Welcome to Kahala/Diamond Head
A tropical paradise regarded as the Beverly Hills of Oahu
The Kahala and Diamond Head area has long been the premier destination for second homeowners, and understandably so. Its estates, long white sandy beach, timeless elegance, and privacy beckon to residents born in Hawaii and newcomers alike. It also offers proximity to landmarks, shopping, restaurants, and amenities. Diamond Head Crater is a prominent landmark in this area.
The neighborhood has maintained its prestige, with housing stock ranging from single-family homes to sprawling estates. Expect to find large estates with private pools, secluded beachfront access, beautiful ocean views, and grounds with lush tropical foliage.
Styles of architecture vary greatly from 1830s cottages to 1920s Sears Craftsman bungalows to contemporary oceanside estates with palatial bronzed gates around the perimeter.
What to Love
- Close to the beach and eateries in Kaimuki
- Peaceful, relaxing, and luxurious
- Awesome active lifestyle
The Kahala and Diamond Head is the kind of place where people wear Sig Zanes and board shorts, multi-million-dollar properties casually peek out from unassuming front yards, and everyone always seems to be training for the marathon. Residents spend their days lazy sunning, windsurfing, or exploring the natural beauty around them.
Nearly everything you desire is available in Kahala and Diamond Head, from outdoor sports to boutique gyms, ocean to the jungle, quick plate lunches to fine dining. But there's also a perfect compromise between North Shore and town, with just enough excitement that it's not overwhelming.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Established in the 1950s, Kahala Mall is home to over 100 local shops, national retailers, and restaurants. Whole Foods Market, Macy's, and Apple are just a few of the brands that have set up shop here. It's also an established entertainment destination for local families and visitors.
Located next to this mall is the Kahala Market by Foodland. Inside et al., a full-service restaurant and bar, offers multi-regional dishes inspired by local produce. Kahala Market by Foodland is also home to Ku'ono Marketplace, which offers fresh produce, freshly made in-house juice, Grab + Go bites, and more.
Michel's at Colony Surf offers a dining experience that exemplifies the spirit of Aloha. Located on the shores of Kaimana Beach, its menu takes inspiration from French and European cuisine while emphasizing the quality and flavor of local ingredients. If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, J Dolans offers tasty pizzas with perfectly thin crispy crusts and quality toppings.
Things to Do
The Diamond Head State Monument and Summit Trail is one of the highlights of this neighborhood. The trail leads you to the summit of the volcanic tuff cone, where it lends panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu.
Kapiolani Park is the largest park in Hawaii at 500 acres and offers several opportunities for healthy recreation. It's home to the Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, Honolulu Zoo, and other attractions. The place is a beautiful playground for all ages.
Wai'alae Country Club is a private country club located on the east end of this neighborhood that hosts the annual world famous Sony Open golf tournament.
The Honolulu Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It weaves through several neighborhoods, including Kahala, and ends at Kapiolani Regional Park.
On the other end of the spectrum is the KCC Farmer's Market, hosted at the Kapiolani Community College on Saturdays. Local farmers supply fresh produce, flowers, and food.