I stayed in Lanekeha, which sits not 15 feet from the ocean. The stay could not have been more enjoyable. If you prefer a more local, authentic Hawaiin experience, you will love this property. The staff is attentive and care about their guests. They have pride in the experience they are able to offer to travelers, rightly so. Watching the sunrise every morning from the oceanfront deck will stay with me forever. Mahalo!
One caveat...if you have rented a full size or larger car, parking can be a challenge, so be careful.