Introduction to Kailua, Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii is 10 miles NE of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is situated in the Honolulu County and is part of the Honolulu metro area. About 36,513 people reside in Kailua.
Hawaiian families settled in Kailua at least 1,500 years ago. The original settlers resided and fished on the slopes which surround the Ka'wainui Marsh. In the time of King Kakukihewa and his successors' reign, Waikiki was replaced by Kailua as the residential seat of Alii Aimoku of Oahu. The early economy of the town was largely depended on agriculture and cattle raising. The first post office of the area was established in the late 1950s.
Kailua and nearby Attractions
- Kailua Beach
- Akona Kai Shopping Mall Shopping Center
- Hulihe'e Palace State Monument
- Hillcrest Park
- Hulihe'e Palace
Things To Do In Kailua
Tourists in Kailua can visit the Kailua Beach, which is considered to be the best beach in Hawaii. There are other beaches that can be visited such as the 'Alula Beach and the Beans Beach. Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Akona Kai Shopping Mall, World Square Shopping Plaza, and the Kona Coast Shopping Center. The parks that one can spend their leisure include Hulihe'e Palace State Monument and Hillcrest Park. Every year tourists flock to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival hosted in Kailua.
Kona International at Keahole is the nearest airport to Kailua.
Kailua Higher Education
Higher education institutes that the residents of Kailua can attend include the Electronics Institute, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kapiolani Community College, and the Honolulu Community College.