A Quick Peek at Oahu’s Windward Coast

The Windward Coast of Oahu is a popular area for homebuyers. Here are some of the highlights of living on the Windward Side, so you can decide if it’s right location for you to buy your home and embrace the Kailua, Kaneohe, Lanikai or Waimanalo lifestyle.

Windward Oahu

The Windward side is known for its tropical forest and waterfalls thanks to all of the rain and trade winds which blow from the North The dramatic views from the mountains are part of the everyday commute. Peaceful places like the Byodo-In temple welcome people of all faiths to meditate or simply appreciate the beauty of this lush valley.

Byodo-in Temple

The Marine Corps Base is located between Kaneohe and Kailua, making it the home of Marines and their families.

Marines standing at attention in full dress


Kaneohe has a cool, peaceful vibe even though it is one of the largest communities on this side of the island. Kaneohe is a popular destination for golfers, and they even have a public golf course called Pali Golf Course as well as a lot of beautiful botanical gardens.

The town of Kaneohe on the eastern shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, located about thirty miles from Honolulu.


Kailua town has peaceful blue beaches that offer you tons of fun activities like kayaking all the way to Flat Island, and biking along the coast. Farmers markets and tons of good restaurants are favorite part daily life for Kailua residents.

Fresh produce at the Thursday Night Kailua Farmer's Market

Fresh produce at the Thursday Night Kailua Farmer’s Market.  Credit: Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn


Waimanalo is a small community full of horse ranches, agricultural land, and sandy beaches with pristine blue waters. This area of the Windward side is a beautiful more rural area, located just south of Kailua.

Dog on beach

Waimanalo Beach

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