Located in Kailua, Lanikai is a beach community on Oahu’s windward side. Those who prefer a vacation with a slower pace will love Lanikai’s luxury vacation rental properties. The area is mostly residential, but is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Honolulu which means you’ll be in close proximity to all of the shops, dining and entertainment offered in a resort community. The beaches here are the best on the island and some of our luxury vacation rental properties in Lanikai sit directly on this incredible stretch of powder-soft white sand.
Things to Do
The outdoor / beach lifestyle is one of the things we love most about this area. There is less traffic than busy Honolulu and Waikiki, but Lanikai still enjoys the same fabulous weather and beautiful beaches this side of the island is known for. Hiking is a great way to explore the beauty of Hawaii and a favorite activity for tourists. The Valley of the Temples memorial park is located in a lush valley at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains. Complete with swans, Koi, and filled with tropical flora and fauna throughout, the valley is home to memorials of all faiths. Here you’ll find statues of the Virgin Mary, Christ, and the Buddha; as well as the well known Byodo-In Temple. Part of the Marine Life Conservation area, Hanauma Bay is a popular spot for snorkeling thanks to the colorful marine life who make their homes here. If you’re lucky, you’ll also catch a glimpse of our amazing green sea turtles. Golfers staying in a Lanikai luxury vacation rental will enjoy the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club or one of 40 other courses on the island. The Honolulu Zoo is just 30 minutes away which makes for a great family day trip. If you are in Honolulu, why not check out the Iolani Palace? The only royal palace to have ever stood on US soil, Iolani provides guests with a look at the opulent lifestyle of Hawaii’s royalty prior to annexation by the US. The highlight of the area around our Lanikai luxury vacation rental homes is the amazing beaches, and visitors take full advantage of the water activities offered here. Why not take a surf lesson from a local, or rent a paddle board or kayak and spend a day soaking up the sun in the beautiful Pacific?
Our luxury vacation rental properties in Lanikai are fronted by Oahu’s two best beaches. Kailua Beach Park boasts a half-mile of powder-soft white sand, calm waters and is a popular spot for windsurfing, swimming and parasailing. Lanikai Beach is located right next to Kailua with the same beautiful sand and calm waters. Lanikai is typically less crowded than Kailua as there are no facilities and the access is somewhat secluded.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Being only 30 minutes from the bustling resort area of Waikiki means you can take advantage of its amazing restaurants and bars. If you’d like to eat locally, breakfast at Cinnamon’s can’t be beat! We love their eggs benedict and red velvet pancakes! Casablanca in Kailua serves delicious Moroccan food and the cushions, couches and exotic tapestries make the atmosphere truly unique for Hawaii. For music and dancing, head in to Honolulu’s downtown Chinatown where you’ll find bars with live music and DJ’s.
Complete with a cinema and 120 shops and restaurants, the Windward mall is a popular shopping destination for guests staying at our Lanikai luxury vacation rental properties. The Ala Moana Center in Honolulu has 300 shops, restaurants and boutiques, and is the largest outdoor shopping center in the world. The area around Waikiki Beach is also lined with shops so there is no shortage of opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Located on Oahu’s south east shore, the weather around our Lanikai luxury vacation rentals is the best on the island! The temperature can range from a low of 66 F to 78 F in January, with an average high of 88 F in peak season, but our gentle trade winds keep the climate comfortable year-round. Ocean swells are influenced by weather, and the ocean conditions can change from day to day. It’s important to take precautions and read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are there for your protection.
Booking a luxury vacation rental in Lanikai means you’ll spend your Hawaii vacation on Oahu’s best beaches with Waikiki’s fabulous amenities just a short distance away. We provide our guests with high-end luxury accommodations in Lanikai and surrounding communities. Contact us today to inquire about our Hawaii vacation rental properties and find out how we can help plan your dream vacation!