Destination guide

Kaneohe is the other side of Oahu

Sat over the rugged volcanic hills on the far side of Oahu from Honolulu, Kaneohe is like a postcard image of the Aloha State. It's surrounded by serrated ridges of black-rock hills, enclosed by bluffs draped in verdant rainforest. Historically, it's been a booming agricultural center, but these days it's mainly given over to secluded beach parks, intriguing marine research facilities, golf courses, mystical Japanese temples, wild forest reserves, and stylish Kaneohe vacation rentals with front-row seats overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Things to do

Temples and gardens in Kaneohe

You can transport yourself to the mystical land of the Far East just a stone's throw from the door of your Kaneohe vacation rentals by hopping across to the painted bridges and Zen gardens of the Byodo-In Temple – it was raised to mark the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to the Aloha State. Then, more soothing pursuits await in the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens on the south side of town, where Polynesian trees and lily-spotted ponds sit in the shadow of the rugged Koolau Mountains.


Kaneohe's got adventure written all over

Kaneohe's one great place to power up those adventure valves and really explore the Hawaiian backcountry. You can rumble over jungle tracks in petrol-pumped 4X4s. You can wax down the walking boots and wander between groves of multicolored orchids in the rainforest parks. You can paddleboard across picture-perfect bays of see-through ocean, spot hammerhead sharks drifting through the shoals, come close to bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales on boating excursions - you get the idea…


Kaneohe is Oahu's rain pocket

Things are fine if you're looking to bag Kaneohe vacation rentals as a base for exploring the shimmering south-coast beaches of Oahu island. But if you're looking to settle in the town for your whole trip, it might be worth considering dodging the slightly rainier months of December and January. That's because this pocket of the Windward Coast, sat below the Koolau ranges, is one of the wettest of all. The rest of the year is all fair game, though, offering plenty of sun and temperatures between 75 and 80 most days.

Natural features

Wide bays and rugged peaks around Kaneohe

Kaneohe is plugged at the end of photogenic Kaneohe Bay. It's a place you're likely to have seen in many a Hawaii travel brochure – think soaring bluffs of green rock emerging from a sky-blue ocean; sinewy volcanic mountains; wild marshlands sprouting loulu palms. You can go off-track and delve into thickets of tropical rainforest by heading for the soaring reserves of the Waiahole Forest. Or you can stick to the coast, where the greenery spills into the Pacific at the He‘eia State Park. You can do marine tours to see sharks there, and see the wide lagoon of the He_eia Fishpond.

How to get there

How to get to and around Kaneohe

The nearest airport is in Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.), located 10.1 mi (16.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa), which is 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kaneohe, HI?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,693 vacation rentals around Kaneohe. From 571 house rentals to 71 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kaneohe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kaneohe:

  • Waikiki: 2,589 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Honolulu: 254 vacation rentals
  • Lanikai: 125 vacation rentals
  • Hawaii Kai: 3,460 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis: 1,931 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kaneohe?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kaneohe. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ko'olau Golf Club: 3,661 vacation rentals
  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens: 3,696 vacation rentals
  • Kaneohe Bay: 3,732 vacation rentals
  • He'eia State Park: 3,749 vacation rentals
  • Aloha Ke Akua Chapel: 3,793 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kaneohe listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kaneohe?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 571 Houses in Kaneohe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kaneohe include:

  • Cottages: 71 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 71 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,337 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kaneohe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,309 vacation rentals with pool available in Kaneohe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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