Lanikai better known for its beach, Lanikai Beach is located in, a suburb of Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. This small 0.5 mile beach has been constantly ranked among the best beaches in the world.
Adjacent to Lanikai Beach is a primarily upper-class residential area; because of this it is only accessible through public access paths. There are no public parking lots, restrooms, showers or lifeguards. Accommodations and holiday lodging range from luxurious vacation rentals to exclusive condo rentals.
Lanikai means “heavenly sea,” and aptly describes these crystal clear blue waters nestled in fine white sand and swaying palms, and with an offshore reef that keeps the water near shore very calm.
Your next beachfront accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental could be located right on the beautiful Lanikai beach. Having lured many models and photographers over the years, Lanikai is a very popular spot for photo shoots.
It’s no surprise considering the breathtaking scenery and surreal surroundings that the locale has to offer.
The protected lagoon at Lanikai Beach is like a big, tropical swimming pool making it good for children.
Near shore reefs allow for good snorkeling without having to worry about being too far offshore. Reef fish and sea turtles are commonly seen.
Locally owned and managed accommodations and vacation rentals will have more information on other water sports. A popular adventure is paddling kayaks to the scenic offshore islands of Mokulua (Two Islands) which are seabird sanctuaries. The larger island is about one mile off the south end of Lanikai Beach. During the weekdays, this beach is very empty but on weekends and the high tourist season it is extremely crowded.
Lanikai is popular and well visited for its beautiful accommodation and vacation rental options, its white powder-like sandy beach, easy access to the Mokes and its hiking trail along the Keolu Ridge to the World War II military bunkers.
In the Hawaiian language Kailua means "two seas" or "two currents"
; it is so named because of the two lagoons in the district or the two currents which run through Kailua Bay. Besides for the Lanikai Beach, other places of note is Kailua include Kailua Beach Park and Kawai Nui Marsh.
Stay in one of any of charming beach side vacation rentals or accommodations, or bring the extended family and vacation in a home of your own, right here on Kailua, or Lanikai Beach.
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