So you want to move to Hawaii, but you don’t know where to live…Today we discuss a few of the best locations to live on each of the main islands. There are reasons you may want to move to these towns as they are the best for certain things like surf or art…other towns are the best fishing or best to retire, others are great for families, some have marina’s and some are the sunniest…
BUT of all the Towns we talk about the one we DON’T recommend you moving or going to is KAILUA/LAIKAI on Oahu…it’s soooooooo OVERRATED today. Unfortunately so many Tourist books and Japanese have been heading over to Kailua it has truly LOST it’s small town feel…20 years ago this would have not only be a place WE would live, but a place WE would recommend you live as well. We can no longer recommend you go here. The community has had a love/hate relationship with people moving here and Tourists Tour Buses flocking to this beautiful small family town…because of these reasons Kailua is no more. Hopefully this will be a lesson for other towns in Hawaii like Haleiwa…hopefully they and others don’t follow in the footsteps of what happened to Kailua Town and we hope the community of Kailua steps up and takes their town back from the politicians and Bus Tour companies who have allowed this to happen to their town. One of the reasons our tours do not enter Kailua…We don’t wish to be a part of the problem no matter how bad our visitors want to see Kailua…we explain to them why we won’t go and they fully understand.
OAHU: Haleiwa, Mililani, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe & Honolulu
MAUI: Lahina & Kihei (we forget to mention Kihei, but it’s a great affordable town and great for Families as well.)
KAUAI: Hanalei & Poipu as well as Princeville if you don’t mind some tourism here and there.
HAWAII ISLAND: Kailua-Kona, Hilo, Puna & Keauhou