Welcome to Kapolei/Ewa Beach
Oahu's Second City is rich in amenities, including great schools, large parklands, and upscale dining
Colloquially known as the "second city," Kapolei and Ewa Beach are planned communities located on the southwest shore of Oahu. They feature an assortment of attractions, entertainment options, events, world-class cuisine, and shopping destinations. This dynamic locale is constantly growing and developing.
The real estate market offers great value and consists of stylishly designed properties with mountain and ocean views. The low-rise neighborhood consists mostly of houses and townhomes, befitting its plantation past. Both relatively affordable and luxury homes speak to a broad-based community. The high-end properties sub-divisions like Kapolei-Malanai feature golf-side homes, while the statelier homes of Kapolei-Iwalani are reminiscent of Kahala-styled houses.
What to Love
- Great amenities
- Relatively affordable homes
- Well-planned community
- Easy access to everything
The Kapolei/Ewa Beach neighborhood is known for community pride, often showcased through celebratory events and festivals. Residents enjoy access to an impressive selection of restaurants, local shops, markets, and nightlife destinations. Some of the best dining and shopping destinations on Oahu are located in this region. Moreover, locals are afforded access to endless leisure and recreation opportunities. Living here is a luxurious experience, and you never have a reason to get bored.
Dining, Entertainment & Dining
You'll find over 30 local and national brand shops at the Kapolei Shopping Center. Whether you are looking for the perfect dinner outfit, swimwear, souvenirs, or home décor, this shopping center has it all. There are various restaurants to choose from if you've worked up an appetite. Ka Makana Ali'i offers over 100 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. It is the third largest shopping center in Hawaii, with everything from big names Macy's to specialty stores like Local Fever and Reyn Spooner. Restaurants are plentiful, as well as a theater for family movie nights.
Roy's has earned a reputation for attentive service, lively ambiance, and incredible food under the tutelage of Chef Roy Yamaguchi. It fuses European and Asian cuisines, providing enough options to make any vegetarian happy. You can also order steaks, pork, pasta, lamb, and duck. The bar offers unique cocktails and signature martinis. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is a high-end restaurant that offers locally-sourced food, handcrafted beers, culinary cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Live music plays every day, creating a casual, fun environment.
Things to Do
The Salvation Army Kroc Center is the largest community center in Hawaii. It offers the Ewa Beach residents various recreational activities, including various pools with water slides for the kids. You'll also find other facilities like a conference area, a worship area, a game room, an art studio, and a fitness and wellness gym.
Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa offers a ton of activities to enjoy. Aunty's Beach House is a supervised activity center that allows kids to craft, play themed games, and more while adults relax. Swim, play, and splash at Ko'Olina Lagoon, enjoy character experiences with the whole family, play a round of golf at Ko'Olina Golf Club, or embark on a culinary and cultural journey on luau nights. Whatever your interests, this resort has it.
Ko'Olina Resort is set on four pristine lagoons, perfect for swimming. Its world-class marina offers a variety of boating excursions, including dinner cruises, dive trips, and whale watching. Guests also love enjoying delicious food and drinks at the Marriott's Ko'Olina Beach Club. The Fia Fia Polynesian Dinner Show is a favorite for many, who come to enjoy the unique dining experience composed of a traditional Hawaiian dinner and luau.
The Hawaii Department of Education serves Kapolei. A notable school in the area includes:
- Kapolei High School, Grades 9-12