Punaluʻu

Fantastic Punaluʻu, Hawaii Vacation Rentals

On the southern side of Hawaiʻi Island lies a beautiful beach which has become synonymous with green sea turtles. This is indeed one of the best places to view them easily, as they love to take their naps here during the day, basking in the sun on the black sand. Come stay at one of our great Punaluu, Hawaii vacation rentals and enjoy the coastal beauty of Kaʻū!

Punaluʻu is a truly lovely beach for a picnic, or just a stroll along the water’s edge, fringed with coconut palms. It might be one of the prettiest beaches on the island, and black sand beaches are certainly rare; if you only visit one on Hawaiʻi Island, this should probably be it! Staying near here will allow you to enjoy this treasure early in the morning, before the crowds of tourists come. The turtles come out to rest here; please remember that they are a protected species, and it’s illegal to bother them. Punaluʻu is a wahi pana, a storied place, of ancient days, and as such has several sacred sites nearby. Please respect the people and history of the area by not moving or climbing on any rocks or structures you may find, and by not removing any of the special black sand.

In nearby Naʻalehu and Pāhala, you’ll find basic services such as groceries, libraries, and a few restaurants. These towns are remnants of the sugar plantation era, and represent a rural way of life much cherished by Hawaiʻi residents.

A stay in Punaluʻu, in the heart of Kaʻū, will show you a different side of Hawaiʻi Island!

So what are you waiting for? Book one of our Punaluu, Hawaii vacation rentals today!