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July 17, 2021

The Big Island of Hawaii Just Might Be - "The Last Great American Escape"

When we think of getting away or escaping to a second home, most people dream of aqua blue waters and white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees. The Big Island is all of that and actually much more. Did you know that there are locations along the Kohala Coast that are still so pristine, untouched, and unspoiled, that when you actually get to see them you won't believe your eyes. Just think of Kiholo Bay and Kua Bay and you might come to realize that what we are about to share with you in this fascinating blog may just intrigue your adventurous senses after all. 

In comparison to other beautiful and exotic places within the US, nothing truly compares to the Kohala Coast. Places like Florida may come close with beaches in Sanibel and Marco Island but yet there is one major distinction that makes this place stand out above the rest. The answer is the lack of congestion. Along the Kohala Coast there are only a small handful of traffic lights. This is rare for any place in this country where the beaches are world class. Most places like Kailua on Oahu and Waikiki are so built out and overrun that the mass development has taken the fun out of these places being considered tranquil destinations anymore. 

There are three ultra luxury resort lifestyles here on the Big Island that must be considered if you are in search of the ultimate high end real estate retreat. Kukio, Hualalai, and Kohanaiki are the major players we are referring to. With up to date links below we have assembled the absolute best of the best information right here. All three have their own distinct features and different amenities, yet each one offers private chefs, beautiful swimming pools, beach access, top Hawaii golf, and best of all, the finest exotic and construction finishes you could ever imagine. To top it all off, the majority of the listings within these fine gated communities have been professionally furnished and are typically sold as such. Just pack your bags and come visit the world's finest luxury resort destination - the Kohala Coast.

Kukio

Active and Most Up to Date Kukio MLS Listings - July 2021

Pacific Business News - Matthew McConaughey Kukio Real Estate - Article 1

Billionaire's Hawaii Resort Wonderland - Article 2

Hualalai

Active and Most Up to Date Hualalai MLS Listings - July 2021

Forbes Magazine Article on Hualalai Resort - Article 3

Kohanaiki

Active and Most Up to Date Kohanaiki MLS Listings - July 2021

Hawaii's Newest Luxury Enclave for Billionaires - Article 4

Lindsay Davenport's New Hawaii Golf Course Kohanaiki Getaway - Article 5

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

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July 16, 2021

3 Healthy Places to Eat on the Big Island

Eating healthy, being healthy, and living healthy all go hand in hand. Hawaii plays a big role in this type of lifestyle. Our beautiful state has been ranked many times as the top place for health and lifestyle. The Kohala Coast especially is home to some of the best luxury real estate and high quality living anyone could even dream possible.

For example, just take a morning drive down through Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani Resort and you will see all the people out going on walks and jogging along the paths. This is only just the beginning. The island is home to world class golf courses and tennis clubs that have won more awards than most other states. Hawaii simply put, is home to a healthy way of life and eating right is an attribute to it all.

Journey to Good Health Cafe

Location: Kailua-Kona

Official Website Link: JourneyCafeBigIsland.com

Juice 101

Location: Mauna Lani Resort

Official Website Link: JuiceBar101.com

Loved by the Sun

Location: Hilo

Official Website Link: LovedbytheSunHawaii.com

July 14, 2021

JUST SOLD - Record Setting Price in Halii Kai Waikoloa Beach Resort Gated Community 2 Bedroom With Ocean View $1,195,000

We just closed on an amazing ocean condo in the beautiful gated community of Halii Kai. This unit 8C is a very successful vacation rental with a VRBO license in place. The blue ocean views from this listing are second to none. You are able to walk out from the unit onto a really incredible landscaped grass lawn while overlooking the golf course and ocean directly behind it. This record setting price of $1,195,000 for the smaller two bedroom units shows that the market continues to move along steadily. Halii Kai is one of only two oceanfront complexes for sale in Waikoloa Beach Resort that offers direct ocean frontage. Kolea is the other.

With it's large tiered lagoon style oceanfront pool and waterfalls, Halii Kai is by far one of the best designed properties in all of the Big Island's gated communities. This club also offers a direct oceanfront fitness complex with treadmills, bikes, steppers and more. Out of all the fitness facilities on the island this one by far is the closest to the water. You are literally only separated by just feet of lava and the ocean. In addition, there is a private restaurant only open to owners and guests. The tasty and delicious food offered here are what many people have been ranting and raving about since it opened.

At Waikoloa Beach Resort shopping is beyond abundant. The King's Shops and Queen's Marketplace offers everything that you need from souvenirs to clothing, and jewelry too. It is one of the most fabulous resorts ever built. The exotic asian statues and swimming pools continue to surprise even those who are coming back for their multiple visit. The new owners new that it was well worth it to acquire such a beautiful property that will bring them incredible memories for years to come.

Website Link to unit 8C at Waikoloa Beach Resort's Halii Kai:

69-1033 NAWAHINE PL Unit 8C, WAIKOLOA, HI - $1,195,000 SOLD

Additional Photos of Halii Kai 8C

Below are some active links to the other current listings at Halii Kai at this time:

69-1033 NAWAHINE PL Unit 24B, KAMUELA, HI - NEW LISTING

69-1033 NAWAHINE PL Unit 6F, WAIKOLOA, HI - CONTINGENT

Oceanfront Listings at Halii Kai at Waikoloa Beach Resort:

69-1033 NAWAHINE PL Unit 13G, KAMUELA, HI - $1,925,000 ACTIVE

69-1033 NAWAHINE PL Unit 14D, KAMUELA, HI - $1,799,900 ACTIVE

July 9, 2021

Kukio Beach, Big Island - Hawaii's Kohala Coast Hidden Luxury Secret

Kukio Beach

What makes this place unique is the super private location in which you will not find an influx of tourists swarming the limited parking space available. Kukio Resort is by far one of the most exclusive real estate locations available in Hawaii and the world included. The prices of luxury homes can exceed $30 Million and golf membership is also one that rivals only the best in class. For those who expect the highest level of privacy, Kukio and Kukio beach are what they will receive. Access to Kukio beach is through the private Hualalai gates at historic Four Seasons Resort.

For generations, Hawaii's chiefs looked upon Kukio in great favor. Advisors to the amazing King Kamehameha also found this special place to of nourishment to be in their top favorite of places. The beach has gone through a long history of wonderful maintenance and good efforts to keep it clean and pristine. With a short 18 mile drive from Kona visitors love to come to Kukio beach for it's private simplicity. Only a certain amount of parking spaces are available at Kukio beach in order to keep it quiet and secluded. The white sands lined with palm trees give it the old historic Hawaii feel. The last time our family took a day trip we actually found an eel frolicking in the warm pacific beach waters.

Additional resource discussing Kukio Beach:

Big Island Guide - Kukio Beach

Interesting Article on $34 Million 2021 Kukio Sale

Interesting Article on $27.5 Million 2018 Kukio Sale

More Information on Kukio Real Estate

9 Active MLS Listings in Kukio Big Island, Hawaii

Best Priced Kukio Vacant Land Currently on Market in MLS for $1,850,000

The Most Expensive MLS Listing in Kukio July 2021 - Offered at $22,500,000

July 9, 2021

Big Island Waterfall Homes and Stunning Locations Where You Can See Them

A 100 Acre $6 Million Dollar Waterfall Real Estate Offering

The Hamakua Coast and North Hilo are home to some of the most picture perfect waterfall locations anywhere in the world. The real estate abutting them is no different. If you are fortunate enough to seek a piece of paradise here let us give you some guidance. Not all of the Big Island is dry in climate with hot sunny ocean and beachfront resorts. There is another private world that only a very few will ever enter to enjoy. Welcome "Waterfall" living. Along the rainy coast Hilo and Hamakua Coast side of the Big Island there is an abundance of large acreage luxury estates that offer dramatic ocean views and cascading dream like waterfalls to the owners content. The real estate is so rare that some have waited for years just to find that perfect Hawaiian escape.

Waterfalling Estate

One of the most famous homes on the Big Island is the Waterfalling Estate. 20 something years ago I had to honor to play tennis for the University of Hawaii at Hilo and become a two year captain in the Junior and Senior years. One of them we finished ranked in the top 20 in the nation. This incredible home has played host to many famous celebrities including Justin Bieber. I was also lucky enough to be invited to a large fundraising tennis event held at the Waterfalling estate. The Hilo community has a very strong sense when it comes to supporting local teams and businesses. 

Kulaniapia Falls

A magical enchantment like no other that feels miles and miles away from civilization - Kulaniapia Falls. Inspired completely by off grid living, the living and lifestyle here offer refuge and the feeling of a complete getaway. If that was not enough, they offer farm to table eating with the option of having a private chef. Their website sums it up with just 15 minutes from town, but a world away. Located on 42 beautiful acres of natural untouched beauty. Rustic cabins and ocean views are just the beginning, but really it is all about the private waterfall.

Alphabetical List of 6 Remarkable Big Island Waterfalls that are a Must See, Do, and Visit

1. Akaka Falls

2. Rainbow Falls

3. Onomea Falls

4. Hi'ilawe Falls

5.Pe'epe'e Falls

6. Wai'ale Falls

Additional Hidden Waterfall Secrets on the Big Island of Hawaii

1. Nanue Falls on the Hamuka Coast

Seasonal Waterfall Real Estate Opportunity on Big Island for Under $2 Million

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

July 9, 2021

New Hawaii Luxury Golf Villas at Hualalai Listing in Hualalai Resort Kohala Coast, Big Island $5,500,000

                                                            Photo courtesy of Hawaii Information Service

Additional Information for 72-140 Kumukehu St. Unit G3

Price: $5,750,000
Active DOM:1
Sub-Type: Attached
Land Tenure: Fee Simple
Subdivision: HUALALAI RESORT
District: North Kona
Ownership: CPR
Zoning: V-2.25
Record Sys.:
Disclosure Form: Yes
Land Area:
Flood Zone: X
Incr/Block:
Lot:
Roads: Private
Easement:
Oceanfront Parcel: No
Parking: Covered, Attached, Detached
Year Built: 1996
Sale Type: Standard Sale
This spectacular residence is perfectly situated overlooking the 18th fairway of the world-renowned Jack Niklaus Signature Course at Hualälai with vast ocean views beyond.

Soak in the serene ocean views and magical sunsets every day from this front row retreat, in arguably the best-located multi-family community within the Hualälai resort!

The lush tropical landscape and water feature create a welcoming entry and set the tone of this contemporary Hawaiian home.

Recently remodeled by renowned design firm, Henderson Design Group, and offered turnkey, this home reflects a true sense of place with a contemporary, organic feel that subtly echoes the surrounding nature. Upon entering, it is clear this villa's floor plan has been thoughtfully remodeled. Easily entertain with a large living area that flows effortlessly through kitchen, living, and dining spaces. Multiple pocket doors open to the large lanai seamlessly blending the indoor/outdoor experience. Perfect to relax and enjoy while watching pods of dolphins, whales, and sunset masterpieces.

Retreat to the master suite, located opposite of the guest rooms, to a redesigned bedroom featuring a private lanai sharing the same incredible view experience. The completely redesigned spa bathroom and closet will impress. Full of natural light you'll find the waterfall-edged double vanity, semi-circle walk-in shower, and beautiful floor-to-ceiling handmade glass tiles are just a few of the notable features.

Both guest bedrooms feature beautifully updated en-suite baths and offer a sense of privacy from the main living spaces. Enjoy an additional private lanai from the front bedroom with its own golf and ocean view corridor.
This property includes a detached garage, complete with a golf cart!

Club Membership is available exclusively to property owners of Hualälai Resort and provides many privileges for Residents and their 'Ohana creating a coveted way of life unique to Hualälai.
Listing Office: Premier Island Properties LLC
July 8, 2021

3 Luxury Gated Community Condo Developments on Kohala Coast's Sought After Hawaiian Shoreline

There is real estate with ocean views, close to the ocean, steps from the ocean, and then there is oceanfront. On the Big Island of Hawaii finding direct oceanfront real estate is a bit more scarce then on some of the outer islands such as Oahu. This is in part due to the fact that the Big island is newer. Most of the landscaping is riddled with dark yet spectacular lava. Below, in this article we explore three very lucrative and successful oceanfront luxury real estate developments - Halii Kai, Kolea, and Mauna Lani Point. All with their own feel, distinction, and different design features. However, in the end they each have one thing in common - they are located directly along the beautiful Hawaiian shoreline offering the best of luxury paradise living.

Halii Kai

Features:

1.Oceanfront Living

2. 2 and 3 Bedroom Units

3. Oceanfront Bar and Dining Restaurant

4. Oceanfront Pool and Fitness Area

5. Gated Community

Newest and Active Halii Kai in Waikoloa Beach Resort MLS Listings

Castle resorts Halii Kai rental information

Kolea

1.Oceanfront Living

2. 2 and 3 Bedroom Units

3. Beach Access to A-Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort

4. Oceanfront Pool and Fitness Area

 

5. Gated Community

Newest and Active Kolea in Waikoloa Beach Resort MLS Listings

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort private rental information

Mauna Lani Point

1.Oceanfront Living

2. 1, 2, and rare 3 Bedroom Units

3. Ocean and Golf Course Frontage

4. Newly renovated Owner's Pool Area

 

5. Gated Community

Newest and Active Mauna Lani Point in Mauna Lani Resort MLS Listings

Mauna Lani Point luxury rental information

July 1, 2021

Canadians Investing in Big Island Real Estate on Hawaii's Coveted Kohala Coast

It is no secret that Hawaii has always been an exotic getaway and haven for our neighboring Canadians from up north. With flights out of Vancouver headed direct into Kailua Kona and Hilo International airports more and more foreign visitors are deciding to purchase real estate here on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Depending on exchange rates and how the market is doing there are obviously times that are more favorable than others. With today being Canada Day July 1, 2021 we wanted to touch base on a topic that is truly dear to our hearts here at Luxury Big Island.

Canadian investment abroad and real estate especially in the luxury areas requires a well thought out plan with good execution. With inventory in the top resorts hovering at all time lows the competition has made it that much harder this year to find a really good deal. Prices have climbed drastically and what once was a guaranteed deal with an ocean view for under one million, is now no longer within reach. When it comes to the top tier level listings priced over $5 Million it becomes even that much more difficult to obtain the right place. Hualalai, Kukio, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and the other fine resorts, all offer gated communities with golf cart access and within walking distance to the beach properties.

As always, we advise that you consult with all an any of your professional tax, estate, and legal professionals before and during your considerations in acquiring or liquidating real estate here in the Hawaiian Islands. Our team is continuing to list spectacular condos and homes in areas that offer the most exquisite finishes and panoramic ocean and golf course views.

7 of the Most Highly Sought After and Must Listings Big Island Properties for Sale

(Our Recommendations)

1. Ha'ikaua Village - Private Estate $29,425,000

2. Above and Beyond Luxury Estate in Hualalai Resort $18,500,000

3. Kohanaiki Hawaiian Estate by Zak Architecture $17,500,000

4. Grand prize award winning Luxury in Mauna Kea Resort $15,800,000

5. Kukio's Hawaiian Masterpiece Elegance $14,000,000

6. Magical Tropical Getaway and Private Seclusion $7,995,000

7. Luxury Vacant Oceanfront Land in Puako $3,800,000

Contributed by Paul Adams, BIC - Luxury Big Island

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June 29, 2021

Puako, Kohala Coast - Our Little Luxury Haven and All That it Entails

When one becomes captivated but a place so rare, then and only then can we say that we have found a true paradise. Puako on the Kohala Coast is all of that and even more...

Comprised of approximately 223 acres, Puako Petroglyph Archaelogical Preserve exhibits well over three thousand ancient petroglyphs. This charming village offers a romantic old Hawaii charm and feel to it. With one main road going in it feels safe for the residents knowing that the typical traveler coming and going is more than likely headed home. Over time the real estate in Puako has surpassed most price level expectations and has risen to new heights. Oceanfront Estates are now commanding prices up to the $20 Million and above range for the best. Recently there are no more listings in Puako for under $1 Million unless you are interested in a condo. Yes, that is correct, there are condos in Puako. Located just as you come in on the left of the little Puako General Store.

Upscale Beach Homes line the right hand side of Puako for those lucky enough to call it home. It is hard to believe that once upon a time Puako was just a sleepy little fishing village. With the recent renovation to it's boat ramp and launch park Puako has continued to draw in many watercraft and fishing adventures. Sightseeing is also another excellent choice in Puako, especially during whale season. With the current market conditions continuing to favor sellers, nice prices are being sought and in Pauko this is no exception. Puako will continue to be one of the finest real estate options for millionaires looking for the perfect second home or getaway. 

MLS market snapshot of the Active, Under Contract, and Sold listings in Puako so far for this year 2021:

Active and Current Puako MLS Listings

Active and Current Puako MLS Single Family Home Listings

Active and Current Puako MLS Vacant Land Listings

Puako's Finest Current Offering Listed at $12,500,000

Best Priced Home in Puako for $1,200,000

June 21, 2021

Hawaii's Royal Legacy and Big Island Luxury Homes - A Classic Combination

Hawaii's rich history is filled with fascination and unique stories that have been passed down from generation to generation...

There are many books written on the subject to help preserve this wonderful Polynesian life. With time and place, we attempt to delve into some of this context to provoke the idea of continuous education and exploration of one of the best locations to live anywhere in the world - The Big Island of Hawaii.

So it is written that the first Polynesians reached the islands soon after the birth of Christ so far away as 2,000 miles to the south of their original island homes. In addition, some 800 years later, other Polynesians arrived. In Bora Bora there is an island called Ra'iatea just off the coast of Tahiti. It is from here where the name Hawaii was derived, as this island previously used to be called Havai'i. Over time the settlers learned to work with the land and all that it had to offer, including wildlife, plants, rocks, and even spiritual forces.

Large voyaging canoes were used to transport visitors and settlers between their origin islands in Polynesia. The Ali'i ruled and continued to provide rules and regulations to those living here. There was enough abundance for everyone to live in peace and harmony. Formerly known as the Sandwich Isles to most Europeans and Americans, the Hawaiian Islands have now become one of the most highly respected places to live, retire, and possibly visit as a second home.

The quality of the landscape on the Kohala Coast especially, is such that it is not overrun with massive commercial ideology all while leaving everyone with the feeling of living in the spirit and realm of what old Hawaii was meant to be.

Interesting Neighborhoods and Places of Luxury Living [2nd Market Analysis Big Island 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Puako [June 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Kukio [June 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Hualalai [June 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Kohanaiki [June 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Mauna Kea [June 2021]

Active and Most Up to Date MLS Luxury Listings in Mauna Lani [June 2021]