My Favorite Honolulu Neighborhoods: Niu Beach, in the Diamond Head Region
Part of a larger area called Niu Valley, this quiet neighborhood is located between Hawaii Loa Ridge and Kuliouou, Niu Beach is an area with homes on the ocean. From the Kalanianaole Highway, Niu Beach is on the makai, or ocean side and Niu Valley is on the mauka or mountain side.
The area may be most famous for being the location for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies with Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp.
Both areas consist primarily of single family homes with no condos in this area.