Kahala is a small and secluded neighborhood located on the eastern end of Diamond Head, along the Oahu's south shore. But don’t be fool by its size, Kāhala is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Honolulu, Hawaii. Many celebrities and business moguls bought their mansions and vacation homes in this area.
Obviously, there are many special features here that appeals to these wealthy homeowners’ taste. Houses here are mostly mansions custom designed by well-known architects, with gourmet kitchens, beautiful tropical lawns decorated with palm trees and tropical flowers. Properties along the beaches are garnished with the view of the Pacific Ocean as the back drop. Not to mention you will be surrounded by neighbors of the same social-economic status, and great opportunity for business networking.
Imagine coming home to a sanctuary like this at the end of a long work day.
Kahala is also a favorite location for investors. Real estate in Kahala ranges from low $500,000 for a small condo to multi-millions beachfront mansion with outhouse, pool and tennis court. Kahala offers the best and most luxurious real estate that you can find in the Hawaii. And it is only 5 – 15 minutes away from Waikiki or Downtown Honolulu.
What more can you ask for? Your private sanctuary just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Kahala is mainly a residential area with a small shopping mall, Kahala Mall, and a few other others that offers convenience to residence in shopping needs, restaurants, and entertainment, banking and professional services. Residents are a mix of old timers living in older residences (many for more than half a century) and newer arrivals living in large, expensive, mansion-like homes.
At the eastern end of Kahala Avenue are the Waialae Country Club and the luxurious Kahala Hotel and Resort, the former Kahala Mandarin Oriental. The golf course is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Waialae-Kahala and its signature hole, the par 3 eighth hole, is bordered along its full 186 yards by the Pacific Ocean. The Kahala Hotel and Resort lies along the Waialae Beach decorated with a small man-made island. The hotel is also home to a dolphin lagoon, where a handful of dolphins live.
Kahala is also home to several secluded sandy beaches. Unlike the beaches of Waikiki, these are rarely crowded. The Kahala shoreline is populated by luxury beachfront homes with a few public access paths to the beaches.
The beaches here a great for kite-surfing for waves and strong wind. The beaches are also popular picnic location and wedding pictures taking.
Diamond Head School Information
Top Public Schools in Kahala school district:
Aliiolani Elementary (Grades k – 5)
Kahala Elementary (grades k – 5)
Liholiho Elementary (grades k – 5)
Wilson Elementary (grades k – 5)
Kaimuki Middle School (grades 6 - 8)
Kalani High School (Grades 9-12)
Top Private Schools within 5 miles radius:
Hoaloha Kai Montessori School (Grades PK – 12)
Honolulu Waldolf High School (Grades PK – 12)
Iolani School (Grades K – 12)
La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls (Grades K – 12)
Punahou School (Grades K – 12)
Sacred Heart Academy (Grades K – 12)
St. Louis School (Grades 5-12)
Beaches in Kahala area:
Diamond Head Beach Park
Waialae Beach Park