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  • Address: Lanikai Beach, Mokulua Drive, Kailua, HI 96734, USA

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Lanikai Beach

While we can’t exactly claim it as fact, there’s a good chance that at some point in time Lanikai Beach was a finalist for a Corona commercial. With sand as white as the clouds above and water which is a welcoming and rich shade of turquoise, this tranquil beach on Oahu’s windward shore is the Hawaii you’ve always dreamed of.

Because it’s on the island’s eastern shore, Lanikai is often graced with gentle tradewinds which cool you just to the point of comfort. Afternoons in the summer months can get a little blustery, although kitesurfers and windsurfers who have launched from Kailua Bay opt to make the most of the wind and zip across the turquoise waters which are capped in flecks of white.

Since Lanikai is set in a private neighborhood the beach is accessed by simple footpaths and isn’t too visible from the road, and while this semi-isolation thins out the crowds, it also means there aren’t any facilities and parking can come at a premium.

Nevertheless, Lanikai is the perfect place for a comfortable chair, a good book, and the view looking out at the Mokulua islands graces the cover of many Oahu postcards. The white sand of Lanikai is the perfect place to spend the morning, or, if you happen to time it right, watch the full moon rise over the eastern horizon and as illuminates the cliffs of the Ko’olau Mountains.

While nowhere near as developed as Waikiki Beach or as family-friendly as Kailua Bay, Lanikai Beach is a place you come if you simply want to the put the world on pause for a while. It’s as idyllic a stretch of shore of you could ever hope to find, and it’s no wonder why Lanikai consistently ranks as one of the nicest beaches in the world.

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Small-Group Oahu Eco-Tour Including Waimea Valley Hike, Oahu, null
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Small-Group Oahu Eco-Tour Including Waimea Valley Hike

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For a full appreciation for Oahu’s diverse, breathtaking scenery and most popular attractions, take this whole-island eco-tour, which lets you experience ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.99
Luxury Convertible Tour to Oahu's North Shore, Oahu, Full-day Tours
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Luxury Convertible Tour to Oahu's North Shore

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Enjoy a 6-hour customized tour to the North Shore of Oahu in a luxury convertible Chrysler 300C. This tour is flexible and customized for up to four ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Mokulua Islands Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour from Kailua Beach, Oahu, Day Trips
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Mokulua Islands Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour from Kailua Beach

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Kayak with an expert guide to beautiful, volcanic, offshore islands during this 5-hour Kailua Bay adventure. Enjoy lunch on a sandy beach with a view of the ...  Read more

Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.02
Royal Crown of Oahu - 60 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On, Oahu, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Royal Crown of Oahu - 60 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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See every stunning sight on Oahu from the white sands of Waikiki to the epic big waves of Norh Shore on our incredible 60-minute circle island tour. Get ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $285.00
North Shore and Circle Island Adventure, Oahu, Helicopter Tours
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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

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Discover a different side to Oahu on this half-day tour of North Shore Hawaii. On the Oahu North Shore you'll visit ancient temples, wildlife habitats, surf ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.53
Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour- Doors Off or On, Oahu, Half-day Tours
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Isle Sights Unseen - 45 Min Helicopter Tour- Doors Off or On

View Oahu's most treasured sights from the sky on our 45 minute helicopter tour. Your window seat puts you up-close and personal with majestic Sacred Falls as ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $235.00
Kailua Kayak Tour, Oahu, Helicopter Tours
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Kailua Kayak Tour

Oahu has some amazing kayak destinations. None better than Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. There are also terrific kayak spots in the Chinaman’s Hat / Kualoa ...  Read more

Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.99
Kayak Rental, Oahu, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayak Rental

Set your own pace as you explore Kailua bay.  

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Rent a kayak and paddle from Kailua Beach to Flat Island, the Mokulua Islands ...  Read more

Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.99

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