Set on a secluded sandy beach at Diamond Head, Colony Surf is one of the Gold Coast’s most coveted condominiums. Residents enjoy unparalleled oceanfront and coastline views, parkland and private-club surroundings, and an easy walk into Waikiki. While Colony Surf has a history of housing the rich and famous, such as Lana Turner and Frank Sinatra, its atmosphere is extremely relaxed and beach-friendly.
Colony Surf’s dazzling waterfront neighborhood has always been highly prized. Once a landscape dotted with Hawaiian temples, by the late 1800s stately new homes and beachfront bungalow hotels were already attracting notable guests such as Robert Louis Stevenson. This corner of Diamond Head remained low-rise until the 1960s, when the Colony Surf and a handful of other condos were built. Today a preservation area, no further development is allowed.
At 20 stories, the Colony Surf is the tallest of the Gold Coast buildings. All 172 fee-simple units feature open-plan interiors and 6-inch-thick walls for extreme soundproofing. Apartments range from 500 sq. ft. to a 3,400-sq.-ft. penthouse, each with wall-to-wall windows that slide open onto the Pacific.
Key attractions near Colony Surf include:
+ Secluded swimming and surfing beaches in front and adjacent
+ Upscale French dining at the renowned Michel’s, right in the lobby
+ Members-only Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club, both next door
+ 170-acre 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