Welcome to Kahala
Expansive green spaces, acclaimed eateries, and an affluent laid-back lifestyle are found in this upscale community
Much like New York's Tribeca or Los Angeles' Beverly Hills, Kahala is famous for its affluent residents and atmosphere. Business moguls, billionaires, and celebrities are drawn to this oceanfront enclave, where green expanses of Diamond Head and sandy beaches meet the mighty waters of the Pacific Ocean.
When it comes to Kahala's real estate options, residential developments in this area started in the 1920s, and soon afterward, opulent estates were established along the beachfront. Over the years, Kahala has been home to notable residents like E-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar, tobacco heiress Doris Duke, and politician Clare Boothe Luce.
Kahala's real estate market is competitive. Its residential zones are comprised of ultra-luxe and luxury properties situated close to the beach. New developments, amenity-rich condominiums, and first-class apartments are located on Kahala, but the area’s real gem is the oceanfront mansions located in Black Point and Gold Coast, two of the island’s most exclusive micro-neighborhoods.
What to Love
- Central location on Oahu
- Resort-like living
- Charming Kahala homes for sale and real estate options to choose from
Kahala promises upscale conveniences for those who seek a calmer yet sophisticated lifestyle. Recreation opportunities abound in this low-rise community. Green spaces, tennis courts, and playgrounds are scattered throughout, providing opportunities to clear your head or simply have fun with loved ones. Uncrowded beaches offer residents relaxing days in the sand, sea, and sun, and many enjoy incredible ocean views from their homes. Kahala is close enough to the vibrance of downtown Honolulu, which attracts families, young professionals, and retirees alike to the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hoku's Kahala, located in the Kahala Hotel, is an excellent spot for Pacific Rim cuisine. Dine beachside at the restaurant for unobstructed views of the water.
Kahala's newest eatery, et al. derives its name from the Latin term "and others." Its menu reflects its namesake and features a multitude of flavors and ingredients. The inviting nature of the restaurant speaks to it as a gathering place for families, friends, and neighbors.
Located at Kuono Marketplace is Purve Donut Stop, a charming eatery popular for its hot and fresh donuts created in unique flavors.
Things to Do
Kahala’s beaches are uncrowded and serene. The shoreline along the Kahala Hotel is anchored on either side by rock walls, making it perfect for wading and swimming. Kahala Beach is great for a leisurely stroll along the ocean, while Wai'alae Beach Park features picnic tables and an open park area perfect for a scenic lunch.
Spend the day shopping at Kahala Mall, which is not only home to over 100 shops but also features various dining and entertainment options.
The Sony Open Golf Tournament draws huge crowds each year and is hosted at the Wai'alae Country Club, whose 18-hole course is open for members only.
Diamond Head is one of the most beautiful hikes in the world, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific and the city of Honolulu. The trail takes you to the edge of a volcano, culminating at the Diamond Head Lighthouse. On a beautiful day, you can see the nearby island of Molokai from the summit.
The Hawaii Department of Education serves the community of Kahala.