Right by Diamond Head....
Fronting a grand estate...
In front of the Doris Duke Estate, also known as Shangri La, is a salt water pool on the edge of the ocean. It is a popular place for teens who like to jump off things, cannon ball, flip, and whatevers, into the water. It's called Cromwell's.
But it’s beautiful. Located in Black Point, one has to park a bit up into the neighborhood and walk. Be careful not to leave any belongings in the car. Cars parked in known touristy areas, especially areas where cars are known to be left for awhile (hikes, beaches etc) are at a high risk for break-ins.
Travel tip = take your stuff with you, especially your camera. Besides, you’re going to want to take photos.
If hanging with a bunch of teenagers and jumping off sea walls is not your fancy, book a tour of the Doris Duke estate itself. I copied the info below straight from the website:
Shangri La is open to the public for guided, small group tours. Because of high demand, tickets may need to be reserved several months in advance.
More information about tickets, reservations and public tours is available from the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
About the Tours:
Tours begin at the Honolulu Academy of Arts with a viewing of the Arts of the Islamic World exhibition and a short video introducing Shangri La. Tours depart the Honolulu Academy of Arts on minivans for the 15 minute drive to Shangri La. Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours, with 1 1/2 hours on site at Shangri La.
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