Lanikai is a favorite neighborhood on the windward side of Oahu. It's a quiet area with white sandy beaches, clean blue water and several small islands offshore giving Lanikai its character.
Owning a home in Lanikai will give you a great feeling of satisfaction that you've picked one of the best places in the world to live. It's close to Kailua and provides a small town atmosphere. With one road in and one road out, there's not a lot of through traffic.
The Hawaiian name, Lanikai translates to "Sea Heaven." Come visit Lanikai and you'll understand why the Hawaiians picked this name. Lanikai is an area of great beauty, picture-perfect on a sunny day.
Mokulua is a Hawaiian word that means "two islands." The islands are about 3/4 of a mile offshore and stand about 200 feet above sea level. The island on the left is named Moku Nui and the island on the right is Moku Iki.
The Mokulua islands are a State Seabird Sanctuary and the public is allowed only on Moku Nui's sandy beach. Several species of sea birds, rare plants and monk seals occupy the islands. The Mokulua islands are two of Lanikai's greatest features.
The photo below was taken in the 1920's. Lanikai was a vacation community with homes dotting the land and plenty of space in between. Lanikai House at the bottom of the photo was the farthest east and most elegant home in Lanikai at that time.
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