Paradise Bay Resort

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Phone (808) 239-5711
Address 47-039 Lihikai Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Unique, boutique resort located on Kaneohe Bay. Only 30 minutes away from busy Waikiki.

• Building: Boutique • Building: Lanai / Balcony • Building: Low Rise • Building: Rooms Open To Outside • Property: BBQs Available
• Property: Dining On Site • Property: Fitness Room • Property: Has Shows / Entertainment • Property: Laundry On Site • Property: LGBT Friendly
• Property: Pets Allowed • Room: 100% Non Smoking Rooms • Room: Coffee Maker • Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board
• Room: Kitchens Available • Room: Microwave • Room: Mini Fridge • Recreation: Gear Rentals • Recreation: Hot Tub
• Recreation: Marina / Boats • Recreation: Pool • Internet: Free In Lobby • Internet: Free In Room • Parking: Free Self Park
• Programs: Discount: Kama'aina • Programs: Discount: Military • Programs: Discount: Senior

Paradise Bay Resort is located in a secluded residential neighborhood in Kaneohe on the island of O'ahu, not a place you'd expect a hotel to be. The property sits on a small protected cove with several buildings, cottages, a pool, and a floating waterfront dock.

In the past, it has operated as both a hotel and residential rental property. But the buildings and rooms have been remodeled under the new ownership of Stephanie and David Ryan. Stephanie is an architect with a keen sense of style as is evident by the tastefully decorated interiors.

This a boutique hotel, so the rooms are not in the same class as higher end Waikiki properties (see Waikiki Guide), but they have a charm that is unique to an owner with a vision. The property sits on the water at Kaneohe Bay with a backdrop of the Ko'olau and Kualoa mountain ranges. It's unlike any other resort on O'ahu.

There are several buildings nestled under mature trees including a magnificent lauhala tree, which you don't get to see very often.

Pet Friendly

Stephanie Ryan is animal lover, and is responsible for founding the Oahu SPCA. She brings that love for animals to the resort by allowing guests to bring along their pets. There is a small grassy area where you can walk your dog and use the plastic bags provided to pick up after your pet.

Paradise Bay Resort manages a colony of feral cats that have been fixed, but enjoy a great lifestyle roaming the grounds. So if you are visiting and miss your cats, there are many here to make you feel at home. This is a great thing for pet owners and most other people, but if you're not into animals take note of this.


Each unit has a kitchen or kitchenette with updated fixtures, countertops, hardwood floors, and bathrooms. The beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and orchids laid at the foot of the bed. The units are tastefully decorated and suites like the Hale Opua suite offer 1250 sq ft and 2 bedrooms with king sized beds, as well as two bathrooms. Smaller rooms are also available.

Dining & Entertainment

Paradise Bay Resort tries to serve organic foods and offers a continental breakfast. Food choices may include French toast, scrambled eggs, organic fresh fruit, oatmeal, cereal, toast, chicken sausages, and vegetable patties.

They serve a dinner buffet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for around $35 per adult. The dining area is an open air seating area lanai adjacent to the lobby. It has about 12 tables in a very cozy setting overlooking the boat dock.


There is a resort of fee of $25 (see Hotel & Resort Fees & Taxes), which includes the use of the pool, hot tub, fitness center, yoga class, snorkel equipment, SUP rental and class, and kayak rental and class. Max is the activities coordinator for the resort and yoga instructor and he also teaches kayak and SUP instruction.

The resort also offers 2 different boat excursions: Wednesday is the Manta Ray and Turtle Adventure, and on Saturday is the Sandbar Boat Excursion & Reef Snorkel Adventure. There is a fee for these activities, but they are reasonably priced at around $49 per person and provide a great way to enjoy Kaneohe Bay and learn it's history.