PUAKO, HAWAII'S BEST KEPT SECRET
It's all about the ocean - diving, snorkeling, fishing, and other fun water activities.
Puako has its own micro climate with a few rainy days and plenty of ocean breeze.
From observing sea turtles to watching the whales, here you can easily connect with nature.
If you are looking for safety, serenity, and peace of mind, you will find it here.
If you have never heard of Puako, I am not surprised. That is the reason people call it the best kept secret of the Big Island. Situated about 28 miles North of Kona, this charming, residential neighborhood is truly a hidden gem, boasting beautiful coastline, gorgeous sunsets, and vibrant community.
Go down the dead-end Puako Beach Drive, and you will see people walking, jogging, bicycling, or just talking to each other on the street. Everybody smiles and waves at you, making you feel welcomed in their little paradise.
We do enjoy our neighbors. Our diversified demographic is a mix of professionals, business owners, artists, and people that just decided to retire in paradise. It is a close and friendly community.
PUAKO ART SCENE
Puako is a home and inspiration for many local artists. One of my favorite ones is Christian Enns. See his works below.
At the end of the street you arrive at the Paniau Beach, famed for snorkeling, diving, and surfing. Puako is one of the best places for ocean activities, with its crystal-clear waters, incredible reef life, and beach access every 7 houses. You can go diving right off the shore (no need to go on a dive boat), fish, or chill on the beach and enjoy a magnificent sunset. On the other end lies Waialea Beach, also known as "Beach 69". It offers gorgeous white sands and plenty of shade from the surrounding trees.
PUAKO REAL ESTATE
Real estate in Puako is a mix of little beach houses, single family homes, and expansive oceanfront mansions. With only 3.5 miles of the neighborhood, properties here are for a few fortunate to find. Puako's unique location, stunning ocean views, and a sense of established community all contribute to a high demand. Puako Beach Drive is the only street in this area outside of the resorts, yet it is close to all the luxury and amenities that life has to offer. Residents here also enjoy the absence of resort regulations, in particular high HOA fees.
The neighborhood consists of about 220-230 properties, with not many lots available to build on. With the ocean on the west side, the neighborhood has a big strip of open state land on the other side with one of the largest kiawe forests on the island, which separates the street from the highway and contributes to a peaceful and quiet environment.
And that is what people who live here value the most - safety, peace, and serenity. You feel like you are on another planet, away from fuss, stress, and chaos of the world.
As a Realtor in Puako, I have been blessed to experience all of this and much more, I have found my home here, and I will be happy to introduce you to this wonderful community.
ESSENTIALS, ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES
Great source for small groceries, beverages, meals to go, and diving tank refills.
Brown's Beach House, located at Fairmont Orchid Hotel, is a walking distance from Puako.
Great place for surfers and paddleboarders of any level, beginner or pro.
Paniau Beach is a perfect place. Easy access and no diving boat required.
Body boarding is my favorite pass time. Try it, you won't be disappointed.