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Shangri La

Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
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Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

When one of the richest young women in the world happened upon this spot back in the 1930s Honolulu was just a sleepy little town. Set on a point above the Pacific, ShangriLa is the creation of the legendary Doris Duke. Made up of a...More

Thank KarenGay
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its taken me three visits to get here but well worth it, read about the life of Doris Duke before you go and remember this is just her Hawaiian beach shack. What you can achieve with obscene wealth

Thank AussiePaul60
Reviewed March 15, 2015

I WANT TO LIVE HERE was the first thing I thought when i got off the bus. The guides were so knowledgeable and I felt like I got to know a bit more about Doris and her motivations. I wish we could have taken photos...More

Thank Hazey83
Reviewed March 12, 2015

Finally, after ordering the museum book year ago and enjoying that and seeing the NYC small traveling exhibit, I finally made it to the real thing! To arrive at the home and make the dramatic entrance into this fabulous space and see the flow of...More

2  Thank travelfever19
Reviewed February 27, 2015

SHangri La the home of Doris Duke, is one of the unique sites in Honolulu and well worth making a reservation through the Honolulu Museum of Art for a visit. For those who cannot pre-arrange a visit, the Museum is have an exhibition on Shangri...More

1  Thank S L
Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a week in Honolulu and didn't want to spend much time doing 'touristy' stuff. However, this was on our agenda as a must, and we were both really pleased that we had done it. Shangri La is a stunning place, housing the most...More

3  Thank Finkiyaya
Reviewed February 24, 2015

You need to plan for this in advance if you want to see this fabulous house and location with a very nice Islamic art collection. Tour groups are small and you start at the Honolulu Museum of Art and take a shuttle to the property...More

2  Thank A2travler
Reviewed February 23, 2015

The wealthy heiress Doris Duke built this beautiful mansion on the ocean on the other side of Diamondhead. She filled it with the most exquisite Islamic Art. This is a must-see while in Honolulu. Tours leave from and return to the Honolulu Museum of Art,...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

For several years we had been hearing about Doris Dukes fabulous house near Diamond Head in Oahu. We have visited her estate Rough Point in Newport, Duke Farms in New Jersey, her house on Fifth Ave in New York (now the Institute of Fine Arts)...More

3  Thank Brooke T
Reviewed February 20, 2015

Shortly after we began planning our January trip to Hawai'i I read that the bedroom suite at Doris Duke's home, Shangri La was being added to the tour of this amazing home. The home was on my short list of things to see and that...More

2  Thank dgunther
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Chad G
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Response from freedom06 | Reviewed this property |
Although locals do swim in front of there, access is not from the Shangrila property and ticket holders are brought to the location by bus and given a tour of the house and garden.
October 1, 2016|
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Response from TreasuryBill | Reviewed this property |
I won't knock the previous comments but if you're only in Oahu for a few days, you MUST book the Shangri La tour in advance and the tours are not available every day, or even every month (as I found out when I visited in... More
Diana P
April 17, 2016|
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Response from Mochiman | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is about 1.5 hours at Shangri La. The bus ride provided from the museum 20 minutes. Precaution...bus leaves on time. All worth your time...The museum entrance fee is included and the restaurant in the... More