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June 20, 2019

Kohala Coast Highest Priced Real Estate

Big Island Has The Most Ultra Luxury Listings In All Of Hawaii Combined

If you take hawaii's finest homes and combine them into a "top most expensive" list you will arrive at some outstanding mega real estate in the tropics. It is no surprise that the Kohala Coast comes out on top for having the majority of these luxury homes.

Below, is a top list of the most expensive available currently on the market at this time. This is not to say that the other islands like Kauai, Oahu, and Maui do not have some serious real estate either. It is just that we specialize on the Big Island (in particular the Kohala Coast) and when looking at everything that is for sale, the Big Island has the most options in comparison to the highest listing price per property.

Even with all that being said, the Kohala Coast itself narrows it down even more to these top listings mostly being located within the most private confines and gated communities of Kukio, Hualalai, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea. Puako also makes the list even though it is the lone standalone non-gated of the group. There are currently 33 listings over $7 Million on the Kona & Kohala Coast together at the time of publishing this information.

The link below is always going to remain active and up to date but the listing count may go up or down depending on the current market inventory. The minimum price for this search will always remain at seven million dollars.


Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island


June 15, 2019

Who Owns The Beach In Hawaii And Who Has The Right to Access and Use It?

Hawaii Beach Access

A Closer Look Into How It Affects Real Estate Ownership

Beach access in Hawaii is a fairly common concern to owners, residents, and visitors alike. We all share and enjoy the beautiful beaches that Hawaii's islands have to offer. This article is written to delve a bit further into this topic which is close and dear to many of us. The answer is actually quite simple and certainly good news for those who can't afford a multi-million dollar beachfront estate, Hawaii beaches are open to the public. There are a few exceptions which mainly relate to areas that the Federal Government has excepted.

That is correct, there are no private beaches in Hawaii. To go a little bit further, here is the definition according to Hawaii Supreme Court law; "any land below the highest wave line is considered state property and open to the public." Along with this article you can also click these links to read more on the topic, here is one directly from the DLNR - Department of Land and Natural Resources and it's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, the following link will get you started with really helpful information, Hawaii Beach Access.

Landowners of coastal property are required to maintain the vegetation along the seaward boundary of their property. This is in order to ensure that the public is able to access the shoreline and provide fair use. Their have been issues in the past and still in the present of landowners actually committing offenses and attempting to obstruct access to public property. According to the DLNR website this is considered a misdemeanor. Bottom line is that we all want to enjoy Hawaii's pristine beaches, waters, and shorelines. In order to do so, everyone needs to do their part.

Another note of importance is the issue of shoreline surveys. They can take several months to complete due to the changing tides during different seasons. If you are purchasing or selling Hawaii oceanfront, beachfront, or waterfront property, it's crucial to keep this in mind. Especially pertaining to single family homes and vacant land.

Below, are some additional links that may be of interest to those always looking to learn more:

Request for Compliance to Control Vegetation in Beach Transit Corridor - Encroaching Vegetation

Coastal Access in Hawaii - Sea Grant University of Hawai'i

Public Access to Coastal and Inland Recreational Areas

Shoreline Certifications - Surveys

Shoreline Certification - Application Form

As always, our best recommendation is to seek the advice of a Hawaii attorney.

They will have full knowledge on the matter and be able to guide you accordingly.

Active Big Island Hawaii Oceanfront Listings

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Single Family Home Listings

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Condo Listings

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Land Listings

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Single Family Home Listings Over $1 Million

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Condo Listings Over $1 Million

All Active Big Island Oceanfront Land Listings Over $1 Million


Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 10, 2019

Hawaii's Big Island Offers Privacy & Scarcity In Worldwide Desire for Ultra Luxury Real Estate

Few Remaining Locations for Luxury, Privacy, Safety, and Seclusion

The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii checks off the must have list for the super ultra wealthy and their taste for the absolute finest the world of luxury has to offer.  Resorts such as Kukio, Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Lani are designed and developed in such ways that those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the everyday business world as we know it, will have their wants and needs certainly met.

It is here in the middle of the pacific that one of the last and few remaining pieces of land has been patiently and slowly controlled from mass over development. The prices remain super high and out of reach while providing the much sought after feeling of seclusion, safety, and most of all privacy. This is all well thought out, and mistaking it for anything else would simply be a lack of education.

You will not find another example of luxury real estate anywhere else in the world especially for those who are seeking perfect daily temperatures in the high 70's to low eighties year round. Not to mention, all of this extravagance within the secure borders of the United States of America.

On any given holiday long weekend, there is a reason that Kailua-Kona airport's private runways are lined with private lear jets. Booking a night or two at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort can run you easily in the high $700-$900/per evening. So why is the resort always so booked and running at full occupancy - more than imaginable you may ask?

The answer lies in a unique 4 tier combination of Luxury, Privacy, Safety, and Seclusion.

Those fortunate enough to see the added value in all that the Kohala Coast has to offer, are simply just willing to pay that much more for it. In the grander scheme of things, there's really just no better place to be.

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $1 Million to $2 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $2 Million to $3 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $3 Million to $5 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $5 Million to $7 Million

Active Big Island Hawaii Luxury Listings $7 Million +


Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 9, 2019



If you have never had the chance to visit the resorts of Big Island Hawaii and go for a walk through the magnificent hallways full of abundant artwork, that time is now. The artists of Hawaii and it's history and in my opinion simply the best. The fine detail and color is so intriguing that you could seriously spend hours enjoying and analyzing the painstaking hours that it must have taken to produce such exquisite pieces. What's even more beautiful is that several of these works are available for sale which is for a great cause to support local business. Lastly, there are a select few books also written on the actual pieces of art scattered nicely throughout the resorts such as Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Kukio, and Mauna Lani. Waikoloa Beach Resort also displays a large array of meandering art from Asia and the Pacific. Take the time to enjoy what these creative individuals have produced to share with us and the world alike and always be willing to stop into an art gallery to see what is new and available.

Mauna Kea Art Collection

Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort Art Collection

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Isaacs Art Center

Hawaii Art Directory

Genesis Gallery

Herb Kane

Lassen Art

Wyland Worldwide Galleries

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 8, 2019

6 Waikoloa Beach Resort Lifestyle Living Photos

Waikoloa Beach Resort Luxury Real Estate

6 Evening Gallery Photos Blog

The Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort is a Hawaii vacationers dream destination to a far away tropical island escape. The Magic of this 62 acre garden and waterfall estuary is like nothing else imaginable. With 1240 spaciously renovated rooms there is a spectacular view for everyone. Finely decorated world pieces of artwork throughout, makes the evening walking and strolling that much more enjoyable. If you are simply looking for the experience of running away to regroup and relax, then look to visit and hopefully purchase your own piece of Luxury Big Island real estate in this fine luxury resort.

Most up to date Active Listings in Waikoloa Beach Resort:

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Condos

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Halii Kai Listings

Waikoloa Beach Resort Active Luxury Land

For more information or to set up a private showing please call Paul Adams, Broker in Charge:

Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island

June 7, 2019

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Resort - Best of Big Island, Hawaii - Spotlight

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Resort Homes include some of the finest real estate in the entire world. Here you will get lost in some of the most unbelievable ocean and beach views anyone could ever imagine. This place is considered by many as an oceanfront legacy.

There are 11 prime tennis courts located just at the edge of the ocean with a short minute walk to it's pristine white sand beach. A pro shop is also attached in case you need to add to your collection of tennis attire. Being ranked as one of the world's top 10 resorts it is no surprise that the lucky few who get to enjoy it most likely never want to leave.

At the time of writing this blog post there are currently 21 listings available in the Big Island Hawaii MLS system for MAUNA KEA RESORT.

Please see the most up to date links below to see the detailed listing information.




Contributed by Paul Adams, Broker in Charge - Luxury Big Island