Fresh produce at Kailua Farmer's Market
Our dinner at Mexico Lindo (Yum!!)
Gorgeous beach, lovely climate
Kailua Ocean Adventure Rentals, Tours, and Lessons
We wanted to get surfing lessons one day and stopped by Kailua Ocean Adventures. This place rents bicycles, snorkeling gear, surfboards, stand-up paddle boards. The rentals, tours, and lessons offered by Kailua Ocean Adventures are handled inside the Hawaiian Island...
Walk on the Beach
Kailua Beach is not only beautiful and unspoiled, but it's also a very long beach that's perfect for walks. It's amazing how your worries just fall away when you've got sand under your feet and the sound of the waves in your ears.
Big City Diner: Great Breakfasts
Big City Diner is a great place for breakfast. They serve American breakfasts with a local flair: guava juice, fresh papaya, macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup, veggie tofu omelette, fresh fish and eggs. There's a cool Keiki (kids) menu and a Senior special, so...
Aloha Salads: Sensational Salad (Big and Tasty!!!)
What an interesting idea for a restaurant. This place was wonderful. I would love to be a regular customer here. It looks like they already have plenty. It's a small place to eat at as there are few seats available and nut much space. We decided to just order here and then...
Steak Rave (Oneawa Market): A Great Steak Plate
The best cheap food in Kailua -- got out the door with the plate and a large soda for $7.50. This is one of my favorite local dives. They serve a mix of plate lunch and Korean BBQ. Its a popular place with good, tender beef and a diverse menu that includes chicken, fish and...
Boots & Kimos: Macadamia Nut Pancakes!
Boots & Kimos is a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch and is best known for its pancakes covered with macadamia nut sauce. You can get the pancakes with or without bananas. I'm not a big banana fan so I don't order them, but I've heard that other people really like...
Teddy's Bigger Burgers: Satisfy Your Burger Craving
Don't be put off by the solid, primary color Formica decor -- Teddy's is the place to go for a high-quality, fresh and tasty burger with lots of options. There are three burger sizes to choose from -- big (5oz), bigger (7oz), and biggest (9 oz). They offer toppings such as...
Uahi Island Grill: Excellent Casual Dining!
We decided to give Uahi Island Grill a try for dinner when some friends were in town visiting. We knew nothing of the place before walking in and were pleasantly surprised with the service and food. I highly recommend it.I had the Mandarin Duck and I also tasted our friend's...
Los Garcias: Mexican in Kailua
If you're in the mood for Mexican food while in Kailua, Los Garcias is not a bad choice. My wife really likes the food and I thought it was good, but a friend of mine who is somewhat of a Mexican food aficionado says its 'generic, ho hum' food.I had the taco salad, which is...
Cinnamon's: Best Breakfast
This a local establishment with long lines for breakfast on weekend mornings... we heard that people drive over the mountains from Honolulu to eat here. Get there around 7am if you don't want to wait. Its probably most famous for two dishes, the guava chiffon pancakes and...
Longs Drugstore: Kona coffee and macadamia nuts, for less
Yes, its a general merchandise drugstore, but they also carry quite a few local products such as Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, Hawaiian Sun fruit drinks, jams and jellies, and the full line of "Island Cravings" snacks. The prices for these items are usually the lowest around....
Kailua Farmer's Market: Local food and produce
The farmer's market is held every Thursday in the lower level of the parking structure behind Longs Drugstore between 5 and 7:30pm. The best place to park is in the upper levels of the parking structure -- its free. At this market you can find fruits, vegetables and other...
We have seen it more than once: people taking their dogs down to Kailua or Lanikai Beach and letting them surf as they (the people) play in the waves. Usually, the dogs look like they'd rather be lazing on the couch watching Oprah, but they're enjoying themselves because...
Overdoing It On Christmas
Maybe it's because we have no snow in Hawaii. Maybe it's because we're afraid Santa will find himself over-dressed when he gets here. But whatever the reason, people on the Windward side of Oahu seem to really go all-out in decorating their houses for Christmas. There are...
Dole Pineapple Plantation
This is only a place to go if you really, really, really love pineapple. Although it is interesting to see the baby pineapples spring up (like in the picture), I was not interested in taking the pineapple train or in the tourist complex where you can buy numerous over-priced items.
Written Feb 4, 2008
Observe the wild chickens :)
There are wild chickens all over the place and they can be quite interesting to look at. Its seems no two are the same color. The easiest way to find wild chickens is to drive the rural roads near the mountains and away from houses and people. Go slowly and look near the...
Tour a Ukulele Factory
Kanile'a Ukulele is owned by husband-and-wife team Joe and Kristen Souza, both of whom were born and raised in Kailua. Joe is a master luthier, and their small ukulele factory produces custom-made, hand-crafted ukuleles. These are not ordinary beginner ukuleles but...
IF YOU LIKE THE WAVES AND A GREAT WIND FOR WINDSURFING.. THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD FOR A CONSISTENT WIND TAKING YOU WHERE EVER YOU WANT TO FLY!!!!!!!
A BOARD AND KITE AND YOU ARE READY !!!
I Love Commuting on H3
I never thought I would say this, but I love my commute. The H3, which runs from Kaneohe Marine Base to Pearl Harbor is both uncongested and beautiful. In the morning, I get a view of the rising sun painting the pleats of the Ko'olau or the myriad of colors over Kaneohe Bay,...
Explore Deeper into Kailua
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