Welcome to Kahala
Where modern-day luxury meets island living
Situated on the beautiful island of Oahu, Kahala is an upscale neighborhood that features some of the island’s most impressive homes. Renowned for its stunning properties and celebrity residents, this beautiful area is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after areas in the state.
First settled by Native Hawaiians in 1795, this area was initially known for its pig and cattle farms. Originally dominated by these farmers, this land drew the attention of the wealthy after World War I. This led to the creation of many spectacular and expensive homes in the area. Some of the most lavish homes in the state are now settled on Kahala’s beachfront properties, and the popularity of this area is only growing.
Despite its pristine image, the locals in Kahala are friendly and welcoming. The area itself is serene and peaceful, and there are breathtaking views readily available throughout the community. It is also a highly-coveted location on the island because it is close to the ocean and other faster-paced areas, making it easy for residents to experience all the area has to offer.
What to Love
- Well-maintained neighborhoods and extraordinary residences
- Breathtaking ocean views with private beach access
- Serene, sophisticated community with the option to explore nearby lively areas
This in-demand area is ideal for those who are looking to relax and embrace a life of luxury. The overall vibe of the area is beachy and peaceful, and the locals are amiable and welcoming.
This area is slightly distanced from busier cities like downtown Honolulu, so it is rare to experience loud disruptions. Noisy traffic and construction are rarely concerns for residents of this area, which helps maintain the pleasant and restful feel.
Perfect for those seeking a chill area while also desiring a grand home and property, Kahala is the ideal oasis on Oahu, and it will only keep getting better!
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Kahala offers an impressive range of dining options, ensuring all residents can find a place where they love to eat out with family and friends. For those who want a taste of authentic Hawaiian cuisine, Hoku’s features traditional dishes with a French twist, and guests can enjoy their meal while overlooking the Pacific. Other great places to check out include Olive Tree Cafe, which offers flavorful Mediterranean dishes, and Plumeria Beach House, specializing in classic fare and delightful cocktails during happy hour.
Another large draw to this area is the Kahala Mall, an indoor shopping center with over 100 stores that range from big-name retailers like Whole Foods to smaller, more local boutiques like 33 Butterflies. Besides a wide array of shopping options, the mall also features unique dining and entertainment options, as well as an art gallery filled with work from Hawaii’s favorite creatives.
Things to Do
There are plenty of ways to keep busy in Kahala. Dolphin Quest Oahu is one major nearby attraction. Here, guests can be a part of an interactive dolphin experience where they pet, feed, and swim with these majestic animals. With a variety of packages to choose from, there is an experience perfect for every family!
Hiking is a very popular activity for those looking to explore Kahala and the surrounding areas. The Diamond Head Summit Trail leads visitors to the iconic summit with unobstructed views of the lush, green surroundings and clear blue water below.
Another great place to visit in Kahala is the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture, & Design. This public museum allows visitors to appreciate incredible art and design pieces to educate people about Islamic cultures through inspiring exhibitions, digital initiatives, guided tours, and community partnerships.