If you are looking at homes for sale in Paradise, you must be in Hawaii. In all probability, you are even considering a residence in the Big Island. This is the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands combined. The geography is amazing, featuring everything from active volcanoes to lush rainforests and snow tipped mountain tops. Big Island had something for everyone.
Why Choose Big Island?
You can find any number of reasons for deciding to buy a home on Big Island. Even if you want to visit here, the reasons for doing so remain the same:
1. The Weather: at Kailu and around the island, the weather is good all year round.
2. The Scenery: Where else can you enjoy volcanoes, beach, mountains and even desert?
3. The Parks: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puuhonua O Honauna National Historical Park, Kealekua Bay State Historical Park, Kona Coast National Park, Lapakahi State Historical Park, Keoka Beach Park, Alaka Falls State Park – to name a few
4. The Beaches: Big Island has both white and black (volcanic) sand beaches. Among the most popular are Hua Bay, Kekaha Kai, Kahaluu Beach Park, Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach
5. Natural Beauty: Falls, volcanoes, beaches and mountains – Big Island boasts them all
Big Island promises big and delivers. When looking for homes on Big Island, you may relax in knowing practically any type of scenery and activity is simply a drive away if not just outside your front door. This is particularly true of the popular Kona Coast.
Homes For Sale on The Kona Coast
Kona Coast is the west coast of Big Island. It is sunny, dry and is home to the largest tourist destination on the island – Kailua. Kailua, or Kailua-Kona, is the starting point of many Big Island vacations. It offers everything from deep sea fishing to cruises. Kailua-Kona is also home to the Ironman Triathlon held every October. This event brings in people from around the world.
On the more practical side, the town hosts a Farmers’ Market which runs from Wednesday to Sunday. As for those with a cultural bend, consider visiting the Hulihe’e Palace (1838), the former vacation residence of Hawaiian Royalty. It houses a collection of some magnificent artifacts. Nearby is the lava-rock construction of the Mokuaikaua Church (1836).
If you are thinking of visiting Hawaii, Big Island is a natural choice. If you plan to stay, talk to local real estate agents about the variety of homes for sale. You may just find that beach home you have always wanted.
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