If we were to live in Oahu, I think (or hope!) it would be in Kailua. It’s just the nicest town with so many cute places to go to, there’s a Whole Foods, & lots of neat town events (we saw concerts there, & hula.)
Landon & my siblings were obsessed with Bee & Tea. The Local has the best shave ice I’ve ever had, & their lime & lychee flavors were especially good.
We visited some incredible beaches on this side of the island too. My dad told us on the way to Lanikai that it’s been rated one of the top beaches in the world, and after going I can see why. Florida has some very nice beaches, but the perfect sand & clear blue water at Lanikai, plus the scenery, the mountains, and the islands around, are probably impossible to top.