Hokua Condo at 1288 Ala Moana Blvd
Hokua was Kaka'ako’s only real luxury project for a while. Today, we have a few other options right around the corner, but most Hawai'i residents know Hokua for being the first. Built on the first row fronting Ala Moana Beach Park, the building features unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Prices remain high on the front row since they are the only buildings guaranteed to have unobstructed ocean views in the future.
Developed by local developer MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group, the building has a shallow v-shape. Units on the East side of the building have great views of Diamond Head, while units on the West have great sunset views. The best unit in the building is the “D” unit, which sits at the point in the "V" and features both sunset and Diamond Head views.
The amenity deck was built with luxury in mind, featuring the following:
- BBQ cabanas designed to accommodate very large parties of 25+ people
- A large infinity pool sitting on the ocean side of the deck and overlooking the park
- A Tennis court for active residents
- A very large state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the ocean
- Two dog parks, one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs
- A private terrace for entertaining large parties that flows seamlessly to the outdoor deck
The sheer size of the deck is what is most amazing to me. Everything is so spread out that it often feels like you’re only outside. The concierge service is something very unique to the building as well. Are you running late for a meeting? Just call down and have them bring your car around. They will even help you bring your groceries up to your unit and then park your car for you; How’s that for service?
The immediate neighborhood around Hokua is what Kaka'ako living is all about. This building offers wide manicured sidewalks, quick access to coffee shops and restaurants, and sits directly across the street from Ala Moana Beach Park. It is also a 5-minute walk to the largest Whole Foods Market in the state of Hawai'i, as well as to the restaurant the world-famous chef Nobu's Nobu Honolulu. Core Power Yoga is likewise a 30-second walk from the lobby door, and you can go for a surf across the street.
With a condo featuring large layouts, high-ceilings, unobstructed ocean views, and high-end appliances, what more could you ask for? The units in Hokua are simply stunning, though perhaps the newer residences of Anaha and Waiea coming up right down the road will make Hokua feel slightly outdated. Although built in 2006, Hokua was originally constructed with the best of materials and designed in a timeless way, remaining a desirable building for many decades to come.
MAINTENANCE FEE RANGE
Dogs (2)(35 pound limit)
Whole Foods Market, Foodland Farms, Ward Centers