Welcome to Kailua
A down-to-earth residential community with iconic beaches along the eastern coast of Oahu Island
Kailua is a laidback residential neighborhood on the east coast of Oahu Island in beautiful Hawaii. Famous for its iconic golden beaches and clear blue waters, Kailua is a destination for locals and travelers alike, drawing thousands of visitors each year. As a suburban town, residents are family-oriented and neighborly, with a strong community atmosphere thriving in the city.
The central commercial district in Kailua is along Kailua Road and is home to many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues for families and friends to enjoy. While Kailua has everything residents need within its borders, its location is also prime, with direct access to Honolulu through the scenic Pali Highway. This beach neighborhood has something to offer everyone.
What to Love
- Acres of lush parks and landscaped greenery
- A family-oriented community with a laid-back vibe
- Stunning blue-water beaches
- A bustling city center with delicious dining and boutique shopping
Everyday life in Kailua is relaxed and serene. With artisan boutiques, local dining, family-run bed and breakfasts, and neighborhood shops, this friendly community has a welcoming atmosphere.
Kailua’s stunning natural scenery makes for a lot of time spent outdoors. Many restaurants have outdoor seating and outdoor events are always being held for residents and visitors to attend. For those wanting time indoors, a trip to the buzzing city center never disappoints. Kailua’s prime location also makes day trips to nearby destinations, such as Honolulu, a breeze.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There’s never a shortage of activities for residents of Kailua when it comes to dining out, going shopping, or partaking in a special event with friends and family. Farmer’s markets in the Kailua Town Center
are very popular throughout the town, with most locals flocking to them every week to pick up fresh produce and artisan goods. For those with a sweet tooth, Cinnamon’s
never disappoints with their delicious desserts and red velvet pancakes. When it comes to craft beer, Lanikai Brewing
is always on the agenda for locals.
Outdoor activities are incredibly popular in Kailua, with parks, hikes, and beach days under the warm Hawaiian sun being common everyday entertainment for residents and visitors alike. The cliffs of the Koolau Mountains and the gorgeous Kailua Bay are sites to see. The stunning Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
boasts an astonishing array of flowers across 400-plus lush acres and is a hotspot in town. For hiking, the Lanikai Pillbox Hike is a local favorite, though there are plenty of trails to choose from for hikers of all ages. The Kailua and Lanikai beaches offer miles of white sand to explore, while kayaking to the Mokulua Islands
remains a pastime here for those with an adventurous side.
Things to Do
Lovers of the outdoors will find themselves in paradise in Kailua. Adventurous hikes to beautiful destinations such as Maunawili Falls are a favorite amongst those with an adventurous streak. Other popular activities include surfing in the clear blue waters and attending events, shops, and restaurants in the Kailua city center and downtown area.
Another favorite pastime amongst residents and visitors alike is driving over the infamous Pali Highway
, which connects Kailua directly to Honolulu. With scenic stops along the way, such as the Nu'uanu Pali Lookout
, this beautiful drive is famous in Hawaii for its stunning sites and natural wonders.
There is a blend of public and private schools available for residents of Kailua. Students benefit from small class sizes and top-of-the-line equipment to ensure educational excellence.