Once again, it’s Hawaii for the win.
While the rest of the country struggles with shelter-in-place fatigue and a rising count of coronavirus infections, the Aloha State has just begun to relax its 14-day quarantine rules.
It has bent the curve and kept COVID-19 cases relatively low. Now state leaders are ready to start opening back up to visitors.
Perhaps it’s time for mainlanders to consider a move, whether short-term or permanent. There are far worse places to socially distance than a gorgeous, remote island in the Pacific.
To spark island vibes, we started at the top—as in the absolute pinnacle of Hawaiian real estate. This droolworthy collection of the 10 most expensive homes in Hawaii will have you swearing there’s a faint whiff of coconut oil in the air.
These pricey properties are not high-rise condo time shares. No, we’re talking about luxurious locations with private beaches, lanais, infinity pools, tennis courts, and guest cottages for family and friends.
Grab a mai tai, cue the ukulele music, and scroll through this exquisite list of properties filled with the aloha spirit, with plenty left over to spare.
Golf getaway: On the Big Island, this nearly 1.5-acre lot of oceanfront paradise comes with the opportunity to apply to the Kukio Golf and Beach Club.
The prodigious price tag hasn’t deterred a buyer—the mansion is in contingent sale status.
The home has six bedrooms, over seven bathrooms, and nearly 9,000 square feet of space, which provides plenty of room to spread out across the lush, green grounds, which lead to a sparkling beach.
Wai Kala Ranch: This chunk of land on Kauai’s north shore, a total of 370 acres, is being sold by the Hollywood showrunner John Wells, the man behind such iconic shows as “ER” and “The West Wing.”
The sprawling ranch sits at the foot of Mount Namahana and is filled with waterfalls, two custom truss bridges, stables, pasture, and forest areas. The six-bedroom main house was built in 2001.
Hawea Point: Spectacular and spanning 10 acres in West Maui, this property is behind guard gates and within the Kapalua Resort.
Built in 1996, the turnkey eight-bedroom estate features over 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living spaces. You’ll also find a pool, lanais, and barbecue area, all surrounded by ocean views.
Point at Anini Vista: Perched on a bluff above Kauai’s North Shore, this nearly 7-acre sanctuary is home to a huge compound of living spaces.
There are two guest cottages, a wine cellar, media room, office, pool, and spa.
Not only is the home located near shopping, dining, and recreation of all sorts, the views are spectacular and offer a daily sunset over nearby Hanalei.
Kai Moena: Once owned by the Rothschild family, this nearly 1.5-acre piece of property includes 250 feet of white sandy beach.
Built in 2001, the home has its own name, Kai Moena, which translates to “House of the Resting Sea.” There are two main residences, with a total of 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and over 17,000 square feet of living space.
High-end resort-quality amenities include a lagoon pool, tennis court, sauna, media rooms, and fitness facilities.
Palauea Beach: Newly constructed in West Maui, this contemporary four-bedroom beach house, which comes fully furnished, includes a lanai, high ceilings, and custom craftsmanship throughout.
The iridescent tile pool and spa are a luxurious way to soak in the postcard-perfect ocean views beyond.
Black Rock: Also on Maui, this estate, built in 2000, is situated on just under an acre of beachfront property.
The luxe interiors of the eight-bedroom home give off an Indonesian vibe. It’s currently being used as a short-term rental and comes with access to Kaanapali Resort amenities.
Diamond Head: This gorgeous Oahu property is located at the end of a private street and right next to Doris Duke‘s famed Shangri La estate.
The four-bedroom home, built in 2004, has been featured in both Forbes and Architectural Digest magazines.
Although it’s right above one of the area’s finest beaches, it’s secluded from the hubbub of nearby Waikiki.
Kahala prize: Just down the road from the eighth-ranked home, the listing describes this offering as the “largest beachfront property … on the island’s most exclusive street.”
The Kahala area does offer some of Oahu’s choicest property, and this three-parcel lot looks like a prime development opportunity.
A five-bedroom home is already on the property, with a one-bedroom guest cottage, but it appears the sellers are targeting a buyer who dreams even bigger.
Keauhou at Makena estate: Built in 2007, this nearly 6,000-square-foot home sits on 3 gated acres of lush tropical grounds, perched above Palauea Beach in Maui.
Chock-full of amenities, such as a huge kitchen, media room, pool, and spa, the home is built to serve both as a quiet, private retreat and a place to entertain family and friends.
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