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Lanikai Beach & Pillbox (Hiking & Beach) experience
Lanikai Beach has always been one of our favorite beaches on the island of Oahu. Its crystal clear blue water, soft powdery sand, and scenic backdrop is the exact reason why Hawaii is a travel destination. As you sit on the shores of Lanikai, you’ll notice two small islands directly in front of you. These two islands, aptly named Na Mokulua, which in Hawaiian means The Two Islands, has always intrigued me. On any given day, schools of kayakers make the trip from either Lanikai Beach or the neighboring Kailua Beach Park, to “Mokes,” the name that the two islands is affectionately referenced to by locals. Kayaking isn't the only way to have fun Kailua there is the famous Lanikai pill box hike. This is all located in the city known as Kailua and is a great town to explore while you are out that area. Lot of good food and shopping and activities.
Makapu'u Lighthouse and Tide pools (Hiking) experience
This hike is Located at the very tip of southeast Oahu, the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is ideal for novice hikers and not much more than a brisk walk for experienced hikers with it being a 1.5 mile roundtrip hike. It has a moderate, almost welcoming slope that climbs to the east before turning north for the stretch that takes hikers to the lighthouse. On clear days, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai are visible many miles to the east. The view north from the lighthouse is alone worth the trip, a vista of windward Oahu stretching to the horizon. To the south is the dramatic Ka Iwi Coastline and the towering Koko Crater. The trail is also ideal for whale-watching when the gentle leviathans make their annual pilgrimage to these islands each winter.
Maunawili Falls (Hiking) experience
Maunawili Falls is a 2.4 mile, out and back hike located near Kailua, and runs along the base of the Koolau Mountain Range. This hike is family friendly and moderate in difficulty. This hike offers views of Kailua and Maunawili Falls. It also has a swimming hole beneath the falls! If you're feeling daring, you can jump from the falls into the swimming hole below. (This is at your own risk) This hike is a great one for the whole family and moderately easy and shaded from the sun with a nice refreshing waterfall to end on. This one tends to fill up quick so make sure you get there at a decent time. Have fun (: