Imagine waking up each morning to the sound of waves rolling in, relaxing to panoramic ocean sunsets from your balcony every afternoon and counting whales and rainbows offshore all winter. Residents of Honolulu’s Coral Strand enjoy this idyllic setting every day, as well as the many other amenities and advantages that make this luxurious Gold Coast area some of the most in-demand real estate in Hawaii.
Set in the prestigious Diamond Head neighborhood and framed by Diamond Head Crater and Kapiolani Park, Coral Strand is part of a handful of elite beachfront condominiums built in the 1950s and 1960s. The area has since become preservation land, which has prevented additional development and added to the value of the condos.
Across the street from Coral Strand is the vast Kapiolani Park, with wide lawns, mature trees, two sets of tennis courts, an aquarium, a zoo and a concert amphitheater. Residents can also walk to the members-only Elks Club and Outrigger Canoe Club, two boutique hotels, two fashionable beaches and three top-end restaurants, all within a block. Central Waikiki is only a 10-minute walk along the beachfront.
Built in 1961, Coral Strand is one of the only Gold Coast condos to offer a swimming pool, which is heated and set on the oceanfront. This fee-simple co-op includes only 50 units within 11 floors, with four floorplans available: a studio, one-bath with 307-858 square feet; one-bedroom, one-bath with 990 square feet; two-bedroom, two-bath with 1,750 square feet; and two-bedroom, two-bath with 1,440-1,959 square feet. Additional building features include a parking garage, secured entry and resident manager.
Key attractions near Coral Strand include:
+ Members-only Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club
+ Upscale oceanfront dining at Michel’s and Hau Tree Lanai
+ 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