Welcome to Diamond Head, Oahu
Exclusive neighborhood nestled next to the iconic site engulfed in and surrounded by natural beauty
Diamond Head is not only an incredibly historic crater and landmark, it is also a highly sought after neighborhood boasting exquisite, opulent homes atop lush green land. Located at the eastern edge of Waikiki and kissing the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the exclusive and desirable “Gold Coast” community is a delightful departure from the city and offers natural beauty and stunning views from every vantage point. It’s close to the beach, Kapiolani Park, and downtown Honolulu, yet off the beaten path away from visitors and busy crowds. It is residential and suburban by nature, yet still doused in the desirable island feel. The iconic and elite neighborhood has been home to some of the world’s most influential people and is some of the most expensive real estate on the entire island — but well worth it for the gift of serenity and peace of mind granted every day.
Much like the ethnic makeup of the area, the gorgeous and massive homes in the community are quite diverse. The style of architecture in Diamond Head varies greatly from 1830s cottages and 1920s Sears Craftsman bungalows to oceanside estates with palatial bronzed gates surrounding the perimeter. A few lucky homes overlook the spectacular white sand beaches and stunning sunsets, but all of the homes in Diamond Head have green grounds, palm trees, and spacious layouts. While there are many full-time Honolulu residents, the neighborhood has historically been a premiere destination for second-home owners as well. No matter where or when you choose to start your new life in Hawaii, the calm, serene neighborhood is unmatched and provides absolute tropical bliss and an active, soul-enriching lifestyle.
Although residents value privacy and luxurious seclusion, it’s easy to get social — and over good eats. Bogart’s Cafe
is a lovely little coffee house where electric blue chairs greet guests. There’s local java and pastries, as well as other light fares like acai bowls and fried rice, all in a relaxed setting. ARS Coffee
is another great spot for a good cup of joe or some satisfying gelato. Be sure to check out the art gallery! For excellent photo- and review-worthy Japanese fare and specials, stop by Pioneer Saloon’s
electric dining room. For residents, a sunset dinner and refreshing drinks at members-only The Outrigger Canoe Club
is a must!
In Diamond Head, there are several destinations fit for an active outdoor lifestyle. Diamond Head Crater
is an iconic monument (and now a national park) with a hike leading to an unbelievable lookout over the city. Named “brow of the Tuna” by ancient Hawaiians, you can see the shape of a dorsal fin in the ridgeline. Kaimana Beach
, one of the best beaches for swimming in Hawaii, is the perfect ocean retreat where visitors can snorkel through the reef and go surfing. Kapiolani Park
is a 500-acre grassy park with beautiful, elegant trees that serves as a playground for all ages because of its ample space for year-round outdoor sports activities, like public tennis courts and an archery range. The Waikiki Shell
is a unique outdoor venue for concerts and other large gatherings, built in 1956.