The 3 Best Kept Secrets About The Big Island
The title says it all, but even as things are new in this world - others will remain the same. So, as the big island continues to create new lava and Pele keeps adding to the already amazing lively landscape, there are some areas that will hopefully continue to be part of our classic spots to explore.
1. Waialea Beach (Beach 69)
Located in between Puako and Hapuna Beach just off Queen Kaahumanu Highway, this destination once used to be all dirt road and nothing was paved. As time passes on, even the best of all places have a hard time resisting change. This is the only part about Beach 69 that I am not a big fan of. Back in our college days it used to be all dirt roads making it harder to get there. You could actually camp overnight too and have a fire. Now the gates close at 7:30pm so please be sure to be out of there by then. Some of the real estate in this location cannot be touched and is simply unrivaled by anything else in the world.
2. Volcano Village
While thousands of visitors each year continue to pour in to visit Volcanoes National Park, many and we mean many will never even set foot up in Volcano Village. This place is beyond spectacular. It is quaint and surreal to be more like it. There is a little gas station, places to eat (Tuk-Tuk - Thai food), stay, and even an amazing golf course called Volcano Golf & Country Club.
3. Richardson's Beach
As you pass the Matson Port in Hilo most people would simply turn around thinking there is not much more to see. A little bit of a further drive and you will notice that on the left of you some of the absolute most secluded and stunning beaches of Hilo cannot be missed. On the right is Keaukaha, an elegant neighborhood of beachside homes. Quaint, vintage, and Hawaiiana at it's finest. These lagoons and beaches will leave you breathless. Weekends can tend to get a bit busy with the local residents. The snorkeling will never be matched.
Sometimes the best kept secrets are not always worth keeping...
There comes a time in everyone's life where it is just as fulfilling to share something great as it is to keep it to yourself. These three beautiful places many times go by unnoticed by visitors to the big island and even us the local residents. This is a shame because they are all free to go to and enjoy. However, they are very special so please respect their locations and always be sure to clean up after yourself when there.
Hawaiian beaches have some of the most beautiful scenery and unspoiled coastlines. There is a reason for this. It is because the local residents care about their islands. If you ever want to volunteer to help clean up there are many opportunities too. Several local organizations are ready to help guide you in making sure that your efforts go a long way.
At Luxury Big Island it is not all about selling real estate for us. We are involved in the community and want to stay humble to our roots when it comes to making sure that our children will be able to make the most of this magical place. Exactly the same way that we have been able to do.
Hawaii's Big Island quite simply - is a place above all else.
Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island