At the foot of the 4000 foot Waianae mountain range and less than 30 miles from Waikiki lies the Leeward Coast. Dryer than the lush Windward Coast, this local area is home to rural towns, off-the-beaten-path beaches and one luxurious resort area.
Most visitors to the Leeward Coast will be coming to visit the beautiful Ko Olina resort area. Home to the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa, this 43-acre marina offers stretches of beautiful shoreline, ample opportunities for water sports and championship golf. Other attractions in the area include the Paradise Cove Luau and the Wet n’ Wild Hawaii water park. Local beaches include Makaha Beach, one of the first spots where surfers began big wave surfing, and Yokohama Bay. At the end of the road you can take a hike to Oahu’s western most point at sacred Kaena Point.
Leeward Coast, Oahu Highlight:
Kaena Point, Oahu
- Kaena Point is a sacred spot at the western most tip of Oahu accessible only by hike.