Kāhala is a neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Kahala is famous as an icon for wealth and the rich. It is famous in Hawai’i for its large concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties, which include some of the most expensive in the entire state. Kahala is also home to the Kahala Hotel & Resort, formerly known as the Kahala Mandarin Oriental, and prior to the Kahala Hilton. Also located along the borders are Kahala Mall, and Diamond Head crater.

Residents and owners 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. Many celebrities and business moguls have also bought vacation homes in the area. Kahala is a favored spot for investors to buy and fix old homes and sell for record-breaking prices. In 2006, typical prices for a tear-down house in Kahala were $1.4 million to $1.7 million, with beachfront land going for substantially more.

Kahala is one of the few areas of Honolulu to be fairly flat, and yet also be within a 5 – 15 minutes’ drive of Waikiki or downtown.

Kahala Hotel & Resort

A mere 10 minutes by car from Waikiki, this spacious resort in Oahu’s plush Kahala district lies on a quiet swimming beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Ko’olau Mountains, and a world-famous golf course. With lush, exotic gardens and a private lagoon home to dolphins and sea turtles, you can marvel at the world of nature in The Kahala’s beautiful setting. Come see for yourself why The Kahala is a luxurious favorite among international celebrities.

The community is composed of mansion-like houses with sprawling grounds and ample public access to quiet beaches along the Kahala coast. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Residents of the neighborhood enjoy close proximity to many of Kahala’s features, including grocery stores, restaurants, and convenient shopping at Kahala Mall. At the edge of Kahala, the Wai‘alae Country Club offers a members-only, 18-hole golf course; the iconic Kahala Hotel & Resort is frequented by residents for its world-class spa and dining options.

Nearby Attractions

  • Tantalus Summit is located at 3800 Tantalus Dr, Honolulu, HI
  • Diamond Head Lighthouse is located at 3399 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI
  • Amelia Earhart’s Marker is located at 3584 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI

Nearby Restaurants and Pub

  • Growler Hawaii is located at 449 Kapahulu Ave #105, Honolulu, HI
  • Champs is located at 3457 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • South Shore Grill is located at 3114 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • Uncle Bo’s Pupu Bar & Grill is located at 559 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI


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