Kaneohe’s Hawaiian translation is “bamboo man.” This area on the Windward side can be as much as 10 degrees cooler than many other parts of the Island. When coming out of Likelike, Pali or H-3 Tunnels to the Windward side, there is a noticeable sigh from within, and you know you have arrived. In the distance is Kaneohe Bay’s sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs and sandbars.
Kaneohe Bay is the only barrier reef in Hawaii and also has a protected lagoon, which makes it the perfect playground for just about everyone. Yachts, sail boats, motor boats, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddlers, fishing, diving, squidding, snorkeling. A day on the Bay is……..priceless.
Kaneohe and Kailua are the two largest towns on the Windward side. Kaneohe is characterized as a boating community and is home to the Kaneohe Yacht Club. This area of Kaneohe is referred to as the South end of the Bay, situated along Kaneohe Bay Drive. There are beautiful bayfront estates and properties that have spectacular views to Chinaman’s Hat at the North end of the Bay. Many homes in and around Kaneohe have magnificent views of the Bay and Ko’olau Mountains. Kaneohe consists of 67 neighborhoods, stretching from the Southern end of the Bay all the way to Hauula. Because of such an expansive and diverse region, there are many different types of properties and lifestyles embracing this unique area. You can arrive to the airport in 15 minutes and to Honolulu in 25 minutes. There are three routes to the “other side,” and an alternative route along the coastline through Waimanalo and Hawaii Kai to Honolulu. It’s our best kept secret. Take a crusie to the North Shore along the coastline from Kaneohe to Kaaawa, Hauula, Punaluu, Laie, Kahuku to Haleiwa. There are many sweet treasures along the way.