Bellows AFB BeachThe military lodging options on the island of Oahu in Hawaii are practically endless. Most servicemen know about the Hale Koa the 5 star military resort right on Waikiki beach, but there are other military places to stay too. On our most recent trip to Oahu we decided to skip the Hale Koa and stay on the east side of Oahu at Bellows AFB.

Bellows AFB is an air force recreation area with several types of lodging options. If you are trying to stick to a budget this is a great place to stay. For just $12 a night you can tent camp on base. The tents spaces offer no electricity. For $30 a night you can stay in one of there rustic cabins. The rustic cabins are tiny cabins without linens, but they do have 6 hours of electricity a day. There are 8 brand new beach front units that are air conditioned with 2 bedrooms starting at $110 a night. Bellows also has individual beach cabins.

Bellows AFB Beach CabinWe opted to stay in one of Bellows AFB’s ocean front cabins for $95 a night. Our cabin had 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a full kitchen, and small living room. These cabins are old, but the beach front location can’t be beat. From our cabin in the mornings we could watch the sun rise and set each day. They only provide enough coffee for one morning, but you can stroll along the beach there at Turtle Cove down to the shopette and get coffee and anything else you might need. They also have a Subway there.