Twelve miles east of downtown Honolulu is the community of Hawaii Kai which was developed by Henry Kaiser in the late 1950s and 60s to be a self-sustained community with its own golf course, movie theater, library, retail, restaurants, parks and schools. Hawaii Kai, extending deep into Kalama Valley and includes the affluent area of Portlock, offers upscale high-rises, ridge homes, gated communities, ocean frontage homes, marina-front residences and townhouse living on the island of Koko Isle. It is also home to the original Roy’s restaurant, Sandy Beach and breathtaking Hanauma Bay which offers some of the best snorkeling on Oahu. A safe, upscale neighborhood, Hawaii Kai appeals to retirees, families and boat owners. You can find someone walking or riding a bike on the streets of Hawaii Kai anytime during the day.