Ilikai Marina, Waikiki HI Homes & Real Estate
Built in 1968, the Ilikai Marina is an 18-floor condotel hosting 261 studio and 1-bedroom units. Ilikai Marina, as indicated by its name, is located directly on a marina (the Ala Wai Boat Harbor), and thus features gorgeous ocean fronting views of the parked boats, Magic Island Lagoon, and the greater Pacific Ocean.
Ilikai Marina is also one of the few buildings on O'ahu that allows legal short-term vacation rentals.
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Ilikai Marina is located in a pristine spot in Waikiki, with close access to Fort DeRussy Park, Fort DeRussy Beach, and the Pacific Ocean right outside of the condotel. Just down Ala Moana Boulevard is Kalakaua Avenue, an immensely popular strip known for its abundance of designer stores, chain fast fashion shops, local boutiques, restaurants, and more. This street is constantly receiving traffic due to it running all the way through the center of Waikiki, and it is a popular tourist destination for visitors staying in or near the area.
As a result, those staying at Ilikai Marina can take Kalakaua Avenue (or one of its neighboring streets) all the way down to arguably the most popular and well-known beach in all of Hawai'i- Waikiki Beach. This area is always packed with tourists and locals alike, and it has a variety of restaurants and bars open later in the day which makes Waikiki's nightlife very active.
Traveling in the opposite direction, Ilikai Marina visitors can drive 2 minutes up Ala Moana Boulevard to reach the largest open-air shopping center in the world- the Ala Moana Center. This shopping mall features hundreds of designer boutiques, local stores, fast fashion spots, restaurants, and even year-round live performances. This is an incredibly popular location year-round, so expect the mall to be busy regardless of which day and time you decide to visit.
For nearby outdoor experiences, Ala Moana Beach Park is also extremely close (just across Ala Moana Boulevard from the Ala Moana Center), which is a great spot to spend time with friends and family outdoors, exercise, have a picnic, or just enjoy the Hawaiian climate. In the opposite direction, the Honolulu Zoo is also available for a fun family-friendly excursion, as is the famous Diamond Head hike.
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Unfortunately, Ilikai Marina does not offer as many on-site amenities as other condotels in the Waikiki area. Besides a security guard, a resident manager, and a laundry facility on the 7th floor, Ilikai Marina emphasizes its great location and neighborhood amenities, which help make up for the lack of extra on-site offerings.
There are, however, some restaurants on the ground level of Ilikai Marina, such as Chart House Waikiki, Harbor Pub & Pizza, and Red Lobster.
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As for the residences themselves, studios at Ilikai Marina measure 455 square feet while the 1-bedrooms measure either 651 or 742 square feet. As previously mentioned, many residents will have incredible views of the marina across the street, though residents positioned in the back of the building will mostly have views of neighboring buildings and the parking structure on the Ala Moana Boulevard side of the building.