Between Hahaione Valley to the east and Kalama Valley is Kamehame Ridge. It travels high behind Hawaii Kai, near Koko Head and Koko Crater then drops quickly into Kalama Valley.The area is overgrown with California grass, kiawe, and koa haole. Rainfall is generally light, averaging 30–50 in. per year. It is located near the Waimanalo Ridge in East Honolulu.
Kamilo Nui and Kamilo Iki are the areas adjacent to Hawaii Kai Drive, as you travel up Lunalilo Home Road, near the skate park. On the water’s edge at the end of Lunalilo Home Road is Portlock. The schools of the Kaiser school complex include Hahaione Elementary School, Kamiloiki Elementary School, Koko Head Elementary School, Niu Valley Middle School, and Kaiser High School.
Koko Head Terrace as you can guess is on the slope of Koko Crater on the back side of it, toward the Hawaii Kai Golf Course, you will find the Koko Head Botanical Garden. A two-mile loop trail leads visitors through a variety of dryland plant collections from Hawaii and around the world. Koko Crater is a large crater that is a strenuous 2-hour hike. The Queen’s Gate gated community is across the street from the garden. Koko Head Crater overlooks Makapu’u, Diamond Head, The Marina, Sandy Beach, and Hanauma Bay. Koko Head is the elevated, longer, flatter piece of land that extends into Maunalua Bay.
Nearby parks include Bellows Field Beach Park, Kaiona Beach Park , Kalama Valley Park , Kamilo Iki Neighborhood Park , Kaupö Beach Park , Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Waimanalo Beach Park, Sea Life Park , Makapu’u Beach Park , Makapu’u Point State Wayside , Mänana Island State Seabird Sanctuary , Käohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary and Koko Crater Botanical Garden.
Nearby communities include Anchorage, Hahaione Valley, Kalama Valley, Kamehame Ridge, Kamilo Heights, Kamiloiki Estates, Kamilonui 1 Subdivision, Kealaula Kai, Koko Head Terrace, Koko Kai Triangle, Koko Kai/Portlock, Koko Villas Subdivision, Laulima, Lunalilo Home Subdivision, Lunalilo Marina, Lunalilo Terrace, Mariners Cove, Mariners Ridge, Mariners Valley, Queen’s Gate, and West Marina.
As you can see, Hawaii Kai has a lot to offer. Shopping at Koko Marina, Hawaii Kai Towne Center, Costco, Safeway, Longs, Ross and more. Great restaurants such as Harbor Village, Blue Water Grill, The Shack, and my favorite, Kona Brewing. If you are looking for a Hawaii home, give me a call.