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A real Oahu paradise on Waimanalo Beach

When you think of a tropical paradise, you are likely thinking about Waimanalo Beach. Flaunting cotton-white sands and groves of lonely ironwood trees on the south-west side of rugged Oahu, this mountain-backed stretch of pristine coastline is where the travel brochures go to get their Hawaii money shot. It's easy to see why with the lapping Pacific glowing turquoise against the shore, the volcanic peaks with their green forests glimmering above, and the soft salt breezes rolling in around the clock. When it comes to Waimanalo Beach vacation rentals, there's everything on offer, from beachfront villas to luxury condos with bubbling hot tubs.

Things to do

Sea life galore in Waimanalo Beach

One of the reasons so many people make the hop over the Koolau Mountains from Honolulu to Waimanalo is the acclaimed Sea Life Park Hawaii. This multi-pool aquarium and wildlife center is packed with splashing sea lions and bottlenose dolphins. You can strike items off of your bucket list by swimming with the majestic mammals or spend your day learning all about the unique underwater fauna of the Pacific Ocean. There's enough to keep the whole family busy just steps from all of the Waimanalo Beach vacation rentals on offer.


Wallowing on Waimanalo Beach

Grab a book, set up the hammock and unwind in one of the salt-washed Waimanalo Beach vacation rentals. No one could blame you – that's precisely what this Pacific-side corner of Oahu is best for: relaxing. But it's not all R&R with the sound of the waves in the background – there are also stunning panoramic lighthouse treks around the rocky headlands in the area, as well as forest walks and volcano hikes. There are whale-watching and dolphin encounters to be had in the marine parks. There's loads of activities to do every hour of the day, if you choose to take a break from your relaxation!


Enjoy Waimanalo Beach all year

Year-round temperatures that sit comfortably in the 80s mean that Oahu is always attracting travelers from the continental US. That's particularly true in the midwinter months, when those trying to escape the snows and rains come in search of Waimanalo Beach vacation rentals in order to give them that winter hit of sun, sand and sea. Smaller crowds and more affordable deals pop up in months like April, May, August and November, while June and July weather is usually the driest times of all.

Natural features

Waimanalo Beach is a seascape to remember

Waimanalo Beach has everything you'd want from a Hawaiian paradise. Long, soft stretches of sugar-white sand merge with a sky blue ocean, all shrouded by the rugged rises of the Koolau Mountains and their patches of forest above. The coast to the south gives way to the craggy cliffs of Makapuu Point, where black-rock coves come dotted with salty waves and patches of green seaside meadow. Dolphins, whales, sea lions and more all inhabit the waters here, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to spot them all.

Can I find a vacation rental around Waimanalo Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,163 vacation rentals near Waimanalo Beach. From 417 Houses to 54 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Waimanalo Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Waimanalo Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Waimanalo Beach:

  • Waikiki: 2,531 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Honolulu: 232 vacation rentals
  • Lanikai: 119 vacation rentals
  • Hawaii Kai: 3,209 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis: 1,793 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Waimanalo Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Waimanalo Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kailua Beach: 3,451 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Head State Monument: 2,806 vacation rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: 3,430 vacation rentals
  • Ala Moana Center: 3,986 vacation rentals
  • Hawaii Convention Center: 3,970 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waimanalo Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Waimanalo Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 417 Houses in Waimanalo Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waimanalo Beach include:

  • Cottages: 54 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 54 rentals available
  • Villas: 50 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waimanalo Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,107 vacation rentals with pool available in Waimanalo Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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