Welcome to Koko Kai
Situated on the southernmost edge of Hawaii Kai — a prestigious district in Hawaii’s state capital — Koko Kai is as close to paradise as possible. Impeccable, wide-open streets are lined with architectural jewels complete with staggering views of the Pacific. Extraordinary sunsets that frame Diamond Head Crater are a daily pleasure. Golden-sanded coves and turquoise water abound, while locals can take their boats from their marina-front homes to indulge in a shopping spree, grab a bite, or relish a mai tai. A smattering of bars, breweries, and restaurants give the enclave a resort-like feel, while terrific schools and proximity to gorgeous parks give Koko Kai a wonderful, community-focused energy.
Koko Kai is just as legendary for its luxurious vibe and abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Whether you identify as an avid surfer or a passionate hiker, a devoted scuba diver, or a seasoned sailor, Koko Kai and its nearby environs overflow with enjoyable activities.
What to Love
- Located in one of the most upscale communities in Hawaii
- As beachy and relaxed as it is high-end and refined
- Proximity to Waikiki and downtown Honolulu
- Near incredible hiking trails and a glorious snorkeling spot
All of Hawaii is the perfect fit for anyone who savors spending their free time outside. Koko Kai is no exception. Only it takes this concept to whole new heights. The sprawling, cliffside estates in this hamlet lure prosperous professionals and well-heeled investors, while its small-town atmosphere holds tremendous appeal for young families. You’ll frequently find your neighbors playing in the water or at “pau hana” at one of the area’s bars, restaurants, or beaches.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Part of Hawaii’s magic is its nuanced culinary scene, where you’ll just as easily find a Michelin-starred restaurant that plates out hyper-fresh seafood as you are a centuries-old Portuguese bakery that’s famous for its piping-hot malasadas. Koko Kai (and Hawaii Kai as a whole) amplifies Hawaii’s globally renowned food scene with their own collection of laid-back and posh venues.
The Original Roy’s in Hawaii Kai celebrates the talents of acclaimed chef Roy Yamaguchi, one of the founding fathers of Hawaiian regional cuisine. Here, you can kick off your meal with kiawe-smoked baby back ribs, share a plate of blackened ahi, and top it all off with Roy’s signature chocolate souffle with raspberry coulis. Pair it all with a pineapple-infused martini for a truly memorable experience.
Maile’s Thai Bistro is another mainstay in the community. Their chow fun is unforgettable. Moena Cafe is the optimal spot for a delicious breakfast. Kona Brewing Co. is the perfect place to convene with your friends for BBQ chicken pizza and pints of ice-cold artisan beers brewed on the Big Island, and Island Brew Coffeehouse is many Koko Kai residents’ favorite haunt.
Things to Do
Honolulu is the most exhilarating part of Aloha State. It’s here that you’ll find an impressive collection of luxury shopping plazas, breathtaking beaches, enthralling museums, striking cultural landmarks, and eclectic neighborhoods. Hawaii Kai and Koko Kai are one of them, with their own list of events and attractions.
Residents from around the state always anticipate the annual Hawaii Kai Christmas boat parade, which showcases a variety of vessels dressed up in holiday cheer and lights. Meanwhile, Koko Kai residents enjoy effortless access to an awesome array of outdoor wonders. China Walls is an intrepid adventurer’s Shangri La, with its challenging waves and opportunities for cliff diving into the water, while Halona Blowhole Lookout is as romantic as it is entrancing. Koko Kai is also just minutes away from Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, which is unquestionably the best snorkeling spot on the island.
Koko Kai keiki have access to a handful of schools, such as: