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Around the Island: Kailua

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

Kailua, Oahu: A Charming Beachside Community in Hawaii

  1. Breathtaking Beaches: Kailua, situated on the eastern coast of Oahu, is known for its world-famous beaches. The powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters of Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach attract visitors and residents alike. Parking can be tight at these beaches, so arrive early, or be patient!

  2. Water Sports Paradise: Kailua is a water sports enthusiast's dream. You can enjoy activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kiteboarding in its calm and scenic waters.

  3. Small-Town Atmosphere: Despite its popularity, Kailua has managed to maintain a small-town charm. The local shops, cafes, and boutiques along Kailua's main street offer a quaint and welcoming atmosphere. Think relaxed, local beach town.

  4. Outdoor Adventures: The nearby Ko'olau Mountains provide opportunities for hiking and exploring the lush, tropical rainforests, and ridges. Looking for a list of bucket list hikes on Oahu? Click here.

  5. Excellent School System: Kailua offers access to quality educational institutions, both public and private, making it a great place for families with children.

  6. Community Events: The town hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a strong sense of community among residents. Make sure to check out the Kailua Farmer’s Market every Saturday!

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