Coastal Comforts: Homes Where The Pacific Ocean Is Your Playground

Boundless luxury. An eternal escapade. With the sand at your feet and the Pacific Ocean as your playground, physical boundaries are merely figments of one’s imagination. Whether framed by opulent Lanai landscape, Fijian palms or backed by a natural waterfall, these properties are guaranteed to yield limitless coastal comfort.

Into the deep end on Denarau Island

entry to a Tropical Oasis Fijian Estate

The 14,000-square-foot tropical villa-style home lies in an exclusive gated community of Denarau Island.

The beating heart of Fiji nestled amongst succulent palms and pristine sand beaches, Denarau Island is host to an exclusive, private gated community positioned perfectly on the apex of the Peninsula. This private villa, listed for $11 million, sits on approximately an acre of land surrounded by crystalline turquoise blue water and unobstructed views from sunrise to sunset stands a sprawling tropical paradise. Whether you’re in the market for an entertainer’s haven or your cove of luxurious relaxation, it’s an estate that has it all.

bedroom in a Tropical Oasis Fijian Estate

Each of the villa’s six bedrooms takes in a view of the ocean. (Hilton & Hyland)

Features: Impeccably designed, the residence has over 14,000 square feet of living space and six en-suite bedrooms that each take in the horizon. A private, expansive pool, a lush garden and a seated fireplace encompass the estate. Seamless indoor/outdoor living.

boat ramp and dock at a Tropical Oasis Fijian Estate

The Fijian retreat features a private boat ramp boat or seaplane and a private marina berth for a yacht of up to 80 feet. (Hilton & Hyland)

Pacific perk: A private boat ramp for a 30-foot boat or seaplane and a private marina berth for 80-foot boat, massive oceanfront decks, staff quarters and media room. The property is located about 20 minutes from the airport, world-class surf and game fishing spots, the Port Marina and the Denarau golf course.

Represented by Trista Rullan of Hilton & Hyland.

A world away on Manele bay

aerial view of Lanai Oceanview Estate at Manele Bay

Listed for $8.8 million, the alluring estate on Lanai takes in commanding views of Hulopoe Bay. (Hawai’i Life)

Set high above Hulopoe Bay and Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), this safe and sustainable sanctuary has a remote vibe but is still in proximity to local hubs. With commanding bay views on the island of Lanai, the $8.8-million ultimate retreat completely envelopes you in a world of tropical luxury. Dramatic, unobstructed panoramas of Maui are framed by a natural, organic landscape.

main house at Lanai Oceanview Estate at Manele Bay

The main house of 5,000 square feet features disappearing glass walls and a primary suite with a private deck. (Hawai’i Life)

Features: This serene 1.2-acre gated estate boasts the luxury of complete carbon neutrality in and around the massive 6,000 square foot residence. Two disappearing walls of glass make a seamless transition between indoor-outdoor spaces. Upstairs is a primary suite with private deck, walk-in closet with laundry and large bath. A custom kitchen with best-in-class appointments and an office provide a gracious platform for entertaining and catering. The downstairs level is filled out with two bedrooms with custom Shoji-style doors, a large living room and a second kitchen provide a private area for guests and family. A rain shower and large sauna set the stage for a dip in the saltwater pool and spa, automated by an Omni Logic system for carefree maintenance.

fishing boat with a lanai oceanview estate manele bay

A 40-foot fishing boat with slip at the Manele Harbor can also be included in the purchase. (Hawai’i Life)

Pacific perk: The estate borders a Jack Nicklaus-designed Challenge Golf Course—the most exclusive in Hawaii. Dining and resort amenities are available at the nearby Four Seasons Resort Lanai. A 40-foot fishing boat with a slip at the Manele Harbor can also be included in the purchase.

Represented by Mary Anne Fitch of Hawai’i Life.

A prized perch in La Jolla

luxury la jolla home at 1904 Via Casa Alta

The contemporary-style home, listed for $12 million, sits at one of the highest points on La Jolla’s Mount Soledad. (Willis Allen Real Estate)

Anchoring a coveted lot on Mount Soledad, this contemporary showplace takes in commanding views of the Pacific from one of the highest points in La Jolla. Listed for $12 million, the home has been renovated and enhanced with an emphasis on outdoor living space and features a network of outdoor spaces that are a world in its own.

The view from a luxury home in La Jolla.

Panoramic views of La Jolla’s north coast and the ocean are on full display from the property. (Willis Allen Real Estate)

Features: Artistic and modern details draw the eyes from the entry to the living room, which adjoins an updated chef’s kitchen and a family room area. Recent updates include the addition of a wet bar/wine cellar that sits off the living room.

The pool and spa at 1904 Via Casa Alta la jolla san diego junior seau

Outdoor living spaces surround the swimming pool, which incorporates a raised spa. Willis Allen Real Estate

Pacific perk: The home’s vanishing-edge swimming pool was configured so that it doubles as a lap pool. Manicured grounds also hold a meditation room, a gym with a sauna and steam room and an outdoor kitchen/bar that can handle a party crowd.

Represented by Linda Daniels and Marta Schrimpf of Willis Allen Real Estate.


Noah Weinberg is a content, communications and public relations professional with a vast understanding of sports, entertainment, tech and real estate. A graduate of ASU's Cronkite School, he previously wrote for Arizona's No. 1 entertainment publication, The Entertainer! Magazine. A World Series champion of his own, Noah worked for the Washington Nationals during the organization’s first World Series title, as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.

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