Lanikai Beach is another popular choice if you’re visiting Oahu. In the Hawaiian language, ‘lani kai’ means “heavenly ocean”, which most definitely is a fitting name for such an exquisite place. Surrounded by miles of calm, aqua blue waters, Lanikai Beach surely is one of the most mesmerizing beaches in Oahu and the whole of Hawaii. While it does not have public facilities and amenities compared to other beach parks, such is the charm of Lanikai Beach: pure, unadulterated, heavenly.

Lanikai Beach stands out despite the fact that it is only just that—a beach. In fact, if you are a paradise seeker who wants nothing but an authentic island life experience, Lanikai Beach is the perfect option for you. It has nothing but a stretch of powdery white sand, clean turquoise waters, off-shore islands, calm waves, and an overall laid-back atmosphere. A paradise in itself, indeed.


Apart from watching the sunrise, which consistently is pretty amazing here (one of the most spectacular sunrise spots in Hawaii, as some say), guests may also choose to bring beach umbrellas, mats and towels, chairs, a good book to read, and a cooler filled with snacks and refreshing drinks, for a relaxing and enjoyable day at Lanikai Beach. Feel free to bring materials for water activities, too, such as a ball, a frisbee disc, or a paddle board.

Lanikai Beach is tucked in a residential neighborhood, with no shopping or food establishments nearby. This is why if you plan to stay long, make sure your cooler is complete with the nourishment that you and your companions will need for the day.

Check out its exact location and plan your route by checking out Lanikai Beach here: