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Kohala Coast Real Estate

The Kohala Coast

Renown for its highly acclaimed resorts, beaches, and amenities, Kohala Coast real estate is a timeless beacon of natural beauty and refined luxury.


You will find numerous tropical oceanfront communities along the Kohala Coast carved into sprawling fields of ancient lava flows. The beauty is unmistakably surreal. As such, and as a testament to its notoriety, Kohala Coast real estate has become a magnet for the sophisticated home buyer and investor. *And one of the reasons why the area has been nicknamed the “Gold Coast”.


Another reason for its nickname is that the Kohala Coast happens to be the sunniest location on the Big Island, boasting warm temperatures and minimal rainfall (just 9-inches per year).


Located 30-minutes north of the Kona International Airport, the Kohala Coast features six world-class hotels and golf courses within three distinct resort communities: Waikoloa Beach Resort, Mauna Lani Resort, and Mauna Kea Resort.

Kohala Coast Real Estate - Big island of Hawaii

Real estate on the Kohala Coast is highly sought-after, with diverse price points and property types. There are condos, townhomes, residential homes, luxury homes, luxury condos, vacant land, and ultra-luxury $10+ million-dollar estates.


Just beyond the resorts, further up the Kohala Coast, there are a handful of luxurious communities not to be overlooked. Some feature oceanfront homes, several large acreage areas are ideal for horse properties, and almost everywhere has views of the ocean.

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Area Insights and Homes for Sale

Hawaii’s Kona-Kohala coast is shockingly beautiful, with turquoise water set off by black lava fields, and palm-tree lined lagoons filled with green sea turtles. Celebrities, billionaires and the descendants of brand-name families own luxurious homes amid the golf courses and beaches that line this 35-mile stretch, which runs along the northwest side of the Big Island from Kona up through North Kohala...

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