Kailua, HI, USA

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Kailua, HI, USA

Kailua vacation rentals

The laid-back Kama’aina lifestyle in Kailua

Called Kailua Town by residents, Kailua is a buzzing beach community where a laid-back lifestyle is the rule. If turquoise water and white sand on Oahu’s windward coast aren’t enough for you, jump into trendy boutiques, stop off at popular eateries, and hang out with the kama’aina (locals) at the Thursday evening farmers’ market. Distinctive ingredients put a twist on the island cuisine here, and unique boutiques offer treasures to commemorate your stay in any one of the Kailua vacation rentals.

Land and sea is all you need in Kailua

Surf, kitesurf, windsurf, or kayak are the best ways to explore this area. Kailua Beach is a reef-protected bay where beauty and safety reign supreme, so swimming and snorkeling are stress-free. Head out for a hike or a round of golf in this lush, green paradise. Take a picnic blanket, and enjoy local favorites as you listen to live music at the Kailua Farmers’ Market. If you’re a fan of the slower island pace, Kailua has the small-town vibe that delivers an authentic Hawaiian experience. Kailua vacation rentals offer the calm you crave and the family fun you want.

An Aloha adventure in Kailua

Water is the watchword here, and Lanikai Beach or Kalama Beach Park, the Kawai Nui Marsh wetlands, or Maunawili Falls may just float your boat. From stunning sunrises to spectacular sunsets, the 1-mile Lanikai Pillbox hike offers a sweeping panoramic view of land and sea from concrete bunkers, built between WWI and WWII as part of Oahu’s coastal defense system. And, within a stone’s throw of the shore, Moku Nui, Moku Iki, and Flat Island are a meditative mantra to while away the hours on the silky soft sand of Kailua Beach. Experience all the warmth and hospitality of the Aloha spirit at family-friendly Kailua vacation rentals.

A tropical paradise in Kailua

With an annual average temperature of 71°F, inching up to 80 or so in summer, any season is a good time to visit Kailua. Lush and tropical, passing showers in winter months won’t dissuade you from hanging loose under the sun, and coastal trade winds will temper any high humidity in summer. Keep in mind that high season in Hawaii runs from mid-December through March or mid-April, since snowbirds from colder climes like to wing their way to paradise at that time, though Kailua is still somewhat of an Oahu hideaway.

Kailua—a natural beauty

Located on the leeward side of the Nu’uanu Pali peak, crescent-shaped Kailua Bay is sheltered from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Crystal blue water and silky white sand invite visitors to come and stay awhile. Meaning heavenly sea in Hawaiian, Lanikai Beach is another mile-long stretch that is a favorite of many locals. Once the center of life for early Kailuans, the Kawai Nui Marsh is a protected wetland, providing a habitat to many wildlife species, and a peaceful trail. Hike in Maunawili Falls are the most accessible in Oahu and cascade 15 to 30 feet into a cool mountain pool.