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Living on the Big Island

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Hawaii Island has always been a want-to-go destination for adventure travelers worldwide and in recent years more and more people are deciding to move to the Big Island to live out their dreams.

It’s no surprise that this is so as Hawaii has a lot to offer with an active volcano that can be biked, hiked and explored; the world’s tallest mountain, Mauna Kea that has an altitude of 4,205 meters (13,796 feet).

And, that is only the beginning of what there is to see and do on the Big Island from tropical rain-forests, towering waterfalls and lava tubes… Read More

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Seven Hawaiian Phrases to Learn Before Your Next Big Island Vacation

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Hawaii is so much more than black sand beaches, richly colored sea creatures, and incredibly delicious, tropical beverages. Hawaii has a rich heritage that is deeply rooted in its unique and highly-poetic language. To fully enjoy your vacation, here are a few Hawaiian phrases you should learn that will help you embrace the philosophy of life you’ll find on the islands.

1. ʻI ola no ke kino i ka mā’ona o ka ‘ōpū

Translation: The body is healthy when the stomach is well filled

Cuisine and food customs are a significant part of Hawaiian culture. Even if… Read More

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The Rich History of Hawaiian Luau

Attend a luau when you live on the Big Island.

Almost everyone has heard of a luau and has some idea of what this grandiose party entails. Most people think of drinks held in hollowed out coconut shells, hula dancers, fire spinning and lots of brightly colored leis. The concept of a luau is a bit more grey in the state of Hawaii because the original culture is still so predominant and many refer to any party as a luau. Traditionally, a luau consists of a large feast of roasted meats and other edibles, coconut milk, alcohol and live entertainment. Anyone who wants to live on the Big Island will be exposed to luaus at least once during… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spot Light: Puako

Make the most of your life in Hawaii with Puako homes for sale.

Retiring to Hawaii doesn’t have to be fantasy, but before you start looking at Big Island real estate, you’ll have to decide which areas appeal to you and what you want from your retirement years. When you first start working with a Big Island realtor, he or she will ask you what you like to do and what you envision for your ideal home. On the northwest side of the island, Puako is an area known as an affluent retirement community with plenty to offer residents.

A Pleasant Atmosphere

 

If you’ve been thinking about retiring in paradise, Big Island homes… Read More

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Big Island Real Estate Spotlight: Living in Kailua Kona

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When it comes to Big Island real estate, there are many amazing areas, each location offering a unique atmosphere. This can make finding the ideal home on the Big Island challenging. If you are looking for a lively place with deep historic roots, Kailua Kona real estate may be your best choice.

Supreme Location

 

When you’re looking at Kailua Kona real estate, rest assured you are choosing a home that puts you in close proximity to everything Kona has to offer. Located right in the center of the Big Island’s west coast, you will be within easy driving distance of many of… Read More

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