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Hauula is located on Oahu's scenic northeastern shore known for its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes and great shopping and dining. Hauula provides everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Oahu's windward (eastern) and north shores offer many fun activities including horseback riding, hikes and a variety of ocean activities. Visit the beach in Hauula or head south to Kailua Bay for a variety of ocean activities, and nearby Lanikai Beach to see one of Hawaii's prettiest stretches of shoreline. Horseback riding tours are offered at Koolau Ranch and also in Waimea Valley, and there are several hiking trails in this region allowing you to explore the lush and verdant Koolau Mountains. The Hauula Loop Trail will reward you with stunning views of the north shore and the valleys that extend upward from the sea, and listen for the melodious call of the shama birds! The trailhead is just a few miles past Kahana Bay.
Exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving can be found on Oahu's scenic eastern coast. First enjoy the great beach right in Hauula and then explore the region's other gems including some of Hawaii's finest beaches, from the powdery white sands and turquoise waters of Lanikai Beach south of Hauula to the famed north shore surfing beaches like Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline. The waters of Hauula Beach Park are relatively well protected by an offshore reef. Other nearby beaches include Kakela, Aukai and Mahakea. Take a drive south to see some of the east shore's other fabulous beaches from the miles of uninterrupted sand at Waimanalo to the expansive bay at Kaneohe and a bit farther south to Kailua Bay for water activities including swimming, body boarding, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are popular activities. A day trip to the north shore is well worth the drive to see a string of pristine beaches including Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Haleiwa Beach Park. These beaches are are excellent for water activities during the summer months and the site of world-class surfing competitions during the winter months.
There is a supermarket and some shops in Hauula, and you can also drive north to Laie and Turtle Bay or south to the towns of Kaneohe and Kailua for a wide variety of dining choices, including a grocery store and health food stores in Kailua. A variety of restaurants and a food court can be found at the Windward Mall in Kaneohe. The Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie offers a sumptuous dinner buffet along with an award winning evening show.
Nearby Kaneohe and Kailua have nice shopping districts. The Windward Mall in Kaneohe has more than 110 stores including locally-owned shops with unique Hawaii gifts, and also a movie theaters and a play area for children. Kailua has a walkable downtown area with numerous boutique and gift shops as well as department stores and pharmacies.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in Hauula vacation rentals so you can explore the many nearby beaches and attractions, and also enjoy day trips to the north shore as well as Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. Hauula is located about 30 miles north of Honolulu. Most major populated areas of Oahu can also be reached on the public transit system known as "TheBus."
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Hauula weather ranges from about 70 to 85 degrees F. throughout the year with rain and wind conditions varying in different areas throughout the Island. The eastern and northern shores are generally a bit wetter and cooler than the south and west shores, and the winter months typically see more rain than summer. Sunny skies, mild temperatures and warm trade winds make Hauula an excellent vacation destination all through the year. Hawaii's predominant trade winds blow from the northeast bringing moisture-laden clouds that typically rain onto the mountains of the east and north shores creating green and lush landscapes.Trade winds are almost always calmest in the mornings so it's a good time to visit the beach. Rain showers are typically brief and light with ample sunshine even on the rainier days. Ocean conditions vary each day though typically the north shore will have the calmest waters during the summer months and the south shore will have the calmest waters during the winter. Some beaches provide more protection from the open ocean, and if the waves are too big at the beach you visit then you may be able to find a more sheltered beach where water activities are safe. For swimming and ocean activities visit Oahu's lifeguarded beaches, obey all posted warnings and ask about the conditions on that day for the activities you choose.
Our Hauula vacation rentals offer the best of Oahu's northeastern shore, a scenic rural area where you can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Islands. Browse through our Hauula vacation rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Hauula accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality vacation rentals on Oahu and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best of the best Hauula properties are listed on our site. Our vacation homes provide the optimal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home. If you have questions about our Hauula rentals or which Oahu destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie to learn about Hawaii's rich history as well as the cultures of other Pacific Island nations. One of Hawaii's most popular attractions, the Center includes themed villages that are fun for the whole family. They also have an IMAX theater and host an elaborate dinner show and traditional Hawaiian luau feast. For more history visit Puu O Mahuka Heiau, an important Hawaiian cultural site located on the north shore overlooking Waimea Bay with stone enclosures built in ancient times.