WIS serves the community of Wai'anae and the adjoining communities of Makaha and Ma'ili. Wai'anae has the largest population of ethnic Hawaiians in Hawaii today. Our communities possess a mixture of urban and rural characteristics. We are located on the west end of the island of O'ahu about one hour by car from downtown Honolulu.
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Groceries, pharmaceuticals, hardware, and basic government services are available right here in Wai'anae. More extensive shopping comparable to mainland suburban areas is available within a 30-40 minute drive. If you prefer not to drive, we are connected to the rest of the island by a mere $2 fare on what has been rated as the best municipal BUS system in the nation.
The rugged Wai'anae Mountains provide a looming backdrop for the communities of the Wai'anae Coast and offer adventurous hiking close to home. The coast is also dotted with excellent swimming and surfing beaches and great fishing and diving sites.
- A short introduction to some outdoor recreation opportunities here on the Wai'anae Coast.