Our Kamuela condos are the perfect setting to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii in luxury and comfort with gorgeous sunsets and breathtaking views. Located in the Kohala region of the Big Island, Kamuela (also called Waimea town) is known as ranching and Hawaiian cowboy (paniolo) country. The area is also known for its great weather with close access to many interesting sites and attractions including the charming small towns of North Kohala and the outstanding beaches of the Kohala Coast.
Things To Do
At Parker Ranch you can enjoy a horseback ride or ATV excursion through the backcountry over rolling ranch lands while taking in stunning Big Island vistas. This is on one of the largest private ranches in the US and has an interesting history which you can learn more about on one of their historic homes tours.
Just a short drive from Kamuela is the Kohala Coast where you can enjoy white-sand beaches with crystal blue water great for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and sunset sails. Visit the charming small towns of Hawi and Kapaau north of Kamuela or head over head over to the Hamakua Coast to see the steep-walled Waipio Valley and the 442-foot Akaka Falls, with many historic small towns along the route. A nice day trip is a visit to Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park where there are great hikes and crater views.
A short drive from Kamuela over to the Kohala coastline brings you to several outstanding beaches where you can swim, snorkel, go bodyboarding or just relax on the warm, white sand. Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach and Anaehoomalu Bay all provide the idyllic Hawaii beach experience. Mauna Kea Beach is located on scenic Kaunaoa Bay known for its clear blue water. Hapuna Beach is a wonderful place to spend the day with picnic areas as well as restrooms, showers, and vendors selling food. An ancient fishpond is located at Anaehoomalu Bay which is a good kayaking location and also nice for snorkeling.
Kamuela offers a wide variety of restaurants as well as grocery stores. For steak or seafood as well as innovative cuisine emphasizing fresh local ingredients try Merriman's Waimea. They serve up treats like grilled Waimea asparagus, Island feta cheese, Maui onions and roasted Hamakua mushroom sauce. Notable is Merriman's original Wok Charred Ahi which is seared on the outside and sashimi on the inside, a dish that is exceptional along with their Waimea spinach!
Visit Parker Square for other dining choices and have a great cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere at Waimea Coffee Company. The nearby towns of Hawi and Kapaau provide more options as do the upscale resort areas of the Kohala Coast where you will find some impressive seaside dining options.
You will find a diversity of shops in Kamuela including at Parker Square where you can browse the Gallery of Great Things - Art of Hawaii & the Pacific which has an impressive collection from the Hawaii artists and craftspeople. Sweet Wind, Waimea General Store and Kamuela Goldsmiths sell a variety of Hawaii-themed gifts including collectibles, books and jewelry. Visit the nearby Kohala Coast resort areas for some upscale boutique shopping, and drive over to the nearby towns of Hawi and Kapaau for more interesting stores to explore.
A rental car is recommended when staying in Kamuela condos so you can explore the region's many historical sites, as well as great beaches resort areas along the Kohala Coast and day trips to the Kona Coast, Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park. The Big Island's public bus service, called Hele On Bus, is free and stops at various towns around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo daily except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The weather in Kamuela is typically in the mid-70s F. with temperatures a bit cooler in the winter and a bit warmer during summer. Night time temperatures are usually about five to ten degrees cooler than the daytime temperatures. This region is a bit cooler than the coastal areas due to the slight elevation, with afternoon fogs sometimes rolling over the ranch lands.
Ocean conditions at the nearby Kohala Coast resort beaches are typically calm and pleasant though each beach is different and conditions change from day to day. Visit lifeguarded beaches and check with water safety personnel for advice on the safest areas for the water activities of your choice.
Kamuela condos are the perfect way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with all of the comforts of home and the luxuries of resort living as well as close access to great dining, shopping and activities. Browse through our Kamuela accommodations to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with an unforgettable Kamuela condo for your dream Big Island vacation. We offer the best selection of high-quality condos in Kamuela and we stand behind our product, listing only the best properties on our site. If you have questions about our Kamuela rentals or which destination is best for your Big Island vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.See below for an over view of some of the finest condo resorts in the Kamuela region.
The Kamuela (Waimea) region has a rich cattle-ranching history that continues today. The town retains many historic buildings including the New England style Imiola church which was built in 1832. The historic Kahilu Theater still hosts local events including music and films. The northeast coast of the Big Island and the Kohala and Kona Coasts have numerous important Hawaiian historical and cultural sites including preserved ancient heiau (sacred places of worship).
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Kamuela Region
Fairways at Mauna Lani is located alongside the Francis H. Brown North Golf Course in a luxury gated community at Mauna Lani Resort. Nestled on twenty acres between the prestigious Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid, the Fairways at Mauna Lani features upscale, tropical decor, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, swimming pool with waterfall, fitness room, spa and close access to golf, tennis and beach activities.
Mauna Lani Terrace is located in a prestigious beachfront, gated community at Mauna Lani Resort. Amenities include adult and kids pools, jacuzzi, sauna, picnic and barbecue areas, spa services and ocean views from all rooms. Close to golf as well as dining and shopping at The Shops at Mauna Lani.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village features spacious, air-conditioned one or two bedroom villas with upscale Hawaiian decor and private lanais with views of either the golf course, mountains or ocean including views of Keauhou Bay. Amenities include air conditioning, barbecue areas, covered parking, laundry facilities, 11 tennis courts, fitness facility and tropical landscaping. Close by is the Kona Country Club and Keauhou Shopping Center.
Waikoloa Fairways is located on the Kohala Coast in Waikoloa Village. Amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, assigned parking, tennis courts and gated access. Close access to shopping, dining and championship golf.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas are alongside the Waikoloa Beach Course in a gated Hawaiian plantation-style resort area that is among the most most desired locations in this region. Amenities include upscale decor and furnishings, kitchen appliances, free WiFi, washer/dryer, infinity edge pool, hot tub, fitness centers, barbecue/picnic area, covered parking and close access to beaches, dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.
Waikoloa Villas are located alongside the Village Golf Course in Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast. Amenities include swimming pools, jacuzzis, free WiFi, cabana, barbecue areas and shuffleboard, golf course and ocean views. Close to great shopping and dining including Waikoloa Village Shopping Center, and minutes from Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Kamuela area including Mauna Lani Point, Golf Villas at Mauna Lani, Fairways at Mauna Lani, Villages at Mauna Lani and Mauna Lani Terrace.