Many people dream of living high in the mountains, while others prefer the shoreline. For many staying at or owning oceanfront real estate is living the dream. This is possible on Big Island, Hawaii. Unless you live in the interior, almost any costal town has oceanfront property. There are, of course, some places that have proven to be more popular than others.

Hilo Town

If you are looking for waterfront residences with a spectacular view of crescent-shaped Hilo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, move no further than Hilo Town. This once sleepy fishing town is now the largest city on Big Island. It is home to not only beautiful nearby scenery but several outstanding cultural institutes. Among the museums in Hilo are:

1. Imiloa Astronomy Center – the newest of the museums features interactive exhibits and movies designed to help you relate the natural beauties of the area and Big Island

2. Lyman Museum

3. Pacific Tsunami Museum

4. East Hawaii Cultural Center

Besides lovely oceanfront real estate, the Hilo region provides you with the opportunity to enjoy lush rainforest, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming gardens – including the Liliuokalani Gardens.

Kau District

If you are looking to get away from it all, consider the Kau district. It is home to Big Island’s safest and best black sand beaches as well as snorkeling. Go for a swim at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach or visit the green sea turtle (honu) sanctuary. To find out more about the world’s favorite beverage, you could visit the Kau Coffee Mill, Inc.

Kohala Coast (South Kohala)

This coastline offers a variety of views. Lava fields are present, as is to be expected, but so are golf courses, Hapuna Beach State Park and some of the nicest resorts on Big Island. Here, you can find amenities galore including oceanfront real estate.

Kona Oceanfront Real Estate

Kona is where King Kamehameha actually spent his last years. He lived them out in the town of Kailua-Kona. If you are looking to find oceanfront real estate, consider the lands nearby Maniniowali Beach – nicknamed The Caribbean of Hawaii. It features fine white sand and pure, clear water. These make the bay perfect not only for swimming but snorkeling and diving. You can even go on manta ray tours or go out to spot green sea turtles (honu) and dolphins. Every year in August, the region hosts the International Billfish Tournament.

If you are looking at oceanfront real estate on Big Island, you have a lot of choice. Take the time to tour the island. Talk to real estate agents and people who live there. Only after you have done sufficient research should you make a final decision.


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