President Obama in Hawaii

The Obama Hawaii Vacations

In August 2008, then-Senator Obama brought his family to Hawaii for a much-needed vacation while he was running for president. They returned in December of that year and continued their tradition of spending Christmas in Hawaii throughout his presidency.

Below you'll find information about the houses he rented, the places he visited, and the restaurants he dined in.

Obama Hawaii Vacation Map

This map contains a marker for every single place President Obama has visited since we started keeping track back in 2008. Click on the blue markers for a photo and description of each location. You can also view this map in a larger format.

View Obama Hawaii Vacation Map in a larger map



The Winter White House
















The Hale Reena Estate:  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

The 5-bedroom Asian style oceanfront estate comes with an oversized pool, spa, steam room, tropical garden and koi pond. It is located in the Castle Point Kailuana neighborhood in Kailua.


Hale Reena Estate Photo Gallery

Hale Reena photo gallery





The Plantation Estate at Paradise Point:  2008, 2009, 2010

This is the original "Winter White House" located a few houses down the street from the Hale Reena in the same Kailuana neighborhood. Although President Obama no longer stays here, its website invites you to "Vacation Like a President". View the Photo gallery.






The Oahu Lani - August 2008

The Oahu Lani is a large, 10-bedroom, beachfront house located in the middle of Kailua beach about a mile south of the Kailuana neighborhood. Technically neither a "Winter" nor "White House", then-Senator Obama stayed here in August 2008 while he was running for President. View the Photo gallery.


President Obama 2008 hawaii house





President Obama's Favorite Restaurants in Hawaii

With a Whole Foods conveniently located near his Kailua vacation home, President Obama ate many of his meals at home. When he did head out to a restaurant, it was usually one of his favorites: Alan Wong's, Nobu Waikiki, or Morimoto's. Read more about where President Obama likes to eat in Hawaii.


President Obama arriving at Morimot's Restaurant for dinner

President Obama's Hawaii Vacations on Twitter


2015 Obama Hawaii Vacation Photos and Videos

2015 Obama Hawaii photo gallery

2014 Obama Hawaii Vacation Photogallery

Obama Hawaii photogallery

2011, 2012, and 2013 Obama Hawaii Photogallery

Obama Hawaii photogallery 2008-2010

2008, 2009, and 2010 Obama Hawaii Photogallery

Obama Hawaii photogallery 2011-2013