Hawaii 2004: Lanikai and Kailua
BNB-Hawaii.com. We had a great time in Hawaii. Connie has a way of picking particularly wonderful properties. If you have kids or want to get away from the Maui/Waikiki tourist scene, the Kailua area is just great. Its about 20-30 minutes from Honolulu, but feels a world away. It is on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen (3 miles of crescent in all) yet its got a Safeway right near by.
For about the cost of 2-3 hotel rooms, you can end up with literally a palace on the water with a pool. Here are some of the places we’ve looked at and stayed in.
* “Moana Lani”:http://bnb-hawaii.com/moana_lani.html. Wow, what an amazing place. There are seven bedrooms each with their own bath. The place is brand new and it shows. There is a truly massive great room and the most incredible floor-to-ceiling view. Its on Lanikai, an exclusive suburb. They say Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis and Cameron Diaz were just here. Too bad we missed them all 🙂 Perfect for small kids since the Lanikai waves are so small.
* “Kailua Bay Estate”:http://bnb-hawaii.com/kailua_bay_estate.html. Where we want to stay next time. This is not as big, but it has a pool. Its in Kailua proper so the waves are a little bit bigger for body surfing, but not dangerous. Board and Kite Sailing right out your front door too! This one has been in Sunset Magazine for its design.