Mānoa is a valley and a residential neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. The neighborhood is approximately three miles (5 km) east and inland from downtown Honolulu and less than a mile (1600 m) from Ala Moana and Waikiki. Similar to many Honolulu neighborhoods, Mānoa consists of an entire valley, running from Mānoa Falls at the mauka (inland-most) end to King Street. The valley receives almost daily rain, even during the dry season, and is thus richly vegetated – through the valley walls are often dry. Seeing rainbows in the valley is a common occurrence, and is the source of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa sports team names, the Rainbow Warriors (for men’s teams) and Rainbow Wahine (for the women, with the beach volleyball team more often using SandBows).

The neighborhood is composed of private houses built before the 1960s and low-rise condominiums. Mānoa is home to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi System. The University has several faculty and student residence areas in Mānoa. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Other educational institutions located in Mānoa include Mānoa Elementary School, Noelani Elementary School, Punahou School, Mid-Pacific Institute, Saint Francis School, and a handful of small, private pre-schools. The central shopping area of Mānoa is the Mānoa Marketplace which features a farmer’s market several days a week. More recent development has seen housing on steeper parts of the Diamond Head side valley wall.

Manoa is an affluent neighborhood, composed of private houses (many of them built before the 1960s) and low-rise condos. There is a central shopping area, the Manoa Marketplace featuring a farmer’s market and other stores and restaurants. Manoa is also home to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. It is a large campus and surrounding it are several faculty and student resident buildings. In the past, Manoa was the site of the first coffee and sugarcane plantations in the Hawaiian Islands. In 1825, John Wilkinson planted the first crops. In the Hawaiian language, the term Manoa means solid, thick, vast, depth, or thickness.

Nearby Attractions

  • Viewpoint is located at 2900-3198 Round Top Dr, Honolulu, HI
  • Tantalus Summit is located at 3800 Tantalus Dr, Honolulu, HI
  • Kapena Falls Trailhead is located at 2302 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI

Nearby Restaurants and Pubs

  • A Place to Eat is located at 1035 University Ave Ste 104, Honolulu, HI
  • Leo’s Taverna Express is located at 801 Kaheka St, Honolulu, HI
  • Karai Crab is located at 1314 S King St STE G2, Honolulu, HI


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