3003 Kalakaua

A classic example of Honolulu’s Gold Coast condominium luxury, 3003 Kalakaua is an oceanfront gem. This rarely available residence sits directly on the waterfront, framed by the iconic Diamond Head Crater and expansive Kapiolani Park, with only coconut trees and a seawall between it and the waves. To the west, central Waikiki is a peaceful 10-minute walk; to the east, the prestigious neighborhoods of Diamond Head and Kahala unfold.

Like most of the properties along this highly prized shoreline, 3003 Kalakaua features few amenities other than parking and secured entry; instead, the spectacular setting is the playground. Within a one- to three-minute walk from the condo, residents reach the members-only Elks Club, the exclusive Outrigger Canoe Club, two boutique hotels, two fashionable beaches and three top-end restaurants. The 200-acre park itself is full of activity, with two sets of tennis courts, an aquarium, a zoo, a concert amphitheater, and frequent cultural and sporting events. For surfers, two favorite surf spots are located just offshore from the building.

This sunny landscape has long been favored by Native Hawaiians as well as Westerners, with development of the park and coastline beginning in the late 1800s. After the construction of its Gold Coast condos in the 1950s and 1960s, the area was designated preservation land.

Built in 1962, the 12-story 3003 Kalakaua offers only 24 fee simple units—just two units per floor. By Gold Coast standards, and Hawaii standards, they are absolutely enormous: three-bedroom, two-bath residents with 2,285 square feet each, including 300-square-foot balconies. Views are direct oceanfront, wrapping around to park views. Pets are welcome.

Key attractions near 3003 Kalakaua include:

+ Members-only Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club, a 1-minute walk away
+ Upscale oceanfront dining at Michel’s and Hau Tree Lanai, a 2-minute walk away
+ Kapiolani Park, with tennis courts, Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium
+ Central Waikiki, only a 10-minute stroll along parkland beachfront
+ Waikiki Elementary School, one of Hawaii’s highest-ranking public schools

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