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The Beautiful Town In Hawaii That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

It’s hard to deny that Oahu’s windward coast is one of the most beautiful (and accessible) stretches of land found in the state – and maybe even the country. According to Conde Nast Traveler, the best city along this majestic coastline to visit is Kaneohe. Yes, you read that right – it’s not Kailua, the hip beach town full famous for its eclectic shops and small-town vibe. Kaneohe recently made an appearance on Conde Nast’s “16 Hottest Neighborhoods to Visit in 2016, According to Airbnb.” And, we kinda have to agree – not only has the picturesque seaside neighborhood experienced an increase in popularity of 324 percent on Airbnb, but the lush oasis is home to some breathtaking beaches, truly incredible hiking, and several hidden gems – both natural and man-made.

So, without further ado, and in honor of this prestigious title, here are 13 of our favorite things, places, and activities you’ll only find in Kaneohe.

What is your favorite Kaneohe destination? Is it the famous sandbar, the gorgeous Paradise Bay Resort, or maybe the serene Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens?

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.