General Information on Kailua in Honolulu

July 27, 2011 by  
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Kailua is a town located in the county of Honolulu. It is situated within proximity to Kailua Bay. Kailua is defined as two seas in the Hawaiian language. Kai means sea while elua means two. It is named as Kailua because there are 2 lagoons in the district. Because there are two lagoons, there are two currents in the Kailua Bay. Kailua real estate  is a thriving community equipped with all kinds of amenities. The town has more than 36,000 residents. Popular places in Kailua include the Lanikai Beach and Kawai Nui Marsh.

The history of Kailua can be traced back to about 1,500 years ago. The first settlers carried out fishing activities to earn a living. They often play in the area around the Kawai Nui marsh. According to the archaeologists, the marsh slopes were first occupied during the 500 A.D. At that time, the people don’t have the necessary technology to perform the agriculture activities. It is claimed that the early Hawaiians lived near the lagoon, which is about a few hundred yards away from the shoreline. In the 16th century, the place started to be controlled by chiefs. When King Kakuhihewa was reigning, Waikiki is being replaced by Kailua as the seat for the Alii Aimoku of Oahu.

Kailua has a lot of legendary stories. The local Hawaiians believed that the menehune used to work at night in the area around Kawai Nui Marsh. The mo’o is a large lizard that used to live in the beaches in Kailua. Kailua is already occupied with people before Captain Cook’s arrival. When Captain Cook arrived, it is a capital in Oahu. King Kamehameha I successfully won the battle with the enemy army in Kailua in 1795 so that he can unite the Hawaii islands.

After King Kamehameha I won, he bestowed the Kailua region to the warriors because they helped him to gain the victory.  The site encompasses the freshwater and saltwater fishponds in Mokapu. Various types of agriculture activities have been carried out at Kailua. There are many temple ruins in Kailua. While in Kailua, you can observe the Ulupo Heiau State Historic Site. Today, Kailua is a developed town with many amenities. It has some of the finest beaches in Hawaii. The Kailua Beach is a crescent shaped beach that is 2 miles long and 150 feet wide. All kinds of recreational activities can be performed at Kailua Beach including windsurfing, kite surfing, and etc


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