Kailua | A neighborhood overview.

The allure of this beach town, which is surrounded by the majestic cliffs of the Koolau Mountains and the crescent-shaped Kailua Bay, extends beyond its white sand.

 

Overview

Kailua, which means “two seas” or “two currents” in Hawaiian, is named after the island’s two lagoons or the two currents that pass through Kailua Bay. The steady trade winds make Kailua Beach a fantastic spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Kailua Beach Park has pure white beach and views of Moko nui, or “two islands,” an outlying island.

 

Kailua, located on Oahu’s Windward Side was once-sleepy village. It is now known for its beautiful beaches. The golden sands and blue waters of Kailua and Lanikai beaches are world-renowned, attracting thousands of visitors each year. However, the allure of this beach town, which is bordered by the majestic cliffs of the Koolau Mountains and the crescent-shaped Kailua Bay, extends beyond the sand. Kailua is home to some of the island’s greatest restaurants and stores. Historic attractions and hiking trails, as well as surf areas and farmer’s markets, are all in the vicinity. It contains the Islands’ largest wetland, which is home to four of the state’s rare and endangered waterbirds. The Kailua area has been a destination spot for famous celebs such as Beyonce & Jay-Z, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, and Barack Obama who had a winter house in Kailua. 

 

Kailua Beach Park, a water sports hub, and Kalama Beach Park, with its calm surf, are two long lengths of beach on Kailua Bay. The peaceful Lanikai Beach looks out over the tiny Mokulua Islands, which are teeming with birds. The Lanikai Pillbox Hike (Ka’iwa Ridge Trail) will take you on a path to historic military bunkers high above the ocean. Local produce is sold at the weekly Kailua Farmers’ Market. There are no high-rise hotels, huge resorts, or massive shopping complexes. Instead, you’ll find welcoming coffee shops, cozy bed-and-breakfasts, family-run eateries, and businesses where you’ll be greeted at the door by the friendly staff members.

Known For

Beaches

World renowned white sand beaches

Tight-Knit Community

Kailua has a great sense of community

Centrally located

Restaurants, boutiques, hiking trails, farmers markets

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