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10 Best Ocean View Condos in Waikiki

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We are frequently asked by potential buyers for ocean view condos in Waikiki and thought It was about time we put a list together of condos boasting the most incredible ocean views in Waikiki.

Below you will find our “Top 10” list. Please note, there are several other buildings in Waikiki where some units will offer great ocean views. The list below is simply a list of the condos in Waikiki where a high percentage of units boast great ocean views. The list is chronologically organized, with the most incredible view condos listed first.

Waikiki Shore
Built in 1960, 15 Floors with 168 Units, Studio – 3 BR Floor plans, Pets: OK (verify).
Truly spectacular location right next to Fort DeRussy Beach Park and the only beachfront condo in Waikiki! Views of sun, sand, the Pacific Ocean and the mountains go on and on.

Waikiki Shore

Waikiki Shore

Waikiki Beach Tower
Built in 1983 with 144 Units on 40 Floors, All 2BR Floor plans, Pets: OK (verify).
You’re not going to find many condos left on THE prime strip of Kalakaua Ave, but Waikiki Beach Tower is one. It’s literally across the street from the world famous beach! Several units offer incredible unobstructed ocean views and this is one of the most sought after dream locations available to homebuyers

Waikiki Beach Tower

Waikiki Beach Tower

Foster Tower
Built in 1962 with 133 Units on 25 Floors, Studio & 1 to 2BR Floor plans, Pets: OK (verify).
The building is best known for sitting ringside to the main beaches of Waikiki, with only the street between it and the sands. If you’re on the south side of the the tower, not matter what floor, you have an unobstructed view of the ocean that’s something out of a picture book. There’s no way to describe it other than Incredible – and even that doesn’t do it justice.

Foster Tower

Foster Tower

Ilikai Apartments
Built in 1964, 1023 Units on 26 Floors, Studio & 1 to 3BR Floor plans, Pets: No.
All Ilikai condos enjoy wide usable lanais with most of them enjoying serene ocean views. As one of the few Waikiki condotels, Ilikai units can be rented out short-term, as vacation rentals, allowing for maximum income potential and great flexibility of use. This could be an attractive combination for someone looking to purchase a Hawaii vacation condo where the rental income pays for the carrying costs.

Ilikai Apartments

Ilikai Apartments

Trump Tower Waikiki
Completed in 2009 with 469 Units, 38 Floors, Studio & 1 to 3BR Floor plans, Pets: No.
As expected with the Trump moniker, everything is first class, starting with the opulent lobby with its elements of native koa wood and Egyptian marble to set the tone. The building’s location next to the open green lawns of Ft. DeRussy also guarantees views to the west that are unimpeded. That’s a rarity in crowded Waikiki. Many units also have those priceless ocean views to drink in whenever they so desire.

Trump Tower Waikiki

Trump Tower Waikiki

The Watermark
Built in 2008, 196 Units on 38 Floors, 2 to 3BR, Pets: OK (verify).
Elegant touches like Brazilian granite countertops, African brushed Mahogany cabinets and Viking appliances in your kitchen. Your view? Every unit faces the ocean so you’re always looking the right way for that breathtaking view. Corner units, 01 & 06, have windows on three sides, bringing in sunlight like few other places. While the middle units, 02 & 05, don’t have that advantage, they are equally fortunate by having every room face out the ocean side, a good trade if there ever was one.

The Watermark

The Watermark

Ilikai Marina
Built in 1968, 261 Units over 18 Floors, Studio & 1BR Floor plans, Pets: Ok (verify).
The Ilikai Marina looks right out over the marina, which transitions into the Pacific Ocean spread out before you. The guaranteed vista that comes with the units attracts vacationers easily to rent their units, creating ongoing income.

Ilikai Marina

Ilikai Marina

Diamond Head Vista
Built in 1975 with 35 Floors holding 173 Units, 1 & 2BR Floor plans, Pets: No.
The Diamond Head Vista condo is often described as being tucked away in a quieter corner of Waikiki and it really is true. Many units in the Diamond Head Vista have stunning ocean views!

Diamond Head Vista

Diamond Head Vista

Lanikea at Waikiki
Built in 2005 , 96 Units on 30 Floors, All 2BR Floor plans, Pets: OK (verify).
Lanikea at Waikiki was not only the 1st residential condo built by Alexander & Baldwin, it was the 1st condo building finished at all in Waikiki for over a decade. Several units, especially above the 20F, boasts spectacular ocean views with Fort DeRussy Beach Park in the front.

Lanikea at Waikiki

Lanikea at Waikiki

Canterbury Place
Built in 1978, 151 Units over 40 Floors, 1-3BR Floor plans, Pets: Ok (verify).
Many of the units in the Canterbury Place condo offers ocean and Diamond Head views, especially breathtaking from several units on the higher floors. You’ll be greeted with generous floor space, and with only four units per floor, you’ll never feel crowded.

Canterbury Place

Canterbury Place

10 Best Ocean View Condos in Waikiki was last modified: February 23rd, 2017 by Kristian Nielsen
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