Kahala is an affluent neighborhood on the eastern edge of Diamond Head on Oahu's southern section. Known for multimillion-dollar mansions, opulent oceanfront properties, and more than a few celebrity homes, Kahala is one of the most exclusive housing markets on the island. For all its prestige and glamor, it still embodies island living, with several public roads providing access to Kahala’s narrow but scenic shoreline.
Real estate in Kahala
Kahala harbors some of the most coveted single-family homes in all of Hawaii. Its shoreline is lined with estate-style beachfront properties while mansions with tropical landscaping and manicured lawns can be found inland. It is a popular choice among real estate investors, who acquire and renovate older homes to be sold for profit. Kahala includes the following residential areas:
- Black Point
- Kahala Kua
- Puu Panini
Things to see and do in Kahala
- Kahala Mall features more than 100 premier retailers, casual dining restaurants, and a Whole Foods Market.
- Kahala Resort & Hotel, the former Kahala Mandarin Oriental, is a luxury resort with well-appointed suites, on-site restaurants, landscaped grounds, a small artificial island, and a dolphin lagoon.
- Waialae Beach Park adjoins the Kahala Hotel & Resort and is a popular spot for surfing, windsurfing, and picnics.
- Kaalawai Beach is a secluded beach with a narrow strip of sand and separated from the rest of the neighborhood by bushes and rock walls. The beach is accessible via Kulamanu Place with street parking at Kulamanu Street.