Hawaii Kai is actually part of Honolulu, but is usually identified as a separate community. Hawaii Kai Oahu real estate features some of the newest homes and construction in East Oahu. Most Hawaii Kai homes for sale were built in the 1970’s or later. There are many new construction homes in Hawaii Kai, particularly townhomes and condominiums. As with most of Honolulu, Hawaii Kai real estate is some of the most expensive on Oahu.
Though, technically, part of Honolulu, Hawaii Kai is really its own little community, apart from Honolulu. The main feature of Hawaii Kai and a major selling point for some Hawaii Kai real estate is the Hawaii Kai Marina area and a series of lagoons that allow a multitude of options for boat access and waterfront living, both single family and condominium style. Water sports lovers will have a lot of fun in Hawaii Kai, with options for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and jet-skiing nearby.
Hawaii Kai is one of the drier, hotter and more desert-like areas of the island. Hawaii Kai has plenty of shopping, restaurants, and even a Costco. Hawaii Kai real estate is organized into a planned community, developed in the 1960’s in the area of the Kuapa Pond, by Henry J. Kaiser.
HAWAII KAI BOATING & HAWAII KAI MARINA INFORMATION
The Hawaii Kai Marina is a privately owned Marina area, with a lagoon and numerous waterways, with both residential and commercial frontage. The Hawaii Kai Marina leads into Maunalua Bay on the East side of Oahu. The Hawaii Kai Marina and Maunalua Bay are great places for watersports including boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddling, and snorkeling. Use of the Marina for recreational purposes is restricted to Hawaii Kai residents only. Non-residents who have slips can use the Marina for entrance and exit to their slips, but must use the Bay for recreation. Festivities at the Hawaii Kai Marina include an annual celebration of the 4th of July and the Annual Christmas “Festival of Lights” Boat Parade.
Koko Marina Boat Slip Rental Information Generally speaking, the Hawaii Kai Marina/Koko Marina areas can accomodate boats up to about 30-35 feet long. The Marina bridge can accommodate a height of approximately 13 feet at mean tide at the highest point. Sailboats must have collapsible masts if they extend beyond 13 feet. Water depth is approximately 5 to 6 feet at slips. Most of the slips in the Marina are at private residneces or townhome/condominium complexes. Rented slips are available at the Koko Marina Shopping Center also. You can find out more information by contacting the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association (HKMCA) (396-2469), as well as the Koko Marina (395-4737).