Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Kailua

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Kailua. This city's kayaking, coral reefs and hiking draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Kailua

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Kailua a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sea Life Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Honolulu Zoo (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Waikiki Aquarium (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Bay View Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Olomana Golf (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Kailua

Travelers enjoy Kailua for its snorkeling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kailua

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kailua is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Diamond Head (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Kailua Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Lanikai Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Kalama Beach Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Kawainui Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Kailua

The nearest airport is in Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), located 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Kailua?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,231 house rentals near Kailua. From 394 Houses to 43 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kailua for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kailua?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kailua:

  • Lanikai: 84 vacation rentals
  • Kalama Tract: 176 vacation rentals
  • Enchanted Lake: 229 vacation rentals
  • Keolu Hills: 169 vacation rentals
  • Pōhākupu: 119 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kailua?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kailua. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kailua Beach: 3,218 home rentals
  • Kawainui Park: 3,273 home rentals
  • Lanikai Pillboxes Trailhead: 3,203 home rentals
  • Diamond Head State Monument: 2,627 home rentals
  • Fort DeRussy: 3,790 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kailua listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kailua?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 394 Houses in Kailua. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kailua include:

  • Cottages: 43 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,115 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 43 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kailua?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,000 vacation homes with pool available in Kailua.

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