ON THE STRIP: HEKILI STREET
Tucked away within O‘ahu's premier beach town, charming Hekili Street is Kailua's hidden gem for dining and shopping while exploring the Windward side of the island. In recent years, this once-forgotten strip has been transformed into a lively array of eateries, cafes and local boutiques that are ideal for a whole day of browsing or a quick pit stop en route to the beach.
Located behind Kailua Town Center, Hekili Street's dining options are great for the whole family, whether starting the day with a local-style brunch at Boots & Kimo, or loading on the pizza toppings at Pieology for lunch or dinner. Grab a sandwich, wrap or salad filled with kalua pig from Kono's, or rejuvenate with a green smoothie at Nalu Health Bar.
The neighborhood's multicolored storefronts also leave shoppers with everything they need for island living. Stock up on the latest swimwear at BikiniBird and Guava Shop, or head to Twin Islands for stylish surf gear. Last, but not least, Island Bungalow Hawaii is a one-stop shop for the ultimate beach-house accessories.
Getting thirsty from all that shopping? End the day with a refreshing sip of bubble tea from Bee & Tea.
Outside Nalu Health Bar on Hekili Street in Kailua.