Lanikai is considered the best swimming beach even by local Hawaiians, and that should come as no surprise - after all, it's name does mean "heavenly sea." An offshore coral reef protects the deep turquoise lagoon, making the surf relatively mild and ideal for splashing around as well as kayaking, sailing, canoeing, and snorkeling.
Lanikai is consistently voted as the Travel Channel's #1 Beach in all of Hawaii.
The mile-long beach itself, on Oahu’s windward side, is also quite scenic and has served as a backdrop in countless fashion shoots; imagine a wide swath dotted by tall swaying palms that cast shadows on the soft, sugary sand. Plus, you’ll find the twin bird sanctuaries of Mokulua and Mokumanu in the distance. They are accessible by kayak, and are prime sunrise views. Lanikai is calling you to make it your home for a week or two or more... View the beautiful vacation homes available below.