Hawaii Condos: Fast Facts May 07, 1998 Share 1 -- The following fast facts provide useful information for agents selling the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii Population: 130,400. Principal Resort Areas: Resorts are primarily located on the Kohala Coast at Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea, however, there are condo units, older hotels and B&B's in the Kona area. Airports: Keahole airport (usually called the Kona airport) on the west coast of the island and Hilo airport on the east coast.Oahu Population: More than 863,100 -- about 80% of the state's population. Principal Resort Areas: Waikiki Beach has 175 hotels within a 1.5-square-mile beach zone. Airports: Honolulu airport -- West of Waikiki and Honolulu and near Pearl Harbor.Kauai Population: 54,200. Principal Resort Areas: Poipu, Coconut Coast and Kauai's North Shore. Airports: Lihue airport. Direct flights only from Oahu. Connecting flights must be made at Honolulu airport.Kahoolawe Kahoolawe is uninhabited and was once used for target practice by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, making the 45 square miles of Kahoolawe a barren landscape. Efforts are being made to clean up the unexploded shells, replace top soil and revegetate the island.Niihau Population: 230. This island is privately owned and used mostly for raising cattle. Visitor access is by invitation only via helicopter. Though the island is arid and does not receive much rainfall, it has the largest natural lake in Hawaii, Lake Halalii, which spans 182 acres. Legend says Niihau was the original home of the goddess Pele.