"Laid-Back Beach Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Kailua by kellinwood
Kailua Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 176 photos
The beach in Kailua is long and beautiful. Its paradise for anyone that likes ocean activities such as outrigger canoing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, wind surfing, and kite surfing. The nearby islands and reefs protect the beach from large surf, but surfing is still possible in the northern area of Kailua in the areas called "Castles" and "Shorebreak" (beach accesses #89A and #89B). There are several local establishments to choose from which offer equipment rentals and lessons for these various activities.
Kailua doesn't have a marina but nearby Kaneohe does -- making sport fishing and other boating activities possible without a long drive.
I'm lucky enough to live in Kailua. My wife is soaking in the ocean's calming energy and Shiloh looks happy to have moved here.
Don't confuse Kailua with Kailua-Kona which is on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kailua is on the island of Oahu and like many communities on the windward coast there aren't any hotels or motels. If you want to stay in Kailua you'll have to find a vacation rental through a site such as FlipKey.com. But be careful, the two times I've used vacation rentals here the accommodations were far less than spectacular. The one and only hotel on the Windward side is in nearby Kaneohe... the Paradise Bay Resort.
The best cheap food in Kailua -- got out the door with the plate and a large soda for $7.50. This is one of my favorite... more travel advice
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