Blink, and you’ll miss it: Waiōhinu is a beautiful and tiny town a few miles from Naʻalehu, in Hawaiʻi Island’s Kaʻū district. It’s a pretty little collection of homes with a grassy park, and that’s about it. If you’re looking for peace and serenity on your vacation, consider staying in one of our beautiful Waiōhinu rentals! Find out which one of our vacation houses for rent in Hawaii is the one for you!
The one tourist attraction in Waiōhinu is the Mark Twain monkeypod tree, which was planted here by the famous author on his visit to Hawaiʻi in 1866. You might enjoy picking up a copy of his “Roughing it in the Sandwich Islands” to read during your quiet and peaceful nights here in Waiōhinu; it’s full of entertaining descriptions of Hawaiʻi in the past.
When you’re looking for some adventure around here, you’ll want to start with a visit to Ka Lae, South Point, the southernmost tip of the United States. Here you’ll find stunning cliffs, plunging 40 feet or more into the deep ocean below. Whales, monk seals, and huge fish pass right next to the cliff here, since the water is so deep and rich. Bring plenty of water and good sun protection when you visit here, particularly if you plan to hike the four-mile round trip to Papakōlea, Green Sand Beach.
Other great outdoor spots in this area include Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach, to see the green sea turtles basking in the sun (please do not bother them), and Volcanoes National Park. Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy a visit and tasting at the Kaʻū Coffee Mill, and those who seek out spiritual sites should stop in at the Wood Valley Temple, a Tibetan Buddhist sanctuary.
Kaʻū offers a different perspective on Hawaiʻi; stay in peaceful Waiōhinu for a truly relaxing vacation! Contact us to reserve your next Hawaii vacation rental home.