About Hawaii Kai
Photo courtesy of kimubert
Before you head up the hill and drive the scenic portion of the Kalanianaole Highway toward Waimanalo, the two neighborhoods of Portlock and Hawaii Kai are worth at least a quick stop. Koko Marina Shopping Center, at the highway's intersection with Lunalilo Home Road, boasts the only movie theater on the east side of Oahu, a large Foodland supermarket, as well as decent restaurants and shops. Portlock, on the ocean side, has some of Oahu's best homes, with breathtaking views of Moanalua Bay and Diamond Head.