Located on prime oceanfront property at the base of Diamond Head, Shangri La is one of the most important historical homes in all of Hawaii. Originally the residence of the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke, Shangri La is a display of richly landscaped gardens, Middle Eastern architecture, and a vast collection of Islamic Art. The home was built in 1937 resplendent with a salt water pool, fountains, and open-air rooms. The heiress purchased a wide range of art for over 60 years, and her efforts have resulted in a collection of over 2,500 pieces. Don’t miss out on this unexpected gem in one of Hawaii’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Note: Allow 2.5-3 hours for the tour and the shuttle rides to and from estate. Also, the address below is for Shangri La, but you MUST go to the Honolulu Museum of Art for the shuttle service. They do not accept drive-up visitors at the estate.