Homes for sale in Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai has many different neighborhoods including West Marina, Triangle and Portlock, where homes on the water feature views of Diamond Head and Honolulu's city lights.

Hawaii Kai homes for sale

View of the ocean above Koko Villas in Hawaii Kai.  Hawaii Kai is a relaxing place.


Some other neighborhoods are Mariners Ridge, Queens Gate, Hahaione and Kalama Valley. There are many homes on the marina, with easy access to the water and some even have moorings suitable for parking your boat. From your home to the ocean is just a short ride away.

Condos and Townhomes in Hawaii Kai

Some of our favorite properties in Hawaii Kai include Mariners Village IIIKalele Kai, Kalama Ku'u, Lalea at Hawaii Kai and Plaza Hawaii Kai.  They are all pet friendly, too!

Places to go in Hawaii Kai

  • Hawaii Kai Golf Course - Actually two golf courses, the Championship Course and the Executive (par 3).  There's also a driving range near the club house.
  • Hawaii Kai Towne Center - Featuring Roy's restaurant, Costco, City Mill, Ross, Jamba Juice and Starbucks.
  • Koko Marina Center - Located at the corner of Kalanianaole Highway and Lunalilo Home Road.  This shopping center has an 8-plex theatre, Foodland, Assagio's Ristorante Italiano, Subway, Zippy's, Starbucks and Jamba Juice.

Hawaii Kai area map and driving directions

From Honolulu, take the H-1 freeway eastbound and continue as it merges onto Kalanianaole Highway (72).  Turn left at Hawaii Kai Drive, Keahole Street or Lunalilo Home Road and explore Hawaii Kai.

From Kailua and Waimanalo, drive east on Kalanianaole Highway.  The road will curve around the east side of Oahu and turn to the south and then west. Continue driving past Hanauma Bay.  Reach the intersection of Kalanianaole Highway and Lunalilo Home Road and you're in Hawaii Kai (see Koko Marina Shopping Center on the map below).

Hawaii Kai Community Information

  • Hawaii Kai's population is approximately 30,000 as of 2009.
  • Median year Hawaii Kai homes were built: 1976.
  • Residents' median age: 45.
  • The owner-occupancy rate is 79%.
  • Vacant housing in Hawaii Kai is 5%.

Public schools serving Hawaii Kai include:

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Hawaii Kai history

  • Hawaii Kai was initially developed by Henry J. Kaiser in the 1950's.  The area was wetlands called Kuapa Pond.  The pond was dredged to make its channels deeper and the land drier and more suitable for residential development.  Hawaii Kai was originally Bishop Estate land and it was leased to Henry Kaiser's companies, which built homes and sold them in leasehold to individual buyers.  Most of the properties have been converted to fee simple.
  • Lunalilo Home Road is one of Hawaii Kai's main routes.  Lunalilo Home Road is named after Lunalilo Home.  The home is named after King Lunalilo, whose will established the home in the 1880's to care for elderly Hawaiians.  Originally located at the site of Roosevelt High School, Lunalilo Home moved to 501 Kekauluohi Street (a side street off of Lunalilo Home Road) in 1927.
Homes near Hawaii Kai include: PortlockKuliouou and Hawaii Loa Ridge.