Everybody knows Hilo and Kailua-Kona. But how much do you know about Kaʻū? It’s the place with the earliest-known human habitation in Hawaiʻi; today it’s the southernmost point in the United States. Kaʻū grows a fine coffee to rival Kona’s world-famous one. It’s also the source of most of the macadamia nuts grown in Hawaiʻi. The southernmost flank of Mauna Loa is fertile, remote, and beautiful. Come see a different side of Hawaiʻi; try one of our gorgeous Kau vacation rentals below:
From black sand beaches to dramatic sea cliffs to underground caverns, Kaʻū is full of adventure. View resting sea turtles at Punaluʻu, the famous black sand beach. Stand awe of the ocean’s might at Ka Lae (South Point), the southernmost tip of the island, where humans first set foot in Hawaiʻi. Take a tour with Kula Kai Caverns, and explore incredible ancient lava tubes with knowledgeable cave guides (beginner to advanced tours available).
When you need a break from all that adventuring, stop by the Kaʻū Coffee Mill and taste the local brew. Take a scenic drive to the Tibetan Buddhist Temple in peaceful Wood Valley, and join a daily meditation session. Just relax by the ocean! Kaʻū has plenty of rugged coastline to explore. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is just up the mountain from Kaʻū, so you can also spend plenty of time exploring the amazing terrain of one of the world’s newest landscapes.
Kaʻū’s beauty is wild, windswept, and truly different from other parts of the island. You will always remember your time here. Contact us to learn more about our vacation home rentals in Hawaii.