A Quick Peek at Oahu’s Windward Coast

In this blog post, I will show you the “Windward Coast” of Oahu and give you a quick peek of a few spots for you to judge to see if this is the right side for you to buy your home and embrace your new 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 welcomes people of all faiths to meditate or simply to 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, local, 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 shot from an altitude of about 1000 feet.


Kailua town has peaceful blue beaches that offer you tons of fun activities like kayaking all the way to Mokolu Nui (a little island close to the beach) and biking along the coast. Farmers markets and good restaurants are part of the environment.

Fresh produce at the Thursday Night Kailua Farmer's Market

Fresh produce at the Thursday Night Kailua Farmer’s Market (c) 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 and is located just south of Kailua.

Dog on beach

Waimanalo Beach

This blog post is part of a mini-series about Oahu. If you feel curious about any of these areas or you want more specific information about houses in the Windward Coast. Feel free to call me, text me, or email me. Whatever is more convenient for you.

As always, aloha!.

About the Author

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez is a REALTOR Associate with Hawai'i Life. Hi, I’m Gaby! I very much look forward to working together with you. I’m best at helping my clients find homes that fit their desired lifestyle, long term financial goals or helping my clients sell their property in a timeline manner while providing regular updates along the way. My #1 value is communication and it’s something my clients have grown to love. Lastly (and sorry to beat a dead horse here) what my clients seem to appreciate most about me is the level of personal service I provide to them; my clients are not just a number to me, they are truly someone I cherish and desire to help. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 783-5285.

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