Puako is the only ocean front residential community along the Gold Coast/Kohala Coast of the Big island nestled between the Mauna Lani Resort, Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resorts. The idyllic climate of warm sunny days with trade winds and onshore winds, makes Puako a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the pacific ocean as well as clear, starry nights with little interference from bright lights.
In 1950 Puako was developed and divided into 163 lots which were sold in the early 50’s in the form of a public auction in Hilo. Electric power was not to come until 1957.
Puako has no through access which keeps it still undiscovered by many. There are original beach cottages alongside multi million dollar resort style homes. There are homes along the ocean side as well as across the street from the ocean. There are six separate ocean accesses along the beach drive. Although there is not a tremendous amount of sand, the tide pools and extensive protected reef offer some up close experiences with Mother Nature. Hawaiian Sea Turtles sun themselves all along the shoreline. Puako is a sea turtle preserve famous for abundant sea life, excellent ocean sports, great tide-pooling, seasonal whale watching and sunsets.
This ocean front community of Puako has a rich history as a laid-back fishing village. Today, this laid-back community has become one of the most sought-after oceanfront neighborhoods on the Big Island, offering a variety of real estate options from modest beachfront homes and condominiums to luxurious estates. It is located just 22 miles north of the Kona International Airport.
From Puako, it is possible to drive the back road from Puako to Hapuna which is about 1 mile. Hapuna Beach State Park has earned the reputations of being one of Hawaii Island’s finest beaches. It is the largest white sands beach on the Big Island and consistently rates on Top Ten lists internationally. Hapuna Beach which offers wonderful opportunities for swimming, bodysurfing, SUP’s, and sunbathing.
The Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve features more than a thousand petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, lava rock carvings etched into stone centuries ago by Native Hawaiians. Although the true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, it is generally thought these carvings are records of births and other significant events in the lives of the people who lived on Hawaii Island long ago.
Folks who have built their dream homes in Puako have been attracted to the feeling of “Old Hawaii” that Puako offers. The original fishing cottages were built in the 1950’s.
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One of the Most Rare and Magical Estates on Earth. See and smell the Pacific Ocean as the waves lap up close to this magical home giving you a closeness to the ocean tha...
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