Things To Do In Kailua


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Hawaiian performer Chief Sielu is on a lifelong quest to educate and entertain the world about Polynesian traditions, a passion that has taken him to appearances on the BBC, MTV, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Dubbed the "coconut man," the chief immerses all comers in island culture at spectacular luaus. On stage, he and his tribe balance revelry and education with high-energy ritual and knife-dancing performances, participatory dances and art making, and a large supper of Hawaiian staples such as poi and braised surfboard fillets. If you can catch his ear, Sielu might have a lot of stories to share: in the course of his ambassadorial travels, he's lit the Olympic torch in Salt Lake City by throwing a flaming spear and been the subject of the documentary film Chief, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo,
HI
US
Endless Adventures Hawaii combines water-equipment rentals with a knowledge of local breaks and secret spots to create memorable experiences. Its kayaks, standup paddleboards, surfboards, and snorkels get people out in the salty blue. For those who prefer a guided expedition, tours explore the Mokulua twin islands, which are protected as a bird sanctuary, and Kailua Beach. Guides also lead snorkeling expeditions around Lanikai to spot coral reefs and sea-turtle habitats and set out under the stars on a Glow Paddle tour with paddleboards equipped with LED lights to illuminate the water.
248 North Kalaheo Avenue
Kailua,
HI
US
When the sun descends past the horizon, participants will strap on their headlamps and embark on a 5K run under a glowing moon. The race trail follows the scenic, coastal terrain, and all participants receive a headlamp. Post-race, runners enjoy live music, carnival rides, Santa photo booth, and giveaways while partaking in food and drinks. The friendly competition continues at the after-party, where organizers bestow awards to runners with the best costumes.
629 Kailua Road
Kailua,
HI
US
USHPA– and American Paragliding Association–certified paragliding instructor and pilot Joachim Hagemann has been recertified three times, logging more than 1,500 hours of air time to keep his gliding school, Fly Hawaii, accident free for 32 years. Boasting clearance for cliff and cross-country takeoffs as well as for flying in turbulence, Joachim helps both beginning and advanced students spread their wings in various paragliding lessons. His excursions take paragliders soaring over island locales such as Mauna Kea, Pu'u Loa Crater, and Big Sur, avoiding ground-bound obstacles such as traffic cops and jealous ostriches. Joachim also supplies flight seekers with new and gently used paragliding gear.
41-95 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo,
HI
US
The largest paintball field on the island of Oahu, Island Paintball boasts a family-friendly environment that offers competitive games for paint launchers of all skill levels. With today's deal, artfully armed warriors can suit up in their best paintball gear or most invisible invisibility suit and beautify as many pigment-less adversaries as possible within Island Paintball's enormous wooded terrain. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday to go hand-to-hand with like-minded strangers who share your affinity for corporeal graffiti or grab a group of friends and try the speed-ball field for a fast, fun, exercise in teamwork.
515 Tinker Road
Waimanalo,
HI
US
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Kailua Town Pub and Grill is a top pick. Low-fat is not a term Kailua Town Pub and Grill throws around but delicious is! Kailua Town Pub and Grill also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Kailua Town Pub and Grill — it's strictly casual. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Kailua Town Pub and Grill. Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot. Cyclists are in luck. Kailua Town Pub and Grill provides bike parking. Keeping an eye on your budget? Kailua Town Pub and Grill is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
26 Hoolai St
Kailua,
HI
US
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