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Kailua is a community with population of 36,513 at the east shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii and bout 12 miles northeast of Honolulu.. Kailua, meaning "two seas," or "two currents," is so named because of the two lagoons in the district or the two currents which run through Kailua Bay.

Many people come from all over the world to visit Kailua's picturesque beaches, great restaurants and wonderful people. Its tight nit community, laid back vibe and uncrowded beaches is what appeals to people like President Obama, and many other celebrities who make Kailua home. Celebrities enjoy a town you can hang out in, where the residents leave them alone. It isn't uncommon to have celebrity encounters in Kailua.

Kailua is a place of much natural beauty. The most significant features of Kailua are the bay, the mountains, and the wetlands. Kailua Bay is a magnificent place symbolizing the regional quality of the community. Kailua Beach and nearby Lanika Beach have been on the "Worlds Best Beach" lists by several publishers for many years.

Wai Nui Marsh, a natural wetland, provides habitat for many species of wildlife. The marsh was a center of life for early Kailuans. Here is where they farmed, managed their fishponds and prayed to their gods. A huge saltwater wetland, it's peacefulness can be enjoyed on the hiking/biking pathway that wraps around its edge.

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