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Niu Beach | Aina Haina

A beach neighborhood fit for a king, literally.

Welcome to Niu Beach and Aina Haina

 

With fewer than 100 homes in the neighborhood, change to With fewer than 100 homes in the neighborhood, Niu Beach has been a best-kept secret as a higher-end neighborhood with iconic Hawaiian-style homes that have a casual luxurious feel. Homes are located on Niu Circle on the Niu Peninsula, along the ocean side of Kalanianaole Highway, or just beyond Niu Circle to Paiko Drive. With your luxury residence this convenient to the sea, it’s little wonder life revolves around the water. The biggest choice each day just might be deciding between Kawaikui Beach, Kuliouou Beach, Aina Haina Beach, Maunalua Bay, Kahala Beach, Hanauma Bay, or Sandy Beach - all just moments away. Plus, residents here have easy access to the ocean activities at the marina in the nearby Hawaii Kai neighborhood. 
 
There’s a palpable sense of history in Niu Beach and the Aina Haina area, too, where King Kamehameha the Great had a summer home at one time. The Niu Peninsula, from mountain to sea, was managed by ancient Hawaiians and included the Kupapa fishpond, an integral food supply for the original island inhabitants. 
 

What to Love

 

  • Exclusive oceanfront living
  • Sense of privacy 
  • Easy commute to downtown Honolulu 
  • Casual, understated luxury homes
  • Versatile lifestyle amenities

Local Lifestyle


Niu Beach and Aina Haina neighbors take full advantage of their beachside locale, getting outside as much as possible, whether it’s to hike to the Makapuu Lighthouse or walk the dog in the Niu Valley. If you love to boat, kayak, fish, or surf the outer reef, the waterfront homes in the neighborhood provide a rare combination of spectacular views, easy ocean access, generous lot sizes, a protective seawall, a deepwater channel to moor your boat right in your own backyard, and plenty of privacy. 
 
In Aina Haina, new homeowners and second-homers can choose from newly constructed estates set amidst other homes that are occupied by second-and third-generation family members, again providing a sense of long-standing tradition and community. Some of the most highly desired and exclusive oceanfront homes are found along the Wailupe Peninsula.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

 

Living in Niu Beach and Aina Haina means you’ll have easy access to all the modern conveniences you need and the extras you crave. Shopping centers with everything from grocery stores and banks to coffee shops and department stores are just moments away at the Niu Valley Center and Aina Haina Shopping Center. The latter offers yoga and jiu-jitsu studios, a Foodland Farms grocery store, and more. Nearby Hawaii Kai offers more options, including Costco, department stores, and a number of great restaurants. 
 
Pop into Erika Krayman Art & Ceramics during the artist’s open-studio hours. Meet Ms. Krayman and shop her lovely selection of ceramics, drawings, paintings, and more. Down the way near the Kahala Mall, spend an hour browsing SoHa Living, owned by two sisters who wanted to share their passion for leisure, vacation, discovery, coastal chic, and tropical luxury through home and gift items. 
 
Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it at a restaurant in the Niu Beach and Aina Haina area. Choose from Japanese fare at Gyotaku, Plumeria Beach House at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, the casual Pho Time, and the long-time breakfast favorite Jack’s Restaurant

Just up the road and serving the community for 50 years, the Koko Marina Center capitalizes on its gorgeous location and offers one-of-a-kind eateries on the waterfront, locally-owned shops, and convenience retailers. Get a facial or massage at the spa, catch the latest blockbuster film, or partake in just about any water sport you can imagine.
 

Things to Do 


Life in Niu Beach and Aina Haina is centered on the turquoise ocean, providing homeowners with a wealth of choices for how they’d like to spend a day on the water. Head to small
Kawaiku’i Beach Park for its narrow, sandy beach and “local secret” vibe. You’ll often see anglers seeking a catch in the shallow waters while others enjoy windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Another small, rarely crowded option is Wailupe Beach Park in Aina Haina, a popular fishing and surfing spot.  
 
Birders enjoy the Wiliwilinui upper trail, considered a birding hotspot for the 32 different species that have been spotted here, even the increasingly rare O’ahu Elepaio. Other hiking options in the area include the trails to Makapuu Lighthouse, Koko Head Crater Trail, Kuliouou, and Mariners Ridge
 

Schools 


Students from Niu Beach and Aina Haina attend highly desired schools, including:
 
  • Aina Haina Elementary School, PK-5, public elementary school 
  • Niu Valley Middle School, 6-8, well-rated public middle school 
  • Kaiser High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school with International Baccalaureate program

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I believe my life's purpose as a Realtor® is to help people navigate the transitions in their lives during the buying and selling process of a home in Hawaii. Born and raised on the island of Oahu, I am passionate about sharing my love for these islands with people from all walks of life.