Just beyond Diamond Head is the posh neighborhood of Kahala. Houses here are priced in he many millions of dollars, and there’s always a disproportionate number of for-sale signs and empty lots. The Kahala, a grand hotel with a generously welcoming feel, anchors the far side of the district. Next to it is the Waialae Country Club, which hosts the Hawaiian Open every year. As everywhere in Hawaii, there are beach access paths … and the swimming is free!
- We often go swimming at tiny Waialae Beach Park.
- Sunday brunch at The Kahala is marvelous.