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  • Address: Lanikai Beach, Mokulua Drive, Kailua, HI 96734, USA


Lanikai Beach Tours

While we can’t exactly claim it as fact, there’s a good chance that at some point in time Lanikai Beach was a finalist for a Corona commercial. With sand as white as the clouds above and water which is a welcoming and rich shade of turquoise, this tranquil beach on Oahu’s windward shore is the Hawaii you’ve always dreamed of.

Because it’s on the island’s eastern shore, Lanikai is often graced with gentle tradewinds which cool you just to the point of comfort. Afternoons in the summer months can get a little blustery, although kitesurfers and windsurfers who have launched from Kailua Bay opt to make the most of the wind and zip across the turquoise waters which are capped in flecks of white.

Since Lanikai is set in a private neighborhood the beach is accessed by simple footpaths and isn’t too visible from the road, and while this semi-isolation thins out the crowds, it also means there aren’t any facilities and parking can come at a premium.

Nevertheless, Lanikai is the perfect place for a comfortable chair, a good book, and the view looking out at the Mokulua islands graces the cover of many Oahu postcards. The white sand of Lanikai is the perfect place to spend the morning, or, if you happen to time it right, watch the full moon rise over the eastern horizon and as illuminates the cliffs of the Ko’olau Mountains.

While nowhere near as developed as Waikiki Beach or as family-friendly as Kailua Bay, Lanikai Beach is a place you come if you simply want to the put the world on pause for a while. It’s as idyllic a stretch of shore of you could ever hope to find, and it’s no wonder why Lanikai consistently ranks as one of the nicest beaches in the world.

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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure, Oahu, null

North Shore and Circle Island Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 222 Reviews

Driving over the  Ko’olau Mountains to the windward side, our first stop is the fabled  Valley of the Temples  and the picturesque  Byodo Temple located at ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.53
Luxury Convertible Tour to Oahu's North Shore, Oahu, Half-day Tours

Luxury Convertible Tour to Oahu's North Shore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a 6-hour customized tour to the North Shore of Oahu in a luxury 4 door Chrysler 300C convertible with plenty of leg room for all. This tour is flexible ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $420.00
Kailua Kayak Tour, Oahu, Day Trips

Kailua Kayak Tour

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Oahu has some amazing kayak destinations. None better than Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. There are also terrific kayak spots in the Chinaman’s Hat / Kualoa ...  Read more

Location: Kailua, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.99

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