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Tucked away from the buzz of the resort areas lies one of the last true hidden gems of Hawaii. The beachfront community of Puako has a long history as a laid-back weekend beach cottage retreat. 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. Located just 22 miles north of the Kona International Airport, it is the only waterfront community in South Kohala outside of a resort area.  When you’re ready to take a closer look at all Puako has to offer, ​contact​ Luxury Big Island and they will be happy to walk you through your options and answer any questions you may have.

Puako real estate is comprised of approximately 160 lots and homes – half on either side of the sole road that meanders along the coast for nearly three miles from Wailea Bay in the north to Paniau in the south. This area continuously appeals to those buyers who prefer the freedom of not being controlled by the covenants and restrictions associated with living inside a resort community. Puako is a truly one-of-a-kind community that somehow has retained an ambiance of charm and Hawaiian spirit in the midst of the explosive development seen in the resort areas. Here you will find just one convenience store, one condominium development and one meandering road, however all the luxuries and amenities of the resort areas are just minutes away. It is truly the best of both worlds.

Unique in terms of architecture, lifestyle, history and much more, throughout the community you will find varying real estate choices. From fishing shacks to 60’s style beach houses and cottages to luxurious oceanfront estates, even the most discerning buyer will find the ideal property. Puako is truly a diverse neighborhood, and is beloved by those who are lucky enough to call this inspirational area home.

Homes that are located on the mountainside of Puako’s two-lane road vary in price depending on the type of property, size, age, location, view and upgrades, among other things. As expected, homes on the ocean side of the road garner larger price tags and stretch to multi-million dollar prices. Land is also available within Puako if you would like to build to your specifications from the ground up. There are so many options available to homebuyers in Puako that it is hard to give an accurate assessment of the prices within the community.

Similar to many of the ultra-luxury resort communities, not all Big Island properties in Puako are advertised publicly, and are often called pocket listings. If you are interested in the purchase or sale of real estate in Puako, be sure to connect​ with Luxury Big Island. They have the in-depth community knowledge and resources needed to alert you of pocket listings when they become available.

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Yearly Weather
Avg. Temp

Low 65º – High 89º

Avg. Monthly Rainfall

Jan – Apr (1 – 3 inches)
May – Sep (0.5 – 1 inches)
Oct – Dec (2 – 4 inches)

Golf Courses

Mauna Kea Resort
Mauna Lani Resort
Waikoloa Resort.


Puako Marine Preserve
Mauna Kea Beach
Wailea Bay
Hapuna Beach

Restaurant / Dining

Blue Dragon
Cafe Pesto
Seafood Bar
Plantation Grill

Landscape Views

Puako properties are privileged many landscape views including:
Ocean Horizon

Area Attractions

Scuba Diving
Paddle Boarding
Whale Watching

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