About LanikaiA stay in one of our Lanikai luxury rentals gives you automatic bragging rights about staying on the best beach, according to locals, and its meaning is heavenly sea. A less populated beach, guests will revel in the clear waters for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Lanikai offers guests on Windward Oahu the top amenities of seclusion and natural beauty.
Things To Do
The twin Mokulua islands provide a striking backdrop for those enjoying a day on Lanikai beach's soft white sand. The waters are multiple shades of blue, all transparent so that, coupled with the offshore reefs, provide a superb snorkeling experience. You'll find favorite beaches to explore nearby Kalama Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Guests of our Lanikai beach rentals will enjoy the lack of frenzy and will find plenty to do in Lanikai and nearby towns, including Kailua. Top beaches are accompanied by a top-rated golf course, Koolau Golf Club in Kaneohe, which is carved out of a rainforest of 2,000-foot Koolau Ridge mountain range. For culture, museums and more sightseeing, make the trip to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, the Bishop Museum, Aloha Tower, Diamond Head and Polynesian Cultural Center. You may just opt to stay in your Lanikai luxury rental and watch the waves and sea turtles.
Eat and Shop
Take advantage of the many cuisines in nearby Kailua town. Fresh tropical fruits and produce, bakeries, and plenty of food to dine in or enjoy an evening out. While in Lanikai, it only makes sense to try the local foods, including a trip to Lanikai Juice in Kailua. Fresh, exotic smoothies are packed with as little or as much protein as you'd like—certain to keep your juices flowing for morning and evening strolls on the beach.
Bath and body products (made on the islands), apparel, jewelry, chocolates and a variety of locally handcrafted wares are available in Kailua. Take a trip to the bigger shopping centers for more mainstream items, go into the city and you'll find a open-air shopping centers and outlets. Make sure to stock up on fresh fruits, produce, seafood and sweets from the farmers' market. Since Lanikai lacks the major hotels and resorts, it's a small community all your own yet close enough to the big city sites.
Rent a car to go to Waikiki and Honolulu as well as to get around the nearby towns