Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Kailua

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Kailua. This city's kayaking, coral reefs and hiking draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Kailua

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Kailua a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea Life Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Bay View Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Olomana Golf (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Kailua

Travellers enjoy Kailua for its snorkelling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kailua

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kailua is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Diamond Head (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Kailua Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Lanikai Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Kalama Beach Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Kawainui Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Kailua

The nearest airport is in Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), located 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Kailua?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,953 holiday lettings around Kailua. From 1,805 flats & apartments to 60 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Kailua?

Sparkling waters, smooth sands and cloudless skies as your canvas. If that sounds like your own personal heaven, now's your opportunity to truly bliss out. HomeAway has 1,369 beachside holiday homes. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying a different setting. HomeAway has stacks of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 1,217 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 785 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 770 beach-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a condo in Kailua?

If the thought of bunking up with eight strangers in one room with a shared bathroom doesn't excite you, you'll have plenty of room to spread out and do your thing in a condo. In this destination, HomeAway has 1,845 of these properties. Book now and you could spend as little as £36 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 478 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £53 per night.
  • Apartment: 339 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Studio: 272 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.

Can I stay in Kailua in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a special getaway with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's always heaps of fun being under the same roof! And the good news is that HomeAway has places to suit. 273 condo holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the top choice here for sizeable groups. Rental properties around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can house 6 guests? We have 463 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £64 per night.
  • Looking for a place for 5 people? We have 217 that will suit. You can get one for as low as £50 per night.
  • Hunting down properties for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 197 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as £117 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you can take your dad, your cousins and all your mates to Kailua.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Kailua?

HomeAway is here to help you unwind with your loved ones. Offering a great range of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to find a special place that fits the whole group. Kaka'ako is a terrific area to consider if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 356 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £142 per night. There are another 1,923 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis. The average price here is £148 per night.

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