Welcome to Hawaii Kai
Private waterfront views in a quiet, charming, and secluded community
Located 12 miles from downtown Honolulu along Maunalua Bay is Hawaii Kai, the first master-planned community in Oahu. Once a fishpond and wetland, Henry J. Kaiser developed the area in the 1960s with a vision for an idyllic suburban community. Hawaii Kai is now home to over 30,000 residents and features various dining and shopping options, ample recreational activities, and high-performing schools.
Hawaii Kai's real estate options can include newer constructions and homes built in the 1960s and 1970s as well as single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. The area is also speckled with sprawling mansions, many of which are secluded on Kamehame Ridge and its backroads. When it comes to Hawaii Kai's homes for sale, many properties can offer gorgeous views and a great combination of access and seclusion.
What to Love
- Waterfront views
- Peaceful and isolated
- Great for families and executive living
Hawaii Kai offers a laid-back atmosphere where its residents enjoy stunning Hawaiian views around every corner. Locals are active and many enjoy golfing, surfing, swimming, and boating. Due to Hawaii Kai’s prime location, residents can easily take day trips to Honolulu, Waikiki, and Kailua.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a romantic dinner, Hawaii Kai is full of delicious eateries. The Original Roy's in Hawaii Kai is known for its locally sourced ingredients served in nearby regions. The ambiance is casual enough to relax and catch up with friends but fancy enough for a date night or business dinner.
Maile's Thai Bistro offers delicious vegetarian-friendly Thai specialties such as chili tofu, pad Thai, and Thai basil noodles. There are also various fresh meat and vegetable dishes. Head to Boston's Pizza Hawaii Kai for scrumptious pizza with made-to-order crust.
Kona Brewing Company is a favorite among locals, especially for its bayfront views. The pub-style restaurant serves a variety of American foods, such as pizzas, sliders, burgers, and salads.
Shopping centers, movie theaters, and other amenities make living in Hawaii Kai easy and fun. You can find everything you need in nearby shopping centers like Hawai’i Kai Towne Center and Koko Marina Center. Residents can access more upscale shopping options in Waikiki, which is only 10 miles away.
Things to Do
Hawaii Kai boasts stellar surfing spots to enjoy the waves. China Walls’ rocky cliffs and ledges provide a perfect setup for advanced surfers. Sandy Beach is also a great spot for surfers, as its extreme shore breaks and strong currents offer excellent waves.
Koko Crater Botanical Garden offers a great natural escape. The garden’s vibrant and lush flowers are perfect for photo backdrops and are home to various species of rare and exotic dryland plants.
Hawaii Kai’s festivals are long-held favorites in the community. Some resident favorites include the Christmas Boat Parade hosted by the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association, the annual Kaiwi Coast Walk & Run, and the yearly East End Hot Rod Car Show, which showcases more than 300 classic and luxury cars.
The Hawaii Department of Education serves the community of Hawaii Kai. Top educational opportunities include: