

Barber’s Point Beach Cottages (Oahu)

These two- and three-bedroom cottages are located on White Plains and Nimitz Beaches, on the southwestern side of Oahu. They are fully furnished with kitchens and washer/dryer.

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This Army resort, located on Pokai Bay Beach, is in Waianae, a non-touristy area on the west side of Oahu. It’s perfect for low-key R&R and unforgettable sunsets!

Pililaau Army Recreation Center (Oahu)

Photo: U.S. Army

Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands Beach Cottages (Kauai)

This beautiful island has incredible beaches, canyons, waterfalls, and hiking. It’s a great destination for families who love outdoor adventures, and there are many thing to do on Kauai with kids.

Photo: Michael Scott

Offers the unique experience of staying in a tropical rain forest on 52 acres right in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNC), one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks.

Kilauea Military Camp (Hawaii Island)

Photo: Kilauea Military Camp

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