The small beach town of Kailua is located on the beautiful windward side of Hawaii’s Oahu Island. The Koolau Mountains create a stunning backdrop to the town, which stretches along some of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. From white sandy beaches and tall volcanic peaks to lush tropical forests, Kailua holidays are the perfect solution for visitors looking for luxury, tranquility and good surfing.
The beautiful sandy Kailua beach has consistently been voted one of the best beaches in the world and it’s easy to understand why. The soft white sandy beach is perfect for a walk in the morning, and the clear blue waters are ideal for surfing. Located on the windward side of Oahu, Kailua beach has perfect windsurfing conditions. Other water sports in the area include snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, jet skiing and parasailing. If you’re feeling adventurous you can rent a kayak and explore the 3 deserted islands located just off the Kailua coast.
The Koolau Mountains that surround Kailua are perfect for hiking. The lush tropical vegetation that covers the mountainside is punctuated by dozens of picturesque waterfalls.
There are 6 world-class golf courses within 10 miles of Kailua villas. After a day on the golf course visitors can enjoy typical Hawaiian cuisine at a Kailua restaurant. A cross between east and west, Hawaiian cuisine includes dishes such as poi, Kalua pig and laulau, and of course, fresh fish.
No visit to Oahu would be complete without a trip to the world’s most famous surfing beach – the Pipeline on the North Shore, which hosts some of the biggest surfing competitions in the world. Even if you don’t plan to surf, just watching the spectacular 30ft waves make it worth the trip.
The bustling cities of Waikiki and Honolulu are both within an hour’s driving distance of beach cottages in Kailua. Both cities are excellent spots for shopping and have vibrant nightlife to suit a variety of tastes.
Another must-see on Oahu is the historic town of Pearl Harbor. Here visitors can see the USS Arizona Memorial that marks the resting place of sailors who lost their lives in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
The island of Oahu is blessed with warm, sunny weather throughout the year. Temperatures in the middle of winter can reach as high as 27°C. Kailua is located on the windward side of the island, which frequently has afternoon showers.
Reaching Kailua accommodation has never been easier. Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is 14 miles away from beach houses in Kailua. There are no direct flights from the UK to Hawaii, however British Airways offers flights from London to Honolulu via Los Angeles. It is recommended that visitors to Oahu rent a car and drive to their Kailua accommodation.