Lanikai, which means “heavenly sea,” is aptly named as its crystal waters seem to sparkle with the luster of millions of diamonds. This mesmerizing shore offers calm waters, ideal for watersports like kayaking and paddle boarding, and more peaceful endeavours like a long nap on a floatie. The vibrant tapestry of colors surrounding this beach makes it a beacon of creativity for photographers and artists looking for breathtaking inspiration. So, if you come to this beloved oasis, be prepared to stay awhile, as the thought of leaving might feel unbearable.
Lanikai is located on the east side of Oahu, Hawaii, within the community of Lanikai, and can be accessed by rental car or public transit. If you drive yourself, park along Mokulua Drive. To get to Oahu, you’ll need to fly into Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. To fly from North America, catch a non-stop in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Vancouver. From Canada, fly direct from Vancouver. Europeans can get a one-stop flight from London, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, and Amsterdam.