Hawaii’s weather changes little throughout the year. So unlike the Caribbean (most of which is hot and stormy during the summer) June, July and August are not the “low season.” In fact, these months are Hawaii’s busiest. However, you don’t have to fight the crowds on Waikiki or book into a high traffic hotel if you visit during the summer months. Likewise, you don’t have to fly or ferry yourself to one of the far-flung corners of the less-visited islands if you want to avoid the crowds.
Exclusive estates occupy some of the most beautiful stretches of shoreline on Oahu. Not only do these luxury villas have a great deal of privacy and wonderful ocean views, they also have many of the same amenities that a five star hotel has (but you don’t have to share these luxuries the other guests). If you are looking to escape the crowds at any time of year in Hawaii, especially in during the summertime, then one of these private estates is your best choice.
The Plantation Estate at Paradise Point is the best of the best when it comes to this type of exclusive accommodation. Located on Kailua Bay, considered one of the top locations for beaches and water-sports on Oahu, the Planation Estate has every aspect of your Hawaii holiday covered. A lagoon-style pool, oceanfront gardens, and a spacious spa provide plenty of outdoor diversions, while the use of stained glass, natural stone tiling, and mahogany carvings give the interior a very unique appeal.
There are five bedrooms here, making the Planation a perfect choice for a family vacation. The master bedroom overlooks the bay, while all rooms feature state-of-the-art entertainment systems, modern climate controls, and individualized decor.
This is anything but a self-serve estate. Concierge service, a personal chef, a massage therapist, and other staff are on site to cater to your every need. Paradise Point is a gated community, so there is a built-in feeling of privacy and exclusivity. The area is so secure that President Obama has used the Plantation Estate for his family’s vacations in Hawaii in recent years.
Of course, you might want to venture out of your exclusive residence at some point. There is a lot going on during the summertime in Hawaii. The Made in Hawaii Festival features goods that you can’t find anywhere on the Mainland, while the summer season ends with the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Both events take place on Oahu. The annual Ukulele Festival is another only-in-Hawaii experience worth mentioning. Championship golf courses are open all around the island, and many PGA professionals play practice rounds here throughout the year.
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