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Kaneohe offers luxury and relaxation in one of Hawaii's nicest areas. Located on Oahu's scenic windward (eastern) coast, Kaneohe is set on a beautiful bay with a scenic mountain backdrop, providing everything you need for the perfect Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Enjoy ocean activities at Kaneohe Bay where kayaking and boating are popular. A sandbar in the middle of the bay can be reached by walking through the water at low tide and is visited by many who want to enjoy a day of relaxation and fun in the sun. Sportfishing charters also depart from Kaneohe Bay. Golfers can choose from the public Pali Golf Course, Bayview Golf Park or the Koolau Golf Club. Plant lovers and hikers will enjoy the walking trails and lake at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden which features tropical plants from all around the world. Take a drive up to the Nuuanu Pali Lookout for a great view of Kaneohe Bay. Drive south from Kaneohe to visit the excellent beaches and quaint downtown area of Kailua town.
Kaneohe Bay is a jewel of the eastern shore where you can relax on the expanses of sand or enjoy a variety of water sports activities from kayaking to stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and surfing. Kualoa Regional Park is located at the north end of Kaneohe Bay and provides nice views of the bay as well as Chinaman's Hat. Head up to the north shore of Oahu to visit a string of idyllic beaches where you can explore the scenic shorelines. Make sure to stop by the famed north shore surfing beaches including Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay where the world's best surfers display their skills riding the big waves that arrive every winter. During the summer months the ocean waters are typically very calm and ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Kaneohe offers an array of great restaurants and interesting shopping. El Mariachi Mexican is small and cozy restaurant with exceptional home made specialties and friendly service. KJ's Local Grindz is known for its delicious fried chicken. Order it to go and enjoy it at the beach. For a hearty breakfast try Koa's Pancake House in Kaneohe. Visit the Windward Mall for many dining options from fine dining to casual fare including a food court. Head over to nearby Kailua for more dining choices with numerous exceptional restaurants.
Shopping opportunities abound in Kaneohe including the Windward Mall with more than 110 stores including locally-owned as well as national chain stores. There's even an indoor play area for kids. Head south to Kailua town for more fun shopping including boutique gift stores, art galleries and many interesting stores to browse in the walkable downtown area.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in a Kaneohe vacation rental so you can explore the many exceptional beaches and attractions on the north and east shores as well as day trips to Waikiki and downtown Honolulu on the south shore. Most major populated areas of Oahu can also be reached on the public transit system known as "TheBus."
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Kaneohe enjoys tropical warm weather throughout the year with temperatures typically ranging from about 70 to 85 degrees F. The north and eastern shores of Oahu are generally a bit wetter and cooler than the south and west shores, and the winter months typically see more rain than summer. Rain showers are typically brief and light with ample sunshine even on the rainier days. Sunny skies, mild temperatures and warm trade winds make Hawaii 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. 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.
Kaneohe vacation homes provide the ideal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home. Browse through our Kaneohe 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 Kaneohe 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 Kaneohe properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Kaneohe rentals or which Oahu destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
The Kaneohe region has a rich human history that began when the ancient Hawaiians built fishponds along this coastline. The Kaneohe area was also an important agricultural area before Western contact. Visit Puu O Mahuka Heiau in Pupukea to view ancient stone enclosures. The Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie is a great place to learn more about the history of Hawaii and other Pacific Island cultures.