Kealakekua Bay, South Kona

South Kona Real Estate

South Kona

Thirty-minutes from the Kona Airport, lies South Kona, a rejuvenating haven away from the hustle & bustle.


Here you will find authentic Hawaii oozing with aloha throughout each of the small historic communities. Searching for real estate in South Kona is always exciting with hidden gems waiting to be found.


South Kona real estate features the towns of Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Honaunau & Napoopoo, and serene tropical beauty. Resting on both Hualalai Mountain and Mauna Loa, South Kona extends from sea level into the upper Ohia cloud forests. Fittingly, it is what locals commonly refer to as “Kona Country”.

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The area is home to a seemingly endless number of farms (both small and large) producing everything from Kona Coffee, tropical fruit, macadamia nuts, and tropical flowers. Real estate in South Kona a beautiful place to visit – and a wonderful place to live.


Most of the homes in South Kona are located in the “Coffee Belt”, an ideal zone for growing coffee between 700-ft to 3,200-ft in elevation. The temperatures are cooler here(generally in the ’70s) with more precipitation compared to the lower oceanfront communities.


Historically speaking, South Kona is loaded with many significant historical sites and events dating back to the 12th century. Home to Pu’uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge), Kealakekua Bay (where Captain James Cook first landed in Hawaii – and where he later lost his life in 1779), and is also the birthplace of the Kona Coffee industry that began back in the 1800s.

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Real Estate in South Kona

There is a very diverse range of South Kona real estate for sale. Opportunities vary from typical Kona residential homes, to old Kona Coffee plantation homes, to multi-million-dollar manicured luxury estates. There is a little bit of everything!  If you are interested in having a home with your own fruit and coffee trees, South Kona is excellent. You will not find many condos here, nor any hotel resort communities.  And though it is fairly rural, there are plenty of business services, dining options, grocery stores, and outdoor adventures to satisfy your appetite and fuel your active Hawaii lifestyle.

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