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About Lanikai - Owner Direct Vacation Rentals: Lanikai is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Oahu between Kailua and Waimanalo near Wailea Point and Kaelepulu Pond.
Lanikai Beach has 'talcum powder fine' white sand, and is protected by an off shore reef, where palm trees arch gracefully out over the water. The turquoise-blue waters are perfect for year round swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling and windsurfing. You have seen this beach in countless television commercials and travel posters.
'Most Beautiful Places': Lanikai Beach and Your Guide to Oahu
Written by: Suzan Clarke
August 8, 2011
And Lanikai doesn't disappoint.
Situated on the windward coast of Oahu, it's a small beach – stretching for just about ½ mile – with a towering reputation.
"I love Lanikai," Diane Ako, a travel writer, blogger and former television reporter who has traveled the island extensively, told ABCNews.com.
Lanikai consistently appears on rankings of the world's best beaches, and it's a go-to location for photo shoots.
Lanikai is nestled in a residential neighborhood of Kailua, and features sparkling white sand, calm blue waters and twin islands called the Mokuluas – or Moks - that can be reached via kayak.
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.