Located on Oahu’s northern shore at the base of the Waianae Mountains, Waialua is a former sugar plantation town. The Waialua Sugar Mill was the last sugar mill to operate on Oahu when it closed in 1996.
Today the Waialua town and residential area is much quieter than Haleiwa town to the southwest which has a larger commercial center and more tourist attractions.
Waialua town encompasses about 1.4 square miles and is home to about 4,000 people. Schools in Waialua include Waialua Elementary School and Waialua Intermediate and High School.
Nearby to Waialua are the many fine beaches of Oahu’s north shore where you can find great sunbathing, snorkeling and long, luxurious beach walks. During the winter you can watch the world’s best surfers ride the famous north shore waves at such spots as Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline.