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  A rainbow to a Mokolua
by AKtravelers

When you're in Kailua, you have the choice of two beaches that are rates #1 in different publications as the best beach in America. As of this writing, I favor Lanikai Beach, which is just south of Kailua beach and used to be connected. There's less sand but the view of the Mokolua's really takes our breath away. If you've seen pictures of bathing suit models whiling away the time with islands off the coast, chances are you're looking at Lanikai Beach. The sand is the softest, whitest around and the surf is virtually nonexistent.
...Kailua Beach offers slightly rougher sand but a playful body surfing are near Kalama Beach park. It's wider, longer and less crowded than Lanikai, and you're less likely to get a parking ticket. Kailua Beach is where the Obama family chose to spend their Christmas right before their inauguration, so it stands up pretty well to most competition. If you have a chance visit both of these jewels.

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  • Updated Oct 27, 2009
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