Exploring Moku Nui
The famous Mokulua Islands are the gems of Kailua Bay, located on the eastern or Windward side of Oahu. These two
compact islands are almost always pictured in articles extolling the beauty of nearby Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach, winners of many "Best Beaches" awards. About ½ an hour from Waikiki, this is a fantastic day trip for viewing nature and experiencing some of the laid back Hawaii lifestyle.
The Mokulua Islands are comprised of Moku Nui (North Mokolua) and Moku Iki (South Mokolua). Both islands are state seabird
sanctuaries, and the public is only allowed access to Moku Nui during daylight hours. For the directionally challenged like me, Moku Nui is the larger double humped island on the left when viewed from Lanikai. Moku Nui can be reached easily by kayak (see Kayaking in Kailua Bay
) or boat, and some hardy souls may even paddleboard or swim. Read more Exploring Moku Nui...