The Doris Duke Museum of Islamic Art is one of the best western collections of Islamic art anywhere in the United States. This estate is 5 acres with stunning views and is located right at the edge of the ocean. Stand next to the pool and look out at the ocean – what an incredible spot! Doris Duke’s home was built in the mid to late 1930’s. There is absolutely no signage at the house or in the neighborhood as residents want to keep its location secret.
We have visited the outside of the estate, however to take tours you must go to the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu where after watching an introduction video you will take a shuttle to the actual estate. Admission is $25/person and guided tours are given through the house and gardens. For more information about this incredible place please visit: www.shangrilahawaii.org