Neighborhoods

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    Local Spots

    Kalapawai Market

    Kalapawai is an iconic brand and a family business built from a historic site and paying homage to our plantation-era, corner-store heritage.

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    Local Eats

    Kailua’s only waterfront restaurant is the home of a wicked house mai tai—an all-rum trifecta of Bacardi light and dark with a float of Myers’s.

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    Beaching It

    Lanikai Beach

    It is not only described as "most beautiful" of all Oahu beaches, but Lanikai Beach ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. 

Kailua

Nestled on the eastern coastline of the Ko’olau Mountains and near the Kaneohe Marine Corp Base, you will find Kailua - your postcard perfect, quintessential beach town. Some of the island’s most beautiful and loved beaches stretch along Kailua Bay.  Kailua Beach Park is a wind and kite surfer’s paradise, while the tender waves at Kalama Beach Park, host surf competitions for local keiki. The clear waters of picturesque Lanikai Beach give access to the famous Mokulua (twin) Islands, while the hiking trails above feature the Lanikai Pillboxes and stunning views from the Ka’iwa Ridge Trail.  Kailua’s charming village lifestyle is sprinkled with beachy boutiques, local brewery tasting rooms, and multiple vibrant farmers’ markets.  Known for being a very “walkable and bikeable” community, Kailua is a truly an island gem. 

" I  WASN'T BORN AT THE BEACH, BUT I GOT HERE AS FAST AS I COULD"

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    Local Spots

    Haleiwa Joe's Haiku Gardens

    Ask anyone in Hawaii where you can get remarkable food and fabulous ambiance while dressed in beachwear, and you will likely end up at here.

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    Local Eats

    Fresh Catch

    Counter-service seafood deli specializing in local Hawaiian dishes like poke, furikake ahi & salmon.

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    Boating It

    Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

    This must-see natural attraction offers snorkeling, turtle sightings and soothing views. You just have to get there.

Kaneohe

Kaneohe overlooks Kaneohe Bay, which offers all sorts of activities including fishing, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, or going out to the famous sandbar to just float around and enjoy the day with friends. Residents are also just minutes away from local landmarks like Chinaman's Hat and some of the world's most gorgeous beaches.

Kaneohe has three golf courses, a yacht club and marina, a community college, shopping mall, farmers markets, a district park, Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens, Hawaii Pacific University campus, and so much more for your kama'aina lifestyle. This town is steeped in Hawaiian history and traditions – a delightful rural community with natural beauty and cooling trade winds.

"IT DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THESE MAGICAL VIEWS"

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    Local Spots

    Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack

    Tiny, brightly colored eatery in Waimanalo Beach’s main commercial strip serves Hawaiian-style greasy spoon fare to a steady stream of locals and in-the-know visitors.

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    Local Eats

    Shima’s Market

    Tiny shop run by the Oahu-based Times Supermarket chain, is the one of the only places to buy groceries in Waimanalo. Fresh Hawaiian and Asian-inspired seafood salad and poke

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    Beaching It

    Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

     Has gentle surf with a sandy beach floor, warm glassy green waters and a wide strip of white, powdery and often unoccupied sand.

Waimanalo

Waimanalo is a small, rural community sandwiched between the Koolau mountain range and Waimanalo Bay on the eastern side of Oahu.

 

Visitors to Oahu’s lush Windward side often bypass Waimanalo for its larger and more northerly neighbor, Kailua town, or drive through on their way to Sea Life Park on the island’s southern tip, Makapuu Point. But that’s a mistake.

The communities of Waimanalo and Waimanalo Beach, collectively called Waimanalo, have gorgeous white sand beaches, snorkeling with near-guaranteed honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) sightings, several hole-in-the-wall but worth a stop eateries, roaming bands of wild chickens, and a handful of family-owned farms that grow leafy and trendy “‘Nalo greens” destined for farmers markets and dinner plates.

" WHITE SAND AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, YES PLEASE"

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