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Welcome to Hawaii’s Big Island. With this information you can begin to determine which community in North Kohala or South Kohala best suites your needs and then we can focus in on particular real estate in that selected area. I will continue to provide more information, so please check back regularly to see what’s new! Meanwhile if you have any questions about any of these communities or any other community on the Big Island, please feel free to ask your questions.

Get to know each of these unique places that make up North Kohala and South Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii. Click on any of the location sections for more information, and feel welcome to contact Nancy for help finding a community that is right for you!

south kohala

Learn about South Kohala communities on Hawaii’s Big Island.


Waimea, also referred to as Kamuela, is located in a cooler climate located above the coastal resort areas on the north end of the island. Youll see great pasturelands and farms in this paniolo town. This community is a sought after by individuals who want a cooler climate and appreciate the quick access to other parts of the Big Island.

mauna kea beach resort

Mauna Kea Beach Resort offers the perfect location and best weather on the Kohala Coast. Situated on a beautiful crescent beach, the luxury Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an ideal setting for a relaxing private get away.

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, also a part of the resort, sits above the longest white sand beach on the Big Island. Real estate options vary from single family homes to condominiums.

puako / waialea

These beautiful oceanfront communities are located between the Mauna Kea Resort and Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast. Puako consists of about 160 lots with half of these lots situated on either side of the road that runs along the coast. Waialea and Puako are the only oceanfront communities on the Kohala Coast that are not a part of a resort and are not subject to gates and restrictions.

mauna lani resort

Mauna Lani resort is located on the Kohala Coast. The resort includes two world class hotels, the Fairmont Orchid Hotel and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, and offers beach, fitness, tennis, spa and dining and shopping. Mauna Lani Resort also offers golf at the two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Robin Nelson, Nelson Haworth, and more. There are 15 residential and condominium developments throughout Mauna Lani Resort and the real estate opportunities are wide.

waikoloa beach resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort is built around the beautiful Anaeho’omalu Bay. The resort features 2 hotels, the Hilton Waikoloa Village and the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort Spa, shopping at The Kings Shops and The Queens Marketplace, and two golf courses; Waikoloa Beach Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the King’s Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf.

waikoloa village

Waikoloa Village is located above Waikoloa Beach Resort between the coastal road and the mountain road. With its close proximity to Mauna Lani Resort and Waikoloa Beach Resort, this community was originally conceived as both a golf community and an area for resort workers to live.

waikii ranch

Located in the middle of Parker Ranch, Waikii Ranch is 3,000 acres in size, nearly 11 miles from the town of Kamuela, and resides on the western slopes of Mauna Kea, which is a dormant volcano. The ranch consists includes 10, 20, and 40 acre residential lots zoned for agricultural use. Waiki’i Ranch includes elevations ranging from 3,500 and 5,000 feet.

north kohala

Learn about these communities in North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii.

kohala by the sea

Kohala by the Sea is a luxurious community sitting on about 77 acres, just minutes north of Kawaihea Harbor. This quaint neighborhood is full of custom homes and have varying degrees of ocean views. Real estate opportunities include luxurious homes ready to move into and unimproved lots ready for you to build your dream house on.

kohala waterfront

Charming and private, this 50 lot, gated subdivision offers breathtaking oceanfront and coastline views from sea level to about 200 feet above sea level. Kohala Waterfront features an up close and personal view of the ocean that is like nowhere else, plus some of the best snorkeling, diving and whale watching. Real estate opportunities include unimproved lots and occasionally a home offered for sale.

kohala estates

With most parcels averaging about 2 to 5 acres in size, this private and quiet community is located on the famed Kohala Golf Coast and offers amazing panoramic views of the ocean, coastline and sunsets year round. Real estate opportunities include unimproved parcels and homes on acreage.

kohala ranch

Kohala Ranch is a private, gated community made up of over 3,500 acres that stretch from the coastal Akoni Pule highway to the Kohala Mountain Road. Elevations range from 120 feet above sea level up to 3000 feet and the terrain and climate is varied. The panoramic ocean and mountain views along with free range cattle, make Kohala Ranch unique.

puakea bay ranch

Puakea Bay Ranch is an exclusive, rural gated community located three miles south of Hawi on the coastal Akoni Pule Highway. The range includes about 400 acres and includes homes and home sites. Livestock graze these agriculturally zoned parcels, each consisting of 10 acre parcels with varying expansive ocean views. All utilities are underground. Real Estate options vary from unimproved 10 acre parcels to the occasional house for sale.

hawi / kapaau

Hawi and Kapa’au are located in the North Kohala district at the northern end of the Big Island. These two towns, described by some as the authentic Hawaii of old with a modern flair, offer unique galleries, boutiques, restaurants and historical landmarks.

**Professional photography by Ian Lindsey
**Professional photography on this page by Ethan Tweedie
**Aerial photography by Tim Rice
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