Kailua Beach may represent the best Hawaii has to offer. The beach is nearly 3 miles long, a large portion having soft light colored sand, and offers more activities than any other: swimming, windsurfing, kite-boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding and occasionally surfing. The beachs playful character persists year round in an area that has a dry climate. The Kooloau mountain range provides a dramatic backdrop. The beach is located in a residential area with no hotels or condos nearby and rarely gets crowded on weekdays..