Experience the island views, beaches, and hiking in Kailua!

Explore lots to see and do in Kailua—island views, snorkeling, and popular sights from Kailua Beach to Lanikai Beach.

Where to stay in Kailua

Lanikai
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Lanikai

4/5(2 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Lanikai, Lanikai Beach and Lanikai Pillboxes Trailhead are top sights worth seeing.

Kalama Tract
The Lanikai Pillbox Hike
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Kalama Tract

5/5(1 review)

While visiting Kalama Tract, you might make a stop by sights like Kalama Beach Park and Kailua Bay Beach.

Coconut Grove
This is an ube ice cream cookie sandwich, and yes, that purple is completely natural in color. Ube originated in the Philippines and is a form of purple sweet potato. Chadlou's uses Dave's Ice Cream (a local company based in Waimanalo with several locations over the island of O'ahu). You can select whichever type of cookie you'd like from what they have available
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Coconut Grove

4.5/5(2 reviews)

While visiting Coconut Grove, you might make a stop by sights like Kawainui Park and Pōhākupu.

Enchanted Lake
Lanikai pillbox hike #takeahike
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Enchanted Lake

5/5(1 review)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Enchanted Lake and surrounding area, you can visit Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach.

Keolu Hills
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Keolu Hills

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Keolu Hills and surrounding area, you can visit Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach.

Top Hotels in Kailua

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed & Breakfast
Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed & Breakfast
1369 Mokolea Drive, Kailua, HI

Located in Lanikai, this beach bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lanikai Pillboxes Trailhead, Lanikai Beach, and Kailua Beach. Kalama Beach Park is 2.7 ...

3.6/5Good! (12 reviews)

"We loved everything...peaceful and beautiful...Expedia did a great job getting it for us! Thank you!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed & Breakfast
Paradise Palms B and B
Paradise Palms B and B
3.5 out of 5
804 Mokapu Rd, Kailua, HI

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Kaneohe Bay and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Kailua Beach. Kalama Beach Park and Kawainui Park are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (17 reviews)

"Perfect Place to get some R&R. I would highly recommend staying here. Thanks for such an inviting place! Laura and Cliff"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Paradise Palms B and B
ManuMele B & B
ManuMele B & B
3 out of 5
153 Kailuana Place, Kailua, HI

Situated in Kailua, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kalama Beach Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Kawainui Park and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"If you expect a complete Bed and Breakfast, you're in for a dissapointment. Breakfast is what's in your room's refrigerator. Some may like it, other will find it less so. Otherwise the facility is marvelous and the owner, delightful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

ManuMele B & B

Popular things to do in Kailua

Kailua Beach
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Kailua Beach

4.5/5(2,041 reviews)

With just-right waves and refreshing breezes, this is one of the best beaches on O’ahu to learn how to windsurf or kitesurf.

Lanikai Beach
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Lanikai Beach

4.5/5(1,515 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Lanikai Beach, a popular beach in Kailua. You can seek out the snorkeling spots while in the area.

Kalama Beach Park
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Kalama Beach Park

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Kalama Beach Park might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Kailua. While you're in the area, wander around the parks.

Kailua Bay Beach
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Kailua Bay Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Kailua Bay Beach during your trip to Kailua? While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Pōhākupu
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Pōhākupu

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Pōhākupu during your travels in Kailua. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Diamond Head
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Diamond Head

4.5/5(2,967 reviews)

Make the short climb to the rim of this extinct volcanic crater for spectacular views of Honolulu, the Pacific Ocean and the rugged ranges of Oahu’s interior.

Top activities in Kailua

Self-Guided Kayak Adventure
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Self-Guided Kayak Adventure

¥10,764

Explore at your own pace as you paddle through calm turquoise waters along the stunning coast of Kailua, get a glimpse of sea turtles, and enjoy a picnic lunch on an island. Then land your kayak on a pristine white-sand beach for a chance to go swimming, hiking, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

¥15,875

Head out for a kayak exploration of Oahu’s windward coast, paddle by a seabird sanctuary, snorkel through sea turtle feeding grounds, and hike through tide pools. Afterwards enjoy 2 hours of free time along with lunch (deli, pizza, local lunch).

Popoia Island Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour
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Popoia Island Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

¥15,296

Launch your kayak from world-famous Kailua Beach for a 15-minute paddle to Popoia Island to explore the bird sanctuary, learn about the area's volcanic geology, and enjoy lunch with a great view. Then paddle a short distance to Lanikai Beach and snorkel in a coral garden with fish and sea turtles.

Mokulua Islands Kayak Tour
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Mokulua Islands Kayak Tour

¥19,148

Glide through the calm reef-protected waters on Kailua Bay, Oahu. With a naturalist guide and master paddler leading the way, head to several offshore islets, swim and snorkel in secret coves, and get a glimpse of tropical fish, endangered sea birds, coral, and green sea turtles.

Self Guided Kailua Beach Adventure Day Snorkeling and Lunch
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Self Guided Kailua Beach Adventure Day Snorkeling and Lunch

¥6,232

Enjoy a relaxing day of snorkeling with turtles, bodyboarding, and swimming, as well as a tasty lunch at beautiful Kailua Beach, one of the best beaches in America. Enjoy the scenic ride over the Koolau Mountains as you go to Kailua Beach and snorkel in the warm, clear waters with green sea turtles.

Deep Sea Half Day Exclusive Fishing Charter
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Deep Sea Half Day Exclusive Fishing Charter

¥17,132

Waikiki Sport Fishing is proud to offer daily half day and full day Honolulu Waikiki fishing charters to some of the best blue water fishing grounds in Hawaii. Captain Chris and Captain Nick have been fishing literally since before they could walk or talk.