KAILUA – LANIKAI
Kailua is famous for its gorgeous, soft sand beach, clear blue water, kitesurfing, and a beach town with a great balance of activity and relaxation! Right next door is the neighborhood of Lanikai, distinguished by the calm waters, white sand beach and views of the iconic Mokulua Islands which are particularly fantastic at sunrise, sunset and moonrise.
Safeway (Kailua) – 200 Hamakua Drive
Safeway (Aikahi) – 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive
Whole Foods Kailua – 629 Kailua Road #100
Foodland Kailua – 108 Hekili Street
Times Supermarket – 590 Kailua Road
Target – 345 Hahani St
Thursday Morning at Kailua Intermediate School
Thursday Evening at the Long’s Drug Parking Lot
Sunday Morning at Kailua Elementary School Parking Lot
Wednesday Afternoon and Sunday Morning at Windward Mall
WATER SPORT GEAR RENTALS:
RESTAURANTS – JUST TO GET YOU STARTED!
108 Hekili St #107, Kailua 808.888.8933
Italian-American menu featuring pizza, salads & appetizers served in a sleek, natural wood setting.
Pah Ke’s Chinese
46-018 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe 808.235.4505
Long time local favorite in Kaneohe.
‘Ai Love Nalo
41-1025 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy, Waimanalo 808.888.9102
Fresh and colorful farm-to-table vegan cuisine in beautiful Waimanalo.
418 Ku‘ulei Rd, Kailua 808.260.1732
New and delicious breakfast restaurant in the heart of Kailua.
Uahi Island Grill
33 Aulike St, Kailua 808.266.4646
Fresh and flavorful local favorites with lots of seating available.
30 Aulike St, Kailua 808.262.7555
Italian classics in a charming bistro setting, with great specials.
Kalapawai Café and Deli
750 Kailua Rd, Kailua 808.262.3354
Deli specialties along with full dinner and wine menu & great coffee.
46-336 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe 808.247.6671
Gorgeous garden setting under the spectacular Ko‘olaus. No reservations.
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES – OUR TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS!
Shave Ice at Island Snow – Great after a hot day at the beach, especially with ice cream at the bottom and a snow cap on top!
Kayaking to the Mokulua Islands – Particularly off Lanikai where the water is calms. Est 40 min one-way.
Sunrise/ Moonrise on the Pillbox Hike – Trail head located in the residential area across from Mid-Pac Country Club at the entrance of Lanikai.
Mai-Tais And Artichokes At Buzz’s Steakhouse – a Kailua landmark!
Moonrise On Lanikai Beach – Check the moonrise times for the most spectacular, red moon rise.
Farmers Market At Kailua Elementary – Particularly great for souvenir shopping with local artisans
Sushi At Tokoname on Uluniu Street – Smaller setting, great sushi and sake selection!
Kawainui Marsh Trail – Parking along Kailua Road just out of Kailua Town, The Kawainui Marsh features a paved walk with beautiful views of the mountains and marshlands.
The South shore coast line includes many vibrant neighborhoods such as Waikiki, Diamond Head, Kahala, Aina Haina and Hawaii Kai. With sunshine, blue skies and blue water, this area is perfect for outdoor activities such as surfing, diving and hiking. And for a change of pace, the nightlife and shopping of Waikiki and Kahala is about as exciting as it gets in the islands!
Safeway (Kaimuki) – 888 Kapahulu Ave
Whole Foods Kahala – 4211 Waialae Avenue (part of Kahala Mall)
Foodland (Kaimuki) – 2939 Harding Avenue
Foodland Farms (Aina Haina) – 420 West Hind Drive, 96821
Tues Evening and Sat Morning at Kapiolani Community College parking lot
Saturday Morning – Kaka‘ako Farmers Market on Ala Moana Blvd
Mon, Wed, Fri Evening in Waikiki – Ka‘iulani St
Wednesday Afternoon at the Blaisdell Concert Hall
WATERSPORT GEAR RENTALS (Honolulu):
Go Bananas Water Sports — 799 Kapahulu Ave — 808.737.9514
Hawaiian Water Sports — 171 Hamakua Drive — 808.262.5483
Hans Hedemann Surf School — 2586 Kalakaua Ave — 808.924.7778
Rentals also available on our service order page
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES – OUR TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS! (Honolulu)
Judd Trail – Trail entrance close to Pali Hwy. A short hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end!
Manoa Falls Trail – Deep in Manoa valley, a relatively even trail through beautiful rainforest and a vertical waterfall.
Hula Show in Waikiki – Free outdoor hula show near the Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Sunset.
Friday Night Fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village – Check online for exact times!
Sunset Dinner Cruise off Ala Moana/ Waikiki Beach – Lots of different options for boats and many can accommodate charters! Many of the same boats offer whale watching tours in the winter months.
Art After Dark – Honolulu Museum of Arts hosts an art party from 6-9 pm on the last Friday of every month, Jan – Oct.
Luaus – Many venues across the island offer Luaus – a buffet of Hawaiian dishes with live, energetic Polynesian dance shows. Some of the more popular Luaus are at the Sea Life Park (Chief’s Luau), Hilton Hawaiian Village (Waikiki Starlight Luau), Kapolei (Germaine’s Luau) and La‘ie Polynesian Cultural Center.
RESTAURANTS – JUST TO GET YOU STARTED!
Nico’s at Pier 38
1133 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu 808.540.1377
Frequently named “Best Seafood” Casual ambiance, close to airport.
Hau Tree Lānai
2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu 808.921.7066
Open-air seating under a gorgeous shady tree in the Kaimana hotel. Great brunch.
Koko Head Café
1145 C 12th Ave, Kaimuki 808.732.8920
Gourmet brunch with fresh local ingredients
Arancino’s at the Kahala
5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu 808.380.4400
Italian restaurant famous for their uni pasta and fabulous tasting menus.
680 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu 808.954.4955
Favorite Hawaiian dishes in a modern diner setting.
1450 Ala Moana Blvd #2101, Honolulu 808.951.3420
Located in Neiman Marcus, excellent lunch and dinner menu and beautiful views of the ocean and Honolulu, especially at sunset.
OAHU ISLAND – “BEST OAHU RESTAURANTS”
Hale ‘Aina 2018 Recommendations
The Pig & the Lady
83 N King St, Honolulu 808.585.8255
Modern and innovative Vietnamese – fusion cuisine in the heart of Chinatown.
650 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 145, Honolulu 808.591.6658
A chef-driven concept that brings Hawai‘i’s rich upcountry farming and ranching heritage to downtown Honolulu’s urban lifestyle.
226 Lewers St, Honolulu 808.923.7697
Elegant island style ambiance and delicious Pacific Rim dishes.
Alan Wong’s Restaurant
1857 S. King St. #208, Honolulu 808.949.2526
Serving Hawai’i regional cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Consistently voted as the best of the best.
75 N. King St. Honolulu 808.200.5412
Regional American, a cultural intersection of the chefs and their experiences that always pay homage to Hawaii’s abundance of beautiful ingredients