Trip Report Update: Doris Duke’s Shangri La

Today’s installment of “Aulani to Walt Disney World” covers our tour of Shangri La, the vacation home of “The World’s Richest Girl,” Doris Duke.

On her honeymoon in 1935, Duke purchased nearly 5 acres of land on Diamond Head, a now unheard-of amount of property in what has become Oahu’s most exclusive neighborhood. Duke had a home built there in a Middle Eastern style and filled it with art and artifacts from her honeymoon and subsequent travels to the Middle East. This “vaguely Moroccan” connection made the tour seem a fitting activity for the fifth anniversary of our “vaguely Moroccan” wedding!

Read on to see what we saw…

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