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50 Diamond Head Condos for Sale - Hawaii's Gold Coast

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La Pietra #10
3 Beds | 3.5 Baths
2,321 sqft
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2987 Kalakaua #104
2 Beds | 2 Baths
1,472 sqft
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Colony Surf Ltd #109
1 Bed | 1 Bath
845 sqft
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Hale Pua Lei #204
1 Bed | 1 Bath
540 sqft
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Tropic Seas Inc #105
Studio | 1 Bath
453 sqft
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Diamond Head Alii Corp #110
1 Bed | 1 Bath
568 sqft
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Kainalu #6H
Studio | 1 Bath
585 sqft
Diamond Head Ambassador #517
2 Beds | 1 Bath
680 sqft
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Hale Pua Lei #302
2 Beds | 1 Bath
718 sqft
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Hale Pua Lei #202
2 Beds | 1 Bath
718 sqft
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd.
Total 50 Diamond Head Condos - 15 loaded

The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd.

Diamond Head - Real Estate & General Info

Diamond Head Condos
The condos in Diamond Head can be divided into 3 sections:

1) Gold Coast Condos: Group of direct oceanfront condos located at the base of Diamond Head along Kalakaua Ave, right next to the New Ohtani Hotel. See our video guide to Gold Coast condos. Gold Coast condos for sale typically range in price from about $500,000 for a studio or 1BR unit without ocean views to $4M+ for a beautiful 3BR remodel with the most idyllic ocean views.

2) Pualei Circle Condos: Group of condos located along or in close proximity to Pualei Circle. See our video guide to Pualei Circle condos. Condos for sale around Pualai Circle typically range in price from about $400,000 for a 1BR to $800,000 for a 2BR. Most units in this area have no or limited ocean views.

3) CPR’s in Townhouse or Single-family Home Setting: These properties are spread throughout the Diamond Head neighborhood - see our Guide to Diamond Head CPR’s. Sometimes they are listed online as single-family homes, sometimes as condos, other times as both - it just depends. These properties typically range in in price from $1.5M to $8M.

More About the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast condos were built on the ocean's edge during the 1950’s and 1960’s and can never be recreated. These condos could not be built in the same locations today because of updated zoning laws and setback requirements. Those conditions have made the existing real estate along the Gold Coast irreplaceable. Forever limited, the condos remain special, rare and precious.

The 16 condos along Hawaii’s Gold Coast are Sans Souci, Colony Beach, Colony Surf, Castle Surf, Tropic Seas, Diamond Head Beach Hotel, Diamond Head Ambassador, Diamond Head Apartments, Coral Strand, 2987 Kalakaua, Tahitienne, 3003 Kalakaua, Oceanside Manor, 3019 Kalakaua, Seabreeze and Kainalu. They are a mix of fee simple, leasehold and Co-Op properties.

Nearby the Gold Coast, also at the base of Diamond Head is home to a small number of generous size townhomes worthwhile noting: Queens Court at Kapiolani, Diamond Head Landing and the gated La Pietra community.

The Seawall
Along most of the Gold Coast runs a seawall, which has been part of a controversy over the past many years. Who is responsible for its upkeep; the State of Hawaii or the Association's of the different condos? Litigation between the State and a group of 10 condo associations has been ongoing since 2006. August 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that the State has created an implied easement, since the public have had access the seawall for years. In conclusion it is our understanding the Supreme Court ruled there will be some sort of sharing in costs or repairs and maintenance of the seawall.

The Gold Coast Neighborhood
Diamond Head’s Gold Coast sit where the elite of Hawaii have come for centuries to revel in the matchless beauty that lies at the foot of this towering landmark. It is also Honolulu’s most storied spot for enjoying an unmatched lifestyle due to its one-of-a-kind oceanfront setting, offering eternally mesmerizing ocean, coastline and sunset views.

The neighborhood lies cozily beside Waikiki, taking in much of the open, green space of Kapiolani Park and extending eastward to include the stunning southern shore along the base of Diamond Head itself. Though cheek-to-cheek with Waikiki, the Gold Coast represents a different world from the crowds and condos in Waikiki. Here you live a more genteel, quieter lifestyle that reflects the ways of a classic Hawaii.

The private and upscale Outrigger Canoe Club is located in between the Gold Coast condos with 2 of its restaurants - Koa Lanai and Hau Tree Lanai - literally hanging on the ocean’s edge, separated by just a seawall with great views of Waikiki and beyond. The club also has a small cozy white sandy beach, exclusive for its members.

A stone throw away is the Kaimana Beach, another local favorite. The sand is perfect and less crowded than the prime tourist areas to the north. Swimmers love this beach, heading out to the open ocean from here for some world-class exercise and enjoyment. It's little wonder that the famous Waikiki Roughwater Swim begins from this spot.

Across the street from the Gold Coast condos is Kapiolani Park, a center for both ends of the activity scale. Local youth soccer games, triathletes doing intensive workouts and rugby tournaments are common sights alongside local families enjoying a leisurely cookout or the traditional luau celebrating the 1st birthday of a beloved baby.

Though the beaches and ocean aren't as easy to access as you progress from the Gold Coast further south around Diamond Head, your efforts are rewarded. Quieter, with fewer people, beaches here offer something special for those who want a little more solitude. These areas also provide more challenging waves. On most days you'll see a parade of experienced surfers heading down the trails from Diamond Head Rd to take on the swells that have earned a well-deserved reputation.

Comparable Condo Neighborhoods
There are no other condos in Honolulu with the ocean views and atmosphere of the condos along the Gold Coast. However, if you are interested in luxury condos, you may want to check out our Kakaako condos for sale page.

History
Diamond Head condos have had a great impact on Hawaii's recent history. During the 1950's the first high-rise residences began going up on the west side of this neighborhood. Overlooking the ocean, they proved very popular. Things wouldn't go so smoothly in the next phase, however.

In 1961 the City Council took up the question of changing the zoning to also allow high-rise condos in the area further to the east, specifically the area between the front of Diamond Head and the ocean. An uproar erupted immediately. What was most remarkable were the very strange bedfellows leading the charge.

The expected environmentally concerned citizens came out, of course, but joining them were the elite residents of Diamond Head, including Walter Dillingham. As one of the primary creators of modern Honolulu and several Island neighborhoods that didn't previously exist, he was a curious addition to an anti-development group. Still, it was his backyard this time.

He wasn't the only prominent name with significant development connections that now stood against these new Diamond Head condos because of how they could affect not only their lifestyle, but their view. The fight went on for years, getting coverage in Newsweek and Time and even an editorial in the New York Times. Finally, in 1981, the City Council froze zoning as it stood in 1961.

This fight kick-started the local anti-development movement that became very vocal in the 1970's and 80's. People now began to fight back against new construction in Hawaii as never before. It makes one wonder if some of those Diamond Head residents realized they were unleashing a force that they'd face themselves on projects elsewhere in the Islands. 

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Recently Sold in Diamond Head
Sold4/14/'21
$1,211,530 (Sold Price)
Tahitienne Inc #203
1 Bd | 1 | 750 sqft
Sold4/8/'21
$5,300,000 (Sold Price)
3003 Kalakaua #11B
2 Bd | 2 | 2,255 sqft
Sold4/7/'21
$490,000 (Sold Price)
Ilima Apts #1
2 Bd | 1 | 824 sqft
Sold4/1/'21
$539,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #302
1 Bd | 1 | 749 sqft
Sold3/31/'21
$3,200,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Apts Ltd #601
2 Bd | 2 | 2,275 sqft
Sold3/30/'21
$550,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Hillside #401
2 Bd | 1 | 617 sqft
Sold3/24/'21
$661,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #112
2 Bd | 1 | 725 sqft
Sold3/16/'21
$1,985,000 (Sold Price)
Colony Surf Ltd #1801
1 Bd | 1 | 1,000 sqft
Sold3/16/'21
$630,000 (Sold Price)
Kainalu #8H
0 Bd | 1 | 585 sqft
Sold3/12/'21
$544,750 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #B213
1 Bd | 1 | 590 sqft
Sold3/8/'21
$725,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #306
2 Bd | 1 | 862 sqft
Sold3/8/'21
$840,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #605
1 Bd | 1 | 603 sqft
Sold3/3/'21
$435,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Surf #203
1 Bd | 1 | 486 sqft
Sold3/1/'21
$800,000 (Sold Price)
Castle Surf Apts #57
1 Bd | 1 | 661 sqft
Sold2/25/'21
$848,250 (Sold Price)
Colony Surf Ltd #207
1 Bd | 1 | 853 sqft
Sold2/25/'21
$585,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #101
1 Bd | 1 | 751 sqft
Sold2/25/'21
$1,900,000 (Sold Price)
La Pietra #6
3 Bd | 3.5Ba | 2,228 sqft
Sold2/24/'21
$2,650,000 (Sold Price)
La Pietra #3
2 Bd | 2.5Ba | 3,030 sqft
Sold2/18/'21
$1,700,000 (Sold Price)
Coral Strand Ltd #502
0 Bd | 1 | 997 sqft
Sold2/12/'21
$1,050,000 (Sold Price)
2987 Kalakaua #606
1 Bd | 1 | 607 sqft
Sold2/9/'21
$390,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #408
1 Bd | 1 | 445 sqft
Sold2/5/'21
$156,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #201
1 Bd | 1 | 944 sqft
Sold2/4/'21
$89,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #502
0 Bd | 1 | 359 sqft
Sold2/2/'21
$707,000 (Sold Price)
2987 Kalakaua #201
1 Bd | 1 | 795 sqft
Sold1/29/'21
$485,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #305
0 Bd | 1 | 592 sqft
Sold1/27/'21
$204,000 (Sold Price)
Sans Souci #103
0 Bd | 1 | 359 sqft
Sold1/27/'21
$3,600,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Apts Ltd #1201
2 Bd | 2 | 2,275 sqft
Sold1/15/'21
$790,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #307
2 Bd | 1 | 755 sqft
Sold1/15/'21
$625,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #B108
2 Bd | 1 | 720 sqft
Sold1/11/'21
$845,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #907
1 Bd | 1 | 602 sqft
Sold12/31/'20
$275,000 (Sold Price)
Ilima Apts #305
0 Bd | 1 | 380 sqft
Sold12/31/'20
$540,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #307
1 Bd | 1 | 676 sqft
Sold12/30/'20
$700,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #503
2 Bd | 1 | 643 sqft
Sold12/23/'20
$505,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #318
1 Bd | 1 | 581 sqft
Sold12/21/'20
$520,000 (Sold Price)
The Gregg Apartments #B109
2 Bd | 1 | 650 sqft
Sold12/18/'20
$458,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Terrace #23
1 Bd | 1 | 438 sqft
Sold12/17/'20
$455,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #145
1 Bd | 1 | 645 sqft
Sold12/11/'20
$350,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #303
1 Bd | 1 | 678 sqft
Sold12/10/'20
$518,000 (Sold Price)
Ilima Apts #107
1 Bd | 1 | 648 sqft
Sold11/30/'20
$139,900 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #703
0 Bd | 1 | 350 sqft
Sold11/16/'20
$499,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #201
1 Bd | 1 | 676 sqft
Sold11/10/'20
$852,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #113
2 Bd | 2 | 1,048 sqft
Sold11/6/'20
$420,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Surf #110
1 Bd | 1 | 486 sqft
Sold10/23/'20
$422,500 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Terrace #14
1 Bd | 1 | 438 sqft
Sold10/22/'20
$470,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #350
1 Bd | 1 | 524 sqft
Sold10/21/'20
$320,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #212
0 Bd | 1 | 371 sqft
Sold10/16/'20
$565,000 (Sold Price)
2987 Kalakaua #403
0 Bd | 1 | 445 sqft
Sold10/13/'20
$645,000 (Sold Price)
Pua Leahi Apts #105
2 Bd | 2 | 715 sqft
Sold10/9/'20
$509,000 (Sold Price)
2987 Kalakaua #102
1 Bd | 1 | 616 sqft
Sold10/8/'20
$332,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #203
1 Bd | 1 | 618 sqft
Sold10/8/'20
$465,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Plaza #103
1 Bd | 1 | 615 sqft
Sold9/30/'20
$201,888 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #1102
0 Bd | 1 | 318 sqft
Sold9/30/'20
$2,900,000 (Sold Price)
Castle Surf Apts #61
2 Bd | 2 | 1,439 sqft
Sold9/28/'20
$1,550,000 (Sold Price)
Colony Surf Ltd #1105
1 Bd | 1 | 900 sqft
Sold9/24/'20
$219,900 (Sold Price)
Sans Souci #102
0 Bd | 1 | 359 sqft
Sold9/11/'20
$4,325,000 (Sold Price)
3019 Kalakaua #8
2 Bd | 2 | 2,140 sqft
Sold9/10/'20
$460,000 (Sold Price)
Hale Pua Lei #303
1 Bd | 1 | 752 sqft
Sold9/9/'20
$1,550,000 (Sold Price)
3056 Kalakaua #PH E
2 Bd | 2 | 887 sqft
Sold9/4/'20
$537,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #A102
1 Bd | 1 | 590 sqft
Sold9/4/'20
$1,300,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #208
2 Bd | 2 | 915 sqft
Sold9/1/'20
$3,000,000 (Sold Price)
Colony Beach #2
2 Bd | 2 | 1,382 sqft
Sold9/1/'20
$220,000 (Sold Price)
Sans Souci #1002
0 Bd | 1 | 359 sqft
Sold8/28/'20
$485,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #308
1 Bd | 1 | 537 sqft
Sold8/25/'20
$525,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #A204
1 Bd | 1 | 590 sqft
Sold8/4/'20
$484,500 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #221
1 Bd | 1 | 537 sqft
Sold7/31/'20
$500,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #301
1 Bd | 1 | 751 sqft
Sold7/31/'20
$1,100,000 (Sold Price)
Coral Strand Ltd #203
0 Bd | 1 | 920 sqft
Sold7/20/'20
$590,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #405
1 Bd | 1 | 452 sqft
Sold6/24/'20
$961,000 (Sold Price)
Colony Surf Ltd #1703
0 Bd | 1 | 500 sqft
Sold6/18/'20
$525,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #B211
1 Bd | 1 | 590 sqft
Sold6/10/'20
$4,575,000 (Sold Price)
Kainalu #8B & 8C
3 Bd | 4 | 2,478 sqft
Sold4/14/'20
$210,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #902
0 Bd | 1 | 333 sqft
Sold4/3/'20
$548,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Hillside #401
2 Bd | 1 | 617 sqft
Sold4/3/'20
$949,000 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #107
2 Bd | 1 | 752 sqft
Sold3/27/'20
$2,100,000 (Sold Price)
La Pietra #28
2 Bd | 2 | 2,228 sqft
Sold3/27/'20
$907,500 (Sold Price)
Tropic Seas Inc #PH-1207
1 Bd | 1 | 602 sqft
Sold3/16/'20
$450,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #326
1 Bd | 1 | 483 sqft
Sold3/13/'20
$600,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #309
2 Bd | 1 | 720 sqft
Sold3/13/'20
$1,195,000 (Sold Price)
Tahitienne Inc #401
2 Bd | 1 | 740 sqft
Sold3/9/'20
$366,000 (Sold Price)
Sans Souci #1104
1 Bd | 1 | 707 sqft
Sold2/28/'20
$485,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #216
1 Bd | 1 | 661 sqft
Sold2/24/'20
$680,000 (Sold Price)
Coral Strand Ltd #905
0 Bd | 1 | 704 sqft
Sold2/21/'20
$527,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #313
1 Bd | 1 | 661 sqft
Sold2/13/'20
$650,000 (Sold Price)
Kainalu #4H
0 Bd | 1 | 585 sqft
Sold1/9/'20
$2,495,000 (Sold Price)
Queens Court At Kapiolani #2
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,090 sqft
Sold1/9/'20
$549,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #B214
1 Bd | 1 | 445 sqft
Sold1/3/'20
$507,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #117
1 Bd | 1 | 599 sqft
Sold12/27/'19
$575,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Ambassador #414
1 Bd | 1 | 445 sqft
Sold12/20/'19
$3,195,000 (Sold Price)
Hibiscus Place #1
4 Bd | 4 | 2,820 sqft
Sold12/18/'19
$625,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #109
2 Bd | 1 | 720 sqft
Sold12/13/'19
$1,100,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Apts Ltd #305
1 Bd | 1 | 1,000 sqft
Sold12/13/'19
$2,050,000 (Sold Price)
Colony Surf Ltd #1101
1 Bd | 1 | 1,000 sqft
Sold12/9/'19
$3,175,000 (Sold Price)
Coral Strand Ltd #904
2 Bd | 2 | 1,324 sqft
Sold12/6/'19
$620,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Gardens #B107
2 Bd | 1 | 862 sqft
Sold12/4/'19
$530,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Sands #201
1 Bd | 1 | 561 sqft
Sold11/29/'19
$542,000 (Sold Price)
The Gregg Apartments #B106
2 Bd | 1 | 650 sqft
Sold11/27/'19
$250,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Beach Hotel #1101
2 Bd | 1 | 868 sqft
Sold11/20/'19
$492,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head at Pualei Cir #110
1 Bd | 1 | 599 sqft
Sold10/18/'19
$490,000 (Sold Price)
Diamond Head Alii Corp #208
1 Bd | 1 | 661 sqft
Sold10/4/'19
$210,000 (Sold Price)
Sans Souci #502
0 Bd | 1 | 369 sqft