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Guide to Waikiki Beach Hotels – Beachfront Hotels in Waikiki

Despite its modest land surface of less than 4 mi², Waikiki attracts more than 5,000,000 visitors every year and is home to more than 50 hotels, with just 9 located directly on Waikiki Beach – a precious commodity the few lucky ones get to enjoy! This is a guide to Waikiki’s beach hotels – hotels located directly on Waikiki Beach. Before we get to the overview a few things to keep …Read More

Hawaii Kai Sailing Lessons

Who says sailing lessons can’t be done in January? Taking sailing lessons for kids is exactly what my 7-year old daughter did in Hawaii Kai during her winter break January 2 to January 6, 2017. This has been the second time we signed her up for one week outdoor fun in the sun offered by the Hawaii Kai Boat Club. And, she is requesting to do it again! We can’t blame …Read More

Amazing Hawaii Kai: A Lifestyle Like Nowhere Else

“Hawaii Kai has a marina”. Outside of possibly Costco, that tends to be what most on Oahu will come up with to describe this community. That marina is so unique you understand why it gets all the attention. The problem is that it masks the real depth of this neighborhood and why it just might be the perfect home for you. You just don’t know it yet. Let’s change that. …Read More

Ewa Beach: Great Shopping & Awesome Dining

Dining, and especially shopping, have a profound influence on your daily experience in a home. There’s a big difference in being able to run out at a moment’s notice for that one item you need and having to wait to do errands on your way home from work. Convenience is an integral part of real estate satisfaction. We’re happy to tell you that the homes in Ewa Beach give you …Read More

Ewa Beach Facilities: Schools, Health, Parks & Beaches

When you’re looking at an Ewa Beach home, you’re not just considering the residence alone. You’re also considering the community as a whole. Is this a place where not only you, but your entire family can live and have access to both the essentials as well as recreation options, which, for many are also essential. We’re talking about the schools, the health care options, the parks and other aspects that …Read More

Guide to Fishing in Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Big Island

Fishing in Hawaii is more than a hobby. It’s a deeply rooted part of local culture, a critical source of sustenance from the moment these Islands were first occupied. There are those, especially in the Native Hawaiian community, who still today depend on the ocean for much of their family’s daily food, perpetuating the lifestyle of their ancestors. It’s also an honored way for both locals and visitors to relax, …Read More

37 Best Beaches on Oahu With Map & Stunning Photos

Oahu is the main island in the State of Hawaii with a land surface of just short of 600 square miles – California is 274 times bigger and the Contiguous US is 5,225 larger. Despite its modest size, Oahu is home to several of the most incredible beaches, not just in the US, but in the entire world! I took on the exciting task of exploring all of Oahu’s beaches …Read More

Waikiki Beach: Ultimate Guide to Waikiki’s 9 Beaches

Had the area been left untouched, Waikiki would today be swampland without beautiful beaches, just as it was hundreds of years ago. In 1794 when King Kamehameha’s armies landed in Waikiki, on their way to conquering Oahu, things changed. His victory resulted in Waikiki becoming one of the new Kingdom’s primary royal retreats, not only for Kamehameha, but also his successors on the throne. The beautiful beaches and waters of Waikiki …Read More

Lanikai in Pictures – Beach, Houses & More

Lanikai, home to Lanikai Beach – often voted as one of the best beaches in the US – is a residential neighborhood within the city of Kailua, like nowhere else on Oahu. The exclusive and luxurious Lanikai real estate is solely made up of single family homes and 1 townhouse complex – Bluestone. There are no high-rises, shops, restaurants or anything commercial in Lanikai – just a small group of incredibly charming houses and …Read More

A Day in Diamond Head

Diamond Head is one of the most spectacular neighborhoods on Oahu, boasting incredible pristine white sandy beaches. The homes in Diamond Head are some of the most coveted real estate in Honolulu and are typically more expensive than those in neighboring Kahala on a land per square footage basis (Kahala is sometimes referred to as the Beverly Hills of Hawaii). The famed Gold Coast – made up of older condos, hanging on the ocean’s edge – is …Read More