Eastern Honolulu is an area of Honolulu, made up of several neighborhoods between the Diamond Head crater near Waikiki and Makapu'u Point, the very southeastern corner of Oahu. The neighborhoods of Kapahulu, Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae, Aina Haina, and Hawaii Kai are covered here, along with the Makapu'u Point area.

Get in

From anywhere else in Honolulu, getting here is a simple matter of getting on the eastbound H1 freeway. Just after it passes the Kahala Mall, the H1 turns into a surface street - the Kalanianaole Highway (State Road 72). The Kalanianaole Highway passes everything of interest in this area, before curving north past Makapu'u Point and continuing upshore to Waimanalo and Kailua. From Waikiki, you can get to H1 by heading towards Downtown on Kalakaua Avenue, turning right on Kapiolani Blvd, and continuing to the H1 eastbound onramp.

There is bus service to this area, but it is somewhat limited. From Downtown, routes #1 and #1L go along the Kalanianaole Highway, with the 1 usually ending at the Kahala Mall and the 1L going all the way to Hawaii Kai. The #22 and #23 travel from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay and Sea Life Park, although service is limited.


Hiking to the top of Diamond Head


Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
Makapuʻu Beach





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