View Full Version : Hawaiian Princess Makaha, Oahu, HI - what is this place like?

02-01-2007, 04:25 PM
Hey Boca or anyone....have you seen this place or the neighborhood? From what I have read it is in a bad neighborhood. The Beach looks nice.

84-1021 Lahilahi Street
Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792 United States

On the west coast of Oahu, this quiet residential condominium is located on a spectacular white sand beach. Close to golf courses, groceries and activities. Explore the 40-mile drive to Waikiki. Enjoy all Oahu has to offer…sport fishing, shopping, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, golfing, whale watching, and more!

02-01-2007, 04:49 PM
Haven't seen it, but it's in the area where the late great Hawaiian singer Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole lived during much of his singing life. (If you watch much TV, there's a fair chance you've heard his rendition of Over the Rainbow at some point.)

The beaches and mountain areas have looked beautiful to me in the pictures, and nicely located to be near enough for day trips to Honolulu without staying there. Sounds like a region which is culturally rich, but like many areas of the US where primarily indigenous people live, not economically.

Jim and Cindy
02-01-2007, 10:05 PM
It has probably been 6 years since we drove by this resort. It is at the end of the road on Oahu with only one way in or out, no easy access to anything. The whole town was impoverished. The beaches had people living out of their cars and vans. There was nowhere I would have gotten out of the car. Not a tourist area.


02-01-2007, 10:10 PM
Waianae is an extremely ROUGH area. This is the place that everyone will tell you to stay away from. The Marriott Ko'Olina is on the way to Waianae. My wife didn't want to stay at the Marriott the first time we went there because of it. Part of the reason there is so much security in the Ko'Olina resort area in Kapolei is that it is so close to Waianae.

02-01-2007, 10:17 PM
I lived in Leeward Oahu for a long time. My husband is from the area (Ewa Beach).

Makaha is a very "local" area. Living on the beach is a long-time lifestyle, often chosen, sometimes not. Locals of Hawaiian and/or Samoan descent seem to especially embrace this 'kine style. It is cultural and family oriented for the most part.

As a "haole", I never had a problem as the locals knew me as "da nurse who 'wen helped my bruddah", etc. Sort of protected. I never had a problem, but I wasn't a tourist.
Having said this, as for all local areas be it Hawaii, Puerto Rico (La Perla), St. Maarten, Amsterdam, Tunisia, etc. , common sense should be followed and common courtesy maintained. The beach there used to be good. We used to swim there out by the power plant and called it "electric beach".

Hoc and Jmatias, can you add to this ? Mahalo.

02-02-2007, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the feedback. There is a lot of inventory at this place on TPI.

02-02-2007, 01:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback. There is a lot of inventory at this place on TPI.

I noticed the same thing. In fact, there is a ton of Hawaii inventory there. I am going to join just for that.

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