Kohala Coast

Kohala Coast Condo Rentals

On the northwest side of Hawaiʻi island lies the Kohala Coast, home to renowned, beautiful resorts, breathtaking sunsets, and one of the best places in the world to watch whales in the winter. Hawaiʻi Island doesn’t have a lot of white, sandy beaches, but this is where the best ones are. Choose one of our great Kohala Coast, Hawaii vacation rentals, and enjoy all your favorite beach activities, along with the great amenities found near world-class resorts!

The consistently sunny weather in this dry part of the island is a popular reason for choosing to stay here, as are the great beaches. Enjoy a day spent at Hāpuna Beach, the longest stretch of white sand to be found on the island. It’s best to visit early in the morning, before the sun gets too hot and the waves too big. While there are lifeguards stationed here, exercise caution nonetheless. Other great beaches nearby include Waialea Bay, Spencer Beach, and Kaunaʻoa Beach at Mauna Kea Resort.

The most prominent historical site on the Kohala Coast is Puʻukoholā Heiau, which overlooks Kawaihae Harbor. It’s the temple dedicated by Kamehameha the Great as he sought to unite all the islands under his rule. The stones for this temple were passed by hand in a vast human chain stretching from Pololū Valley, some 20 miles away. Admission is free, and there’s a nice interpretive center at the site.

Heading north from Kawaihae, you’ll find that the lonely and beautiful coastline stretching up towards Hāwī is an amazing place to watch for whales in the winter. Whale watching boat excursions are also available from ʻAnaehoʻomalu (A-Bay) at the Waikoloa Beach Resort, as well as a plethora of other ocean rentals and activities. At the north tip of the Kohala Coast, in Kapaʻau, you’ll find the original Kamehameha statue (yes, the one in Honolulu is only a replica!) near the place of the king’s birth.

The Kohala Coast: a place steeped in history, a place to bask in the sun. Choose one of our Kohala Coast, Hawaii vacation rentals and start planning your vacation today!