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About Kaneohe Bay - Owner Direct Vacation Rentals: It is the largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands. This reef-dominated embayment constitutes a significant scenic and recreational feature along the windward (northeast) coast of the Island of Oʻahu. The largest population center on Kāneʻohe Bay is the town of Kāneʻohe.
Things to See & Do in Kaneohe Bay
HE'EIA STATE PARK AND FISHPOND - boasts breathtaking views of Kaneohe Bay, the Koolau Mountains, and He'eia Fishpond.
HO'OMALUHIA BOTANICAL GARDEN - Explore this lush, spectacular, 400-acre botanical garden with plantings from around the Pacific.
BYODO-IN TEMPLE - A fabulous replica of a 900-year old Buddist temple in Japan, this paid attraction is situated in front of the stunning Koolau mountain range.
MOKU O LOE (COCONUT ISLAND) - Once a place for Hawaiian royalty, Coconut Island, or Moku O Loe Island, is a 28-acre (113,000 square meter) island in Kaneohe Bay.
NA PALI - These stunning, steep cliffs (Na Pali) are the eroded walls of the Koolau volcano crater, that formed much of the island of Oahu millions of years ago.
Annual Events at Oahu
Kaiwi Channel Reley - Oahu (May)
The Kaiwi Challenge, a 39-mile race for one-man canoes is held every year in May.
Honolulu Triathlon (May)
Triathletes from around the world visit Oahu each May to compete in the Honolulu Triathlon.
ANNUAL WORLD FIREKNIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS (May)
The world’s most talented fireknife dancers battle for the art's premier title “World Fireknife Champion” at this thrilling must-see event, showcasing four divisions, including the world's original group competition.
ANNUAL LANTERN FLOATING HAWAII (May)
Every year on Memorial Day, tens of thousands of people gather on Oahu’s south shore along with thousands more who join this event via live streaming and telecast to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future.
ANNUAL UKULELE FESTIVAL HAWAII (July)
Free. The largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world.
MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE - MAUNALOA BAY, OAHU (July)
An international field of more than 200 paddlers take on the 32-mile course across the Kaiwi Channel in the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race.
ANNUAL HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL - OAHU STYLE (August)
Festival will showcase some of the world's greatest artists in the slack key guitar genre.
Kaneohe Bay Travel Guides
Kaneohe Bay Travel Guide
Kaneohe is located near Kaneohe Bay on the east side (the windward side) of the island of Oahu .. 20 minutes from Honolulu. Kaneohe Bay vacation rentals can provide tourists with comfortable living while exploring the area.
Kaneohe Bay is a large lagoon that is protected from the ocean by the only true barrier reef in Hawaii. The sheltered bay has many productive fishponds and vibrant coral reefs.
Without spoiling the beauty of the area there have been many changes to the Bay due to dredging and the construction of retaining walls for residential development.
Within the town is Hoomalugia Botanical Garden, so large that guided hikes are offered on a daily basis. This 400 acre tract is part of the Hawaiian Botanical Garden system.
Offshore is Moke O' Loe, commonly called Coconut Island, famous for the opening shot in the TV show "Gilligan's Island".
Kaneohe Bay offers Kaneohe Beach Park, Heeia State Park and Laenani Beach Park. The water is safe all year round. Nearby Heeia State Park is designated as an "interpretative park" offering programs to the community and visitors with an interest in Hawaiian beliefs and culture.