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Popular Ocean View Condos in Honolulu

While Honolulu has long been a favorite place for many visitors, the city is also home to 450,000 residents, which accounts for about half of all the people who call Oahu home. Rather than being spread out with endless suburbs, Honolulu is more compact. People love condo living in Honolulu — the lifestyle allows for easy access to amenities, beaches, and restaurants. The endless blue of the Pacific is mesmerizing to look, and as a result, ocean view condos in Honolulu are always in high demand. Below are popular condos that offer beautiful ocean views with added benefits to urban dwellers.

Pacifica Honolulu

The Pacifica Honolulu is one of the more popular ocean view condos in Honolulu. Pacifica Honolulu is one of the tallest buildings in Honolulu at 48 stories. This gives many of the residents an opportunity to enjoy spectacular ocean views, despite the fact that the building is not located right by the ocean. The building also prides itself on having a large amenities deck, theatre, fitness facility, spacious pool, and many private spots for residents to entertain friends and family.

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The endless blue.

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Waiea at Ward Village

The Waiea was the flagship condo building at the Ward Village 60 acre master planned community in Honolulu.  Located in the Kakaako neighborhood, the Waiea offers stunning ocean views, amenities, and conveniences of urban living residents desire. The location of this residence is incredible. The building is across the street from Kewalo Basin Marina, Ala Moana Beach Park, a movie theater, restaurants, and only a block away from a grocery store.

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Waiea Ocean View Condo

Waiea luxury condo in Kakaako.

Coral Strand

To find truly breathtaking oceanfront living, one only has to look at the historic Gold Coast at the foot of Diamond Head Crater. The Coral Strand couldn’t be any closer to the water, and the building offers some of the best ocean view condos in Honolulu. The Gold Coast condo area was developed in the ’50s and ’60s, and while the buildings don’t offer all the amenities that the contemporary buildings have, the views definitely make up for it. Coral Strand stands out since it is one of only three condo buildings on the Gold Coast that has a pool. Many of the condos on the Gold Coast have undergone extensive renovations. While the building may be original, the residences inside are sure not. Luxury all the way!

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The Coral Strand on the Gold Coast of Honolulu.

The Collection

The Collection is located in one of the hippest areas of Kakaako. Close to downtown Honolulu, it’s popular with residents who work downtown and urban dwellers who enjoy fun and trendy living. Located right across the street from Salt at Kakaako, the Collection residents can enjoy serene ocean views from home and have shopping, restaurants, and gathering places below.

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The Collection condo

The Collection in Kakaako.

Waihonua

One of the six condos that make up the best known luxury block in Honolulu is the Waihonua. It is the newest building on the block and one of the most popular ones. Waihonua residents are lucky to enjoy the nearby Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana Center, a pool deck with a large pool and spacious BBQ cabanas, and beautiful ocean views from many of the residences.

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Waihonua Condo

The Waihonua in Kakaako.

Symphony Honolulu

Elegant and stylish, Symphony Honolulu condos also offer beautiful ocean views. Although this property is a few blocks from the ocean, the Kakaako location still allows residents on the upper floors to take in the blue from the ocean facing units. With large floor to ceiling windows that make up most of the outside of the building, the views from inside are stunning. The condos feel light and airy with an abundance of natural light and contemporary light finishes.

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Symphony Honolulu Kitchen

Symphony Honolulu in Kakaako.

The Ilikai

The Ilikai has picture perfect Hilton Lagoon and ocean views. This 1000 unit condotel is located at the edge of Waikiki Beach adjacent to Ala Wai Marina. This timeless classic is popular with residents, second homeowners, and investors alike. Owners can choose to rent out their units on a daily basis, which is an advantage over many Waikiki condos that typically have a 30 day minimum rental requirements. The iconic property is beautifully maintained, featuring an on-site restaurant and newly renovated pools. Some of the best ocean view condos in Honolulu are at the Ilikai.

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The Ilikai

The Iconic Ilikai in Waikiki.

Yacht Harbor Towers

The ’70s saw an explosion of condos in Honolulu. Many of today’s popular buildings were built during that condo boom. Yacht Harbor Towers are actually two buildings, the Ewa tower, and the Diamond Head tower. Located in the Ala Moana neighborhood, next to the Ala Wai Canal right at the entrance to Waikiki, the two towers overlook the ocean and the Ala Wai Marina. With virtually unobstructed views, Yacht Harbor Towers are home to residents who enjoy beautiful views, easy access to the Ala Wai Marina, Waikiki Beach and the convenience of Ala Moana Center across the street.

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Yacht Harbor Towers

Ocean and marina views from Yacht Harbor Towers in Waikiki.

Anaha

Some of the newest ocean view condos in Honolulu are at the Anaha at Ward Village. The wrap around floor to ceiling windows show off the incredible beauty of the Pacific Ocean and the Ala Moana Beach Park below. For residents who desire ocean views, top-notch building amenities, and a chic urban neighborhood filled with stores and restaurants, the Anaha is sure to please.

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Anaha

Incredible ocean view condos from the Anaha in Kakaako.

Hokua

The Hokua has some of the most stunning ocean view condos in Honolulu. All condos at the Hokua face the ocean, and the majority have unobstructed ocean and Ala Moana Beach Park views. The Hokua is part of the best-known luxury block in Kakaako, and one of the most well known luxury buildings in Honolulu. Completed in 2006, to this day it is still a highly sought-after building that offers large residences, an incredible location, and beautiful amenities.

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Hokua view

The Hokua has some of the most stunning ocean view condos in Honolulu.

Park Lane Ala Moana

Park Lane Ala Moana offers Honolulu’s ultra-luxury condo residences. With 18 elevators, private pools, garages, and a multitude of amenities, it’s hard not to be in love with Park Lane. Residents of this low-rise development have beautiful views of Ala Moana Beach Park and the ocean. With Ala Moana Center only an elevator ride away and restaurants in every direction, Park Lane Ala Moana residents enjoy city living in a comfortable and convenient setting.

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Park Lane Ala Moana

Park Lane Ala Moana, ocean views and ultra luxury all in one.

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Kinga Mills

Kinga Mills is a REALTOR Associate, Christie's Affilate, MRP with Hawai'i Life. I adore Hawaii, its people, and the natural beauty that surrounds me. I live on Oahu. It's a pretty incredible place to call home. There is a little bit of everything here. From pristine beaches and quiet neighborhoods to the trendiest of restaurants in the urban Honolulu. I simply love Oahu and the variety it offers. My real estate career allows me to enjoy the Island life, and to work with some amazing people. With over a decade of experience and hundreds of closed sales, I provide my clients with expert buying and selling advice. My goal for clients is to enjoy the process, while my team and I handle the details. As a member of the Hawaii Life Military Specialized Team, I regularly provide real estate assistance to active-duty military personnel who are PCSing to Hawaii, to the mainland, or overseas. For the Luxury Real Real Estate buyers and sellers, I am affiliated with Luxury Portfolio International and Christie’s International Real Estate. These exclusive affiliations extend an even greater reach, exposure, and effectiveness within the global luxury marketplace. In my time off, I love walking along the beach, enjoying meals out on the town, and taking family vacations. Sign up for my Oahu Hawaii Life blog updates and follow my journey. I look forward to helping in making your Hawaii Life real estate dreams happen! You can email me at KingaMills@HawaiiLife.com or via phone at (808) 722-3985.

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Ben P

August 20, 2018

Wow, I really enjoyed this! You covered some amazing properties and views. It’s like a handy, ocean-view Honolulu condo guide. Very cool!

Kinga Mills

August 20, 2018

Aloha Ben. Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed my new blog. Kinga

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