Kailua Travel Guide

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Kailua Overview

Kailua is most definitely a beach town. Sitting on the eastern side of the island of Oahu, Kailua is mostly a residential area. There is a small business district located in the central downtown area where small shopping can be down.

However, one does not go to Kailua without visiting Kailua Beach. The two mile beach has been ranked a number one beach in the past and repeatedly makes the best beaches list for its impeccable beauty and steady trade winds. The steady breeze here makes this an excellent spot to give wind surfing a try. On lite wind days, its one of the best places for kayaking or stand up paddling in Hawaii. Kayaking to Flat Island or the Mokulua Island, sea-bird sanctuaries, is a favorite past time for locals and visitors alike.

There is a bike path leading from Kailua Beach Park, to Lankai Beach, about three miles. This is a great way to see the beaches and parks without dealing with parking. Bike, kayak, windurf and other rentals can be picked up at the shop near the beach, kailuasailboards.com (130 Kailua Rd.) They also have showers, lockers and parking.

Other thing to take note of would be Lanikai Beach and the Marine Corp Base located not too far from the town.

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