● Quiet and serene atmosphere
● Gorgeous views of the ocean
Portlock is a beautiful neighborhood that boasts the best of both worlds. With its quiet privacy, residents get to relax in peace while the proximity to Honolulu gives them all the benefits of a
bigger city, including access to great commercial and dining opportunities. Portlock is perfect for families, as it has excellent schools in the area and is incredibly safe. Residents love the beautiful sunset views and the gorgeous views of Maunalua Bay and Diamond Head.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Portlock has a variety of exciting opportunities for dining and shopping to choose from. The following are only a few of the many options in the Portlock area: When you’re looking for a place to eat in the area, try heading out to Roy’s. This popular restaurant serves a menu full of traditional Hawaiian fare, including seafood and ribs. Another favorite option in the area is Kona Brewing Co., a brewery that offers delicious burgers, pizzas, and much more alongside their house-made beers. For Italian dishes, try out Assagio, a fine-dining chain that offers Italian-American classics. Zippy’s Koko Marina is a popular spot for comfort food, including stews and chili.
There is a range of lovely shops in the area, as well. Koko Marina Center is a great place to find health and beauty services, gift items, dining opportunities, and more. The Hawaii Kai Towne Center is another shopping mall offering salons, eateries, and clothing stores. Portlock also provides easy access to Costco Wholesale, where you can stock up on groceries, electronics, clothing, and healthcare.
Things to Do
No matter the time of year, there’s always something going on in and near the Portlock area. Honolulu and Waikiki are hotspots for events, while the southern peninsula has several beautiful outdoor activities and sights. Nearby Honolulu and Waikiki offer a plethora of events to attend throughout the year. The Waikiki Shell is a fun open-air venue for live concerts and other events. Tiki in Waikiki offers live music, luaus, local vendors, cocktails, and much more. Learn How to Pair Wine with Fine Art is another popular event where you can learn the perfect wine pairings for different art eras, with complimentary wine for attendees 21 and older. The Portlock area also offers lots of beautiful parks and natural features. One such place is China Walls, a park featuring stretches of lava rock above the ocean. Along the coast from China Walls is the Spitting Cave, a beautiful cliff shoreline where waves make the cave “spit” water. Surfers can find great spots to surf at Pillars, Seconds, and China Walls. Hanauma Bay is a beautiful nature preserve with a coral reef that’s perfect for snorkeling and viewing marine life. For those who love golfing, the Hawaii Kai Golf Course is an 18-hole course open to the public.
Portlock is served by the Hawai’i Department of Education and has lots of excellent schools to
choose from. Some of the best schools include:
● Koko Head Elementary
● Kaiser High School