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The residential community of Hawaii Kai is located on Maunalua Bay, fourteen miles from downtown Honolulu.  It is one of Hawaii's first and most successful master-planned communities and the state's only major marina residential development.  Hawaii Kai is built around the marina, a privately owned body of tidal water with nearly 13 miles of waterfront property lined with rock walls.

Hawaii Kai offers a wide variety of homes, condominiums and apartment houses, three shopping centers with restaurants and many water-related activities. Some of Hawaii's most popular recreational and water sports areas are nearby, including Maunalua Bay, Hanauma Bay, Halona Lookout, Sandy and Makapu'u beaches, and the natural beauty of the rugged Ka'iwi coastline.


The marina was originally known as Kuapa Pond, an old fishpond that was part of 6000 acres of undeveloped Bernice J. Bishop Estate land.  Bishop Estate leased the pond and surrounding area to the visionary industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1961 to develop the land and maintain and manage a marina.  Over the next 20 years, Kaiser Development drained the pond, built miles of rock walls, and created the land for homes, shops and roads.  Over the years, many individual communities were built and the new town developed.

In 1979, the U. S. Supreme Court designated the Marina as private property for the exclusive use and enjoyment of Hawaii Kai residents.  In 1991, ownership of the Marina was transferred from Bishop Estates to the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association. 

 Today the marina is managed by the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association and is overseen daily by the Hawaii Kai Marina staff.  A yearly highlight event is the Holiday Light Parade of Boats.

More Info:  http://www.hawaiikaimarina.com

The Peninsula at Hawaii Kai
 is a community member of the Association and all HKP homeowners pay annual dues towards the management, maintenance and upkeep of the marina.



marina and community information