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hawi / kapaau

Many think of North Kohala as the true, authentic Hawaii of days gone by, but with a subtle modern flair! Within the two charming, picturesque towns of Hawi and Kapa’au you will find unique galleries and boutiques, great restaurants offering local and regional cuisine and historical landmarks and buildings. Kohala is the birthplace of King Kamehameha who united the Hawaiian Islands under one kingdom in 1795. A statue of Kamehameha the Great stands in Kapa’au and is honored every year in June on his birthday with a lei draping ceremony. The King Kamehameha Day celebration includes a grand parade and festival complete with entertainment of music and hula, regional cuisine, arts and crafts from local artisans and historical and cultural exhibits.

Kohala was also one of the largest producers of sugar cane with numerous mills throughout the North Kohala region. The last mill closed in the mid-1970s and much of the land today is used for private stewardship or the production of agricultural crops. Real estate opportunities in North Kohala are varied; just ask me!

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