Hawaii Kai is located on the southeastern part of Oahu outside of the busy lifestyle of Honolulu, but yet still close enough to get there quick. This upscale community has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding hillside.
The area, which is actually a volcanic crater, was formed 32,000 years ago. Residents live here to be secluded yet be able to take advantage of the nearby excitement very quickly.
Outdoor activities surround those living in Hawaii Kai. A short drive down to Haunama Bay is a great chance to enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the state. Makapu’u Beach is a great location to get in some bodysurfing, but beware the heavy currents and undertows. Residents can also check out the sea turtles famous for appearing in the bay in vast numbers.
Those with children will be glad to know that they will get the chance to attend the award-winning Koko Head Elementary School. It was a winner of the Hawaii Distinguished School award.
Hawaii Kai has numerous homes available for water lovers on their marina. These have private boat docks and ocean access. There are also many types of single-family homes available in different price ranges. Someone seeking luxury real estate should check out Kalama Valley, Queen’s Gate, and Portlock.
The average price of homes in Hawaii Kai is $910,000. Someone interested in Koko Kai or Portlock should expect to pay well over a million. First time buyers might consider looking for a home in the Koko Head Terrace area.