Hawaii Kai: a gorgeous community nestled on the eastern end of Oahu
The largest and most idyllic of the residential communities located on the beautiful low-lying areas of the Hawaiian island of Oahu is none other than Hawaii Kai. Located in the City and County of Honolulu, this stunning coastal community boasts several neighborhoods and countless amenities.
With the crystal-clear blue water and a superb landscape, Hawaii Kai sports the picturesque destination of Sandy Beach, renowned world-wide for body surfing and body boarding. The beauty of this secluded location is that it does not have the constant flow of tourists that is ever-present on so many of Hawaii’s beaches.
There is also the Koko Marina Center, a fantastic spot to take friends, family, or a date for a dinner and a movie. After you have a romantic dinner overlooking the pristine ocean waves and a luscious green landscape, you can explore the local shopping or make a reservation for a date on the water for tomorrow.
Hawaii Kai dates back to the early 1960s when the area around the ancient fishpond, Maunalua, and surrounding wetlands, Kaupa, was established by American industrialist Henry J. Kaiser.
The attractive location has now grown into a cozy and perfectly sized coastal community that stretches into the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Hawaii Kai also features a scenic public park, great for taking your husband, wife, and/or kids out for a relaxing picnic. The park is also an ideal destination for just lounging around under a tree with a great book or any of your favorite outdoor sports. The robust facilities also include a basketball court!
The lovely tennis courts where one can meet up with friends for a friendly double or singles match or a private lesson makes Hawaii Kai one of Hawaii’s preeminent planned communities.
Don’t forget the charming Queens Gate Golf Course and the Hanauma Bay Nature Park.
For those looking for world-class scuba diving in a protected marine life reserve and underwater park, there is no better destination. With a sizable coral reef, rich with eclectic and stunning marine life, this is the best place on Oahu for individuals new to diving and snorkeling. However, for those more experienced swimmers, the huge coral reef extends far throughout the cove into much deeper depths as the bay was formed by a crater from an ancient volcano.
The Hanauma Bay Nature Park is also an ideal destination for Oceanside picnics, unbeatable sunbathing, and a starting point for many fantastic hiking trails. Trails range in difficulty and location, from the coastline to the unreal views provided by the mountain ridge overlooking the bay.
The community of Hawaii Kai is only about 12 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Honolulu along with all of the restaurants, shopping, and other services offered in Oahu’s most major city.
With Honolulu just a short drive away, easy access to the H1 Freeway, all while being near no less than three impeccable beaches, what’s not to love?