Laie is a small coastal town, located to the north of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Historically a sanctuary for fugitives, the town’s name comes from the Hawaiian word for the leaf of the indigenous screw-pine, which is especially prevalent in this part of Oahu. The town attracts visitors from all over Hawaii and the US mainland, due to its relatively unspoilt location, away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s busier resorts. Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Laie will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of apartments and villas, many enjoying spectacular Ocean views.
Most visitors spending their holidays in Laie are drawn to its beaches. Pounders Beach, which is appropriately named after the open seas pounding the shoreline, is especially popular amongst bodysurfers and those who enjoy the more extreme water sports. Other popular beaches in the area include Pahumoa and Hukilau, which are more popular amongst families. Other popular pursuits include fishing the plentiful waters of the coastline and pleasure boating. Further inland, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Laie who enjoy golfing will find that there are plenty of extensive courses nearby, allowing them to improve their handicap under the warm Hawaiian sun.
Many visitors spending their holidays in Laie will be looking to spend some time in Hawaii’s capital and largest city, Honolulu, which is located on the southern coast of Oahu island. As well as offering great shopping opportunities in its many modern malls and departments stores, the city also has a number of more cultural attractions, such as the Bishop Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of Polynesian cultural and scientific artefacts, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Other tourist attractions include Honolulu Zoo and the world famous Waikiki beach and aquarium.
Most visitors looking to spend their holidays in Laie are drawn by its warm, tropical climate. Temperatures averaging between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius remain constant throughout the year. Laie receives an average annual precipitation of around 18 inches, most of which will fall in the winter months.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Laie will first fly to either New York (JFK), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) with Virgin Atlantic, British Airways or American Airlines, departing from London Heathrow (LHR). They will then take a connecting flight from the US mainland with such operators as American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, or United Airlines to Honolulu International Airport (HNL).