Sit on the Lanai and enjoy well-kept garden, flowers and stately palms surround the lawns and frame a beautiful view of the sea with its crashing waves and black lava shoreline. Take a few steps from the lanai to the pool, hot tub and BBQ area with its Weber grills and ice machine. Punalu'u Black Sands Beach is only a 10 minute walk down the road, the bay is a haven for sea turtles who bask in the sun on the sand. Walk out on the lava on your way home and see how shore fishing is done Hawaiian style. The adjacent golf course provides spectacular sea views and fees are low.
Only 30 minutes away by car on Highway 11 is Volcano National Park with its facinating sights, Visitors Center, Film Theatre, Art Center and Jagger Research Lab and Museum. Just beyond is charming Volcano Village with its giant fern forests, artists and interesting restaurants. Drive another 30 minutes and you are in Hilo with its delightful shorefront shops from the past, the amazing Imiloa Astromomy Center, good restaurants, a candy company (with samples) and an interesting coastline. There is a mall in Hilo too in case you want to go shopping.
Punalu'u lies between two old Hawaiian sugar cane towns of Pahala and Naalehu. Both towns have rich histories as well as markets and U.S. Post Offices. There is a charming outdoor market place in Naalehu on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as the Hana Hou, Shaka family restaurants, and the Punalu'u Bakery.
Kailua-Kona is a 1 1/2 hour drive and is filled with activities for visitors too. If you like, continue north on Highway 11, turning inland toward Waimea/Parker Ranch and its good restaurants and shops. Drive further to the east and the Hamakua Coast, There are several parks and waterfalls to visit on the Hamakua Coast. The route circles you back to Hilo and Volacno National Park, ending up at your condo at nightfall.
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We looked all over the world for this paradise and found it in 1975. We shared it with family and friends, and now we want to share it with you.
A little slice of paradise. The condo is perfectly located with a great view of the ocean and just steps from the smming pool and jacuzzi, we loved walking 5 min. to the nearby black sand beach to snorkle with the turtles, we saw 5 turtles in our first snorkled! The condo itself has everything you need, is very clean and bright. Management was responsive to all our needs. I recomend this place without hesitation, we'll be back for sure.
My husband and I were vacationing on a number of islands in Hawaii and stayed here because we wanted easy access to volcano national park. After waiting 45 minutes for the property owner to let us in (because she did not unlock the door earlier in the day as promised) we were met with a beehive in the window, a coil stove-top so badly corroded that the coils had actual holes all the way through, a fire hazard for sure. The side of the fridge not in the picture is all rusted. The pots and pans had clearly not been properly cleaned and were sticky with old food remnants. The bed is not a king bed as advertised but 2 twins pushed together that gave no support. Our stay at this awful condo could not have ended quickly enough and we were greeted by a cockroach in the bathroom before we left. Please note - this owner has multiple properties in the area so I would beware all of them at colony one.
This is the perfect spot for a tropical getaway! I live in Honolulu, but vacation here! SeaMountain is located on a spectacular coast, miles from nowhere, with gorgeous views about half-way between Hilo and Kona and a half-hour from the Volcano. Punalu'u is thought to be one of the first landfalls made by the people who became Kanaka Maoli. The area was envisioned as mega-resort / residential, but the economy and local opposition means that SeaMountain is the only development to have been successful, and is the jewel of Ka'u District.
The property is immaculately maintained, and the owners have put a lot of love and thought into comfortable, sensible living (as they live here part of every year). Lots of interesting sites nearby incl black-sand beach, Hawai'ian heiau, famous Buddhist temple, ranches & flower farms up mauka, stores & hospital nearby. This is the place to getawayfromitall with all the world still within easy reach!
The pictures do not and cannot do this condo justice. I have been to Hawaii, various islands all with A rated accomodations. This is my absolute favorite of all. Located between Hilo and the Kona Coast, away from the tourists, this condo is in a very remote and beautiful location on the south end of the Big Island. Hilo is one hour away, Kona two hours by a very scenic highway. The Volcano House and Volcano National Park are within 45 minutes. This place is the perfect getaway for the tired and weary. This particular condo has the most beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean, AND is steps away from the pool. With a sprawling lawn just off the porch, it is my favorite get a way of any on the islands.