Our Puako condos offer the all the amenities of home in a tranquil setting on the Big Island's scenic Kohala Coast known for its uncrowded beaches, interesting historical sites, posh resorts and championship golf courses. With close access to great dining and shopping, staying in a Puako condo provides everything you need for the perfect Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
Many options for activities await you at the various Kohala Coast resort areas and in nearby Waimea town. Enjoy a horseback ride or an ATV excursion that explores the beautiful countryside of rolling ranch lands and expansive views. You can go sailing, on a snorkeling tour, deep sea fishing or just relax on a beautiful white sand beach. During the winter months whale watching tours get up close and personal with breaching humpback whales. This area also has championship golf courses, tennis and luxury spa treatments. Mountain biking, kayaking and hikes are also options. Take a day trip south to the Kona Coast and Historic Kailua Village, or east along the scenic Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls, Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park.
This region is known for it's clear blue ocean waters which make for great snorkeling and scuba diving. Puako Bay is great for tidepool exploring and also offers good snorkeling. Just north of Puako is the idyllic Hapuna Beach, one of Hawaii's prettiest white-sand beaches and also good for snorkeling, particularly at the south end of the beach where a coral reef is teeming with tropical fish. Hapuna beach has showers, restrooms and picnic facilities making it a nice place to spend the day. Follow the trail from the beach to the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve where you can see ancient Hawaiian carvings in the rocks. Other exceptional beaches in this area include Spencer Beach Park, Anaehoomalu Bay and Kauanoa Bay. More great Big Island beaches can be found to the south along the Kona Coast.
Great places to eat can be found at the various Kohala Coast resorts and you can also drive to nearby Waimea town where there is everything from burgers and fries to fine dining including exceptional Hawaii Regional Cuisine at Merriman's Waimea.
Day trips to the different areas of the Big Island near Puako will bring you to numerous historic and charming small towns with some great, friendly, family-owned restaurants with owners who are happy to share their knowledge of the areas. A drive down to the Kona Coast provides many more dining options at the resort areas as well as in Historic Kailua Village.
The Puako region offers lots of shopping opportunities including M's Puako General Store where you can pick up basic necessities and some unique local items. You can find boutique gift shops in nearby Waikoloa Village and other resort areas along the Kohala Coast, and many shops and art galleries to explore in Waimea town including at the popular Parker Square. Also check out the Queens'MarketPlace and The Kings'Shops in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. You will find more fun places to explore in the region's small towns including Kapaau and Hawi in North Kohala. A day trip to Hilo is a shopper's delight, and on the way there you can visit shops in charming small Big Island towns along the Hamakua Coast.
A rental car is recommended when staying in Puako condos giving you easy access to all of the interesting sites and attractions along the Kohala Coast and beyond from Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls and Hilo town to Volcanoes National Park. Kona International Airport is about 30 minutes driving from Puako. The Big Island's free bus service, called Hele On Bus, stops at various points around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo every day except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The Puako area is known for its sunny days with temperatures around 80 F., a bit cooler during the winter and a bit warmer during the summer. Temperatures typically drop about five to ten degrees at night. The Kohala Coast and also the Kona Coast on the Big Island's western coast enjoy stable weather all year around, and typically receive much less rain than the eastern side of the island including Hilo town.
Ocean conditions are often calm along the western shore, providing great conditions for a variety of water activities. High surf and strong currents may occur during times of large ocean swells, particularly during the winter months, and some beaches provide more protection from the open ocean than others. If you want to go in the ocean it is best to visit lifeguarded beaches and check with water safety personnel about the safest areas for the water activities you choose. See below for an over view of some of Puako's finest condo resorts.
Puako condos provide an excellent way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with all the comforts of home, the luxuries of resort living and easy access to great shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Puako condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Puako condo for your dream Big Island vacation. We stand by our product and list only the best properties on our site. If you have questions about our Puako accommodations or which Big Island destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an overview of some of the finest condo resorts in the Puako region.
This region of the Big Island has many important Hawaiian historical and cultural sites including the birthplace of the famous King Kamehameha I in North Kohala, and the huge stone structure he built in Kawaihae called Puukohola Heiau. A statue of the renowned warrior king can be seen in Kapaau town. View the ancient petroglyph carvings in the lava rocks at the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve near Holoholokai Beach. In South Kona you can take a self-guided tour of the ancient place of refuge known as Puuhonua O Honaunau.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Puako Region
Fairways at Mauna Lani is located in a luxury gated community alongside the Francis H. Brown North Golf Courseat Mauna Lani Resort. Set on twenty beautiful acres between the prestigious Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid, Fairways at Mauna Lani offers upscale, tropical decor, top-quality kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, a swimming pool with waterfall, fitness room, spa and private garages. Close access to golf, tennis and beach activities.
Mauna Lani Terrace is located in a beachfront, gated community at Mauna Lani Resort featuring adult and kids pools, jacuzzi, sauna, picnic and barbecue areas, spa services and ocean views from all rooms. Close to golf as well as great shopping and dining at The Shops at Mauna Lani.
Waikoloa Villas is located on the Kohala Coast alongside the Village Golf Course. Amenities include swimming pools, jacuzzis, barbecue areas, free WiFi, shuffleboard, golf course and nice ocean views. Close to great shopping and dining including Waikoloa Village Shopping Center. Just minutes from Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses.
Hualalai Four Seasons Resort offers spacious suites and guest rooms including oceanfront and ocean view units. Amenities include upscale Hawaiian decor, WiFi, in-room safe and housekeeping services. Close to Hualalai Golf Course, Hualalai Spa and great shopping and dining.
Waikoloa Fairways is located in Waikoloa Village near the Big Island's sunny Kohala Coast beaches with close access to dining, shopping and championship golf courses. Amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, assigned parking, tennis courts and gated access.
Kumulani offers luxury ocean view condominiums on the Kohala Coast. The spacious accommodations include air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry area, private garage and outdoor lanai. Close to Mauna Kea Resort golf courses, beautiful beaches, spa services, and great shopping and dining including Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.
Waiulaula at Mauna Kea Resort on the scenic Kohala Coast offers 3-bedroom ocean view condominiums with upscale decor and furnishings. Units available at The Ridge Condos as well as The Villas within The Uplands of Mauna Kea Resort. Close to exceptional dining and shopping as well as golf, tennis, fitness facilities and spa services.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas are located along the fairways of the Waikoloa Beach golf course close to dining, shopping and beaches in a gated Hawaiian plantation-style resort area. Amenities include upscale decor, furnishings and kitchen appliances as well as free WiFi, washer/dryer, infinity edge pool, hot tub, fitness centers, barbecue and picnic area, and covered parking.
Waikoloa Villas is located near the Village Golf Course in Waikoloa Village. Close access to exceptional shopping and dining including Waikoloa Village Shopping Center. Golf nearby at Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses. Amenities include free WiFi, swimming pools, jacuzzis, cabana, barbecue areas and shuffleboard, golf course and ocean views.
Waikoloa Fairways is located in an upscale, gated community in Waikoloa Village. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, assigned parking and tennis courts. Close to beaches, dining, shopping and championship golf courses.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Puako region including Fairways at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Terrace, Villages at Mauna Lani, Kulalani at Mauna Lani, Golf Villas at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Terrace, Palm Villas at Mauna Lani, Kumulani at the Uplands, Waiulaula at Mauna Kea, Waikoloa Fairways, Waikoloa Greens, Waikoloa Hills and Waikoloa Villas.