Wai Kai at Hoakalei


Oahu, Hawaii

DH+P is helping Haseko Development, Inc. realize its vision and long-term master plan for the resort community of Hoakalei on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The centerpiece of the resort is a protected lagoon with surrounding amenities known as Wai Kai: Wai, meaning water and essence of life; and Kai, meaning ocean water that sustains and heals. Wai Kai’s design program includes a Village Center, with boutiques, shops and restaurants; multiple large-scale resort parcels; 900 single-family and townhome residences; a private residents’ club; a boardwalk that winds its way around the lagoon; and a network of walking trails connecting to an oceanside park.  DH+P, in close coordination with on-site engineers, has designed the lagoon to be safe from surrounding runoff and pollutants.  Wai Kai is set to unite the ocean, lagoon and surrounding community, while providing a destination unlike any other in Hawaii.


  • Haseko development, Inc.

Design Team:

  • Dix.Hite + Partners

  • R.M. Towill Corporation

  • SmithGroup/JJR

  • Capstone Engineering

Project Services:

  • Land Planning

  • Visioning

  • Amenity Design

  • Public Realm Design