Experience the island views, beaches, and hiking in Kailua!

Explore lots to see and do in Kailua—island views, snorkeling, and popular sights from Kailua Beach to Lanikai Beach.

Known for

Islands, Beaches and Kayaking

Top Hotels in Kailua

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Paradise Palms B and B
3.5 out of 5
804 Mokapu Rd, Kailua, HI
4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Kaneohe Bay and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Kailua Beach. Kalama Beach Park and Kawainui Park are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"Perfect Place to get some R&R. I would highly recommend staying here. Thanks for such an inviting place! Laura and Cliff"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Paradise Palms B and B
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Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed & Breakfast
1369 Mokolea Drive, Kailua, HI
3.6/5Good! (12 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Lanikai bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lanikai Pillboxes Trailhead, Lanikai Beach, and Kailua Beach. Kalama Beach Park is ...

3.6/5Good! (12 reviews)

"We loved everything...peaceful and beautiful...Expedia did a great job getting it for us! Thank you!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Hawaii's Hidden Hideaway Bed & Breakfast
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Kailua Beach Park Cottage - 1BR
Kailua, HI
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Lanikai Pillboxes Trailhead and Kalama Beach Park are ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great space in the perfect location right by the beach.

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Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Kailua Beach Park Cottage - 1BR

Popular things to do in Kailua

Kailua Beach
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Kailua Beach

4.5/5 (1,879 Ratings)

Paddle a kayak to the nearby islands, relax in the white sands or enjoy a picnic in the shade of the native trees at one of Oahu’s most popular beaches.

Kailua Bay Beach
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Kailua Bay Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Kailua Bay Beach during your trip to Kailua? While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Diamond Head
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Diamond Head

4.5/5 (2,815 Ratings)

Make the short climb to the rim of this extinct volcanic crater for spectacular views of Honolulu, the Pacific Ocean and the rugged ranges of Oahu’s interior.

USS Arizona Memorial
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USS Arizona Memorial

4.5/5 (1,492 Ratings)

Learn about one of the most tragic days in America’s history, and pay your respects to the sailors who lost their lives, at this Pearl Harbor memorial.

USS Missouri Memorial
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USS Missouri Memorial

4.5/5 (1,205 Ratings)

Explore this huge vessel and learn about the Battle of Pearl Harbor on the spot where World War II ended.

Aloha Tower
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Aloha Tower

4/5 (462 Ratings)

Head to the top of one of Hawai’i’s most iconic buildings for remarkable bird’s-eye views of Honolulu on one side and the ocean on the other. 

Top activities in Kailua

Self-Guided Kayak Adventure
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Self-Guided Kayak Adventure

$99

Explore at your own pace as you paddle through calm turquoise waters along the stunning coast of Kailua, get a glimpse of sea turtles, and enjoy a picnic lunch on an island. Then land your kayak on a pristine white-sand beach for a chance to go swimming, hiking, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour
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2-Hour Guided Kayak Tour

$146

Head out for a kayak exploration of Oahu’s windward coast, paddle by a seabird sanctuary, snorkel through sea turtle feeding grounds, and hike through tide pools. Afterwards enjoy 2 hours of free time along with lunch (deli, pizza, local lunch).

Popoia Island Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour
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Popoia Island Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

$141

Launch your kayak from world-famous Kailua Beach for a 15-minute paddle to Popoia Island to explore the bird sanctuary, learn about the area's volcanic geology, and enjoy lunch with a great view. Then paddle a short distance to Lanikai Beach and snorkel in a coral garden with fish and sea turtles.

Self Guided Turtle Safari Beach Day Snorkeling and Lunch
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Self Guided Turtle Safari Beach Day Snorkeling and Lunch

$58

Enjoy a relaxing day of snorkeling with turtles, bodyboarding, and swimming, as well as a tasty lunch at beautiful Kailua Beach, one of the best beaches in America. Enjoy the scenic ride over the Koolau Mountains as you go to Kailua Beach and snorkel in the warm, clear waters with green sea turtles.

Twin Islands Guided Kayak Tour
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Twin Islands Guided Kayak Tour

$187

Head out for a kayak exploration of Oahu’s windward coast, paddle by a seabird sanctuary, and snorkel through sea turtle feeding grounds. Hike through tide pools, kick back on a white-sand beach, and enjoy a deli-style lunch on this active island excursion.

LeaLea Trolley PASS (14-DAY) - Unlimited Rides on 10 (7 Regular+3Express) Lines
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LeaLea Trolley PASS (14-DAY) - Unlimited Rides on 10 (7 Regular+3Express) Lines

$89

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604 Visit Ala Moana Center, the largest shopping mall in Oahu! “Ala Moana/Donquijote Line” runs among Waikiki and Ala Moana (stopping at Donquijote, Walmart, and Ala Moana Center) every ten minutes.