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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