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The charming oceanfront village of Puako is known for its beautiful waters, abundant reef system, and an old Hawaii feel. The Kohala Coast is the breeding grounds for humpback whales offering Puako residents and visitors some of the most spectacular humpback whale viewing in all of Hawaii.


With only about 170 properties, Puako boasts some of the most coveted oceanfront real estate on the Big Island. Puako’s close proximity to Waialea Bay and Hapuna Beach means residents are only a stone’s throw away from nearby resort amenities.

A general store is right in the heart of this small town and provides an opportunity for neighbors to chat about recent kohola (whale) and honu (green sea turtle) sightings.


As the only beachfront community in South Kohala that is not attached to a resort, Puako offers homeowners year-round sunsets and a non-gated oceanfront community with an old Hawaii feel. World class diving and snorkeling are just steps off of any front door in this town.