About a half-hour from Waikiki along the eastern shore of the island, exists a half-mile white sand beach that was made famous when President Obama and his family began making it their holiday retreat back in 2008. With powder-like sand, crystal blue water, and gentle trade winds, Kailua Beach will help you unwind and forget your cares.
It’s the perfect spot for families to relax or indulge in some water sports such as snorkeling, diving, swimming or kayaking. For your water sports needs, visit Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks. And before you leave Kailua, make sure you visit Island Snow Hawaii for a refreshing, local treat known as shaved ice. But if you’re looking to have lunch or dinner, check out Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Formaggio’s or Buzz’s Steakhouse.
*Note: Unlike Lanikai Beach—which, by the way, is stunning—Kailua Beach Park has showers, picnic tables, and bathrooms available.