Naʻalehu

Vacation Houses For Rent in Naalehu, HI

Head south, then south some more; when you can go south no further, you’re there! Naʻalehu is officially the southernmost town in the United States. It’s a small plantation town, with only the very basic essentials, but that’s it’s beauty: the Kaʻū District is the most remote and isolated area on Hawaiʻi Island, far away from tourist resorts. Choose one of our great Naalehu vacation rentals, and discover something totally different!

Most people pass through Naʻalehu because they’re headed to Ka Lae, South Point, the southernmost tip of the island (and the United States). South Point is a jaw-dropping 40-foot cliff face that plunges straight into deep ocean; whales, monk seals, and really big fish pass right next to the cliff here. It’s a popular spot with local fishermen, as well as teenage boys looking to impress tourists with their death-defying leaps from the cliff. And you will be impressed; it’s definitely only for the bold (and the thoroughly confident swimmer).

South Point is a hot, dry area, so bring plenty of water if you head down here, as there are no facilities beyond port-a-potties. Papakōlea, Green Sand Beach, is here also, and make sure you wear a hat and proper footwear, as it’s a four-mile round-trip hike in the sun to reach it. The natural olivine color of the sand is beautiful and quite rare; please don’t take any home with you, though. Swimming can be hazardous here; exercise good judgement.

Kaʻū is a rare gem of a place, where the bountiful land has scarcely been touched by development. Enjoy a peaceful vacation exploring something different, when you book one of our Naalehu vacation rentals today!