Destination guide

Lose all your worries in wonderful Malaekahana Bay

White, sandy beaches, palm trees, and a lush mountainous backdrop—idyllic Malaekahana Bay has everything you'd expect and want of a typical Hawaiian beach destination. And in the nearby town of Laie you can experience all the wonderful traditions of Polynesian culture. What's more, a Malaekahana Bay vacation rental makes an ideal base to explore the spectacular beaches and wildlife and forest reserves of northeast Oahu. With its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and laid-back vibe, Malaekahana Bay offers the perfect respite from all the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Things to do

Malaekahana Bay: where you can taste the Polynesian flavor

There's a certain Polynesian charm that's hard to resist. That's why the fantastic Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see. This 42-acre open-air park highlights the traditions and habitats of native Polynesians via several villages. Be sure to catch the colorful canoe pageant featuring traditional dances and dress, as well as the extravagant Ali'i Luau. If you've ever fancied the cowboy life, then the Gunstock Ranch is for you. Whether you're an experienced rider or getting up in the saddle for the first time, you're sure to enjoy your adventure through the Ko'olau Mountain Range.


Everyone gets their fill in Malaekahana Bay

Let's be honest. If you've come to Hawaii, you've come for the beaches. Luckily enough, Malaekahana Bay has a great one. Long, white, and sandy, it's perfect for beach walks, ball games, and soaking up some rays. It offers good bodyboarding and surfing conditions, especially in the winter when the surf is up. Don't worry though, there's a lot more to do off the beach. Golfers can get a round in at 2 nearby courses, and hikers can trek lush trails in Pupukea-Paumalu Forest Reserve. Nature lovers can also get their fill at the James Campbell Wildlife Refuge.


Sun, sea and surf: what else do you need?

There's never a bad time to visit Malaekahana. Its subtropical climate means it's warm all year round with average temperatures ranging from 74 to 88 with moderate humidity during the day. And while it may rain regularly, you'll likely only experience light showers, so a small umbrella will do you fine. One of Oahu's biggest draws is its warm waters, with average ocean temperatures in the mid to high 70s. Because of its extraordinary climate, there's never a bad time to book a Malaekahana vacation rental.

Natural features

Moku'auia Island: turtle spotting on a hidden gem

You don't have to venture far from your Malaekahana vacation rental to find one of Oahu's many hidden gems. Lying off the south end of Malaekahana bay is the small Moku'auia Island, also known as Goat Island. If you're up for exploring this secluded island you can swim over or, when it's low tide, just wade through the shallow water. Along its craggy shores and lithified dunes, you might be lucky enough to spot a green sea turtle or two. There's also a seabird nesting area, although it's off limits to people.

Can I find a vacation rental around Malaekahana?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 662 vacation rentals near Malaekahana. From 321 Houses to 32 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Malaekahana for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Malaekahana?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Malaekahana. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Honolulu: 3,403 vacation rentals
  • Kailua: 3,373 vacation rentals
  • Kapolei: 834 vacation rentals
  • Hauula: 601 vacation rentals
  • North Shore: 708 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Malaekahana! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Malaekahana?

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

  • Honolulu: 3,403 rentals
  • Kailua: 3,373 rentals
  • Kapolei: 834 rentals
  • Hauula: 601 rentals
  • Haleiwa: 714 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Malaekahana?

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

  • Kailua Beach: 3,473 rentals
  • Polynesian Cultural Center: 744 rentals
  • Banzai Pipeline: 866 rentals
  • Pupukea Beach Park: 878 rentals
  • Waikele Premium Outlets: 4,482 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Malaekahana listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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